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2020 / 2021 Windscreen
« on: September 13, 2020, 05:56:29 PM »
Not too impressed with the standard windscreen and was considering the small windscreen which looks to be of a similar size to the windscreen on the pre 2020 bike and can be specified as a no cost (unusually) option. Any views on the smaller screen??  :305:
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Re: 2020 / 2021 Windscreen
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2020, 08:24:54 PM »
Im 6' and love the screen. In the up position I get a pocket of still air.

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Re: 2020 / 2021 Windscreen
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2020, 07:56:07 AM »
*Originally Posted by aclearspot [+]
Im 6' and love the screen. In the up position I get a pocket of still air.

Even at highway speeds ?
I'm slightly shorter than you (5'10) and the turbulences with the standard screen were killing me every time I go over 100 km/h (where I'm at 90% of my riding time)
I have fitted the taller "comfort" screen now, but still not totally happy. No turbulences but lot's of wind noise.
Both screens protect you very well, but those turbulences and noise...
MRA has just released their touring vario for 2020 model, so perhaps I will give that one a try. Perhaps that spoiler could help direct the airflow and reduce the noise. That would be a 3rd screen I'm giving a try :008:
« Last Edit: September 14, 2020, 07:58:34 AM by esso_sa »

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Re: 2020 / 2021 Windscreen
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2020, 09:15:32 AM »
*Originally Posted by esso_sa [+]
Even at highway speeds ?
I'm slightly shorter than you (5'10) and the turbulences with the standard screen were killing me every time I go over 100 km/h (where I'm at 90% of my riding time)
I have fitted the taller "comfort" screen now, but still not totally happy. No turbulences but lot's of wind noise.
Both screens protect you very well, but those turbulences and noise...
MRA has just released their touring vario for 2020 model, so perhaps I will give that one a try. Perhaps that spoiler could help direct the airflow and reduce the noise. That would be a 3rd screen I'm giving a try :008:

I think a lot of this sort of thing depends on the helmet you have/use...some are really good like the Shoei X11 I had, it was nice and quiet but didn't fit my melon very well... but the Shark helmet I have now, which fits great but is very noisy in comparison....even with the excellent MRA Vario windscreen.

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« Last Edit: September 14, 2020, 09:51:11 PM by smithy »
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Re: 2020 / 2021 Windscreen
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2020, 09:26:46 AM »
*Originally Posted by smithy [+]
I think a lot of this sort of thing depends on the helmet you have/use...some are really good like the Shoe X11 I had, it was nice and quiet but didn't fit my melon very well... but the Shark helmet I have now, which fits great but is very noisy in comparison....even with the excellent MRA Vario windscreen.

Smithy.

I agree with that, its mostly about the helmet rather than the screen. I am 6'1" an wear a neotec, on my 2019 XR no buffeting but a little noisy as I dont wear ear plugs. When I test rode the 2020 XR there was a lot of turbulence. Also dont like the look of the taller screen, looks too much like it belongs on a GS  :305:
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Re: 2020 / 2021 Windscreen
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2020, 10:12:16 AM »
*Originally Posted by smithy [+]
I think a lot of this sort of thing depends on the helmet you have/use...some are really good like the Shoe X11 I had, it was nice and quiet but didn't fit my melon very well... but the Shark helmet I have now, which fits great but is very noisy in comparison....even with the excellent MRA Vario windscreen.

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I have Shoei GT-Air which is a pretty quiet helmet.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2020, 10:13:27 AM by esso_sa »

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Re: 2020 / 2021 Windscreen
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2020, 06:30:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by PaulS1000XR [+]
Not too impressed with the standard windscreen and was considering the small windscreen which looks to be of a similar size to the windscreen on the pre 2020 bike and can be specified as a no cost (unusually) option. Any views on the smaller screen??  :305:
Like you not entirely impressed with the screen on the 2020. I went for the taller screen option with being over 6ft but still feel I need something taller. I know screen dynamics can be a very individual issue - height, width, helmet make, rider height etc etc and it can get very expensive looking for the ideal set up.

One thing that does bug me with the screen is the annoying bang/rattle of the adjustable spring mechanism when you hit severe bumps on the road. Anyone else experienced this issue on the 20 model?

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Re: 2020 / 2021 Windscreen
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2020, 12:58:22 AM »
Where can I get a mra vario screen for my 2020 model in the UK? thanks for any help.

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Re: 2020 / 2021 Windscreen
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2020, 08:25:00 AM »
*Originally Posted by Molsal [+]
Where can I get a mra vario screen for my 2020 model in the UK? thanks for any help.

You can get it straight from MRA webshop: https://www.mrashop.de/com/model-based-products/bmw/s-1000-xr/bj-20/7440/s1000xr-variotouringscreen-vtm-2020?number=I4025066170074
They have just released their screen for 2020 and deliveries should start from 29 September (I ordered one)

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Re: 2020 / 2021 Windscreen
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2020, 05:46:06 PM »
Regarding GOTHRICK’s rattling windscreen mechanism, I sprayed the pivot pins on my 2020 with chain lube. I used the kind that sprays on thin but dries thick and waxy. The gap between the metal pin and bushing causes the rattle.