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#940227 - 08/18/15 11:00 PM WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+  
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Seeking a quieter ride on your new RT? Especially at speed in heavy traffic, headwinds, crosswinds? Introducing the WERKS Quiet Ride windshield! After months of working on this and over 2000 miles trying several prototypes I have the best performing windshield I have ridden behind.
There are two sizes, 24" tall and 26" tall and I believe these will cover 95% of riders. This shield will be well below the eye to shield level of other brands and simply does not need to be as tall as they are. Function was first, aesthetics second, but I found the shorter shields add to the looks of the bike. Not having the outer ears of the stock shield sticking up higher when in the working position is much nicer to see also. Take a look at the pictures and please check out complete information on the website. I look forward to hearing from you!

24" tall $190 plus $37 flat rate shipping.
26" tall $200 plus $37 flat rate shipping.

Order using the information form and mention BMW Sport Touring ( so I can send an invoice with discounted cost ) and I will offer these here for $30 off standard prices above through the end of August! Members here only. WERKS Parts LLC owned by forum member "realshelby"

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#940238 - 08/19/15 12:50 AM Re: WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+ [Re: WERKS Parts]  
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Looks very nice. What is it made of and how are the optics?


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Made of aircraft grade cast acrylic. This material has very good optics. There are a couple pics on the website looking through the screen. You really cannot tell it has a curve at the top. But that isn't as important on this screen, you won't be looking through the screen near as much as you would other screens. It does its job from a much lower position, below what your eyes are focusing on while riding down the road.

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The first picture has a "Made in USA" stamped into the screen. This is one of the prototype windshields and the USA logo was an experiment. Too large! Production units will have very small text with brand and company and DOT number.

#940280 - 08/19/15 01:27 PM Re: WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+ [Re: WERKS Parts]  
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Is the mold set up for just 2014 models, or can it be retrofitted for an '09 RT?


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#940283 - 08/19/15 01:46 PM Re: WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+ [Re: The Rocketman]  
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Originally Posted By: The Rocketman
Is the mold set up for just 2014 models, or can it be retrofitted for an '09 RT?


The "mold" is specific to the 2014 and newer models. One thing I don't want to do is make cookie cutter windshields. It may be possible to tweak this screen to fit the earlier RT's, but I won't put my brand on it till I have one here and put miles and miles on it to see how it performs. So don't expect one in the near future. A lot will depend on how this model is received.

#940286 - 08/19/15 02:09 PM Re: WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+ [Re: WERKS Parts]  
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In response to some questions on another thread...
This windshield is not as much like the Aeroflow for the Oilheads as it might look. It is wide, and not so tall as other brands. The Aeroflow was a quiet windshield but was too thin for one thing. Mine developed cracks and had to be retired! I do think this windshield compliments the bike, but that was not my priority.

WERKS Quiet Ride windshields are made of very high quality cast acrylic plastic. It is what is used in the aviation industry for certain applications, but that is more of a marketing term. It is far advanced from Plexiglass. This acrylic has better optical quality than other plastics. It is uncoated, because it is much harder than polycarbonate. Polycarbonate must be coated as it scratches very easily otherwise. These coatings work well, but have shown to break down after many years of use. If you scratch this coating and the screen below it, there is no way to polish it out. If you do get light scratching in the acrylic, it is very easy to polish out. This keeps the screen bright and clear. Even bad scratches can be made to look better if not completely removed. The WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields have DOT approval.

The "Made in USA" logo is not going to be on production units. That picture is a prototype unit. There will be a small font brand, and the required DOT number/logo. Probably about 1 1/8" wide x 1/2" tall. Depending on success, I may look into a decal type product to install on the backside of the screen to cover up ugly water spots that are hard to get to!

The WERKS Quiet Ride Windshield was developed by me at my shop in Texas. I would work on shapes, actually cutting out parts and adding parts to various areas to see what they would act like. Then I would send that back to the partner that is building these and they would make a windshield like I had laid out. Several of these were done. We fine tuned the appearance on the last couple, without effecting performance. A custom plastics manufacturer in California will be manufacturing the product. For now they will ship direct from there.

#942080 - 09/07/15 05:40 PM Re: WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+ [Re: WERKS Parts]  
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Been riding all weekend around Arkansas and Missouri with the new shield. I think it's a keeper so far. No rain yet but that might change before I get home tomorrow 👍


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On this site, and only this site, I am extending the $30 off offer! You MUST use the contact form on the website, or e-mail me so I can send an invoice with corrected pricing terry@werksparts.com . PayPal buttons on site will stay full price, but I will make refunds if notified about the discount. Please mention BMWST, BMWRT, or BMW Sport Touring or close to that so I'll know where you are coming from.

