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Old 09-19-2013, 02:36 PM   #18586
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Good deal! I was pretty tickled with it myself. A pair of earplugs takes care of the wind noise, which I always used for any hiway running anyway. And I just hate huge windscreens on a moreorless performance oriented bike - they're so 'cruiser' looking. I had one on my Versys and hated the look although it worked well.

And no, a GPS won't mount over the cluster now. I used to throw my gloves in there but it's tight now and they just scratch the inside of the screen so no more.

For GPS I use a ram ball mount in the handlebar clamp bolt with an old 60CS. I only use GPS for offroad tracks and trip data anyway - no fancy touch screens for this boy!
I did your idea also and yes a nice change in the wind, more flow less bounce and I like the visibility, seems like a smaller bike now with out the screen blocking some of the view. Thanks.

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Old 09-19-2013, 03:23 PM   #18587
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:42 PM   #18588
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Try this. I had to do some editing and re posted it.
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:43 PM   #18589
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I did your idea also and yes a nice change in the wind, more flow less bounce and I like the visibility, seems like a smaller bike now with out the screen blocking some of the view. Thanks.

Jerry
I'm thinking of doing it tonight.

BTW, how tall are you guys? I'm 6'4" and have the seat in the "tall" setting.

Wondering if it will make a difference?

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Old 09-19-2013, 04:07 PM   #18590
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I'm thinking of doing it tonight.

BTW, how tall are you guys? I'm 6'4" and have the seat in the "tall" setting.

Wondering if it will make a difference?

JG
Oh boy...yer tall! I'm 5-10, seat in high position. Try it anyway. Wind blast should hit you mid-screen on your helmet. It really cleans up the flow though and that's the key benefit.

A lot of guys like these ADV bikes with no screen, so just getting the blast off your chest should suffice and the mod'd mounting still does that. If you get too much blast at your head you'll need a taller screen.
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:14 PM   #18591
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I'm thinking of doing it tonight.

BTW, how tall are you guys? I'm 6'4" and have the seat in the "tall" setting.

Wondering if it will make a difference?

JG
Aw hell. I just did it anyway. Took 5 minutes and I didn't even take the screen off the bike!

Going to pick up shiny expensive thing. Will report back…

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Old 09-19-2013, 04:23 PM   #18592
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[QUOTE=boinoodle;22369661]Try this. I had to do some editing and re posted it.
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:06 PM   #18593
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Aw hell. I just did it anyway. Took 5 minutes and I didn't even take the screen off the bike!

Going to pick up shiny expensive thing. Will report back…

JG
Well, I'm sold. Great mod.

So much better.

Did anyone else get whistling through their old mounting holes above 130mph?

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Old 09-19-2013, 05:12 PM   #18594
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Well, I'm sold. Great mod.

So much better.

Did anyone else get whistling through their old mounting holes above 130mph?

JG
You forgot the little flat tracker stickers.
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:47 PM   #18595
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[QUOTE=boinoodle;22369661]Try this. I had to do some editing and re posted it.

Sounds like you have the same slap / clanking noise on the rough stuff I do...Anyone know what that is (chain slap, kick stand clanking etc...) drives me nuts.
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:54 PM   #18596
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Try this. I had to do some editing and re posted it.

Sounds like you have the same slap / clanking noise on the rough stuff I do...Anyone know what that is (chain slap, kick stand clanking etc...) drives me nuts.
Both of those.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:05 PM   #18597
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:06 PM   #18598
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Well, I'm sold. Great mod.

So much better.

Did anyone else get whistling through their old mounting holes above 130mph?

JG
After I posted the mod I went out to the garage and found a couple of half inch grommets and black nylon screws and installed them. They were left over license plate mounting bolts. Looks great and cleans it up as to a factory look. I'll have to take a pic soon.

Clean air....priceless. YAY!!!

I'm toying with the idea of masking off all but the top 4-5" of the screen and painting the inside with black fusion paint. I think it would look killer if I could get a clean line - which is what holds me off. That and the risk of scratching the paint later and making it look like ca-ca. Or having it peel off. I guess fusion won't do that, but still.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:34 PM   #18599
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I'm toying with the idea of masking off all but the top 4-5" of the screen and painting the inside with black fusion paint. I think it would look killer if I could get a clean line - which is what holds me off. That and the risk of scratching the paint later and making it look like ca-ca. Or having it peel off. I guess fusion won't do that, but still.
Plastidip is always an option too. I blacked out the windshield on my SV that way. It worked great and is easy to undo if you change your mind later down the road. The only issue I had was that I had taped off the lip of the screen, and when I went to peel off the tape, the Plastidip wanted to come with it in places. It may have been better if I let it dry longer, I dunno. It was easy enough to touch up with the brush on stuff though.
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Plastidip is always an option too. I blacked out the windshield on my SV that way. It worked great and is easy to undo if you change your mind later down the road. The only issue I had was that I had taped off the lip of the screen, and when I went to peel off the tape, the Plastidip wanted to come with it in places. It may have been better if I let it dry longer, I dunno. It was easy enough to touch up with the brush on stuff though.
Nope, pull the tape off sooner while it's still wet, then it won't pull off with the tape.
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