Best fly screen/wind screen for a naked bike?

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  1. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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  2. dave1068

    dave1068 Been here awhile

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    I've seen those and they look good but agree they are pricey. not sure on the exact style you want but I have an MRA sportscreen on a trumph (which Im also selling) Its painted maroon but can be sanded and repainted easily. Its 12'' high and is bar mounted. Heres a pic for reference

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    I had a F16 screen on a '76 Goldwing with superbike handlebars, and while the look was pretty good and suited the style I wanted, I found the function wasn't good--it vibrated a lot due to a weak mounting apparatus, and the profile was so low as to not provide any discernable wind protection. I finally put it aside for another larger easily removable windscreen, also by National Cycle, and used it with no problems till I sold the GW.

    I cut up thr F16 trying to get it to look good on my V-strom, but I couldn't make it look right so I discarded the remains. I didn't love the F16 much.
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    Im definately leaning toward the Holeshot one. I think it looks good on a naked bike, and although I hesitate to use the term "streetfighter", for lack of a better description, thats sort of what Im after. A comfortable, functional "streetfighter". The one on that trumpet looks good, though Im not so sure about the handlebar mount.
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    Actually i just realized that the handlebar mount wouldn't work for me anyway since I have clubmans on it.
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    zooomgovroom hooligan-esque

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    the one from a Buell Blast is a good one...as well as the Givi A750!
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  7. AviatorTroy

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    Heres something else I just found...

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    They sell some little brackets too which go under your headlight bolts and can rotate to adjust the angle of the screen. That screen is for an M2. Id like to find one with the bump offset to the left, but the only one I can find is the center or right offset. Oh well, still Airtech quality Ive heard is great, and still only slightly more than half the price of the Holeshot. We may have a winner.
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  9. Krasniewski

    Krasniewski I don't ride much.

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    I did a generic GIVI screen and it fit well without any additional parts. I like the looks/functionality of the GIVI. Take a look around.

    Mike

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  10. SNicky

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    I have the F15 on my '01 SV. I like it although the mounting that comes with it needs work (decent instructions would have helped as well......)

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    Dart Flyscreens have been a long standing favorite with many Ducati Monster owners. Not sure how many model bikes they have plug and play hardware for. The screen is all clear and fairly unobtrusive. Monster owners claim better wind deflection than the early model OEM bikini fairings (which is what I ran on mine and was happy).

    I looked at them with and eye towards putting one on my R80 ST, but decided one of the National Cycle flyscreens will be easier to mount on that particular bike.

    I don't have the link to Dart, but Google is your friend.
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    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    Clear and tinted screens look ridiculous. It is not 1987.

    Get a colour-matched GIVI screen or colour match a buell screen. It will work and look decent.
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  13. AviatorTroy

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    I agree that some of the screens out there, while they look very effective, look like they belong on a 1986 Magna.
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  14. buck

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    How is the wind protection of the F-15?

    Has anyone tried the Rifle fairings? They're pricey, but look good.

    Buck
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  15. SNicky

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    The difference between no screen and the F-15 is huge. I can't imagine doing a 300 or 400 mile day without it. I don't know how it compares to some of the shorter wind screens.

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    MotoKat Whine Cooler. Super Moderator

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    I have the Givi A750 on my SV and it works pretty well for wind protection. Mounting it was a PITA, but worth it in the end.
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    I also have the Givi A750 on my SV1000N color matched blue. If I had a pic I would definately share. It only took about 5 minutes to mount and was really simple. The change it offered in the wind protection has been great! I can ride in the 40 degree weather now and suffer less. It is definately the best mod I have done so far to my naked bike!
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    Looks small caus it is but makes a big diff.
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  19. AviatorTroy

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    Nice Vmax!
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  20. vortexau

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    When I didn't have my usual fairing on my Guzzi 850-T, it usually was fitted with an upside-down fullface visor wrapped infront of the instruments - worked okay and was cheap!

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