This price is good through September 2015 unless posted differently here.

#942571 - 09/14/15 12:15 AM Re: WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+ [Re: WERKS Parts]  
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Any feedback yet as to how it affects the passenger?

My RT is a 2012, so I couldn't use this anyway, but my stock windshield, as well as a Cee Bailey's, work fine for me, but the "still-air pocket" collapses right on my passenger, really beating her up. I have the extra-low seat and low suspension, which, I'm sure, aggravates the problem.


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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.

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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
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#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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[img]https://www.flickr.com/photos/15514447@N07/21530670453/in/album-72157659403286960/[/img]


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#945496 - 10/14/15 03:06 AM Re: WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+ [Re: WERKS Parts]  
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Here's the Werks shield in the low, middle and uppermost position. It's the 24 inch model.

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#947758 - 11/16/15 11:35 AM Re: WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+ [Re: TrickLidz]  
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Wow-the difference is impressive
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#947777 - 11/16/15 05:21 PM Re: WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+ [Re: WERKS Parts]  
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Eagerly awaiting development of this for my '09RT before I waste more money trying Cee Bailey.


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#948287 - 11/25/15 05:59 PM Re: WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+ [Re: The Rocketman]  
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Originally Posted By: The Rocketman
Eagerly awaiting development of this for my '09RT before I waste more money trying Cee Bailey.


Yes, please, please, pretty please do a pre-2010 version. I've got a few miles on my '09 RT and would love to upgrade! I plan on putting a bunch more miles on before retiring this wonderful steed.


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Got mine on the bike Monday, but Tuesday was the only day to ride with it. Did some speeds up to 80 on I285 (got to love the variable speed signs especially when two across from each other display different speeds) and the buffeting is so much less than the stock shield I am not sure what BMW was thinking.

For lower speeds I can keep the shield much lower to the bike and ride open visor when needed. However I am curious how this will work out in summer

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WERKS Quiet Ride is now available in a 22" and 28" tall versions. This is in addition to the standard 24" and the taller 26" initially offered. We are also now offering a light tint option on ALL sizes. I find this tint blocks some road glare, day and night. That bright spot of headlights right in front of the bike isn't where I am looking while cruising down interstates and the light tint seems to help that. You don't look through a WERKS Quiet Ride, so the tint isn't reducing vision out ahead at all. It gives the bike a finished look, takes your eye away from the ugly dash area behind the windshield.

26" tall tinted version:



tint compared to clear:


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One of the questions about the Quiet Ride that I didn't address much early on was how they work for a passenger.

I had a 27.5" tall V Stream on the RT, the last aftermarket/modified screen I used before developing the Quiet Ride, and it still gave the passenger significant buffeting. We have bluetooth communicators and the wind noise from turbulence was about all I would hear from her microphone. With the V STream up where I was looking through it it was a little better for her, but I simply do NOT like to look through a screen on a bike.

With the Quiet ride I hear very little wind hitting the microphone. The passenger now thinks the RT is better than the V STrom to ride on! Much less buffeting for her. I tried the Quiet Ride up high thinking it would be better for her, in fact it was not. Turns out the position close to where I normally would have it works for the passenger very well also.

I didn't test for passenger comfort, but is seems to do very well!

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Hi Terry,
Just placed my order! 24" tinted. next up, RDL seat. I read all your comments, and even though we are similar in height, here in NorCal, it can get pretty warm during the summer (but not humid like Texas!) and I like to have some air sometimes. Right now, w/ the stock screen all the way up, I have to duck just a bit to get into completely quiet air, so I'm confident your 24" windsheild will do the trick for me. Sorry, I submitted two forms, as I did not read the instructions well, and did not include my shipping address on the 1st submission.

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Got my Quiet Ride (shipped very quickly), and went out for a ride on this unseasonably warm day in the SF Bay Area. Hiway 9 and Skyline Blvd. This thing just flat works as advertised! The 24" works just right for me. It goes all quiet at about 75-80% up at speed, so I'm confident when I get an RDL, I'll be fine. In town, with it lowered, I get a nice cooling breeze in my face w/ my helmet visor up. Wow, I just can't believe the difference between this and the stock shield!

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Ok, I'm pondering this windshield but have a question or two.
Changed to a V-Stream from OEM. Much better, but not thrilled about the side curves which to me, would allow a copious amount of rain to bypass the protection of the shield. Opinion?

