3 years with this wind screen
I've been using this windscreen for 3 yrs now and can tell you for the f800gs its a great screen. the ajustablity is a wonderful thing. it does shake and rattle a bit because of the adjustment levers and the fact that it is two big parts that move but it has been solid. I'm 6'1" and so i drilled an extra hole below each of the stock holes to be able to get the screen up higher for the rain etc and it will now block almost every thing (I've stopped carrying my rain gear). I broke the bottom section by slamming my front tire into a rock and thus my body into to windscreen but and few metal brackets and some bolts put it back together. that was a year ago. still going. I also put some 1/2" foam between the two screens at a couple of points were the screen rattled to much for my taste. I'm thinking about replacing the screen because I've beat the s@#t out of it and the bike. after riding other friends 800's with their aftermarket screens I think I'll go with this one again. I've done 200 km/hr on pavement and 180 km/hr on gravel and this screen hasn't given me cause for concern. my only complaint is on rough gravel roads the shaking rattles the levers open and the screen drops down to its lowered position (which i could possibly fix with a couple of elastics but haven't bothered to yet)
f 650 twin vario screen
i installed one; easy to fit; 100% better then the standard screen but there is still exposure when riding. it's possible to tuck under the screen to minimise that. great adjustment feature; it can be dropped for off road while riding. overall i recommend it.
Great Wind Protection
Great improvement over BMW touring and massive improvement over stock F650gs shield. Only issue I have is the amount of material that needed to be cut away to fit the factory hand protectors.
Great wind protection
This offers great wind protection, I can hear music in my helmet with ease now. However I needed to trim some of the side off because BarkBuster hand guards hit it.
Exactly what I wanted
Easy install on 2012 F800GS. In the low position I get lots of air flow for off road riding. For highway the sweet spot for me is at about 2/3 height. A huge improvement over the stock screen. I am 6'2".
Just be sure to lower the screen before riding off road as looking down through it is very distracting in the rough going!
Overall very pleased with this screen.
Una muy buena compra para mi F650 GS, realmente los niveles de confort aumentan muchisimo con este parabrisas. Incluso en caminos malos, aunque vibra un poco, resulta muy útil. El envío llegóa a destino en un tiempo más corto del ofrecido.
Could use more connection points
I have had this shield for a full season and found that it shakes quite a bit when driving, even when it is all the way down. It just does not feel solid. It could definately use a few more connections. Speaking of the connections, they tend to rip if you take your screen off too many times. I broke one when I took the screen off for an off road training course. I found another broken one when I took it off to put on the micro-flooters. I now have the stock screen back on and I'm not sure what I am going to do next. When the screen was on and I was on a paved road, it worked great. The protection it offers is very good. Just need to make to connection points out of something that does not rip so easily.
Fairly easy install. I've had it offroad and hiway speeds. Performs well in both cases. A little floppy compared to other screens, but still solid. I find it creates quite a downdraft, which is nice when it's raining...pushes the drops off the face shield...I wish it was about 2" taller, as I would then be totally in a quiet zone, but its all good. I'm 6'0" on a F800 GS standard seat plus airhawk.
Too much windscren flutter
I have two issues with this windscreen mounted on by 2010 F650GS per the enclosed instructions.
First, the upper portion of the W/S flutters/flops excessively on rough roads even in the lowered position. Its very distracting. If you're riding mostly smooth, paved roads, this may not be an issue for you, for rough roads you might get the imppression this W/S is about ready to come off of the bike. I have contacted Wunderlich Aamerica about my concerns and received no reply.
Second, At full height this W/S directs turbulent air directly onto the lower portion of my helmet creating neck fatigue at highway speeds. I'm 6'1" with a 33' iseam on a stock seat.
I like the concept of an adjustable height Dual Sport windscreen, but this one doesn't work for me.
Best shield I've Seen
Good fit and finish. The manual clamps are a little sticky, but I think they will wear in fine. No issue in installation.
Great Adjustable Windscreen System
Done with a few days of test driving the new Wunderlich Vario Touring Windscreen and loving it. Love the idea of being able to raise and lower as needed. Another reviewer did mention that they wished it went lower so we could catch the front on wind on hot days but the range overall appears perfect. At 5" 8" (my upper torso is large) the screen provided a perfect height and had a little more to go. Using either my arai or exo helmets i felt little or no buffeting and for me this i a plus. Installation was a breeze. The only areas for improvement would be to put some rubber coating over the levers to raise and lover the screen. Seems like there could be some tendency to scratch the screen. When lowered, i hear a little vibration which may happen from the screen hitting a bolt. Perhaps a rubber bumper on top of the bolt could be helpful. But nothing is perfect but this is pretty close for me. The only thing better would be to add an electric up / down control :)
excellent on 2009 F650GS
Very happy with windscreen. Less wind fatigue at highway speed. Warmer ride (could be problem in hot weather since it does direct the air up and therefore not 'into' a vented jacket for cooling). I think this could be fixed it they could make it so the screen could lower another 2 inches on those hot days. Am able to ride up to speeds of 50mph without having to lower my helmet shield. At higher speeds the air flow forces the helmet shield down. (I am 5' 11"). My gas mileage has also improved since installing.
Overall I would buy this windscreen again and strongly recommend it. I do hope future models allow the screen to go another inch or two lower or maybe have a quick detach function to completely remove the sliding section. This would help with cooling on hot days.