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Old 02-28-2012, 06:47 AM   #60616
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:54 AM   #60617
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Why am I the only one who doesn't complain about the stock seat? Its a dirtbike, not at barcalounger. The stock seat is fine.
I kept my stock seat a couple years when I was doing short DS rides mostly in western NC where I lived at the time.

Then I started doing 500 to 600 mile days three or more days at a time. The stock seat was fine for an hour at a time with standing mixed in. It was not good enough for 8 to 10 hour days though. With my wide corbin, I'm ready for whatever... Utah sounds nice in April....
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:29 AM   #60618
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Why am I the only one who doesn't complain about the stock seat? Its a dirtbike, not at barcalounger. The stock seat is fine.
You are not alone my friend.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:44 AM   #60619
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Finally got around to fitting the new screen.




Decided to ditch all the standard lights, mounting brackets and hardware and start from scratch.




Cockpit view is a bit agricultural.






Low and high beam.







For what its worth this set up weighs 2kgs and the stock light and screen etc weighs 1.5kgs, give or take.

And before someone jumps in, no I don't think its ADR compliant. But what on my bike is?
Where can I get it, and how much does it cost?
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:46 AM   #60620
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Why am I the only one who doesn't complain about the stock seat? Its a dirtbike, not at barcalounger. The stock seat is fine.
cuz you're a hardass?

seriously, when i bought my dr, it was a 70 mile ride home; halfway, i knew i would be buying a new seat. i know the dr is a dualsport & not a barcolounger; i also know it's not meant to be a torture dewice...

as always,

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Old 02-28-2012, 09:00 AM   #60621
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cuz you're a hardass?

seriously, when i bought my dr, it was a 70 mile ride home; halfway, i knew i would be buying a new seat. i know the dr is a dualsport & not a barcolounger; i also know it's not meant to be a torture dewice...

as always,

ymmv,

doug s.

I agree a fun bike should not be such a PITA to ride.

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Old 02-28-2012, 09:14 AM   #60622
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hardass?

So we have hardasses and those who are more sensitive and know their inner person?
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I agree a fun bike should not be such a PITA to ride.

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Old 02-28-2012, 09:18 AM   #60623
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Why am I the only one who doesn't complain about the stock seat? Its a dirtbike, not at barcalounger. The stock seat is fine.
There are few like you...but not all butts are made the same.

About 15-20 minutes was the max I could take before screaming for help.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:19 AM   #60624
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I think it's this:

http://www.rallyraid.co.uk/shop/prod...?prod=RRXR650F

75 euros = just under $100 USD


EDIT: it seems that shipping is either $35 or 35 euros, I can'te tell which. The bottom of this page says:

"XR650 RallyRaid Fairing, also fits the XR400 just a quick note we need your zip code to give you a acurate price for shipping, approx shipping prices, usa & canada = �35.00, OZ & new zealand = �40.00, holland, france, spain, portugal = �25.00 uk = �10.00"






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Where can I get it, and how much does it cost?
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:47 AM   #60625
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I've done a couple of 500 mile days on the stock seat, and it's doable, but for me, an aftermarket seat makes a big difference in my comfort. So does bar risers, heated grips, wind screen, etc. Personal preferences.






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Old 02-28-2012, 10:07 AM   #60626
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Just bought a Laminar Lip 'B-King' windscreen from Procycle to replace my Parabellum 25" (or compliment it). The Parabellum is really nice, but way tall, and I thought I wouldn't mind looking through the screen but I do. I read other reviews that the lip puts clean air on the helmet and removes the wind pressure from the chest, hopefully this remains true for my 5'8" frame. I've tried so many shields so far, and just cant find the right one. So far I've had:

A cheapo eBay scooter shield- good protection, vibrated the bars a lot;

the dual sport shield from procycle (in various positions), too much helmet buffet, no protection;

spitfire (in various positions), too much helmet buffet, no protection;

23" parabellum, good except got some nasty buffeting on my helmet at highway speed. and finally;

25" parabellum- fine other then looking through it annoys me, and it looks dumb being as big as it is.

I'm tired of searching
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:50 AM   #60627
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Out of curiosity, I emailed them with some questions about shipping. Within minutes, I had a reply.

Shipping to Canada/USA is 40 pounds... That's $63 USD. However, if you order more than one, then subsequent screens are shipped for 12.50 pounds ($20 USD).


Oh, and they keep stock on hand in red and white. Other colours are available to order (and I assume this would take a bit longer).





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I think it's this:

http://www.rallyraid.co.uk/shop/prod...?prod=RRXR650F

75 euros = just under $100 USD


EDIT: it seems that shipping is either $35 or 35 euros, I can'te tell which. The bottom of this page says:

"XR650 RallyRaid Fairing, also fits the XR400 just a quick note we need your zip code to give you a acurate price for shipping, approx shipping prices, usa & canada = �35.00, OZ & new zealand = �40.00, holland, france, spain, portugal = �25.00 uk = �10.00"
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:02 AM   #60628
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Just bought a Laminar Lip 'B-King' windscreen from Procycle to replace my Parabellum 25" (or compliment it). The Parabellum is really nice, but way tall, and I thought I wouldn't mind looking through the screen but I do. I read other reviews that the lip puts clean air on the helmet and removes the wind pressure from the chest, hopefully this remains true for my 5'8" frame. I've tried so many shields so far, and just cant find the right one. So far I've had:

A cheapo eBay scooter shield- good protection, vibrated the bars a lot;

the dual sport shield from procycle (in various positions), too much helmet buffet, no protection;

spitfire (in various positions), too much helmet buffet, no protection;

23" parabellum, good except got some nasty buffeting on my helmet at highway speed. and finally;

25" parabellum- fine other then looking through it annoys me, and it looks dumb being as big as it is.

I'm tired of searching
Maybe it is time to try something shorter...

I am 5' 8" too and have been searching for the perfect windshield forever. I have tried about 4 or 5 till now.

This FZ1 shield seems to do the work for most part. It blows at your neck, but no buffeting You can find this one cheap or maybe free from the FZ1 owners (this is from the gen 1 FZ1 which is from 2001-2005).

Try it out if possible.



This is not very tall and seems to do the job for me. Not adjustable and needs holes to be drilled in the fairing though.

From what I have seen, there are a lot of factors that will factor in when trying to find the perfect windshield. The height, weight, seating position, etc... So something that can work for me may not work for another person even if he is of the same height.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:03 AM   #60629
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Why am I the only one who doesn't complain about the stock seat? Its a dirtbike, not at barcalounger. The stock seat is fine.
You're not alone. I'm fine on it too, whether riding dirt or riding across the country.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:15 AM   #60630
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You're not alone. I'm fine on it too, whether riding dirt or riding across the country.
Count me in hhere as well
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