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Hello. I'm the new owner of a 2007 R1200R in Minneapolis. After 20 plus years without a bike, I'm excited to be back and am looking to extend my short season by adding a windscreen. I've seen old references to windscreens, but nothing recent. Choices would appear to include (in no particular order):

1. Wunderlich Ergo and Vario Ergo
2. ZTechnik VStream
3. Cee Bailey
4. Givi
5. Others?

Any suggestions?
 

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Agreed ... To a point. Looks fit and finish as well as coverage would seem to be pretty subjective. But what about quality of materials, designs and workmanship. I'm also looking for more coverage than the OEMS windscreens. At 6'2" and 200#, I've got a bit to cover up. Thanks for your insights.
 

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Agreed ... To a point. Looks fit and finish as well as coverage would seem to be pretty subjective. But what about quality of materials, designs and workmanship. I'm also looking for more coverage than the OEMS windscreens. At 6'2" and 200#, I've got a bit to cover up. Thanks for your insights.
Cee Baileys are very popular. All depends on what you want it to block and look like.
 

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I chose a 19" touring from Cee Bailey. The smallest of their touring lineup. When I measured from the top of the headlight on myself with a yardstick I thought a 19" was fine. As it was it was a little shorter than planned and I'd order a taller one now. Maybe 22". As for the Cee Bailey experience..... absolute first class materials. The mounting bracket, surely an outsourced item... first class material, welding and finish and fit. The plastic shield fit well and was distortion-free and finished well on the edges... the envy on my riding friends. They delivered on-time and the shield was packed well. If you can find a suitable product for you in their lineup I could recommend them.
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I bought the second "touring" windscreen when I got my 07 and have not looked back. Not easy on the eyes but I only use it for long trips.

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I chose a 19" touring from Cee Bailey. The smallest of their touring lineup. When I measured from the top of the headlight on myself with a yardstick I thought a 19" was fine. As it was it was a little shorter than planned and I'd order a taller one now. Maybe 22". As for the Cee Bailey experience..... absolute first class materials. The mounting bracket, surely an outsourced item... first class material, welding and finish and fit. The plastic shield fit well and was distortion-free and finished well on the edges... the envy on my riding friends. They delivered on-time and the shield was packed well. If you can find a suitable product for you in their lineup I could recommend them.
MJ in CO
Similar experience here. My bike came with the 19" Cee Bailey from the previous owner. It is just a bit low on me, hitting me in the chin so I get a lot of wind noise. Overall a really solid product though.
 

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Bought ZTechnik

The shorter of the two available models. Great looking and well made. A bit more wind noise than ideal but that's largely because I'm 6'2" and was unwilling to go larger. May ultimately reconsider larger screen next year in order to extend riding season in Minnesota.
 

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I to am new to the R1200R which I bought in early Oct. The dealer installed the BMW touring windshield which was great. The wind was deflected from my chest and my head was in clean air with no buffeting.

Now that the weather is colder, I put on the Calsci tall shield (I am 6'2" with and inseam of 34) on the BMW windshield frame. It is great until you get over 55 mph when the head buffeting begins.

After searching this and the 1150 formum, most riders have solved this by sloping the windshield back with a Don C. block. However, I understand these blocks don't work on the 2011 and 2012 models. I cannot find anyone who has tilted their BMW windshield frames back on the new models in these forums. Is there anyone out there that has?
 

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The shorter of the two available models. Great looking and well made. A bit more wind noise than ideal but that's largely because I'm 6'2" and was unwilling to go larger. May ultimately reconsider larger screen next year in order to extend riding season in Minnesota.
The Ztechnik really improves the ride & looks of the R12R.

 

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I bought the sport shield from ZTechnik which is 14" and has a nice dark grey tint to it. The shield is top quality, looks great on our bikes and does a great job of offering highway protection without making backroads with no air flow.

In July I did a 2400 mile trip from Boston upto Northern Ontario Canada over a 6 day period. The shield was perfect.

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ztechnik for the win! I"ve got the smoked sport shield and it looks awesome on my 2012 classic
 

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I to am new to the R1200R which I bought in early Oct. The dealer installed the BMW touring windshield which was great. The wind was deflected from my chest and my head was in clean air with no buffeting.

Now that the weather is colder, I put on the Calsci tall shield (I am 6'2" with and inseam of 34) on the BMW windshield frame. It is great until you get over 55 mph when the head buffeting begins.

After searching this and the 1150 formum, most riders have solved this by sloping the windshield back with a Don C. block. However, I understand these blocks don't work on the 2011 and 2012 models. I cannot find anyone who has tilted their BMW windshield frames back on the new models in these forums. Is there anyone out there that has?
Since I could not figure out a way to slope the Calsci back, I bought the Cee Bailey 23" since it is shaped to slope back and now the buffeting has been reduced to a more tolerable level.

I can still see over the top, but you can slouch behind it easily if you want no buffeting for awhile.
Since I have been referred to as slouch it only seems fitting.:eek:
 

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I bought my R12 a month or so ago with what I thought was the small BMW screen. After looking at a few others it appears to be the large BMW touring screen. It does work well but I'd prefer something that looked a little less obtrusive. I'll now have to wait until the summer, by then I may be used to the looks of what I have now or at least have done a little more research and seen a few more options.

 

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How much bigger is the touring screen? This one is 13" in the centre. Does it use the same frame?
 

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How much bigger is the touring screen? This one is 13" in the centre. Does it use the same frame?
I am basing my comments on my exp with my 1150, but the screens look the same.

If that is the Tall 380 screen and I think it is, the Touring screen is MUCH taller, smewhat wider and uses a different mounting system that does NOT have screws that engage the backside of the frame thus holding the screen 100% securely. The Touring screen has a "well-nut" mounting system that works well for some, but for me did not work at all and led me from it--it came with the bike--to the 380 screen.
Right now I have a Cee Bailey's on my 12 and it looks different from their touring screen and their sport screen on their website. It's about 21" from the top of the headlight to the top of the screen. It has a cut out for the headlight.

It works well for my 5'8" 32" inseam frame and on a recent run up to Arkansas, I had almost no bugs on my visor, though they were on my screen. It buffets more than the 380 though when dealing with trucks and other traffic at highway speeds. No deal breaker there--I like a clean visor and it is an acceptable tradeoff so far. This is smaller than the BMW Touring screen, by a bit



The previous owner painted the bottom part of the screen black because he "could never get that part clean--hard to reach." I have mixed feelings about that aesthetic. It's sort of cool in a way, but I think it makes it look a bit Harleyesque.

This is the 380 on my 1150--Shiprock in the background

 

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How does the OEM touring windscreen perform ? Where does it direct the wind ? I am 5'9" with a 32" inseem. I want the wind directed over my helmet.
 

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Same exp with Cee Bailey. I had the gen one, but replaced with a gen three. Love it.
It's the shorter one--19-20", I am almost 5'8" (used to say 5'8") and the wind hits the top of my forehead, with very little buffeting.

I have no desire to look for another screen or spend any time on what ifs. It suits me fine and I like the way it looks.

That said, if you decide on the Z Technic, I have a screen that is in very good condition, but has no bracket. That can be purchased separately, for I think $85???.
I'd sell for half price + shipping.
It is bigger than my current screen and used by the prev owner for a short time. Pic ava on request.

John
 
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