I purchased this product a several days ago and brushed off the negative reviews. Many people complained about the deflector/windscreen cracking during install and that's exactly what I experienced. I'm a maintainer by trade and came prepared with the proper torque wrench and was overly cautious during the install, but to no avail. I'm sure this product works when it's not cracked.
Yes it cracked
just installed the new addition to my windshield and it cracked, about a inch. I followed instructions and I have had these deflectors before with no problems. I'll callwunderlich tomorrow .
I have this installed for over a year now. It is very well made, and is easy to install. Still, i have not noticed a signifficant i provement, and will purchase a taller and adjustable windscreen
BMW 2014 K 1300 S - DOES NOT FIT STOCK SCREEN
William P. Fusselbaugh
THE DEVICE DOES NOT MATCH AND SEAT PROPERLY ON TOP LIP OF STOCK SCREEN 2014 BMW K 1300 S . WUNDERLICH IS SELLING ME THEIR SCREEN WHICH IS ASSURED TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM. WUNDERLICH PROBLEMS ARE SUPERIOR BUT HIS LEFT ME NO ALTERNATIVE BUT TO SWAP OUT A BRAND NEW STOCK SCREEN AS THE INSTALL EFFORTS DEFORMED THE LIP OF STOCK SCREEN.
6'-4" 1200GS Adventure Rider
THE best comfort/function item in many years. After 2 different windshield tilt changes and a couple of configuration changes to the universal mount system I added a couple of drops of blue loctite all-round and could not be more pleased with the nearly complete loss of wind noise AND barely a bug strike on the face shield. Money wisely spent. I had noticed that nearly every motorcycle in the hinterlands of Europe had some sort of wind deflector added on. This product is the slickest of the bunch.
Wunderlich Wind Deflector
I own several bikes, but the one I purchased this item for is my 2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA. The issue with the Suzuki is there are few aftermarket windscreens and of those, I have not found any that offer excellent protection against wind buffeting. So, I installed an X-Creen on my stock windscreen. This provided about a 60% reduction in wind, but there is a big gap between the stock windscreen and the X-Creen where wind comes right into my face. So, I added the Wunderlich wind defector right behind the X-Creen and now I have about an 80% reduction in wind in the face - still not perfect, but much improved. My video can be see at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM3NyxPFwik if you are interested although it doesn\'t clearly show the Wunderlich mounted behind - but if you look closely you can see it. Viel Gluck!
Does what it is supposed to do!
I am completely pleased with this product. It was easy to install, although there was a bit of head scratching with the \"Ikea\" type pictorial directions. Once installed a quick test ride revealed much less wind buffeting to the helmet and the ride is MUCH quieter = much less fatigue at the end of the day\'s ride.
Great product.... highly recommended.
Works great on my K1600GTL. Removed the wind buffeting around my helmet as advertized.
I was a little skeptical about buying this item but in the end I am very satisfied with my purchase. The deflector helped with the wind buffeting on the top of my helmet and reduced the wind noise caused by my helmet air inlets. I would recommend a support for the windshield since there is an increase in vibration with the added weight on the top of the windshield.
German Engineered. Works For My 2011 BMW F650GS Twin & Cee Baiely's Windshield.
I just finished installing my Wunderlich Wind Deflector on my 2011 BMW F650GS twin's Cee Bailey Euro 18" windshield, and going for a two hour ride.
My initial impression is VERY good. Fantastic product. I am so delighted. This is with my initial setting. So, I have not explored other settings to find the sweet spot. I am looking forward to trying some other settings. My initial setting puts my Wunderlich deflector infront of my Cee Bailey Euro screen. At the lowest setting; so the Wunderlich deflector is in line with the top of the Bailey's windscreen. I pushed the deflector angle slightly forward so as to push the wind up and over my helmet.
