Brooklands Windscreens

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by RidingDonkeys, May 16, 2011.

  1. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    I'm pricing out my Ural and I've decided I'm not too fond of the factory windshield for the hack. It seems that it would be in my dog's way.

    The Brookland seems perfect. However, everything will be powdercoated on this rig, so the windshield should match. Does anyone know if a powdercoated Brooklands is available anywhere?
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  2. DirtyDR

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    If you are talking about a real Brooklands and not the Chinese CJ ones then I am pretty sure they only come in polished aluminum, this is what I put on my Ural.
    http://www.vintagecarparts.co.uk/part.phtml?PartID=982
    I am sure any powder coater would be happy to powdercoat it for you but I am not sure about pulling the glass out of the frame to get that done.

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  3. RidingDonkeys

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    I was thinking that was going to be the route I'd have to take. I've found out that often times in motorcycle world, if one guy has asked for it, then so have hundreds more, and there is guy already selling it too.
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  4. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    By the way, it looks great on your hack. That's exactly what I'm looking for, something functional, but out of the way of the rider.
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  5. DirtyDR

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    I just kept an eye on ebay and eventually I found a reasonable deal on one. I rarely carry a passengar but I have had a couple of regular monkeys check it out and they say it does help better than not having one.
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  6. Sidecar Sarge

    Sidecar Sarge Been here awhile

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    Check with Claude. I believe he is making them.

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  7. RidingDonkeys

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    Done and confirmed.
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  8. DirtyDR

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    I had to have the real Made In England, Brooklands to go with the Hagon shocks and the U.K. sidecar tail light on the bike also.
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  9. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    DirtyDR, I noticed you have the full fairing and windshield on the tug. Does it do the job well?
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  10. DirtyDR

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    I love the full shield. I also swapped out the plastic leg guards for the old metal ones, about twice the size.

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  11. coupe1942

    coupe1942 Been here awhile

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    Everything is actually personal taste, and you only have yourself to be pleased with any final choices in that regard.

    Just a totally personal opinion, but to me, the Braookland's windscreen looks too small in width for the standard Ural hack. I have seen such on many CJ's, but they still look out of place, as they are small in size compared to the width of the hack they were attached to. If they were widened out a bit, then maybe they would look like a better accessory for a Ural hack shield. I have seen at least one that was widened, as I mention.

    That said, there was a time when I really wanted one for my ride. For the price of such, you can trim the stock shield down and probably have something as functional, but not quite as cool looking. Brooklands isn't the only one that makes the flat stock shield. I have seen others too, but I don't have a link to them. Lots of street rodders used to use them, so I imagine you culd find something about them at a street rod site, too. The Brooklands look cool, but just look overly small in width size to me.

    Good luck with your adaptation and choice.
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  12. windmill

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    I also run with the stock Ural wind screen and the metal Dnepr leg guards, almost as good as the old full windjammer fairings. Tried an aftermarket "Police" wind screen, wouldn't stay in place and didn't protect that well.

    The stock Ural hack screen works very well for the passenger but buffets the rider some. The small screens like the brooklands are better for the rider but don't protect the passenger near as well. One real advantage of the Ural hack screen is that it folds down into the hack when not needed.

    Which is best really depends on your monkey.

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  13. DirtyDR

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    I don't know about the Brooklands copies but the English Brooklands that I have is nice because it is completely adjustable as to angle and you can lay it down flat if you want to and it doesn't take up any space under the hack cover.I have carried some passengers with a lot of seat time with the factory windshield they say the Brooklands does afford some protection from wind and bugs.
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  14. coupe1942

    coupe1942 Been here awhile

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    This is what I meant that I see pretty common on the CJ hacks. It is small in width, relative to the overall width of the front of the hack. If this were extended out a bit further it would work better on a Ural hack. I guess it is an aquired taste though.

    http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g162/a1930ford/Sidecar-No-2408-.jpg

    Personally, I like the front piece added to the shield in the photo. Makes it all look larger and more complete on the hack to me.

    http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g162/a1930ford/DSC03148_2.jpg
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