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Old 05-12-2011, 12:53 PM   #1
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Tiger 800 Windshields

Borrowing from Parallel Universe it seems a good idea to start a thread devoted strictly to windshields for the T800 so we can have a one stop place to compare all the different after market offerings starting to emerge.

I'll launch it with the Madstad adjustable touring wind shield. I've been a beta tester for several weeks and they are ready, in fact I am the proud owner of the very first production unit.

It's a three part system. A black power coated metal "fly screen" is attached to the existing mounting points using custom made brackets. The Madstad adjusting brackets bolt to the fly screen and the plastic windshield is mounted to these brackets using four tool-less T-bolts.

Features are:

Screen is fully adjustable-up, down, and tilt. No matter what your size, you can make it fit perfectly.

There is a slot created between the fly screen and the shield, resulting in a very good laminar flow effect. Smooths out the flow over the top of the shield and no vacuum behind the screen.

The plastic shield can be taken off in under a minute with no tools for off pavement riding. The Madstad brackets can also be taken off (four easy to reach bolts but you need a hex wrench and a 10mm open wrench, both supplied) and you are left with a fly screen that nicely protects the instrument pod.

Several shield designs and sizes are available.

Should be no problem with hand guards. I have the Triumph ones and there was a ton of room to share even with the widest shield on.

There will be optional lower deflectors available in the near future. The T800 design is such that a lot of air is scooped up in the tank area. I have first prototypes on my bike and they work extremely well in blocking the low air. They are not really necessary but will be highly desirable for high speed touring and winter weather.


Now for the best part; How does it preform?? One word, Great. There is no turbulence in the all important helmet area. I have tested it up to 80 mph with my face shield up, in fact I usually forget to close it under normal riding conditions. The whole rig is very stable, no jiggling, shakeing etc.

Price is around $300, (Last I heard)

I am 6'0" 31" inseam. The screen below is a 20" standard. It is set a inch or two higher than it needs to be for the wind to clear my helmet, but we are in the middle of our semi annual "love bug" infestation. At the height shown, it's at my moustache level and I can see over it quite well.







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Old 05-12-2011, 01:35 PM   #2
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I almost went for the Calsci for $125 but I figured I'd wait to see what Madstad had to offer. $300 is a bit steep.
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:13 AM   #3
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subscribed. Never had a bike that didn't need a new screen, and don't expect my XC to be any different!
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:39 PM   #4
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Madstad sorted the Tiger 1050 also, no doubt, he has the 800 figured out as well. Enjoy.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:20 AM   #5
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subscribed. Never had a bike that didn't need a new screen, and don't expect my XC to be any different!
I happen to really like the look of the stock screen, even though it's not great over 70 on the highway. Then I realized how often I'm on the highway, which is less and less. I guess that's what those fancy wind screens are for, just long boring cruises on the highway. Not my cup-o-tea. :)
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:54 AM   #6
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I happen to really like the look of the stock screen, even though it's not great over 70 on the highway. Then I realized how often I'm on the highway, which is less and less. I guess that's what those fancy wind screens are for, just long boring cruises on the highway. Not my cup-o-tea. :)
I also like the looks of the stock screen and the buffeting isn't bad enough to make me want to change to something different. If I don't want to feel the air around me I drive the cage.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:44 AM   #7
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I also like the looks of the stock screen and the buffeting isn't bad enough to make me want to change to something different. If I don't want to feel the air around me I drive the cage.
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The problem I have with the stock screen is buffeting on my shoulders at highway speeds can transmit quite a bit of input into the wide XC bars. This translates to blustery wind gust induced steering as one shoulder gets hit more than the other. Often times it flips back and forth making for sketchy feedback. Ya I'm sure there is a pill for that but I chose to widen the screen to reduce the pillow fight effect. It's more stable at 75-80mph which is the New England unofficial speed limit.
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:30 PM   #8
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There are now numerous aftermarket screens available for the Tiger 800; Madstad, Givi, Skidmark, Palmer, MRA and Calsci.

I did my report on the Madstad, anybody else got a new one and want to share their experiences ?

Surely not everybody on Advrider likes the stocker.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:28 PM   #9
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:32 PM   #10
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Have Palmers on my 955 tiger - works great - thinking of same treatment for 800.
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:42 PM   #11
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cal-sci screen

Put the tall cal-sci screen on and it has helped alot. I've heard a few have had some problems with the side braces cracking but after 1500 miles my screen is working a treat. All though when I put it on I added a few washers to space the side mount out away from the speedo cause it was rubbing. I would offer up a picture but I broke my camera. But I think it look's good. I'm 6ft and seat is on high.
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:21 PM   #12
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I've got the Triumph Adjustable Touring Screen on my 800 XC and it works perfect for me. I'm 5'9" and at highway speeds it's nice and quiet with no buffeting. It's a little bit tall off-road, even adjusted down, but not so much as to cause any major problems. MUCH better than the ridiculous BMW Touring Screen on my F650GS, which directs airflow right at your head and isn't at all adjustable. All in all, quite happy with the Triumph screen.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:15 PM   #13
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I've got the Triumph Adjustable Touring Screen on my 800 XC and it works perfect for me. I'm 5'9" and at highway speeds it's nice and quiet with no buffeting. It's a little bit tall off-road, even adjusted down, but not so much as to cause any major problems. MUCH better than the ridiculous BMW Touring Screen on my F650GS, which directs airflow right at your head and isn't at all adjustable. All in all, quite happy with the Triumph screen.
+1 I have this screen also it works well. Actually, the stock screen is better for summer; but the tall screen eliminates helmet buffeting for my wife as pillion.
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:45 PM   #14
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I've got the Triumph Adjustable Touring Screen on my 800 XC and it works perfect for me. I'm 5'9" and at highway speeds it's nice and quiet with no buffeting. It's a little bit tall off-road, even adjusted down, but not so much as to cause any major problems. MUCH better than the ridiculous BMW Touring Screen on my F650GS, which directs airflow right at your head and isn't at all adjustable. All in all, quite happy with the Triumph screen.
Hi, late reply to your post, but I just got my Tiger lat week. How did you find the standard screen? It's horrible for me. I will have to remove it until I can find a a screen that doesn't hurt my ears with the turbulence.

It you also had problems with the standard screen, that's a good clue for me that the adjustable will work.

I ended up removing the screen on my F650 Dakar and never replaced it. Not worth getting hearing damage for the sake of style :(

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Old 07-29-2011, 12:34 PM   #15
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PalmerProducts windshield is perfect for me, much better than the stock one and I like the look of it.
It's the medium tinted (I'm 1m74)

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