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Old 02-24-2018, 06:30 PM
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Windshield Advice for R1200RS

Maybe someone can help me here. A buddy and I are planning a coast to coast (US) ride this September. I have the stock windshield and the taller Powerbronze as well. It provides better wind protection, but with it down the wind is directed directly at the upper portion of my helmet. I am 5'9" tall. For the most part the stock unit works fine, but I thought travelling 4,000 miles it would be nice to have a little better wind protection. I like the looks and styling of the stock unit and the Powerbronze, but neither offer great wind protection. Has anyone tried the AeroFlow windscreen? It looks to have good potential. Opinions or comments anyone?
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Ever hear about Laminar products? Not pretty, but effective.

http://www.laminarlip.com/r1200rs.php

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Re: Windshield Advice for R1200RS

Can't offer a first hand opinion as I've never ridden behind any of the R1200RS ZTechnik shields, but my customers have had nothing but good things to say about them.. Usually, if there are issues or problems I hear about them immediately.. and vigorously. They offer 3 versions.. measurements are on the web page if you want to compare..

http://pirateslair.net/ZShieldR1200RS.htm

BTW.. a little advice from a former long distance rider... Don't just go for the tallest shield with the most protection.. You'll regret it on those hot or perfect days when you need/want/pray for some air flow... and there will be many days like that. I always preferred a medium height to strike a balance.. My 2 doubloons.



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Re: Windshield Advice for R1200RS

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I thought travelling 4,000 miles it would be nice to have a little better wind protection. I like the looks and styling of the stock unit and the Powerbronze, but neither offer great wind protection.

I use my R1200RS with the stock shield and I'm happy with the comfort, but I like a little wind on me. I don't want to feel like I'm in the car.
If you can stand either of your shields on a long day ride, you should be fine on your trip.
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On my KRS, I use a z teck, it works, clean easy reasonable protection from rain
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Re: Windshield Advice for R1200RS

There is option to buy Puig windscreen and you won't feel nothing. Sometimes it is way to hot for me with this screen. I have version without deflector.
Another version which I want to test is deflector from Wunderlich on top of stock windscreen.

I took my windscreen to bottom on screws, as when it was on top screws, buffeting was horrible.
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