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Thread: ??? - Where are the discussions about the F850GS/F750GS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Sharp bike!

    Welcome to the forum!

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    Thanks Gary. The folks here and on the road sure are nice and welcoming to new people in this sport / hobby / lifestyle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by radarvector View Post
    My wife traded her 2014 Yamaha FZ09 for a 2019 F750 GS and she loves it! She especially loves the suspension versus her old bike and all of the creature comforts. ABS, traction control, beautiful TFT display and heated grips.

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    Radarvector, impressive traction control on both those bikes!

    I agree with your wife - love the F750 for all the same reasons. I have the "Stereo Metallic" color (I think that means blue/grey ) . I am usually a sucker for a yellow bike but something about the acid greenish tone of that color does not work for me. But I guess that is why they offer choices.

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    Good looking bike. What windshield is that? Is that Rocky Mountain National Park?

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    Thanks. Yes, that was coming up Trial Ridge from the west side looking back at the Never Summer Range.

    The windscreen is from Cal Sci with the MRA sport spoiler added on.

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    With the vent, I thought it was a Cal-Sci. What is your thoughts on it?

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    Well it works for me. Windshields are so rider specific. To me it is not overly large and I can easily see over it, but I do need the spoiler in order to get the wind completely over head.

    CalSci, of course, regards the spoiler as an abomination but it works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ackme View Post
    Well it works for me. Windshields are so rider specific. To me it is not overly large and I can easily see over it, but I do need the spoiler in order to get the wind completely over head.

    CalSci, of course, regards the spoiler as an abomination but it works for me.

    May I ask how tall you are? I'm 5'6" and I don't think I'd be seeing over that shield!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emwins65 View Post
    May I ask how tall you are? I'm 5'6" and I don't think I'd be seeing over that shield!
    Sorry for the delay in reply. I am 6' tall w/ a 34" inseam. So you may be right. It is pretty comfortable for me to see over it. Mine is the sport model - overall height of 20" and a relative height of 12.5"
    https://calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/F750GSprod.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ackme View Post
    Sorry for the delay in reply. I am 6' tall w/ a 34" inseam. So you may be right. It is pretty comfortable for me to see over it. Mine is the sport model - overall height of 20" and a relative height of 12.5"
    https://calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/F750GSprod.html

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    So the difference in torso height might be 2 inches or so. Is your line of sight 2 inches or more above the top of the shield?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    So the difference in torso height might be 2 inches or so. Is your line of sight 2 inches or more above the top of the shield?
    It is. While I was out riding this afternoon I was thinking about my answer and I would say that rider @5'-6" would easily see over the 12" RH of the sport screen. I do have the MRA x-screen sport on my Cal-Sci and it is set about halfway above the top of the Cal-Sci. So it adds about another 2" to top line. I still see over that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ackme View Post
    It is. While I was out riding this afternoon I was thinking about my answer and I would say that rider @5'-6" would easily see over the 12" RH of the sport screen. I do have the MRA x-screen sport on my Cal-Sci and it is set about halfway above the top of the Cal-Sci. So it adds about another 2" to top line. I still see over that.
    Thanks for the details. I'm surprised that that is the sport screen. It looks taller than what I'd imagine that screen to look like. I guess it is hard to tell from that photo. I think I'll be choosing between a CalSci and the ZTechnik VStream shields for the F750GS.
    http://www.nationalcycle.com/z2380.html

    I have a Cee Bailey on a 2005 V-Strom 650, and that works extremely well. Unfortunately they're not doing motorcycle shields anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emwins65 View Post
    Thanks for the details. I'm surprised that that is the sport screen. It looks taller than what I'd imagine that screen to look like. I guess it is hard to tell from that photo. I think I'll be choosing between a CalSci and the ZTechnik VStream shields for the F750GS.
    http://www.nationalcycle.com/z2380.html

    I have a Cee Bailey on a 2005 V-Strom 650, and that works extremely well. Unfortunately they're not doing motorcycle shields anymore.
    If you measure up 12" from the upper bolt position you can get a sense of how high the Cal Sci Sport model will be. Windscreens, like seats, seem such a matter of personal fit that it never seems to translate from rider to rider what will fit your personal preference. That is why I opted for the short base screen and used the X-screen from a previous bike to get some adjust-ability of both height and angle. The Madstad seems like the next best option for getting that kind of range.

    Of course if you have the funds and the patience you keep buying screens until you find a keeper and then sell off the runner-ups.

    Good luck and let us know what you end up with.

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    I too have been surprised at the incredibly small number of posts on the F750 / 850 GS. Particularly the 750
    Iím a new MOA member after purchasing my 750 last June, but Iím happy to be part of this group.

    I just posted about my rear brake squeal in the Motorrad Forum because I though it wasnít unique to this model and would get better response. Check it out if youíre interested.

    But the point has been made that itís up to us owners to generate the chatter here. Iíll do my best but so far the brake issue is my only one.

    I upgraded from a Suzuki V-Strom 650, which is a solid bike and a great value. But I totally appreciate the upgrade Iíve made to my F750GS. (I would hope so after paying 2X the price!)

    Letís hear from you owners on anything, good bad or indifferent. If no one posts, no one will check in.

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    I love my F850GSA, but I have a sickness and love them all. ;-).

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    Agree, we need more "F" category activity. Just because our pistons pump perpendicular to an R, we should not be ashamed...LOL. Go F!
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