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Early yesterday morning I rode from Norfolk MA where I live to Max BMW near Portsmouth NH, about a 87 mile ride each way. It also happened to be 32F (0C) so I layered up four layers deep and then my Tourance 2 cold weather riding suit. Unfortunatly by the time I got there I was shivering and had trouble using my left thumb to cancel lane changes. :)

The good news, Max BMW was also performing my break-in service and performing the shield installation. Max is a partner with VStream so one can try any Vstream shield for 30 days and as long as it has no damage they will refund you the shield price or one can try another VStream model and not pay for the installation a second time. I wasn't sure if this shield would work and didn't want to be stuck with a useless shield for $395. Max did an awesome job on the service and the tech let me watch much of it. Syncing the throttle bodies was cool using a computer.

The Awesome news, I left Max two hours later with service and installation completed and headed back to the highway. Thankfully, the temp had risen to 48F (9C). As I accelerated onto the highway and upto 75Mph I felt no wind on my upper body at all but my helmet was in clean air. There was also no buffeting. I was grinning ear to ear. The 87 mile ride home was fantastic. I wasn't getting blasted by air and I am so happy I decided to go with this shield.

For those who might want to consider it, I'm 5' 10.5" tall. The wind hits me just above my adams apple so it is doing exactly what I'd hoped it would. The quality of the shield and the mounting brackets are excellent. Even the tech said all the components were top notch and he installed it in 35 minutes. It also doesn't hurt that it looks so awesome on my grey bike.

Here are some pics I just snapped.









 

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Looking good.

I have the same color bike and my first service is scheduled for Tuesday. I replaced the OEM sport screen with a Ceebailey that bolts right on the sport bracket, looks a whole lot like yours too - same height.

Mine is clear, but they offer two shades of grey.

We had some cold temps out here in NorCal and on my first day of ownership I went up Hwy 84 from the coast to Skyline (Alice's) and the temp dropped to 32F for the climb. My hands were not my own by the time I hit the top even with the heated grips on high.

Glad your bike is working out for you. :)

Here's mine with the stock screen on the Marin side of the Golden Gate Bridge.

 

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Looking good.

I have the same color bike and my first service is scheduled for Tuesday. I replaced the OEM sport screen with a Ceebailey that bolts right on the sport bracket, looks a whole lot like yours too - same height.

Mine is clear, but they offer two shades of grey.

We had some cold temps out here in NorCal and on my first day of ownership I went up Hwy 84 from the coast to Skyline (Alice's) and the temp dropped to 32F for the climb. My hands were not my own by the time I hit the top even with the heated grips on high.

Glad your bike is working out for you. :)

Here's mine with the stock screen on the Marin side of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Glad you're also enjoying yours :D

The more I ride this bike the more I love it. For me the only thing missing to making it the perfect all-rounder was a screen otherwise on the highway one gets beaten up by the wind on longer rides, especially if its windy.

I'm curious to know what you pay for your break-in service. Mine was $225 with everything in. I'd like to compare against this dealer :)

If you get a chance, please post a pic of your bike with the new screen, would like to see how it looks on the bike.

Safe riding.
 

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Looks great on your bike. I'm luvin' it.
FWIW My 600 check-up was just about the same $ amount.
The 6000 and 12000 service is when I'm going to hold my breath.
 

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That's a nice looking shield, plus now you can hide the ugly ezpazz/mount behind it.
I highly recommend you to get some handguards, they make a big big difference on cold weather.
 

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Maybe i'll paint my bike Black, I'm drooling. Hows the windscreen, Does it do a good job of deflecting the wind away from your helmet? I have the Baileys 19" and the wind noise drives me ape sh--.
 

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Lower section of Vtek screen

Does the lower part of the screen keep the wind from deflecting off the pointed front of the gas tank and swirling up in front of you??

Have this problem on the BMW shield and the Cee Bailey. The suction behind the screens accelerates the air flow up the curved front of the tank.

I can't tell from the pictures if the lower section of th Vtek is low and wide enough to block the air flow. Their advertising write-up states that it does ... :rolleyes:

Thks!
 

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Does the lower part of the screen keep the wind from deflecting off the pointed front of the gas tank and swirling up in front of you??

Have this problem on the BMW shield and the Cee Bailey. The suction behind the screens accelerates the air flow up the curved front of the tank.

I can't tell from the pictures if the lower section of th Vtek is low and wide enough to block the air flow. Their advertising write-up states that it does ... :rolleyes:

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Sorry for very belated response. No, the shield is wide enough that it blocks the airflow around the tank.
 

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I have the BMW tall screen on my Classic; I love it. I,m also 5'10.5. I commute all year, to and from lower Manhattan every day about 45 m. each way. It gets cold in the winter; but today, it was in the high 90's. The screen is a champ all year round; and i love its classic style. It couldnt look better. I had an F800 r with the fly screen add-on for half of last winter- lot of wind and cold pushing on my chest and lifting my helmet up. Not so with the BMW tall screen. I have no basis to compare it with a v steam or cee bailey; I wonder why folks go away from PEM on this
 

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V-Screens & C.B.'s vs OEM

I have no basis to compare it with a v steam or cee bailey;
I wonder why folks go away from PEM on this ???:confused:

It is great that you have found a screen that suits your needs.
Your needs are met. Another happy camper.:)

BMW has only 2 OEM screen heights, & use DIFFERENT mounting brackets.
The Cee Bailey screens DO use BMW's OEM mounts, but they give the rider more choices of tint and height. 1 bracket, several screens.
Therefore, riders can vary their machine to suit the conditions, or changing seasons.

ZTechnik's V-screen also offers the owner more selection, more choices.
Dark smoke:cool:, light tint, and clear. Low, Medium, and Tall sizes.
3 different screens use the same brackets. Cost efficient !
Their screens will not mount with the OEM brackets.
The new 2011-2012 mounts are specific to the Classic and DOHC models.
ZTech screens give more lower wind protection than the 2 OEM screens,
and depending on height, some say better upper body protection,too.
YMMV

It's freedom of choice. Variety is the spice of life.
But we ALL agree, This R1200R is a GREAT bike!;)
 

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My Ztechnik definitely blocks lower leg water and wind on my Classic and on really windy days, I can bend slightly forward and pretty much avoid all the oncoming highway wind. On rainy days, however, it doesn't do much for the dreaded Wet Crotch syndrome. . . .
 

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Hello I'm from Germany and i was very interested on a new screen. Because i have the sport small windshield and this is over 120 km/h not acceptable.
In Germany their is no experiences about the new Windscreen Z2443 .

Are there already more experiences now ?

Best regards from Markus
Germany, Konstanz
 

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Appreciate reviews on the Z2443, above 100mph. Thanks
 

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I have the Ztechnic Z2442 sport touring screen. I've used it up to around 80 mph. There is wind on my helmet, so there is wind noise, but there is no turbulence. It keeps most of the wind pressure off my body. I'm 5 ft 10 inches tall and have been riding with a low seat (my wife needs the low seat). If I had a higher seat I would probably go for the taller Ztechnic 2444 tall touring screen.
 

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I've go the sport touring screen in smoked black. WAY better than the stock screen for speeds over 80 mph.
 
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