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Old 09-06-2006, 05:14 AM   #31
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Here's my homemade creation. It's basically an extension of the headlight shroud. The small amount of wind it deflects is noticable and it doesn't look too outlandish. The downside is that it is 3mm thick to give it the flexibility to bend around the shroud which appears a little dangerous when looking down on it from the seat!
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Old 09-06-2006, 08:58 AM   #32
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Here's mine.

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Old 09-06-2006, 10:24 AM   #33
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Ah, ok. This is it, then, right? And I've gotta ask you one more question: On the JC Whitney site, I don't see a "deflector" shield made specifically for the DR. Did you find one, or are you using one made for a different bike (which one?) that happens to also fit the DR?

Thanks, man.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...967243/c-10111
That's the one we're using...it's universal. Here's a link to the mfg's site:

http://www.nationalcycle.com/catalog...orScreens.html
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Old 09-06-2006, 02:04 PM   #34
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Ah, ok. This is it, then, right? And I've gotta ask you one more question: On the JC Whitney site, I don't see a "deflector" shield made specifically for the DR. Did you find one, or are you using one made for a different bike (which one?) that happens to also fit the DR?

Thanks, man.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...967243/c-10111

Yup, that's it. There's only one deflector shield as far as I know--it's a universal handlebar mount windshield made for any bike. JC Whitney may make you put in your vehicle and year and everything, but it's got nothing to do with the windshield. I grabbed mine off a shelf at a local shop.



edit>> sorry for the redundancy, I didn't scroll down first
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Old 09-10-2006, 03:26 PM   #35
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OK, so I ordered a Spitfire today from Dennis Kirk. Any mounting tips?
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:01 PM   #36
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Bluhduh SplitFire

I've been playing with a SplitFire windshield for about a week now. I'm real close to tossing this thing on the side of the road. It seems to take the wind blast off my chest and deposit it right on my face shield. The noise is deafening in my helmet. Any tips???
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Old 09-18-2006, 09:27 PM   #37
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I've been playing with a SplitFire windshield for about a week now. I'm real close to tossing this thing on the side of the road. It seems to take the wind blast off my chest and deposit it right on my face shield. The noise is deafening in my helmet. Any tips???

Yeah, it's too high and/or too vertical. Lean it back until the wind doesn't hit you in the face anymore. That's why it's adjustable.
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Old 09-19-2006, 10:07 AM   #38
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Parabellum, It really works

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Old 09-19-2006, 11:52 AM   #39
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I like the Parabellum's coverage, it's just that I prefer not having to look through a windshield while riding.
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Old 09-19-2006, 12:27 PM   #40
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I don't look through mine. A couple inches over. You may have got the wrong size.
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Old 09-19-2006, 12:51 PM   #41
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I don't look through mine. A couple inches over. You may have got the wrong size.

Same here, I have the medium and look over it. I'm 5'10 and that is what charles (parabellum guy) recommended and it works great.
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Old 09-19-2006, 12:58 PM   #42
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Same here, I have the medium and look over it. I'm 5'10 and that is what charles (parabellum guy) recommended and it works great.
I don't have one, but I'm vertically challenged (only 5'5"), so there's a good chance I'd be looking through it even if I did get the shorter (medium) version.
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Old 09-19-2006, 01:25 PM   #43
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I don't have one, but I'm vertically challenged (only 5'5"), so there's a good chance I'd be looking through it even if I did get the shorter (medium) version.

You'd definetly be looking through it unless you trimmed it. I believe that parabellum does custom shields/dimensions though if you're interested.
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Old 09-19-2006, 03:12 PM   #44
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Same here, I have the medium and look over it. I'm 5'10 and that is what charles (parabellum guy) recommended and it works great.
I'm 5'10 too and ordered the tall screen. It works well, sending the air to the top of my helmet and visabilty is good.

I did change 4 of the mounting bolts over to thumb screws and wingnuts. This allows me to remove it easily, store it on top of my luggage bag under a spider net and ride dirt with fewer worries. This screen is very stout and I would not want to go thru it on a get-off. The screen is very close to you and that's great to protect you from wind/weather, etc, but is very bad for off road use, especially when standing.
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Old 09-19-2006, 03:44 PM   #45
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I did change 4 of the mounting bolts over to thumb screws and wingnuts. This allows me to remove it easily....

That's a good idea, would go a whole lot quicker than unscrewing it. I agree with not wanting to tangle with it during a getoff, that thing is stout. I would think it is one of the better made screens out there.
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