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    "No windshield" & clean air
    on: May 24, 2023, 02:44:55 pm
    May 24, 2023, 02:44:55 pm
    I have a Gen 1 / 2016. I'm looking for that completely clean air pocket you experience on a naked bike. I'm 6'4" and the wind over the stock screen is completely silent just an inch or so above my head.

    The PUIG sport is 30 CM shorter than stock and the MRA Vario sport screen is about an inch taller. I'm leaning towards the MRA, but something even shorter would be great.

    Anyone have any ideas for a minimal wind screen?

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    Re: "No windshield" & clean air
    Reply #1 on: May 24, 2023, 08:14:22 pm
    May 24, 2023, 08:14:22 pm
    *Originally Posted by ClassicTim [+]
    I have a Gen 1 / 2016. I'm looking for that completely clean air pocket you experience on a naked bike. I'm 6'4" and the wind over the stock screen is completely silent just an inch or so above my head.

    The PUIG sport is 30 CM shorter than stock and the MRA Vario sport screen is about an inch taller. I'm leaning towards the MRA, but something even shorter would be great.

    Anyone have any ideas for a minimal wind screen?

    Puig screen is "30cm" (1 foot) shorter than stock..?? :033: That would make it around 50mm tall.. :027:

    Smithy.
    When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my Grandfather....not screaming like the passengers in his car..!

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    Re: "No windshield" & clean air
    Reply #2 on: May 24, 2023, 08:41:27 pm
    May 24, 2023, 08:41:27 pm
    6' 2" here. BMW standard high seat. I'm working on a (gen 2) mod resulting in a 40mm higher seat in the front. Not pretty but works and my knees like it. That is about 30 mm higher where you sit. I also like the resulting slightly more forward sport position.
    For the screen just take it off and try it. It's very difficult to get the helmet in clean air on these high adventure style bikes. I've fitted a WRS screen, much cheaper to try and a bit taller than the BMW sportscreen. Then I've removed the impressed bosses on the top, so it lays more flat. Spacers under the bottom bolts, even more flat. The idea is to create as much underflow (flow under the screen) as possible. The bike looks ugly without a screen, and you are limited in screen position vs. the Nav 5/6 position if you like to have that in the original position. I do.
    I've tried lowered pegs and they don't work for me. They go way too much outwards due to the design

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    Re: "No windshield" & clean air
    Reply #3 on: May 25, 2023, 01:50:39 am
    May 25, 2023, 01:50:39 am
    I cut down a used OEM screen for summer use

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    Re: "No windshield" & clean air
    Reply #4 on: May 25, 2023, 01:53:04 pm
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    Re: "No windshield" & clean air
    Reply #5 on: May 26, 2023, 01:39:36 am
    May 26, 2023, 01:39:36 am
    It's 30mm - my mistake

    Thanks!

    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    Puig screen is "30cm" (1 foot) shorter than stock..?? :033: That would make it around 50mm tall.. :027:

    Smithy.

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    Re: "No windshield" & clean air
    Reply #6 on: May 26, 2023, 10:59:21 am
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    The MRA is pretty good on the Gen1 and gives a clean airflow - I am around 6'2" and my mate is 6'10" and had no trouble with his either.

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    Re: "No windshield" & clean air
    Reply #7 on: May 27, 2023, 01:15:51 am
    May 27, 2023, 01:15:51 am
    MRA all the way. They are awesome windshields and they look great as well. Very functional too if you want to hit expressway (highway)


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    Re: "No windshield" & clean air
    Reply #8 on: May 27, 2023, 05:40:23 am
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    *Originally Posted by Zar_S1000XR [+]
    MRA all the way. They are awesome windshields and they look great as well. Very functional too if you want to hit expressway (highway)

    He has a Gen-1, totally different screen really compared to the Gen-2.

    Smithy.
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