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Finally got my windscreen in this past tuesday. I was lucky enough to be able to borrow some tools at the dealership and install it there. This screen is awesome! No more wind blast to my chest at 75+mph. I highly reccomend this screen if anybody is on the fence about it. BMW should have installed this screen as a factory option on the classic! I think it looks really good. The other picture is the day that I picked up my new bike along side a 1969 model that they got the inspiration from to make the new ones. Pretty cool pic.
 

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That windshield looks pretty nice, I like the way it goes around the blinkers.
An definitely love the second picture.
 

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ZTech Rocks!

Nice post. I concur with you. That screen looks awesome! Is that sticker on the upper portion of the forks complements of the state of California?
Losing that sure wouldn't hurt anything, looks-wise. Guess you got NO choice if you live there. Thanks for the '69 photo. Nice touch. Let us hear how you like the V-screen after a few weeks.
 

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Actually Clem, I'm in the Navy and we have to display our Department of Defense decal on our fork leg to gain access to the naval base. So I'm definately glad that I made this purchase! No more fatigue now to hold on at any speed above 75 mph. Did some canyon carving this past sunday here in San Diego and it also doubles up as a GREAT bug catcher!
 

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Hey Hoshiko, That's a good question.
Nope. BMW screen mounts won't work.

ZTechnik has their own hefty mounts designed especially for the R1200R.
2 bolts secure it to the triple clamp. Finish is excellent.
Screen has 6 holes to keep it rock solid.

I posted a VIDEO showing the screen mounting process on 6/28
as a reply to rlestage 2008 Windscreen install thread.


ZTechnik VStream Windshield Windschild BMW R1200R 2011-* - YouTube


Hope this helps.


Check it out also at ZTechnik:
shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/cycle/large_photo?mv_session_id=zQQaNVxN&mv_arg=Z2443&search_model=
 

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The mounting is beefy! I'm pretty sure the bulk of the cost for this shield is in the manufacturing of the mounts! The screen is going nowhere! Really top notch craftsmanship.
 

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thanks. Now I can't decide on whether to get crashbars or just cylinder head protectors or both. not many choices yet for a 2012.
 

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Hemiwes, I've got the Wonderlich crash bars in chrome. They look good, but are so close to the cylinder head that I think they are probably only good in a skid crash. If the bike falls from its kickstand on an uneven surface, it could still scar and damage the heads, although maybe not as badly.
 

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Hi hemiwes. FYI,
BMW, Touratech, and H&B crash bars are ALL reported to fit with X-Head cylinder guards attached.
 

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I really liked the ztechnik ones, but 455 bucks is ALOT! I just got the machineart mud flap. I'll probably end up getting the ztechnik ones and an akropovic can eventually and then hopefully be done with farkles and add ons! LOL
 

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So I finally ordered my crashbars I wanted. I ended up going with the Ztechnik ones. BUT, I got them for 400 bucks because of my military discount! Great company to work with and their products are top notch! I also installed my machineart moto mud sling. That little piece adds a nice subtle touch to back end of our bikes. Look really good. I'll take some pics as soon as my crashbars come in.
 

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An enthusiast may be in the process of "farkling". The completed motorcycle would be all "farkled up". Radar detectors, Global Positioning System receivers, heated grips, and satellite radios are some of those farkles. Other accessories could be aftermarket seats, side and/or top cases or bar risers, which make the motorcycle more suitable for long miles.

F.A.R.K.L.E. -- Fancy Accessory Really Kool Likely Expensive

Yeah I had to google it

I guess hemiwes could change his signature to 2012 R1200R Classic with farkle?
 

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good point classic!! Yeah, who was I kidding hoshiko! LOL. Still undecided if it's worth it for the akropovic exhaust. That's about the only other thing I could see getting right now. Just can't justify paying 700 bucks plus just for can and not a whole exhaust system.
 

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well, I've come to the conclusion that I should be the next Ztechnik poster boy! Finally got my head protectors in and a tank saver. I've got about 1600 miles on her now! I'm ready to do some battle with these crash bars. They fit up really nicely and were installed in about 20 minutes. Highly reccomend these head protectors!
 

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thanks. Now I can't decide on whether to get crashbars or just cylinder head protectors or both. not many choices yet for a 2012.
My friend I do the fabrication work with is purchasing a tubing bender next. He wants to start building roll cages, bumpers, etc. that is why it is taking so long to finish because he is working as much overtime as he can to save up for the bender. Anyway, the moral of the story is I will be looking into crash bars (making them).
 
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