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New screen

Woohoo! I bought myself a new factory screen and thought I would show it off. Lol.

I don't know how long BMW will keep making them and thought I'd better get one now before they become NLA.

The old one was pretty scratched and was the worst part of the bike appearance wise. I tried going aftermarket but the two I tried suffered from poor quality and they were pretty flimsy.

Yes I know they are not necessarily the best screen aerodynamically but I am trying to keep the bike original.



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Old 04-09-2020, 08:12 PM
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That looks great!

Has anyone tried to resurface a wind screen with a headlight lens resurfacing kit, like the ones 3M makes? I was impressed with how well the kit worked on my headlight lens.
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I started polishing mine. I started with a test patch. It appears to have a film on the surface that is hard to polish. 20 minutes of work had a 4 inch squared section where the surface looked better but not perfect. The actual polycarbonate was cloudy and I deemed it not worth the effort. If it was tinted it may have come up better but being clear it was still hazy



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I tried polishing my screen (F800S) a few years ago. Did not come out well. I ended up taking it to a specialist who got it a little bit clearer but the material does not lend itself well to polishing.
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Agreed. There are a couple of YouTube videos out there that have come to the same conclusion.

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It seemed that back when they designed this bike everything was aesthetically pleasing, from the front windscreen to the very end of it with the twin under seat exhaust pipes.

I'm sure there are better aftermarket screens available as for protection, but still these look very nice. You just want to barely snug the little screws so you don't put cracks in it.
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Wow...that looks really good. Damn. Now I want one.
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I was soooooooo careful doing them up and making sure the support washers were fitted correctly.

I found if you looked at the reflection around the fastener as you did it up you could see when distortion was occurring due to over tightening.

It now lives under a cover with a towel around it. Next thing will be working out how to wash it without scratching as I have never had a new screen before or even and never a new bike.

Gentle soapy water and a clean rag I imagine


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Wow...that looks really good. Damn. Now I want one.
I've wanted it for ages. The bike is in fantastic condition but the screen let it down. It was a big decision at 350 Aussie dollars (222 USD). Hang it I thought. If I buy it at least I will have something nice to stare at when lockdown happens...... plus if they stopped making them and I missed out I would have kicked myself.
As it was the box arrived from Germany with a heavy layer of dust on it so I guess it was still old stock.

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If you get to Tas I've got a Winter screen
https://www.gumtree.com.au/m-my-ad.html?adId=1143821407
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If you get to Tas I've got a Winter screen
https://www.gumtree.com.au/m-my-ad.html?adId=1143821407
Hello Phil,

I've been watching that on gumtree for more than a year! It looks good. I'm surprised it hasn't sold.

If the boxer cup was my only bike like my old r1100s was I would definately want it. Since retirement the stable has gone from 2 bikes to 10 (and the wife still talks to me) so the BCR doesn't have to be the do-everything bike anymore. I keep it for sunny day rides where a big screen isn't necessary.

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Had to smile at your post ,bikes ? iím Currently on 6 and retired....so yes my 1100s is also down the food chain,re screens been all around the houses and some years ago settled back on the stock low screen and sourced a couple of originals long time back.
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Had to smile at your post ,bikes ? iím Currently on 6 and retired....so yes my 1100s is also down the food chain,re screens been all around the houses and some years ago settled back on the stock low screen and sourced a couple of originals long time back.
Hiya Chris. Good to hear from someone who understands the complexity of owning lots of bikes. 9 out of ten are registered to ride on the road so it gets a little expensive but luckily where I live the cost drops about 75% when a bike reaches 25 years old. Most of my bikes are 25 years or older. I can't wait for the boxer cup to get there.

Even key management is a PITA especially when just about every bike has panniers and some have a top box too (edit: just worked out I have 16 panniers and 4 top boxes - most are stores under the house out of the sight of the wife thankfully)


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..but luckily where I live the cost drops about 75% when a bike reaches 25 years old...
Yes, I'm waiting for the S1000rr to get there!

I hope I still enjoy it when I'm 92
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Hi Feisty, Chris Canning
Isn't retirement fun You guys must have huge sheds! I'm down to 2 bikes atm and 1 unique JDM WRX STI S204, (another boxer) one of 600 built and only one in Australia. (investment) Money in the bank is worthless!
Thank god for pensioner registration discounts (1 bike & 1 car) each and limited use insurance
Screen makes another wall ornament..limited market here in Tassie and been reluctant to post.
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Yes, I'm waiting for the S1000rr to get there!



I hope I still enjoy it when I'm 92
Pmsl. A mate said that to me a while ago. He said you know that you will be 75 by the time that reaches club plates... I suddenly felt old and I am only 55 lol.

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Hi Feisty, Chris Canning

Isn't retirement fun You guys must have huge sheds! I'm down to 2 bikes atm and 1 unique JDM WRX STI S204, (another boxer) one of 600 built and only one in Australia. (investment) Money in the bank is worthless!

Thank god for pensioner registration discounts (1 bike & 1 car) each and limited use insurance

Screen makes another wall ornament..limited market here in Tassie and been reluctant to post.
Seriously awesome collection you have there mate. Almost my dream collection. At the moment my dream would be to have one bike with ohlins fitted and you have two. Now that's just greedy. Lol.

Shed? Now I am laughing. I wish. Carport and a workshop that is too small to work in and a house with no access to the rear for vehicles. I buy my bike covers in bulk!

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Never managed to get the last acquired bike on the list on here a KTMGT,my collection has just appeared... over the years because I havenít sold a bike in the last 20.

Oh how the key thing made me laugh with 3 other cars and a van itís a real ball ache...

The only good thing about this Corona lockdown the house is getting plenty of TLC with a lick of paint rather than working on bikes or cars which is the norm.
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Ah. Painting the house. The activity of last resort in these weird times.

I bought up big expecting a total lockdown before Europe was closed for business so I have lots to do.

My last four bikes have come from my version of adventure riding. Find a cheap bike a long way away, buy it sight unseen and then try to make it home via every dirt road on the map. The longest trip so far is 3000km on an r1100gs. The last trip was 2000km for an f650 funduro. I made it to within 300km of home when the sprag clutch on the starter went. Then our version of the AA kicked in and paid for my accommodation, towing and the hire car to get home. I love my life

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I only have a 1.5 car garage with a single garage door..
I currently fit 12 bikes (3 are out of photo) in garage with room to fit at least another two.





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