Monthly Archives: July 2011

F800GS Screen Airflow

I’m 6′ 4″ and the screen on my F800GS motorcycle does a great job of pushing the airflow right into the path of my visor, it makes motorway riding pretty uncomfortable at times.

I was tempted to extend the screen upwards to push the airflow further over my head, however I’d need to seriously strengthen the screen. The current aftermarket screen is already pretty tall, and I’m wondering whether I’m going about this the wrong way.

I know there is some low pressure behind the screen, what I’m wondering is whether it’s a good idea to cut a hole in the bottom / middle of the screen to relieve this low pressure, I’m thinking this will consiquently allow the airflow to rise further above my head.

Is my theory correct? Also what is so beneficial about the following shape (see picture) for the hole, I see it so often in motorsport.

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Cheers,

Ben 🙂