pointed out the options and asked for some advice: "
Im a tall (6-4) rider, and Im looking at replacement/substitute
windshields for my R11RT to give me more protection and
less wind noise at highway speeds. As I understand it, I
have three options:
The BMW tall windshield
(BMW Part Number 51 31 1 469 658)
right. Personally, I prefer and use the aeroflow on my RT.
6-4", Jeff Dean <email@example.com>
has extensively used Aeroflows windshield and BMWs
+2" tall windshield on his RTs. "They both have
their advantages," he says. "Aeroflows shield
gives better and more complete coverage, but at a modest
cost in mileage. I guess that the latter is in the 2 MPG
range. The BMW shield gives less coverage and more head
buffeting, but also gives better mileage. I am currently
using BMWs shields predominantly, but I can and do
mount Aeroflows in cold weather. I bought extra windshield
mounting hardware so it is easy to change back and forth."
"Griz" Murray" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
replied that the Aeroflow is the way to go. " Now you
have the right idea, but only $174.95 +S&H Order direct
flip up edges help out in the Cold weather, also keep the
noise out... Is like Night and Day between the BMW screen
and the AreoFlow, I don't get bugs on my visor unless I
am doing some serious cornering!!! Yes the AeroFlow with
more protection will be hotter in the summer, just means
you ride faster!!!
B Martin <email@example.com>
says " I used a parabellum on my R11RT for about 3
months, took it off and sold it replaced with a tall BMW
shield, which I have used for 1 ½ years. The Parabellum
was only 4mm thick where as the BMW is 6mm thick. the parabellum
required spacers to keep it from rubbing the faring in the
center at the bottom of the shield. I have several friends
that are using the Aeroflow and are very happy. The extra
width does not appeal to me as I prefer the air movement
during the summer.
who stands 5'11" tall, really likes his Parabellum:
"I purchased the clear +4" version for my 1997
R1100RT. On the road, I always had the stock windscreen
fully deployed, yet still had slipstream intercepting the
top of my helmet unless I hunched over uncomfortably. The
slipstream noise resulted in wearing earplugs on lengthier
trips. Now I only have to deploy the Parabellum about 50%
to get the slipstream to go completely over my head and
the noise is greatly reduced. There is a small but tolerable
amount of side breeze, but I experienced that with the BMW
screen too. I commute to work with the morning temperature
in the mid-30's and have no need for face shield or balaclava.
The thinner plastic is not an issue with me. The rubber-backed
mounting washers aren't only for spacing, but also reduce
possible stress fracturing at the mounting points."
P. Neet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
has the Aeroflow: "I am 6'9" tall. With a Russell
seat, I sit slightly higher than stock. I added the Aeroflow
windshield, which moved the flow from my chest to my head,
not an acceptable result. I added SAENG edging to Aeroflow
and moved the flow up to my forehead/helmet. That works
for me. I strongly recommend that anyone going this route
purchase approximately 5' of the SAENG edging, and wrap
it all the way down the sides to where the windshield passes
the bodywork. There are little metal clips inside edging.
Be sure to crimp these down. Believe me, retrieving the
edging as it flies off over your head at 85 mph is a good
test of reflexes!"