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Old 09-14-2012, 12:31 AM   #5536
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Anybody run a bar mounted windshield?

This year I did 5200k in 7 days and atleast 3 days of that was burning highway. I'de like some protection as im planning a similar ride for the spring.

Thoughts anybody? Im 6'3" should I just man up again?
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:23 AM   #5537
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Anybody run a bar mounted windshield?

This year I did 5200k in 7 days and atleast 3 days of that was burning highway. I'de like some protection as im planning a similar ride for the spring.

Thoughts anybody? Im 6'3" should I just man up again?
I tried Givi A660 (I'm 6'2) and it did not work as I expected, I got the wind at the top of my helmet (it's annoying). And the windshield began to "move" Because of the bar design is difficult to tighten the clamps (and it's very "crowded" on the bar to find a place to put the clamps). When I'll have time I'll experiment a bit with the settings.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:37 AM   #5538
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Ok Ged ... You do the guiney pig. You buy it. Install it, and check it. And if it works you tell us ... I'm also shopping for short handles ...Paul Jr 8
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Thanks for the "encouragement" but I have Cycra barkbusters on the bike and for extra security, extra clutch and brake lever spares....... I figured if I spent over $100 on spare levers, I would never need them; had I not bought the spares....would've broken the original levers

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Old 09-14-2012, 02:16 AM   #5539
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I tried Givi A660 (I'm 6'2) and it did not work as I expected, I got the wind at the top of my helmet (it's annoying). And the windshield began to "move" Because of the bar design is difficult to tighten the clamps (and it's very "crowded" on the bar to find a place to put the clamps). When I'll have time I'll experiment a bit with the settings.
Thanks francs, maybe ill look more closelly at the rally raid fairing, but I was hoping to be able to just put the screen on for the highway bits, then strap it to my paniers for the fun bits through Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Romania...
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:26 AM   #5540
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Anybody run a bar mounted windshield?

This year I did 5200k in 7 days and atleast 3 days of that was burning highway. I'de like some protection as im planning a similar ride for the spring.

Thoughts anybody? Im 6'3" should I just man up again?


http://www.slipstreamer.com/Product/Sport/sport.html

The Slipstreamer Spitfire is my favorite windscreen for dual sport bikes. They are inexpensive, very adjustable, easy to remove and do a terrific job of keeping the wind off of your upper body.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:36 AM   #5541
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Crank, just curious. Some think the 690's tranny is too narrow to deal with difficult singletrack & high speed tarmack. I was wondering what you thought and if tranny work was part your agenda. Cool project!
I find the gearing is fine up to about 110 - 120 Kph, anything above that and the mileage really starts to suck, so its no good for the slab anyways.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:37 AM   #5542
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http://www.slipstreamer.com/Product/Sport/sport.html

The Slipstreamer Spitfire is my favorite windscreen for dual sport bikes. They are inexpensive, very adjustable, easy to remove and do a terrific job of keeping the wind off of your upper body.

Have you put on on your 690? I'de be curious about pics if you have any, I guess that goes for any dual sport...

Lighting is the next issue I was going to look at. Rally fairing solves both problems, plus fuel, but I never found fuel to be too big of a problem as I have 2 Kolpin cans on my paniers.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:01 AM   #5543
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Have you put on on your 690? I'de be curious about pics if you have any, I guess that goes for any dual sport...

Lighting is the next issue I was going to look at. Rally fairing solves both problems, plus fuel, but I never found fuel to be too big of a problem as I have 2 Kolpin cans on my paniers.





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Old 09-14-2012, 03:25 AM   #5544
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Givi is similar (shape and sistem) .
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:53 AM   #5545
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I could probably live with the fugly for the function. thanks for the pics.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:22 AM   #5546
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I could probably live with the fugly for the function. thanks for the pics.
MRA makes a similar line of screens. Made in Germany. I had one mounted and it was very solid. Did a great job but as we all know the 690 has headshake issues and the bar mounted screen made it worse.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:44 AM   #5547
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MRA makes a similar line of screens. Made in Germany. I had one mounted and it was very solid. Did a great job but as we all know the 690 has headshake issues and the bar mounted screen made it worse.
Clearly we don't all know it, I have never experienced headshake on my 690... interesting though.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:54 AM   #5548
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Clearly we don't all know it, I have never experienced headshake on my 690... interesting though.
Yea, I'm with you. I've had it wag in the deep sand at 100mph but thats normal to me, part of the experience.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:10 AM   #5549
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Clearly we don't all know it, I have never experienced headshake on my 690... interesting though.
Clearly eh?
Let me help you out with some light reading.
http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...w=1093&bih=474
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:20 AM   #5550
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EVO 2 Tanks Update

We took the first pre-production tank mouldings today from our CNC machined aluminium rotational moulds today.
Once cooled,we fitted them to the 2012 690 Enduro test bike,and they were perfect!!
Now we can finalise fairing and screen tooling,ready for production.

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