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    07 F650GS Windshield Upgrade?

    Just bought an 07 F650GS and looking to replace the sorry excuse for a windshield that came on the bike. Any suggestions as to what is good and what to avoid for one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by runnr548 View Post
    Just bought an 07 F650GS and looking to replace the sorry excuse for a windshield that came on the bike. Any suggestions as to what is good and what to avoid for one?
    Go here:

    http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/c...h_model=bm-036

    Pick either the 2412 or 2413.
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    The stock Dakar windshield looks like it is a lot more protection than the stock F650GS windshield. I replaced mine a couple years ago with a tall touring replacement from ZTechnik mainly because the curled lip at the top of the stock Dakar windshield produces buffeting at highway speed.

    It is a big improvement over the stock windshield and eliminated the buffeting.

    I am 6'2" though, so it does not keep me completely out of the wind, it hits me about the top of the visor, but worth the upgrade.

    I bought from a BMW dealer. They told me that ZTechnik makes a lot of the OEM windshields for BMW. Looks to my like they only make replacements for BMW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gblawler View Post
    The stock Dakar windshield looks like it is a lot more protection than the stock F650GS windshield. I replaced mine a couple years ago with a tall touring replacement from ZTechnik mainly because the curled lip at the top of the stock Dakar windshield produces buffeting at highway speed.

    It is a big improvement over the stock windshield and eliminated the buffeting.

    I am 6'2" though, so it does not keep me completely out of the wind, it hits me about the top of the visor, but worth the upgrade.

    I bought from a BMW dealer. They told me that ZTechnik makes a lot of the OEM windshields for BMW. Looks to my like they only make replacements for BMW.
    ZTechnik is a sub brand of National Cycle. National Cyccle made the OEM touring shield for the R1150R, and several others too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by runnr548 View Post
    Just bought an 07 F650GS and looking to replace the sorry excuse for a windshield that came on the bike. Any suggestions as to what is good and what to avoid for one?
    Visit the Chain Gang site (www.f650.com) They have reviews of several different wind screens and many other accessories. Great site for maintenance info as well.

    My wife has a Wunderlich screen on her 07, and has some of the Saeng Micro Swirl on it as well. She's been happy with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by runnr548 View Post
    Just bought an 07 F650GS and looking to replace the sorry excuse for a windshield that came on the bike. Any suggestions as to what is good and what to avoid for one?
    Ermax is an awesome shield.
    Bye bye 2006 F650 GS for a 2011 F650 GS.

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    Cool Thanks to all!

    There are a lot of resources out there and we are checking them out. Thank you all for your input!

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    I just ordered the Madstad system for my 07 Dakar.

    It looks to be a great system, adjustable etc. I just hate buffeting, currently using the 20" CeeBaily, its pretty good but I would like more.
    Here is a link to Madstad.

    http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.2125/.f

    Should have it this week sometime. I will report back on the results once installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manybikes View Post
    I just ordered the Madstad system for my 07 Dakar.
    I looked at that system when I was shopping for a "winter" shield for my Dakar. I tried both Ztechnik touring shields and settled on the low touring screen (purchased used). Personally, I am ready to try the Ermax.

    I couldn't bear the idea of breaking a $300 screen in a get off...

    ride what you've got; enjoy the road you're on!

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    Installed the Madstad system last week.
    Well worth the money if you want the best in protection, very little buffeting and the adjustable feature is excellent.

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    I added additional wind fences to the sides, it made a big difference in reducing noise and turbulence.

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    Another great feature is that the windshield itself is attached with wing nuts which makes for quick and easy removal for cleaning. Also very easy to adjust lower for the "off road" days.

    IMHO it is by far the best out there if you want "visor up" comfortable riding.

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    Plus the ZTechnik comes in 2 heigths IIRC.
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