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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by apt13, May 2, 2012.
hmmm, that could be interesting. will have to keep an eye out for a cheap one.
this is the one i am talking about...
i'm sure you can find it way cheaper!
I like fly screens better than S fairings. That's why I have one on my bike. I think they are easier to work on with the right fly screen too. I think mine works better than a S fairing but it is taller. I actually wish I had a scanner to post a pic but I don't. I think the one in the photo would look better clear. Most all of them were clear in all the old photos of them on race bikes that I have seen and that's the whole reason I think they look cool. That and they work surprisingly well for what little they are. S fairings are too much plastic for my tastes. Unless they are frame mounted, they effect handling too much IMO.
cool, well i wish i could see yours supershaft! step into 1997 and get a scanner or digital camera! haha. (sorry, just funnin'). heck nowadays companies will pay you to take one. they are basically worthless, haha. or in freebie grab bags of junk. but i'm "in the business" so maybe i just come across more than most.
anyway, so far, i think the best flyscreen i've seen yet was just the other day on benthic's thread.
that got me motivated to put this cheapo one on i've had in the closet for a year. but i'd love to whip something up like that clear one, attached to the mirror holes for easy on and off. absolutely killer idea. i gather it is a parabellum windscreen that he cut down and re-rigged the mounting to the mirror holes on the controllers. totally awesome. i'd buy one if he could make me one like that! haha.
i'm cool with a clear one, but at the same time i was interested in a dark one in order to "cover up" the instruments somewhat. but whatever's clever.
i'm not interested in having a super modded out bike or cafe thing where i'm buying all kinds of wacky parts, i just want a simple, easy to take off and on small flyscreen.
Dont do it
I've been keeping my eyes open for a used one like this:
to try to modify...
I think it looks fine. Low and simple.
Have you checked out the offerings from Givi?
If it does the job, then good stuff.
Cosmetically, if the lower leading edges were trimmed to be parallel with the headlight, and the top was cut to the headlight shape, I think it'd look more at home.
If the breeze is hitting your neck, then a 1" trim might be enough to lower it to a more comfotable zone.
It's not the best excution of a fly screen that's for sure.
National cycle used to make one that was pretty decent looking but the hardware sucked.
The fake S fairing, (most commonly by Lockhart) have a shape that is just a little bulbous for most early airheads.
The MotoGuzzi Lemon Mk1 flyscreen is nice and there are some replicas out there for not a lot of money.
If you can find a buell flyscreen they are also ok, but they have weird blisters and bumps in the design that don't match up with anything.
And last but not least,
As someone who has a flyscreen on my bike.
I've found that they are not all that and a bag of chips,
The can dump a lot of air in your lap, they take pressure off your upper body but at a cost of noise and turbulence.
I was impressed with a very small givi screen that sat just above the headlite on a guzzi. It was discreet, stylish & the owner said it worked really well.
I can't seem to find it in the Givi catalogue tho.
I have a small Givi, and find it pretty good - I find it takes the stain off my arms at 120kph....but at 140kph I prefer it naked. Now it's getting cold and dark, I am thinking about extra lights and heated grips...so need a volt meter. I dragged my S fairing out and it will need massaging to fit with my cowhorn bars...not to mention looking stupid. But even sitting upright,the S fairing works better.
If you really want BMW spec, rent some time in a wind tunnel so you can direct airflow right into your helmet!
Motu, what's up w/ that r65 g/s?!
It's an R65 GRS (Gravel Road Special)
Is that what it looks like....I normally only get to see the numberplate