Moose Racing Adventure Windscreen BMW F650GS/F800GS
I ride a 2013 BMW F800GS. After reading countless reviews I thought this was the solution to my wind buffeting, bugs and noise issues. Not if you wear an Arai XD-4 helmet! I'm about 5'08" and the visor is the cause of some of my problems. I can grab the visor and it stops the vibration from the wind. I can put my hand above the wind screen and it stops completely. Besides the visor it still directs the bugs right into my face shield.This wind screen needs another 2 to 4 inches to solve my problems. The good news is I only paid $57 with my Rezilla points. The bad news is I used my points on something that doesn't work for me!
January 6, 2015
Bought for the price
I don't normally do this, but I bought this windscreen for the sole reason of its price. Other windscreens for my 2012 F650GS go for $125, $180, $280, and even over $800 - for what amounts to a piece of plastic. So for about $70 this is the cheapest thing out there.
Installation was a snap. I removed the 6 screws holding the factory windscreen in place, put on this windscreen and replaced the 6 screws. Everything lined up fine, took 5-10 minutes including finding the right torx bit.
My factory screen was 10" to the highest peaks, measured from the top of the headlight. There was a dip in the middle which was shorter (9"?). I bought the +4" version, and it is exactly 4" taller - it measures 14" to the top of the windscreen from the top of the headlight.
I bought this new screen to raise the windblast from my mid-to-upper chest up above my jacket, and this does just that. I no longer get cold on cold days because of air seeping through the upper part of my jacket. I'm 6'4", and I see over top of this windscreen just fine, but even if you were shorter by many inches I don't think it would be a problem - you'll still be able to see over it no problem. If you are REALLY short, it is less distorted to see through than the factory windshield. However if that is a concern then you might consider the +2" version. But unless you are on the bottom end of the 5' range, I think the +4" version would be best.
Last couple notes - I do have handguards on my bike, and Hippo Hands around them. The hippo hands just touch the windscreen at lock, but no interference. I think they touched the factory screen as well. Also, the screen is pretty thick (thicker than factory), but due to the extra height and also because it doesn't have the ridges for stiffness, it does vibrate at the top a bit. It's not necessarily due to airflow, mine even vibrates a bit at idle just because things on motorcycles vibrate. No big deal.
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December 26, 2014
Great windshield for F800GS
First, I was very impressed that the windshield arrived in California in just two days.
I quickly installed the windshield and took a test ride. I was again very impressed that the extra 4 inches takes most of the wind over my head. There is still a slight amount of head pressure but much less than the stock windshield. It is now very comfortable at freeway speeds. A big change.
The little bit of top edge vibration at speed should be expected and is not an issue
May 26, 2014
Very good product
This shield fits well on the 2013 BMW F700GS, when you purchase from BMW the optional bracket 77338531603. The quality and finish are very nice and I would heartily recommend this product. Revzilla shipping was very fast and it arrived very quickly due to the awesomeness of the Revzilla order fulfillment specialists.
June 18, 2013
If you are looking for a cheap solution
The windscreen is 4.1mm thick compared to 3.9mm stock. The build quality is good and there are no rough edges. It is about 6" taller than stock (I ordered the +4").
I wear a Schuberth S2 helmet, I am 5'6" with 30" inseam. This windscreen was better than stock only upto 40mph, very little wind buffeting. Over 40mph specially at highway speeds, the wind buffeting was as bad as stock. The top edge of the windscreen also vibrates at highway speeds.
April 15, 2013
Finally my windscreen issues are solved!!
I tried various tall windshields for my 2012 BMW F650GS twin, including the F800GS tall windshield, Givi, etc. None of them stopped wind buffeting or helmet (Nolan N85) noice (I am 5'6" with 30" in seem). This being relatively a cheaper windscreen in he market, I actually didn't have much hope when I bought it. But it surprisingly did the job. There is very little wind noice and I can clearly hear the sound of the engine even at 100kmph now. Bike holds steady even upto 150kmh. I am not sure of the durability of the product yet since its hardly 2 weeks since I purchased it. But I am happy so far.
March 25, 2013