OEM wind deflector with spacers? - BMW G310 R/GS Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-14-2019, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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OEM wind deflector with spacers?

I've had my 2019 G310GS for just over a week. On my ride home today I got to wondering if I put longer bolts and some spacers behind the wind deflector if it would make much of a difference.

Since most of the members of this forum have had their G310GS longer than me and probably experimented with a variety of solutions I decided to ask first.

It will probably be getting much warmer (HOT) shortly, so the wind deflector will probably be a help when riding slowly in the higher temps.

I'm 6' with a 30" inseam, and I would just like to get the wind deflection up a couple of inches.

If anyone has put spacers behind the deflector, what size bolts and spacers did you get?

Thanks in advance


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 02:29 PM
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Hi Dave
I did consider doing that, but opted for an add-on windscreen deflector. If you haven’t seen these, they’re basically a small screen maybe 10”x4” that mounts on the top of the windscreen, mine has a fair range of adjustment. Got mine thru Alibaba for about $20. Works pretty well in lifting the airflow enough for me.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by dave92029 View Post
If anyone has put spacers behind the deflector, what size bolts and spacers did you get?
I shimmed mine out using some spare washers with rubber grommets, which were for my Honda Civic's rocker cover. I had a bag of them in my spares-draw for some unknown reason, and they've worked a treat! From memory, the bolts I used were M5x35mm for the top, and as you can see I've left the lower ones standard without any spacers. Remember to use Loctite!

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