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Options for Very Large Touring Shield for 2004 R1150R


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The GF and I are starting to form a list for the things the bikes will need as we prepare for or cross-country adventure next year on the oilheads. Her R came with BMW's "touring" windshield, which honestly is only slightly larger than a simly fly screen. What we need is a true full size shield forthis trip. So far, I have only found Parabelum offering anything full size. Does anyone know of anything else?

 

Other additions will include system cases, possibly a top case as well, and lighting upgrades up front and out back. That should do it!

 

Thanks in advance.

 

-MKL

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My friend has the plain touring shield from Parabellum and loves it. Works very well. Cee Bailey has one, but you must use the stock mounts. Parabellum supplies mounts

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no personal experience, but I have read on the R1150R site that an Aeroflow with optional tank wings is about the most protection you can get.

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Are you sure it came with the touring screen? That one is actually two sizes bigger than the fly screen. BMW makes the tiny fly screen, a medium sized sport screen, and the "swoopy" touring screen. I liked the touring screen on mine. I also had a Laminar Lip that attached to the touring screen for even more wind protection. It worked well, but I only put it on for long trips because I didn't like the look.

 

Here's a photo of the touring screen on the bike:

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And here's picture of the tank wings. I didn't have them, but I have heard good things about them. As with the laminar lip, I'm not crazy about the look but if it works...

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Good luck!

 

Mike

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Thanks Mike - yep, that's the screen she has. Terri (my GF) needs something even larger. The concern is purely functional, as we're planning a cross country trip and she wants some serious protection for those long days in the saddle.

 

-MKL

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Shawnee Bill
Thanks Mike - yep, that's the screen she has. Terri (my GF) needs something even larger. The concern is purely functional, as we're planning a cross country trip and she wants some serious protection for those long days in the saddle.

 

-MKL

If you have a shield much higher than that you'll be looking through it instead of over it. Most prefer looking over rather than through a shield.

I've found that all the protection I need is the force of the wind knocked off of my upper body and head.

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You may want to check into the Laminar Lip, you can buy it for less than $100 new. It might suit the need for temporary extra protection quite well. I really like the hand guards on mine too.

 

As you get a bigger shield you will have more back pressure and buffeting. She might actually be more fatigued by back pressure over a few hours than by leaning into the wind with a smaller shield. The wind sort of holds you up at just the right angle on the R. Just a thought.

 

If you are comparing the wind protection of the R with the RT you will never be happy with the R. I kept adding more protection to the R until I finally switched to the RT. Now, of course, I miss lots of things about the R. I need multiple bikes!

 

Have a great time on the trip,

 

Mike

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