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Windscreen for the GS

The GS cried.

She cried a woeful moan.

She sat in the garage, glaring at the 748 and moaned "You spend no time loving me. To you I'm just a machine. Not like that italian bytch over there. You lovingly caressed her for weeks, gave her new clothes and a makeover. Every day you jump on me, off to work and I sit in the sun until you ride me home. I treat you so well and you hate me."

To which I replied "You hard nosed bulldyke utilitarian german moosewoman! STFU before I fill you with Wesson oil and inflate your tires with urine. What do you want from me? I pay for a service, you provide a service. It's simple and it's fair."

She panged on "I just want you to love me."

Now I've learned a thing or two about dealing with personalities. There are three ways to go:
1. Listen to their points. Make your points, be fair, arrive at a resolution. Enact the resolution.
2. Rollover and take their abuse, be the patsy.
3. Ever see Fargo? The woodchipper scene?

I decided her incessant whining was more a cry for attention than a beratement of my extracurricular activities so I punched up some keys and ordered a Givi windscreen and GS Adventure winglets.

Based on the opinions of those who've added such sparkly things to their GSs I hope to see wind noise cut in half or better, less turbulance for rider and passenger and a generally more comfortable riding experience.

And best of all, I bought her silence for less than $200.00
Before, during and after pics to come in a week or so.

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They never learn. Before long, she will be nagging you about something else. Just imagine if you added the motard to the mix. How fat would she feel then?

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Speaking of motard, have you seen Buell jump on the bandwagon?
http://www.buell.com/en_us/bikes/lig...t/features.asp

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Just imagine if you added the motard to the mix. How fat would she feel then?
yeah, she ever finds out about hypermotard.net and she'll go steriod crazy.

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Speaking of motard, have you seen Buell jump on the bandwagon?
http://www.buell.com/en_us/bikes/lig...t/features.asp

it's the same damn bike... Kills me how they change the paint, add one or two plastic bits and a screen over the headlights and *poof* it's the newest innovation from Buell!!!

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additionally, I'll use this thread to post up detailed information and impressions of the vendors who are supplying the parts. Credit and criticism where credit and criticism is due.

Here are the details:
Chicago BMW is supplying the BMW R1200GS Adventure winglets.
https://chicagobmwmotorcycle.com/2frames/2frame.html
06 32 7 657 966 screw .60 x 4
46 61 2 308 594 washer .72 x 4
46 63 7 664 846 bushing $1.60 x 4
46 63 7 694 399 left wing $17.20
46 63 7 694 400 right wing $17.20
total $52.58 shipped



RL Motorcycles-Cycle Saddles.com, LLC is supplying the Givi screen.
http://www.rlmotorcycles.com/home/Ac...indscreens.htm
Givi D330ST windscreen BMW R1200GS-SALE FINAL
Item Number: RLGV-D330ST $147.82 shipped

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So, what exactly are winglets again?

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Within 30 seconds of placing my order with Chicago BMW I received an email telling me the order was being processed and I could expect shipment 7-10 business days from date of order. It was detailed with the part number & quantities.

2 minutes after placing the screen order with RL I received an email stating my order was received and is being processed. Also detailed what I'd bought.

This morning at 10:03 I received an email from RL informing me the order has processed and is shipping in 1-2 days.



so far so good with the vendors.

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So, what exactly are winglets again?
Winglets are small clear pieces of lexan that attach to the bodywork. They're meant to deflect air that would rush in around the base of the windscreen.

Not my bike but I've ordered the same setup. Plus I have the same color so mine should look just like this when done.



The Givi screen is just over 5" taller than the stock screen and I believe it flairs out a little more at the base. Will get measurements for comparison once they're in my hands.

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LOL, where do you come up with this stuff???

+ $5

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The winglets came in yesterday and got them installed last night. I don't need to take a picture, it looks exactly like the one above.

So far so good, they do reduce turbulence to the torso and head although I wore a different helmet today so I can 't be sure until tomorrow when I'll wear the everyday helmet.

Simple install, lay it up & mark it, drill holes and bolt it up.

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Have you tried riding with the dirt helmet and goggles yet?

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Yes I did that a couple months ago right after I got the helmet. It'll behave differently now with the new screen setup, will try it out soon.

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