Agree..... I'm 99% sure the hole pattern is different...... damn, I was just at my local yesterday and didn't take a good look, but from pics, I'm certain the 19 holes are different due to the totally different (and much stronger) adjustable mount system and screen shape.Almost everything on the front end is a new part for the 2019. I’d be surprised if the 2019 screen fits onto any of the prior year mounts.
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Hey did you paint the "whatever it's called" on the front of the motor black cuz mine (2017) is brushed aluminum?The '19 model is definitely different. I've asked all the usual suspects (pooig! and MRA) and no one has made them yet) - best I got was "try in around june"..
I put a XScreen on the top of the standard screen and it makes a significant difference.
Gnome, can you describe what you mean by "significant difference"? I'm just wanting to understand if you mean it's more quiet, flows over your helment, etc. I have the same bike/screen so am considering doing the same but curious what the real benefit is.I put a XScreen on the top of the standard screen and it makes a significant difference.
Wow, that's too bad. I had a National Cycle windshield and it would twist in the wind... A lot! I have the x-creen and it really works well. I feel that the Laminar Lip on a stock windshield works somewhat better. Sort of. You see I have tried both and the Laminar Lip offers wider coverage and it cuts down on wind noise better. The downside is that it is fixed and non adjustable. What you get is what you get. The x-creen is smaller but essentially can do the same job but not as quietly or with as much coverage for the rider but you have more freedom to adjust the screen on the fly. One big drawback for both is that the top of the oem screen is curved/scooped and leaves a gap between the windshield and the x-creen when the x-creen is set to the highest position. I solved this issue for myself with a strip of black duct tape place across the top of the screen to eliminate the gap. I've had sport touring bike with huge barn doors and sportbikes with little to no wind protection and what I've found is that no matter what the GT isn't an FJR, it's a wind in your face kind of bike. Doc is a good example of what, ultimately, can be accomplished if you head in a touring direction with the GT but for supreme comfort... Well... It's not a BMW. They're really comfortable and quiet. For me, adding handguards, an x-creen, an windproof Aerostitch sweater and heated bib and I can ride anywhere I can ride on a bike.Well, the Cal-Sci large developed a running crack at one of the mounting holes, so I switched to the NC V-Stream and added the X-creen. It worked fairly well, but began to fret the plastic around the bolt holes, likely for the same reason the Cal Sci cracked; the stock mount is just not up to the task of managing a large screen. The Madstad, with it's substantial bracketry, seems to cure this, although it'll take some hard testing this season to be able to tell for sure.
Thanks for this DaveAU. Since the bike is still so new to me I'm going to ride it around for a few more days and see if I can't get on with the stock shield. I'm a little shorter than you at 5'7". been playing around with different heights. My guess is I'll end up ordering the Puig soon though.G'day ktmpike,
I have a Puig Touring for my gen 1 17GT, so it is different to the 19-20GT screen you are looking at, but mine works well for me (I'm 5' 9.5" x 32" inseam)..... especially with the extra adjustable visor (I had an Xcreen sport laying around so I installed it instead of buying the Puig c/with extra visor)....... when I set my screen to mid height the airflow hits my visor near the top so I don't need to clean the visor during the day's riding (no bugs, no rain spray). If I put it all the way up to max height (=barn door) it's even better, but I like to stay minimal if I can...... just for looks .
I suspect the 19-20 GT Puig screen would work very similar with the extra visor combo...... and that's a pretty good price including the extra visor, as my little Xcreen on it's own was almost as costly as a full screen - I paid $160Au for mine when the bare Puig Touring was $200Au.......... so the combo deal is a good one.
Screens are very hard to compare as each rider has a different height/body shape/helmet/jacket/etc etc, but my gen 1 Puig has worked well for me.
Thanks, I'll do some more searching. I'm in LA so don't have to worry about weather too much but I do like a nice quiet bubble.Good plan ktmpike,
Keep an eye on the forum though as there should be many screens available for the gen 2 GT now...... in the back of my mind I thought that I read a post from one 19GT owner that was negative of the new style screen....... but I don't recall where that was posted or the specific details ....... and it may be that it just didn't suit that particular owner's needs.
Others have simply attached a removable extension visor to good effect - often the best position is to set the screen fully low, letting the air flow smoothly around the helmet, but in your winter you probably want a slightly taller screen for additional comfort.
Try Googling screens for 2019 SDGT and see if any more styles come up.