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Old 05-22-2013, 06:33 AM   #4186
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OK so I found a different one to that, but those are the nicest screen I have seen for an XT yet. Well done Ive made an enquiry
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:58 AM   #4187
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Hi!
The first one is a "screens from AUstralia " -just google it- model this one he had to mount it higher than normal (even not being a tall rider ) due to wind getting directed to his helmet but now is quit happy with it and it seems well made
the other is (i' think) a givi (or ermax) generic universal street type adapted to the XT

As for tyres, well most of the riders don't usualy go off-road so that's why they use street tires

Especialy the Teneres (there was a second group of riders that went a all street route that included a couple of XTz 1200


Personaly i'm using TKC'80 on mine
YES I AGREE!

I bought it as well, but I am very disappointed. All turbulence aim directly to the helmet (from 50 km / h - not hear the engine). Very annoying
web is - www.screenforbikes.com

I will try to modify it. Do you have devised some way? Send photo
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:45 PM   #4188
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YES I AGREE!

I bought it as well, but I am very disappointed. All turbulence aim directly to the helmet (from 50 km / h - not hear the engine). Very annoying
web is - www.screenforbikes.com

I will try to modify it. Do you have devised some way? Send photo
It's not mine , a friend has it and had the same problema you have
he resolved it by making a support for it to make it higher and bolted the sreeen to that , i'll try to see if he can send me some fotos and detail to share with you
in the meanwhile you can see it here :



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Old 05-26-2013, 11:24 AM   #4189
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Since we're on the topic of windscreens, here's the one I just did. I'm the type of XT owner who buys auto parts at a hardware store, so beware. It may look a little different and/or goofy in your opinion, but it works The screen is from a 750 Super Ténéré.

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Old 05-26-2013, 03:52 PM   #4190
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YES I AGREE!

I bought it as well, but I am very disappointed. All turbulence aim directly to the helmet (from 50 km / h - not hear the engine). Very annoying
web is - www.screenforbikes.com

I will try to modify it. Do you have devised some way? Send photo
Yeah, getting a screen to work is much more complicated than one would think, and one setup won’t work for everyone. I have been working on a screen for my XT600E for several months now, trying this and that. What I have found out (MHO of course):

1. The screen needs to be set up high. About “nose high” when you sit on the bike.

2. Not only does the shape and mounting height matter but also the “tilt”.

3. General (original) fasteners work fine on the road but not offroad. You will need rigid (You may need do make your own) fasteners or the screen will flop all over the place.

I started out with a high screen from a Suzuki GSR 600, then went to a universal “spitfire” screen, and now the spitfire screen is getting modified. Maybe I will post some pics and advice if I get the thing to work right.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:13 PM   #4191
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Wind screen mounting

YES, Yes, we like pictures.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:26 AM   #4192
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YES, Yes, we like pictures.
Agree !!!
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:13 AM   #4193
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Yeah, getting a screen to work is much more complicated than one would think, and one setup won’t work for everyone. I have been working on a screen for my XT600E for several months now, trying this and that. What I have found out (MHO of course):

1. The screen needs to be set up high. About “nose high” when you sit on the bike.

2. Not only does the shape and mounting height matter but also the “tilt”.

3. General (original) fasteners work fine on the road but not offroad. You will need rigid (You may need do make your own) fasteners or the screen will flop all over the place.

I started out with a high screen from a Suzuki GSR 600, then went to a universal “spitfire” screen, and now the spitfire screen is getting modified. Maybe I will post some pics and advice if I get the thing to work right.
Hi, if it is possible I wait for pictures too...
THANK YOU
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:52 AM   #4194
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On the subject of windscreens, I'm going to build my own from miscellaneous handlebar clamps and common hardware and a sheet of polycarbonate. I'll make a form that fits in the oven and slowly heat it until it conforms.

On Nother note, I need to repack the steering stem bearings with grease. Can anyone point me to what tools I need to do it properly? I'm goi g on a cross country trip and can't be messin around with improperly torqued bearings. Thanks.
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:13 AM   #4195
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Hi guys, I remember about reading of some guy in here who makes wider footpegs for the XT, am I right? Can someone please indicate me who he is so I can contact him? :)
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:24 AM   #4196
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Look up two posts. Bosley1980 is the man... I have a set, they are VERY good.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:45 AM   #4197
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Also tw200 footpegs fits, theres often some (casted) ones on ebay for like 20$, so if youre not into the bling, and just want stuff that works, theese are really good value. (I like 'em very much)
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:24 PM   #4198
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Home made alu panniers

Just stumbled on this link. Not sure if this has been posted yet

https://sites.google.com/site/rtwxtz660/alluboxes

Seems fairly easy to do, and the result is impressive

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Old 05-29-2013, 06:06 PM   #4199
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is it normal to have about 1/2-1 inch of up and down slop in the rear swing arm?
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:08 AM   #4200
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Just stumbled on this link. Not sure if this has been posted yet

https://sites.google.com/site/rtwxtz660/alluboxes

Seems fairly easy to do, and the result is impressive


I still have 4 of those protective trunk corner things he used back from my DJ turntable case building project if anyone plans to build these. Of course you'd need 4 more for a complete set, but I'll give them to you for the shipping cost. Happy DIY'ing! I'm either going to take another trip to a regional DIY fabricator's place to fab some aluminum panniers, design and sew my own Wolfman- like soft bags, buy Wolfman soft bags (see my signature), or use Samsonite suitcases with hardware and padlocks added to them.
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