Installation was easy and no surprises. As others have noted, the installation instructions were missing. But, I went to the Wunderlich America website and carefully reviewed them. So, before you go sticking and cutting the various shims, read the Installation Instructions carefully. The quality and precision of the aluminum hinge demonstrates German engineering. I purchased the clear Wunderlich wind deflector to match my clear Bailey's screen.
As those who own a F650GS / F800GS know, the bikes are tall. The bike seat puts the rider in a very high position and exposed to the wind. I thought the 18" Euro style Cee Bailey windscreen would be adequate for my 5'7" frame. Either my upper body is taller than your average 5'7" person or my F650GS seat really boosts me up. I suspect the bike seat is the issue.
Before installing the Wunderlich wind deflector, I could hear wind buffeting around my ears around 35 mph. At 60-65 mph, the noise was way too loud. I am relatively new to riding. So, I did not recognize how loud the wind noise was around my helmet. Even with the visor on my SHOEI Qwest down. With the Wunderlich wind deflector I can hardly feel the wind on my face with the visor up at speeds up to 60 mph. About 60 mph, the speed starts to push the wind deflection down towards the crown of my helmet. I put my hand in front of my face, visor, and crown, and the wind deflection is definitely noticeable. I can not feel the wind until my hand reaches the crown (top) of my helmet. I am sure I can do some additional adjustment. But, overall the riding with the Wunderlich wind deflector is a 1,000% improvement over before. As others have noted, with my visor up I can hear the sound of my F650GS engine and muffler. Before, the wind buffeting around my ears washed out everything.
One of the big observations is in my improved eyesight. I guess before installing the Wunderlich wind deflector, my head was buffeting enough to slightly blur my near vision. My instrument gauges and GPS looked a bit fuzzy when I looked down ( at speeds above 45 mph). With the Wunderlich wind deflector, I can see the gauges and GPS just as clear as in a car (behind a full windshield). To me, this is a huge safety bonus. I can both hear and see better. Perhaps someone should tell the Motorcycle Safety Foundation about the merits of the Wunderlich wind deflector.
I am looking forward to experimenting with different settings. I am also looking forward to quieter longer rides. I highly recommend this product. A bit pricy, but I have not found anything else on the Internet (market).
Kam, Great Falls, VA
Wind Deflector Works Perfectly. Light Tint is Perfect.
I wasnt sure this was going to work but now that I have it installed and adjusted to the hightest possible setting. It works most excellent at reducing wind buffeting!! I have ZTechnik med screen and its the perfect attachement for me. Im 6'2 31.5 inch seem.
Turned out to be better than I expected.
Finally, quiet air
Riding my '08 GSA with OEM windscreen I often get a sore neck from buffeting, even on the calmest days. Probably the peaked visor on my Shoei Hornet DS.
Installed the wind deflector and went for a long freeway ride yesterday - one of our windiest days so far this season. What a change for the better!
I put the deflector in the lowest position, with the mini screen vertical in front of the OEM's top edge. Didn't have to adjust it.
Package instructions are a bit obscure. Went on-line to Wunderlich site for more details.
Wind Deflector Does As Advertised
Installed on Triumph Tiger 1050 with CalSci aftermarket (medium sized) windscreen.
The buffeting was awful, causing headaches. The air flow hit me in the lower part of the helmet.
Upon installation, with no fine tuning, there's very little buffeting (perfectly comfortable). It's a very adjustable item, so there are gains to be had with a little fiddling.
Very high quality product, and worth the price.
Warning, Doesn't work on Stock F800GS!
Installed this on my wifes F800gs and it came off the 1st time we hit speeds above 70kph. I followed the instructions to the letter but I've come to the conclusion that the stock F8GS windscreen with the crease (Bend) in the center won't allow for a tight fit for this deflector bracket. I ended up modifying (cutting) the windscreen to make it work so it could have a larger contact patch. Ended up loosing the metal plate and rubber it comes with on the 1st run, so had to make up something else.
If your windscreen has any kind of bend in it at the top where the bracket mounts this will NOT work. Make sure it's good and secure before heading out on the hwy.