So, it seems I'm trying to build my 1998 R1100R into an RT. I bought some cases and mounting brackets and a Cee Bailey windscreen. This is my first bike so I'm trying to accessorize it so that it is functional for me. I read this and a few other forums to try to learn from the experience of others but I'm still having some trouble with the windscreen.
I'm 6'4 and I have the seat adjusted to the highest position on the bike. I ordered the Cee Bailey with +5 in height and +2 in width. I got the coverage I wanted but at speed, the turbulance to my head is significant. 60mph and higher I get buffeted like I'm in a boxing match with Mike Tyson. Well, not hard blows but consistent enough that I really have blurred vision.
I have tried canting the screen out further by shimming the top supports and then tried it the other way by shimming the bottom supports and giving it a bit more rake but the buffeting remains. I talked to the production manager at Cee Bailey and he suggested that first of all, they will stand behind their product. No matter what I want done with the windscreen, they will do it. He suggested I tape some cardboard to the top of the screen to see if it needed to be taller. Then he suggested that they would either make a new screen for me or modify the one I had already purchased.
I'm very impressed with their response. After making the screen taller with the cardboard, I'm convinced that unless there's a significant addition to the top of the screen, the turbulance will persist. When I sit on the bike, the top of the screen is about at my chin. Is that where these screens should be? If I move to a K bike with a fairing, will the screen be in a similar position? Is there turbulance of note on these bikes as well?
I rode over 300 miles without the windscreen today and can't decide if the wind w/o the screen is worse than enduring the turbulance. It's mighty windy on that naked bike!!
Thanks in advance for your feedback,