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BMW R 1200RT => General Discussions => Topic started by: DavidMcK on 2019-11-26 14:01:22

Title: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: DavidMcK on 2019-11-26 14:01:22
Hi Guys,  I am trading in a K16GT for a R1250RT.  The RT has the short/sport windscreen on it and I will be changing it to either an OEM screen from BMW or another screen depending on your advice.


So, what do your recommend ?  BMW are asking £300 for a standard screen.


Thanks


David
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: Rick B on 2019-11-26 14:21:12
Ive got  a 16 RT and i use the OEM one through the summer and i bought a Wunderlich touring screen from Motoworks  for winter as its obviously wider and taller and is great for keeping the wind and rain off,just as a bit of advice, keep the original as come when we eventually get some warm weather the tour screens are a nightmare to be behind.
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: hammo on 2019-11-26 14:57:13
I changed the stock screen on my 2018 RT1200 for a Ztechnik tourer its fabulous if you do a lot of touring no wind noise around your helmet or face i am 5 foot 11 and have a 32 inch inside leg , would definately reccomend it .
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: bandytales on 2019-11-26 15:18:59
I will be changing it to either an OEM screen from BMW or another screen depending on your advice.


So, what do your recommend ?


Advice #1 DO NOT get a BMW screen.


Advice #2. Having tried various on the Werthead RT, for me, the Works Quiet Ride screen is absolutely superb. Like any other screen, choose the right size for your body trunk length.
Contact Terry (Realshelby) - he is on this forum, he designed and is responsible for the manufacture of these fantastic screens.


Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: TJRL on 2019-11-26 15:25:03
Hi Guys, I am trading in a K16GT for a R1250RT. The RT has the short/sport windscreen on it and I will be changing it to either an OEM screen from BMW or another screen depending on your advice.
So, what do your recommend ? BMW are asking £300 for a standard screen.
Thanks
David
David,
Whereabouts are you, near Reading or Slough?
If so I have a couple of different sized 2018 R1200RT screens (VStream if I remember correctly) that I think also fit the R1250RT. You are welcome to try them out to see how you get on before committing to purchasing anything.
PM me if interested.
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: Casbar on 2019-11-26 15:44:37
Hi Guys,  I am trading in a K16GT for a R1250RT.  The RT has the short/sport windscreen on it and I will be changing it to either an OEM screen from BMW or another screen depending on your advice.


So, what do your recommend ?  BMW are asking £300 for a standard screen.


Thanks


David


When I bought my 1250 sport, they offered me the sport screen or standard free of charge. I took the standard, but already had a Werks Quiet ride off my 2014 bike which I fitted. Werks is a brilliant screen. Shipping and tax though in the UK is a bit of a killer
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: slparry on 2019-11-26 16:58:03
I've tried various screens on my LC RT …. my absolute fave has been the Puig one I have on now. In the low position it's better than the OEM standard screen in high :)


https://puig.tv/en/tuning-motos/windscreens-for-fairing-bikes/touring-screen?bike=12446
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: Casbar on 2019-11-26 17:42:46
I've tried various screens on my LC RT …. my absolute fave has been the Puig one I have on now. In the low position it's better than the OEM standard screen in high :)


https://puig.tv/en/tuning-motos/windscreens-for-fairing-bikes/touring-screen?bike=12446 (https://puig.tv/en/tuning-motos/windscreens-for-fairing-bikes/touring-screen?bike=12446)


Is it better than the Werks screen?
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: DavidMcK on 2019-11-26 17:44:13
David,
Whereabouts are you, near Reading or Slough?
If so I have a couple of different sized 2018 R1200RT screens (VStream if I remember correctly) that I think also fit the R1250RT. You are welcome to try them out to see how you get on before committing to purchasing anything.
PM me if interested.


Believe it or not I am in Northern Ireland, so won't be passing by.  The bike is in Plymouth and it looks like I will fly in and bring it home.  Thanks for your very kind and generous offer, my local dealer has a brand new screen he is looking shot of, so it may be a goer.
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: Casbar on 2019-11-26 18:09:25

Believe it or not I am in Northern Ireland, so won't be passing by.  The bike is in Plymouth and it looks like I will fly in and bring it home.  Thanks for your very kind and generous offer, my local dealer has a brand new screen he is looking shot of, so it may be a goer.


The standard screen is not bad, certainly better than the sport screen, which is next to useless. But there are better options, depends on what you are looking for
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: T6pilot on 2019-11-26 21:36:03
Check out 7JuRock, they make the works quite ride screens, might be able to help defray some of the costs
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: Casbar on 2019-11-26 21:49:46
Check out 7JuRock, they make the works quite ride screens, might be able to help defray some of the costs


Think Terry (Real Shelby on here) who designed the Werks screen, was saying that there are now differences between his design and the ones 7Jrock now sell.
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: T6pilot on 2019-11-26 21:52:41
Casbar you are correct, my Werks standard height screen was the best investment I made for my bike, not sure what the difference is between the two
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: bandytales on 2019-11-27 11:56:05
Casbar you are correct, my Werks standard height screen was the best investment I made for my bike, not sure what the difference is between the two


+1
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: Casbar on 2019-11-27 12:45:58
Check out 7JuRock, they make the works quite ride screens, might be able to help defray some of the costs


Found what Terry who owns Werks posted on another thread here recently about the differences.


