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Re: Give windscreens for R 1150 R

Be careful.  Some "universal mount" windscreens require "traditional"
fork tubes (with a large portion permanently exposed).  Your R1150R
doesn't have those.


- --- "James C. Gordon" <james.gordon1@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I own an '04 R 1150 R and am unhappy with the extreme wind buffeting 
> from the BMW tall windscreen on it, particularly the truly deafening 
> noise on my helmet.   Part of the problem stems from the fact that I
> am 
> 6' 2" in height and had to purchase the BMW tall saddle to reduce the
> excessive and cramping crouching position I experienced in my legs 
> while using the standard-height BMW that comes standard on the R 1150
> R.  So, now I'm sitting roughly 1.5" higher, allowing that same
> amount 
> of extra buffeting over the windscreen.  I've looked at Aeroflow and 
> Parabellum windscreens on their websites and like the sportier look
> of 
> the latter.  Just a few minutes ago I also looked at the Givi 
> universal-mount windscreens.  There are several of them, and the one 
> that appeals to me most is the one that offers the most wind 
> protection, their Airstars Universal 650.  Apparently its height is
> 20" 
> and its maximum width is 24".  Compare that to what I have now with
> the 
> BMW tall windscreen with a maximum height of roughly 16" and a
> maximum 
> width of about 17".  I do want to see over the windscreen rather than
> through it and want some air to flow around it when riding in hotter 
> temperatures.  But, I also want more protection from wind buffeting 
> than I have now.  This Givi Airstars 650 looks reasonably sporty to
> me, 
> but its a universal-mount model.  Am I asking for trouble in
> purchasing 
> a universal-mount windscreen rather than one made specifically for my
> cycle?  Its sold at $139 so the price is very attractive.   However,
> I 
> don't want something that's poorly constructed, I don't want
> something 
> that's unattractive, and I don't want it to fit poorly.  Any opinions
> about this model or any others that would fit the R 1150 R with those
> criteria in mind?  I've read two other postings lately about the 
> Aeroflow and Parabellum windscreens, but I'm interested in the
> opinion 
> of other riders as well.
> Jim Gordon
> Hinsdale, IL