Puig Touring Windscreen BMW G650GS 2011-2016
Do not buy this!
The other negative reviews are correct. The supplied hardware does not solidly mount this windshield and IT WILL come off while riding. This is dangerous and I'm surprised revzilla is still selling this. Should we really need to go get our own hardware for this to work??
April 10, 2016
You need to supply your own installation hardware
I'm always apprehensive to trust other people's reviews when they say there were issues with installation since you never know another person's mechanical aptitude on these reviews. Let me start out by saying I was a machinist for 11 years, I'm an engineer, and I've rebuilt the majority of the vehicles I've owned.
The bike specific installation hardware that comes with this kit can not and does not work. Plain and simple. I'm not saying that it "might" come off at 80 mph. I'm saying the limit for the hardware is probably under 10mph. As a test - when I applied less than a 1/2 pound of force to the top of the windscreen, it popped right off the bike.
The issue is the cylindrical rubber bushings that have a threaded metal insert which are meant to be the friction based anchoring points. The metal inserts are in no way bonded to the bushing and simply slide out of the rubber when you torque the screws down to somewhere in the fraction of a foot-pound of force neighborhood.
The windscreen itself is great, but you will need to roll your own harware to mount it. Not terribly difficult, but it's $6-7 and a trip to the hardware store. It's pretty sad and frustrating that this made it to market.
June 1, 2015
Terrible mounting hardware. DANGEROUS!
This is the first and only product I will be ordering from Revzilla. The mounting hardware DOES NOT secure the windshield to the base. I installed the windshield per the instructions. Took it for a test drive and the windshield came undone at 50mph. I nearly had an accident. The grommets and mounting hardware are junk. Unfortunately Revzilla does not back their product. Per their return policy, I can not return the product. I plan on fighting this because this is a defective product test drive or no test drive. Revzilla is either going to send me some mounting hardware that works or I will be protesting the sale and purchase through my credit card company.
June 19, 2014
Looks good and well made
Good quality part, Easy install on my 2011 G650GS. Uses the stock mounting points and goes on in 10 minutes. Looks great on the bike.
May 18, 2014
Good value for money.
This shield is good value for money compared to the BMW tall one, however it's not without some issues. The four rubber grommet screws that attach the shield to base shield are poorly designed. Once the shield was attached to the base I was able to with slight pressure push on the shield just to simulate some wind pressure and the shield popped out of the location holes together with the rubber grommets. I tried different tension on all grommets however the internal thread just pulled through and didn't offer any tightness.
To solve the problem I cut four small bolts to size that went through the grommets and attached washers and nuts, I was then able to tension up, which expanded the grommet and finally locking the shield down tight on the base shield.
The shield now works perfectly and I'm a happy biker, not being buffered as I was with the original shield.
February 10, 2014
I purchased this windshield to get rid of the wind buffeting caused by the stock windshield. I am 5'8" tall and the stock windscreen deflected wind directly into my face. This windscreen made a huge difference. I ride with it in the high position during winter months to help keep more wind off me and in the low position in the summer time. Which is still higher than stock .
December 24, 2013
Night and day over stock
The stock wind screen is a postage stamp.
Much less wind in the face can leave my visor up till I get up to freeway speed.
September 23, 2013
Best windscreen i've ever had!
I love the windscreen, it looks great on the bike and I like how you can adjust it. Overall, the windscreen is perfect and I would recommend this product to anyone with a G650GS.
May 24, 2013