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Old 10-17-2012, 01:24 PM   #1
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Windscreen on a 78 R80/7 advice

I'm thinking about putting a windscreen on my 1978 R80/7. I'd like to have something that wouldn't be too hard to remove relatively easily when I want to ride naked (bike, not me ). Anyone have any recommendations? I'm looking at the National Cycle Deflector Screen DX and like it. Anyone using this? Pros/Cons?
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:21 PM   #2
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i have an 84 r80rt fairing that needs a home
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:57 PM   #3
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http://parabellum.com/

Lots of choices,search around.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:14 PM   #4
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I've used the Deflector Screen on and off for the last 20 years or so. It's a surprisingly effective little shield that's a snap to remove when you want the full "wind in the face" effect.

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Old 10-17-2012, 06:26 PM   #5
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Using one on my wife's R80ST. She likes it a lot. This one is 20+ years old, been on my R60/6 years ago, then my Norton, now the R80ST.

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Old 10-18-2012, 07:55 AM   #6
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78 R80/7. Great piece of gear. On / off in in two minutes.

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Old 10-18-2012, 07:59 AM   #7
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I have a similar one made by Givi that I'm very happy with.

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Old 10-18-2012, 11:09 AM   #8
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My /6 came with a tall Parabellum. I removed it and went to an S fairing. Why? The relatively large and tall Parabellum caused lots of awkward buffeting...particularly behind semi's, but also in cross winds. Riding naked, or riding with an S fairing, that lack of stability up front went away. It's a tradeoff: large screen = better rain protection = more buffeting. I prefer to invest in rain gear and have better handling. Others just love big barn door fairings and screens. Personal preference.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:01 PM   #9
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I've used the Deflector Screen on and off for the last 20 years or so. It's a surprisingly effective little shield that's a snap to remove when you want the full "wind in the face" effect.
I had one of those on my 78. A Very good screen.

What seat is that Al? Looks great.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:34 AM   #10
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I had one of those on my 78. A Very good screen.

What seat is that Al? Looks great.

Thanks Rob. It's a Corbin that's been on there since about 1995 or 1996. It needs a recover, but has been a really great saddle.
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