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Question Touring screen GT option with "V" cutout in center?

I LOVE the stock GT screen, but will want something a bit wider for cool-weather riding only. I like the way the stock has a "V" cutout at the center top, which allows a better view over the screen, but still shoots the air off to either side. I find absolutely nothing in the aftermarket which looks similar, however.

If there are no other options with a cutout in the center, I'll likely go with the VStream or Wunderlich Touring Vented, but since BMW obviously thought it was a good design to have the cutout in the center, and I sure as heck agree, I was a bit shocked to not be able to find anything similarly designed for touring.

I'm sure my two other options will be OK, either way, as this screen won't be used nearly as much as the stocker, but I just want to be sure I'm not missing anything. Thanks in advance, folks.

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I find the stock screen allows significant air onto the shoulders. Not terrible in the heat, and likely why you're looking for something for cooler weather. But I do like the V. I'm currently running an Aeroflow hybrid medium size I believe. It has the slight flip lip at the top. I can easily see over it while still directing air over my helmet at speed. It is a little wider/fuller. The issue with both is trying to keep the air quiet for my wife while not getting too much back pressure for me. The new RDL has her sitting even higher, which increases the challenge. I'm not sure what I want to try next. Likely, a CalSci as i'm told the fabricator is a 30 minute ride from home. The video of the differences between the polycarbonate and lexan/other has me reconsidering everything based on the video someone posted elsewhere.
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I find the stock screen allows significant air onto the shoulders. Not terrible in the heat, and likely why you're looking for something for cooler weather. But I do like the V. I'm currently running an Aeroflow hybrid medium size I believe. It has the slight flip lip at the top. I can easily see over it while still directing air over my helmet at speed. It is a little wider/fuller. The issue with both is trying to keep the air quiet for my wife while not getting too much back pressure for me. The new RDL has her sitting even higher, which increases the challenge. I'm not sure what I want to try next. Likely, a CalSci as i'm told the fabricator is a 30 minute ride from home. The video of the differences between the polycarbonate and lexan/other has me reconsidering everything based on the video someone posted elsewhere.
Maybe the Aeroflow would work, but I've tried other bikes with the "lip" at the top, and have never liked them. They've always made things worse for me, turbulence-wise, but perhaps the Aero would be different. I'm lucky in that I don't have a pillion to worry about, and can get what works for me. I do know that finding a happy medium for both driver and pillion can be very difficult.
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Here's one on ebay. Know nothing about it other than it has the cut out you like.:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-K1600GT...0AAMXQvV9SLySu
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I LOVE the stock GT screen, but will want something a bit wider for cool-weather riding only. I like the way the stock has a "V" cutout at the center top, which allows a better view over the screen, but still shoots the air off to either side. I find absolutely nothing in the aftermarket which looks similar, however.

If there are no other options with a cutout in the center, I'll likely go with the VStream or Wunderlich Touring Vented, but since BMW obviously thought it was a good design to have the cutout in the center, and I sure as heck agree, I was a bit shocked to not be able to find anything similarly designed for touring.

I'm sure my two other options will be OK, either way, as this screen won't be used nearly as much as the stocker, but I just want to be sure I'm not missing anything. Thanks in advance, folks.
I bought the tallest Vstream I could get. Blocks the wind great, but I couldn't see over it even in the lowest position because it seems to sit more vertical than the stock screen. I ran into problems not being able to see when I drove in the rain so I cut a 2 inch strip out of the center about 8 inches long and radiused the cuts. It now gives me a window where I can see the whole highway and still have the protection. To me it looks better than a V in the middle and gives a wider field of vision.
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I bought the tallest Vstream I could get. Blocks the wind great, but I couldn't see over it even in the lowest position because it seems to sit more vertical than the stock screen. I ran into problems not being able to see when I drove in the rain so I cut a 2 inch strip out of the center about 8 inches long and radiused the cuts. It now gives me a window where I can see the whole highway and still have the protection. To me it looks better than a V in the middle and gives a wider field of vision.
Being able to cut and shape your own polycarbonate is a real advantage. I don't necessarily have to have a strict "V"; I'm sure a semi-circular concave cut would do just as well for me. Like you state, my issue is wanting the wind blocked off my body in the cooler weather, but still not having to look through the screen. Looking through a faceshield, and then a windscreen on top of it, just annoys the daylights out of me.

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Hi Guys,

Two days ago I fitted a CalSci XXL Wide onto my GTL. Yesterday I rode from Graz, Austria to Peenemunde on the Baltic Coast of Germany 1,200kms. It took me 13hrs (would have been much quicker without mile after mile of roadworks spoiling the fun) with brief stops. The weather was bloody awful, some snow in the mountains, drizzle, rain and strong winds. Temps ranged from 2oC to 6oC. In comparison with my stock screen the CalSci was amazing. Almost no buffeting and no Back Pressure whatsoever. I am amazed. The hole cut in the CalSci did not let in the rain, again I'm amazed. Now I'm 6'5" and have been further elevated by my RDL, what a piece of kit that is. 13hrs in the saddle and nothing but comfort. Anyway even at speeds in excess of 165Kph, legal on the German Autobahns, I was comfortable. No vision blurring buffeting a la BMW OEM. Sat there playing my tunes, which I can now hear clearly, cruise control set to 160, watching the fuel gauge go down at an alarming rate. Even though my trip was almost all AutoBahn I had tremendous fun, somewhat in awe of the K1600 engine, which with my new CalSci Screen, RDL and Dunlop RS lll's can now be enjoyed to the full. My GTL is now complete.....🤣😁
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