Vario Screen Solves Buffeting Problem of
Standard R1200GS Screen.
Don’t know about you, but the buffeting of the standard GS
screen used to send me batty. Yet my mate who is shorter (I’m
180cm) never seems to have a problem with his bike. I’m not
even sure if buffeting is the right word? It just used to
rattle my helmet. I tried two different helmets and it rattled
them both. It sems the standard screen disturbs the air at a
particular height above the screen and you either cop it or you
don’t, depending on your height in the saddle.
After 30,000+ k’s I decided I’d do something about it.
One of the options was an extension but they looked a bit
tacky and the lower mounts needed strengthening also. I also
felt it would permanently mark the original screen. I also
couldn’t find anyone who would or could categorically state
that this fixed the problem anyway.
After searching the bike mags for an ad that instilled me
with confidence I gave Mick Owen a call in Canberra. Mick was
very helpful and spoke authoritatively about the problem and a
He suggested the Vario split screen! Its a bit taller and is
in two sections which seem to split the air and take the volume
out of the disturbed air.
In the pic above you can see the split. Also note the
adjustment between the screens. I have mine at full height.
In this pic you can see the difference between Vario and
Standard screens on the bikes.
Got some remarks that the screen looked better and tell the
truth I reckon it did.
In this podcast I talk about: About 8
Whats in the box:
How easy does it fit:
Is it any good?:
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