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92'Bearkat 06-14-2007 12:29 PM

Windscreen for the R1200S ?
Anyone able to find an aftermarket windscreen ? I have a few scratches on mine already, would like to find a dark replacement.

ckcarr 06-14-2007 01:35 PM

Get the dark BMW screen like Roolooo ...

92'Bearkat 06-14-2007 02:01 PM

That is an option, but was hoping that there is an aftermarket piece out there. Came up with nothing on a google search.

schoolbusbob 06-14-2007 03:45 PM

Twisted Throttle will have an aftermarket one made by MRA in late July. Look for a pitchure of it on their web page when its in. Bob In gastonia.

NoCalRider 06-14-2007 04:17 PM

San Jose BMW has windscreens for the R1200S made by Zero Gravity. These were developed for the race bike through an exclusive partnership between San Jose BMW Racing and Zero Gravity. Send me a PM if you're interested in discussing the specific options.

FrankA 06-14-2007 07:46 PM

This dark windshield only cost me a little over $3.00.

FrankA 06-14-2007 08:05 PM

While on the subject of cheap mods, this license tag mod didn't cost anything at all.

RoLoo 06-14-2007 10:13 PM


Originally posted by ckcarr
Get the dark BMW screen like Roolooo ...
...I'm even thinking of having the (black) screen painted in high gloss black, just to get it darker...

...this is the standard black BMW screen...

FrankA 06-15-2007 04:38 AM

That's kinda what I did in the above photo, (yellow) only I shot the inside of the screen with a "semi-flat" giving it a mat finish on the inside and a gloss look on the outside.

RoLoo 06-15-2007 05:01 AM

...what kind of paint did you use ?

ckcarr 06-15-2007 05:12 AM

This bike, ... it's so shiny!

I've thought about that, but I may spring for the black seat instead. I'd been waiting for a Corbin or other aftermarket offering.

bikpaintr 06-15-2007 05:36 AM

I painted the inside of the windscreen on my Futura to get the black tint look. You can buy spray paint made specifically for plastics but I used a Krylon satin black engine enamel which I've found to be very durable. You need to clean & scuff the surface well for good adhesion but other then that there is no special prep. It's satin black on the inside but the outside has a mirror black look.

RoLoo 06-15-2007 05:46 AM

...a Futura...
...once I had one as a loaner for almost a week...

...and I think it was about the only Futura in Holland...
...very rare bikes...

RoLoo 06-15-2007 05:51 AM


Originally posted by ckcarr

1) This bike, ... it's so shiny!
2) but I may spring for the black seat instead

1) ...thanx CK ; after every ride I clean and (spray)wax it. And it never comes out in the rain, or in some kind of desert...

2) ...why black...?

throttlemeister 06-15-2007 06:03 AM

You sound like a Harley dude, spending more time cleaning and polishing than riding. Good thing we all know you have an RT to get the miles done rain or shine.

RoLoo 06-15-2007 06:13 AM

...this 'Harley dude' treats his RT in the same way... :)

throttlemeister 06-15-2007 06:16 AM

OMG! You're not serious are you? Did nobody ever tell you you're supposed to ride the thing, not clean it?

ckcarr 06-15-2007 06:51 AM


Originally posted by RoLoo
2) ...why black...?
The red seat was the one thing I never liked about it.

FrankA 06-15-2007 07:53 AM

Roloo, I used Krylon "semi-flat".

Actually, you don't have to scuff the inside surface before painting. Clean the screen well with soap and water and dry thoroughly. Mask off the outside of the screen trying not to touch the surface you are about to paint.

The trick is to just "dust" the surface with the first few coats allowing the paint to dry about 3-5 minutes between coats (The light dusting adheres well and gives you a rougher surface for future coats) After this I patiently apply light coats (still 3-5 minutes between) until I am happy with the coverage. After that I knock down any imperfections with a ruff cloth and then apply one last coat. I've done a few screens this way, it always looks great and I've never had a problem with the paint coming off.

For smooth coverage, always turn your can upside down and clear the nozzle between coats. In the end it will leave you with a can that has more paint than air pressure but it's worth the finished product.

92'Bearkat 06-15-2007 10:45 AM

I would have never thought of painting the inside, that is an option. Is that common?

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