Building a better windscreen

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by mutt2jeff, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. mutt2jeff

    mutt2jeff Keep firing assholes!

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    Sorry guys, I have been a bum. I am sure we all know how busy life can get sometime :rofl. I have been busy building a new shop with a friend, planning vacations, and in general being a layabout. I am headed out to Baja early Saturday morning to spend a week playing, but when I get back, I am gonna put a wrap on the mold!
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  2. Central Cali Rider

    Central Cali Rider Been here awhile

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    No hurry.. We all understand...
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  3. rade

    rade Been here awhile

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    What about this one?

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    Or this one Rally way? Comming soon :-)

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  4. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    I prefer the look of the TT fairing with the lip turned out at the top. Just personal preference.
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  5. Pete640

    Pete640 I hate sand.......

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    Looks very good. Have you considered making it without the headlight insert for custom headlight applications?
    Combination 690/950 screen???
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  6. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle Maniac

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    If you tilt the shield back at the same angle as the base of the OEM screen . . . you will reduce buffeting significantly. Also, consider using the top cowling mount bolts to widen the base of your new shield . . . for more rider comfort etc.

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  7. DeepInIt

    DeepInIt Long timer

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    That's the perfect type of shield, air underneath, wider, adjustable. I would use knurls instead of bolts. Is that your design or is on the market?
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  8. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle Maniac

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    For shield angle comparison . . . 1190A:

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  9. Korruptio

    Korruptio Adventurer

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    Correct. Testing for this is easy: take off the mirrors and ride the bike, put back one mirror and ride the bike, put back both mirrors and ride the bike.

    Original mirrors are causing the bad buffeting and wind banging to the helmet. Atleast for me (~185cm tall rider). I noticed it by accident when mirror got broken and it was more pleasant to ride than with both mirrors... Now I'm in process of replacing the original mirrors with something else. Probably short KTM foldable mirrors, they're half of the price of original KTM Adventure mirrors anyway so its not a difficult choice.
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  10. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    The same used to be true for the Suzuki Burgman 400. Drive that thing down a freeway stock and the windscreen would just bend and twist like crazy and it would buffet a helmet to the point that you could not see. The solution was pretty simple -- move the mirrors closer to the windscreen by just spinning them on their mounts 180 degrees.

    OK, don't ask me how I know all this. :lol3
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