Something did change[/font]. Due to one person that continually posted on forums that you could buy the same windshield from another place for less money. Yes, I allowed Julio to sell the windshield I developed. We are a partner in this and it benefits both of us. But he understands that I spend a lot of money and time advertising. We had an agreement that "his" version was always more expensive. Which is was, except that some could not figure out how to add shipping to an actual cost!So, we decided to fix that. Now you can ONLY get a WERKS Quiet Ride in the shape we know works so well from me, WERKS Parts LLC.
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: bandytales on 2019-11-27 13:13:15
You know what, I've just thought of another reason for getting the Werks screen.
The money is going to one of the forum members. Someone who rides these bikes and has committed a lot of time and effort into getting it right for himself, and now he has passed that onto us.
There are a lot of manufacturers of aftermarket parts and I really appreciate them. However, the screen has been the best thing I have ever added to this bike and I realise that this is another reason I want to support him.
However, I still stand by the fact that this is one of the best screens you can get for this particular bike.
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: realshelby on 2019-11-27 14:30:36

Found what Terry who owns Werks posted on another thread here recently about the differences.


Something did change[/font]. Due to one person that continually posted on forums that you could buy the same windshield from another place for less money. Yes, I allowed Julio to sell the windshield I developed. We are a partner in this and it benefits both of us. But he understands that I spend a lot of money and time advertising. We had an agreement that "his" version was always more expensive. Which is was, except that some could not figure out how to add shipping to an actual cost!So, we decided to fix that. Now you can ONLY get a WERKS Quiet Ride in the shape we know works so well from me, WERKS Parts LLC.


That is exactly right!
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: Karlo1200S on 2019-12-05 16:50:29
I've tried various screens on my LC RT …. my absolute fave has been the Puig one I have on now. In the low position it's better than the OEM standard screen in high :)


https://puig.tv/en/tuning-motos/windscreens-for-fairing-bikes/touring-screen?bike=12446
I also have Puig screen on my LC RT and it’s fantastic!


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Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: hammo on 2019-12-05 17:16:51
Funny thing is after all the comments of members on this blog about changing screens on the LT/LE/LC how come BMW have not addressed this issue after all if you fork out £17, 000 on a new bike you should not have to search around for anything , maybe i,m becoming a skinflint .
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: bandytales on 2019-12-05 17:34:38
Funny thing is after all the comments of members on this blog about changing screens on the LT/LE/LC how come BMW have not addressed this issue after all if you fork out £17, 000 on a new bike you should not have to search around for anything , maybe i,m becoming a skinflint .


You are right. Same holds true for the seat.
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: R2K on 2019-12-05 18:09:03

You are right. Same holds true for the seat.

Correct, correct, Same holds true for side stand


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Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: bandytales on 2019-12-06 12:51:28
Correct, correct, Same holds true for side stand


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Ah? Interestingly I am perfectly happy with the side stand. What do you find wrong with it?
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: R2K on 2019-12-06 13:27:11

Ah? Interestingly I am perfectly happy with the side stand. What do you find wrong with it?

First the foot or pad is too small, and most of us have to purchase and enlarger.  Second it is difficult to deploy with boots on.  Third it doesn’t lean the bike over far enough, if you even have a slight incline on the left side of the bike it is nearly impossible to use it without the fear of the bike falling over.  I have ridden BMW’s nearly 50 years and their sidestands have been the joke of the industry the entire time.  HD jiffy stand is even superior.  The statement below taken from an add on BMW Sierra’s website, even has the mothership acknowledging the deficiency.


“BMW Motorrad USA is pleased to announce a new series of side stand foot enlargers! The small side stand foot pad on a bike is one of the most vulnerable parts. When parking in sand, gravel, or even just asphalt on a particularly hot day, that small foot pad determines whether or not you come back to a bike standing or laying on its side”


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Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: Casbar on 2019-12-06 15:17:40

Ah? Interestingly I am perfectly happy with the side stand. What do you find wrong with it?


Same here, never had an issue with the side stand. I do use a puck on soft ground, but have been doing that for over 45 years
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: bandytales on 2019-12-06 16:20:35
First the foot or pad is too small, and most of us have to purchase and enlarger.  Second it is difficult to deploy with boots on.  Third it doesn’t lean the bike over far enough, if you even have a slight incline on the left side of the bike it is nearly impossible to use it without the fear of the bike falling over.  I have ridden BMW’s nearly 50 years and their sidestands have been the joke of the industry the entire time.  HD jiffy stand is even superior.  The statement below taken from an add on BMW Sierra’s website, even has the mothership acknowledging the deficiency.


“BMW Motorrad USA is pleased to announce a new series of side stand foot enlargers! The small side stand foot pad on a bike is one of the most vulnerable parts. When parking in sand, gravel, or even just asphalt on a particularly hot day, that small foot pad determines whether or not you come back to a bike standing or laying on its side”


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In the UK the bike leans with the camber, not against it, so the bike leans at a very good and stable angle.
Once I re-calibrated my head from the 1150RT side stand, I now no longer have a problem (ever) hooking my heel on the sidestand and flipping it down. It's good.


As to the size of the foot. I use my bike from silky smooth main roads to forest car parks and generally don't have an issue with the stand sinking. However, it has happened so an enlarger wouldn't go amiss.
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: jackronner on 2019-12-10 11:12:29
Don't think this has been mentioned as regards taller after-market screens:  when adjusted to just below your sight line,  the extra two inches or so means that the screen is at a shallower, more aerodynamic angle that a shorter screen. Saves on gas on a long tour and cuts down on the buffeting since it's not as upright as he shorter ones.  Of course, it also affords greater protection in rainy and/or cold weather when fully up;  a nice option. 


As to the side stand, I find its heel tab is too small and too near the center stand's tab, occasionally causing some difficulty getting it down on the first try.  I also agree that the angle's a bit too shallow. 
Title: Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Post by: Casbar on 2019-12-10 12:28:48
Well my Werks 24inch screen is adjusted well below my eye line, and never gets moved. No buffeting whatsoever and clear air. As for fuel economy, I would like to see a proper trial done, but I am not that bothered about mpg as long as its reasonable.