I've only a few thousand miles on this '15 RT, although I've had several prior as well as a handful of K's. Didn't like the K16 that much and the Cee Bailey shield helped, but there was still a wind management issue with K itself. After 30k miles, I was done with it and am back with the faithful RT.

I'm picky about windshields and am interested in an opinion as noted above.

PS, I'me slightly over 6', have a Rocky Mayer seat on high position and at times have my wife with me on X-country rides. 24 or 26? Really don't want to be in the position of wishing I had one or the other after having one or the other.

Thanks.

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I ran a NC V Stream for several thousand miles. I decided something better was in order and began working on the Quiet Ride. I can tell you that I am picky about a windshield and the Quiet Ride is significantly better all around than the V Stream. What I cannot tell you is how it does in rain. I don't expect a windshield to keep rain off me. There is simply too much room under the screen that allows water through to build a screen that lessens that. I like to ride with the screen lowered in heavy rain so the wind clears my visor. Beyond that I don't know how to describe how the Quiet Ride works in the rain.

I can tell you that the passenger will see a SIGNIFICANT improvement in noise and turbulence over the V Stream I was running ( tallest version ). You will likely be most satisfied with the 26" height.

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Good opinion. I'm leaning toward making the switch and am fussing with height. The V-stream is a tad over 25". I had a taller shield from CB on the K16gt which was better than stock, but was at the edge of acceptable on height as it was nearly eye level at the lowest level. I'll keep measuring and scratching.

The rain thing is important as I've done several X-country rides venturing into Mexico and going above the Great Lakes. I've always hit rain/sleet/hail/bee swarms somewhere along the way. When it's warm, it's no big deal, but when cold, the more water avoidance the better.

Funny note: I rode through the tail end of Katrina and the rain was so warm and tropical that I had to keep my face shield propped open a little with balls of duct tape to keep the inside from fogging. There was water running on both side of the shield so at that point the type of shield didn't matter.

Thanks for the opinion.

#968002 - 08/12/16 09:43 PM Re: WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for R 1200 RT 2014+ [Re: WERKS Parts]  
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I have a 2013 RT I just bought and dislike the stock shield. Will you be makeing shields for other BMWs?


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At this time we don't have plans to offer a Quiet Ride for the earlier model RT's.

#984646 - 04/12/17 02:53 PM Forum Donor Appreciation Sale! [Re: WERKS Parts]  
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Until the end of April 2017 WERKS Parts has an offer to show appreciation to those that have helped fund the site through recent donations. If your name is on the posted list of donors currently posted, we are offering a $30 discount off any Quiet Ride ordered!

It isn't too late to get on that list!

Either fill out the contact form on the Quiet Ride webpage HERE and mention your name as seen on the donor list, or send an e-mail to terry@werksparts.com and mention your donor name along with shipping, name, phone number and what size and clear or tint you are interested in. I will then e-mail an invoice with the discount. Invoice can be paid online with credit card or e-check.

Thank you all for helping spread the word about the WERKS Quiet Ride for the new RT's!

#984740 - 04/13/17 05:40 PM Re: Forum Donor Appreciation Sale! [Re: WERKS Parts]  
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Looking forward to my shield!

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#986363 - 05/02/17 09:59 PM Re: Forum Donor Appreciation Sale! [Re: WERKS Parts]  
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Just saw this ... I am on the "list" and wondered if possible to still get the $30 discount?


Ed Apelianbike
'16 R1200RTW - Platinum Bronze Metallic
'12 R1200GSA - Magma Red - (my 1150GS replacement)

All it takes is an open road and an open mind!
#986393 - 05/03/17 12:48 PM Re: Forum Donor Appreciation Sale! [Re: RTinNC]  
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Originally Posted By: RTinNC
Just saw this ... I am on the "list" and wondered if possible to still get the $30 discount?


Sure Ed! What's a couple days between friends!

#986394 - 05/03/17 12:54 PM Re: Forum Donor Appreciation Sale! [Re: WERKS Parts]  
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For the month of May, 2017 for BMWST members only I am offering a $20 discount off Quite Ride Windshield prices listed on the website.

I owe a lot to members here, and their support has made this venture worthwhile. In fact we are now being copied to a degree. So, I want to be sure members here have a price advantage. Just mention being a member of BMWST when you fill out the contact form beside the pricing on the Quiet Ride page. I'll e-mail an invoice for payment with credit card or e-check that shows the discount. If there is ANY question about what size to order, please call the number on the website or e-mail me terry@werksparts.com

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