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RE: R1150R Parabellum and Techlusion questions
- Subject: RE: R1150R Parabellum and Techlusion questions
- From: "Martin Lodahl" <lodahl@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 19:54:50 -0800
I'm a bit late in getting to this thread, but it still seems to be alive.
Peter Migli asked:
> I have just recently purchased a 2002 R1150R, ...
Well done. I ride one myself.
> First: I am interested in possibly installing a Parabellum Super Tour
> Shield. I am 6'00" tall, with a 32" inseam, so I was specifically
> considering the 23" "tall" model. I have read some comments about
> increased buffeting, and others about no buffeting at all. I suppose
> the truth lies somewhere in between. My bike currently has the BMW
> Sport Shield. Can anyone comment as to the difference in wind noise
> between that and the Parabellum model. Are there other issues of
> concern with the Super Tour Shield? Would those of you who have one
> buy another one, if necessary?
I've never ridden with the Sport Shield, so I can't comment on the
difference. I mounted a Parabellum Super Tour on my beakster, though,
before '02 was out, and have never since felt that I wanted to remove it.
Great windshield. It sounds like I'm perhaps a tad shorter in the trunk
than you, and have been very happy with the standard size. I used to feel
that it was a disadvantage that the mounting brackets occupied space that
could otherwise be used by GS handguards, but during one of my battery
episodes a hamfisted towtruck operator radically modified the brackets and
it didn't seem to matter. I straightened them out, but if I decided to try
the handguards now, I wouldn't hesitate to gently bend them as needed.
Martin Lodahl of Auburn, CA
UNIX Pro, Motorcyclist, Musician, etc.