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Offline Nick V

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I need to borrow a 2014-onward LC GS Adventure windscreen!
« on: June 24, 2014, 03:42:12 pm »
All Gauteng riders, I have a huge favour to ask...

Would anyone who owns a watercooled R1200GS Adventure (that is, 2014-onward models) be willing to lend me their windscreen for two or three days?

I want to have a straight replica of the screen made in acrylic or polycarbonate, but I can't borrow a new screen from any Gauteng BMW dealerships, as they say the bikes are leaving the dealership floors too fast.

Your screen will be returned to you in exactly the same condition as it left the bike - I promise!
Collection and delivery are on me, and I'm quite willing to leave a deposit with you if you'd like.
Are there any kind souls who would be willing to help out for a good cause? Please feel free to get in touch!
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Re: I need to borrow a 2014-onward LC GS Adventure windscreen!
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 06:40:19 pm »
At least buy your own screen if you intend ripping them off...
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Re: I need to borrow a 2014-onward LC GS Adventure windscreen!
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2014, 07:18:34 pm »
Where are you from,please update your profile?

What are you going to do with the replica screens?
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Re: I need to borrow a 2014-onward LC GS Adventure windscreen!
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2014, 09:19:53 pm »
At least buy your own screen if you intend ripping them off...
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Re: I need to borrow a 2014-onward LC GS Adventure windscreen!
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2014, 09:48:33 pm »
Amazing how quick some people are to jump to conclusions.  :patch:

Actually, you snagged me red-handed.  :-[ To answer the question: I intend to mount very stiff competition indeed to the BMW parts network by producing cheap knock-offs in the tens of thousands, and selling them overseas for US$90 each through a front company.
Then, when I've made my illicit fortune, I intend to buy shares in BMW, join the Illuminati, and retire on the back of everyone who ever saved their spare change to buy a GS Adventure.  :deal:

...Ah, but if only it really were that dramatic.
I only need one screen. Singular, not plural. And it'll be in a light tint, for my personal use.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2014, 09:49:47 pm by Nick V »
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Re: I need to borrow a 2014-onward LC GS Adventure windscreen!
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2014, 09:53:26 pm »
But, don't you have your own screen to use as a sample then?
 

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Re: I need to borrow a 2014-onward LC GS Adventure windscreen!
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2014, 10:02:56 pm »
Now that he has a profile I can see that he also has a GS and not a GSA :deal:

All that is missing is an intro :peepwall:
 

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Re: I need to borrow a 2014-onward LC GS Adventure windscreen!
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2014, 10:24:56 pm »
I have one that you can use.
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Re: I need to borrow a 2014-onward LC GS Adventure windscreen!
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2014, 08:15:40 am »
Draadwerk, yes. I have a 2013 GS.
After four of the previous-gen bikes (a 2006 GS, two 2009 GSAs and a 2010 GSA), I got really fond of the wind protection offered by the large GSA screens. And since both screens on the current GS / GSA use identical mountings (on the previous generation, the GSA screen had an additional, beefy reinforcing bar), I figure, why not?
I'm after that bit of additional wind deflection around the shoulders that I had on my previous GSAs.

Edd, you're a saint.  ;D I'll get in touch with you via PM.
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Re: I need to borrow a 2014-onward LC GS Adventure windscreen!
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2014, 09:07:55 am »
Please keep us updated on your progress- seems like something I might be interested in as well
 

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Re: I need to borrow a 2014-onward LC GS Adventure windscreen!
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2014, 05:49:53 pm »
Please keep us posted on the price and post a pic or two. I will most definitely be interested in one as well!!
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Re: I need to borrow a 2014-onward LC GS Adventure windscreen!
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2014, 05:56:32 pm »
Just remember I am a shareholder in this venture, he is using my screen as a mold.  :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Re: I need to borrow a 2014-onward LC GS Adventure windscreen!
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2014, 06:31:36 pm »
Edd, as I said: you're a saint.  ;D Many thanks to you and your son - not least for being willing to lend a screen to a complete stranger!
(I've extracted a promise that the screen will come back to me - and thence to you - unmarked.  ;) )

I originally got hold of Kenny from War Eagle Racing, thinking they would have a screen for the new GSA. As it turned out, he didn't - but he said he'd be more than happy to make me one if I could get him an original screen to take a negative mould from.
The screen went to WER early this morning, and Kenny says he's on the case.  :thumleft: So it shouldn't be too long until I have piccies to post.

Kenny told me the moulding isn't complicated at all, which will help keep the price down. He reckons R1 000 to R1 100 per screen. And probably available in any and every colour you can think of.
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Re: I need to borrow a 2014-onward LC GS Adventure windscreen!
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2014, 06:41:50 pm »
There were a few powts here somewhere or maybe on UKGSer or AdvRider, where people actually bought the extra bracket somewhere to help with some more stability. I will try wnd look for it, unless someone already knows exactly what I am referring to
 

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Re: I need to borrow a 2014-onward LC GS Adventure windscreen!
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2014, 06:32:13 am »
There were a few powts here somewhere or maybe on UKGSer or AdvRider, where people actually bought the extra bracket somewhere to help with some more stability. I will try wnd look for it, unless someone already knows exactly what I am referring to

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Re: I need to borrow a 2014-onward LC GS Adventure windscreen!
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2014, 11:17:54 am »
Edd, as I said: you're a saint.  ;D Many thanks to you and your son - not least for being willing to lend a screen to a complete stranger!
(I've extracted a promise that the screen will come back to me - and thence to you - unmarked.  ;) )

I originally got hold of Kenny from War Eagle Racing, thinking they would have a screen for the new GSA. As it turned out, he didn't - but he said he'd be more than happy to make me one if I could get him an original screen to take a negative mould from.
The screen went to WER early this morning, and Kenny says he's on the case.  :thumleft: So it shouldn't be too long until I have piccies to post.

Kenny told me the moulding isn't complicated at all, which will help keep the price down. He reckons R1 000 to R1 100 per screen. And probably available in any and every colour you can think of.

Can you give us a contact number for Kenny? This sounds awesome!
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Re: I need to borrow a 2014-onward LC GS Adventure windscreen!
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2014, 08:48:00 am »
There were a few powts here somewhere or maybe on UKGSer or AdvRider, where people actually bought the extra bracket somewhere to help with some more stability. I will try wnd look for it, unless someone already knows exactly what I am referring to

Draadwerk, this is what you're after
http://www.nippynormans.com/products/r1200gs-lc-mark-4-2013-on/item/cymarc-r1200gsa-lc-adjustable-screen-strengthening-brackets-pair-black-cym-cy260314assb

I fitted a larger screen on my LC along with the brackets in the link, steady as a rock  :ricky:
 

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Re: I need to borrow a 2014-onward LC GS Adventure windscreen!
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2014, 09:14:28 pm »
Can you give us a contact number for Kenny? This sounds awesome!

You can get in touch with War Eagle Racing at (012) 819 1687.  :thumleft:
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« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2014, 09:33:59 pm »
There were a few powts here somewhere or maybe on UKGSer or AdvRider, where people actually bought the extra bracket somewhere to help with some more stability. I will try wnd look for it, unless someone already knows exactly what I am referring to

Touratech part, ask Pauli.

We do stock the Wunderlich Screen-reinforcement bracket for the BMW R1200GS LC / Adventure.

Link http://www.gps4africa.co.za/bmw-r1200gs-adventure-lc-201314/2289-wunderlich-screen-reinforcement-bmw-r1200gs-lc-adventure-black.html