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#942944 - 09/17/15 02:20 PM Re: WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+ [Re: WERKS Parts]  
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How do I determine what height shield to buy? I'm 6ft tall but short body and long arms and legs, probably sit more like a normal 5'10" guy in height. I ride with the OEM shield at least half way up. Thanks.

#942961 - 09/17/15 06:31 PM Re: WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+ [Re: ehc0720]  
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If you are on the stock seat, you will want the 24" standard shield. Don't compare the 24" or 26" height with other brands or the stock shield, in use it acts like a much taller shield than you would assume.

#943062 - 09/18/15 08:39 PM Re: WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+ [Re: WERKS Parts]  
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Are you going to have demos available for pre 2013 R1200RTs in Harrison at the RA rally?


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#943064 - 09/18/15 09:01 PM Re: WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+ [Re: Edgar]  
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I will be at the BMW RA rally in Harrison, Arkansas. But I do not have a pre 2014 RT windshield to offer for demo or sale. Yet. I will be looking at those models VERY closely to see what is similar and what it would take to build a Quiet Ride model for earlier RT's. I WILL have demo Quiet Ride windshields available for 2014 and newer RT's at the Rally. Or if you want to stop by the shop!

#945138 - 10/09/15 05:21 AM Re: WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+ [Re: realshelby]  
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Evening Terry
I have decided to purchase a windshield from you, i'm 6'1'' with a 34 inch inseam, i prefer to have the shield just below my eyesight.. So 24 26 26 inch for me?
Thanks
Dave Wanamaker
dave.wanamaker@gmal.com

#945154 - 10/09/15 12:05 PM Re: WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+ [Re: rcklindave]  
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Dave, at 6'1" with a 34" inseam you probably don't have a Torso any taller than me. So, it comes down to the seat. If on the stock seat, and plan to stay with it, I would recommend the 24" height. If on an aftermarket seat, especially if it sits noticeably taller than the stock seat, then there are times when you might prefer the 26" height. Such as when you might have the aftermarket seat in the "high" position while on long rides and running at higher speeds. You cannot go wrong with either height, the advantage of the 24" is that it will go low enough that you will get wind on your face when wanted ( to clear rain from a shield or driving in slow traffic ), advantage of the 26" is that it will be ever so slightly better at high speeds if you would otherwise be running the 24" near all the way up. I rode back from the RA rally in Harrison with my seat in the high position into a headwind. I had the 24" all the way up ( I can still see over it with the seat in the high position) and it done well, as it actually stays smooth all the way up unlike some others I tested. But I couldn't help thinking the 26" would have been perfect!

#945161 - 10/09/15 02:44 PM Re: WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+ [Re: WERKS Parts]  
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Thanks Terry
just sent in my order for the 26 inch
Thank you for the reply

#945485 - 10/14/15 12:51 AM Re: WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+ [Re: WERKS Parts]  
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GET THIS WINDSHIELD!!!!
I bought a CalSci thinking that it would be better than the almost perfect stock shield, but it wasn't, for a bunch of reasons. So I left for our cross country trip with the OEM shield that worked pretty well.
When I returned I decided to shoot Terry a couple of emails about his shield. I put it on today and took a little ride on the highway at 80-90 mph......AND.......are you kidding me? This thing is PERFECT!!!! And it takes a lot to get me to admit to things like this.
Specs- 24" - trust me, I don't see who would benefit from the 26" you'd have to be like 6'8" Why?
Because I'm about 6ft tall, long torso, using a RDL (clone) saddle with sheepskin set to the high position.
The blast at middle position is a good 8" above my helmet....that's at the middle spot (see 2nd pic)!!
The high position just pushes the blast up and over higher and I just barely look above the top, I'm sure I would look through with seat in Low.
OK, anywhere from middle to low just smoothly moves the wind blast down my helmet (Arai, Full face with brow vents) so that I'm able to put the air anywhere I like from the top vent to brow vent to chin vent....talk about controlling ventalation!!
The low postition just give full blast on chest and creates some side buffeting....which I expected....it was very windy today!
This would be great for backroad blasting where the stock shield tended to get in the line of sight if it was anywhere near a optimal postition.
Bottom line---The people at Werks really did their homework and designed and built a perfect shield for the RTW's. I only wish I had this thing BEFORE leaving on our 12,500 mile trip!
Not to mention the perfect hole alignments--not so with CalSci (I stripped a hole trying to get a screw in) and great clarity (again, CS sucked--It always looked hazy and an eariler one scratched easily)...JUST MY OPINION..YMMV!
Thanks Terry,
A very satified customer. You should be seeing an order from my riding partner soon....I hope he forgives me for convincing him to buy the CalSci--he took his off before the trip too!


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http://tricklidz.blogspot.com/ (FOR STUFF FOR SALE, ETC.)
click this link for info on my RT for sale- http://06bmwforsale.blogspot.com/
#945486 - 10/14/15 12:53 AM Re: WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+ [Re: WERKS Parts]  
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2015 R1200RT
http://lidzduc.blogspot.com/
http://tricklidz.blogspot.com/ (FOR STUFF FOR SALE, ETC.)
click this link for info on my RT for sale- http://06bmwforsale.blogspot.com/
#945495 - 10/14/15 03:01 AM Re: WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+ [Re: WERKS Parts]  
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2015 R1200RT
http://lidzduc.blogspot.com/
http://tricklidz.blogspot.com/ (FOR STUFF FOR SALE, ETC.)
click this link for info on my RT for sale- http://06bmwforsale.blogspot.com/
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