DR Windshields, Deflectors, Fairings, Bugslappers

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Zapp22, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. MillCreek

    MillCreek ADV Risk Manager

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    It looks like a National Cycle unit. I can see, especially on the left, where the mounting arm from the handlebar comes up. I don't think it is attached to the cowl.
  2. rivercreep

    rivercreep Banned

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  3. canadaler

    canadaler Been here awhile

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    People might want to consider making up a custom unit as well.

    This is one I made up for a recently restored XT550, but it could easily be done for a DR as well.

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    This one is aluminum with a Lexan headlight shield, but it wouldn't be difficult to make it all out of Lexan either.

    Total cost was about $30 not including my time.
  4. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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  5. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    factory windscreen from a 2008 Honda CBF1000 (given to me for free by a friend). Mounted with handlebar hardware from a Spitfire.

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  6. lstewart

    lstewart Jus' Sayin'

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    Cost about $6 total. That's for two of them!

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    I still have a little buffeting around my head, but it's not trying to lift my helmet anymore. Front end stays stable up to 90mph.
  7. Cumbacheech

    Cumbacheech XRated

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    Very nice!!! need to put up more details... :ear

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  8. Dirt Raider

    Dirt Raider BORN TO RIDE

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  9. lstewart

    lstewart Jus' Sayin'

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    O.k., call me crazy ( or just maybe stupid ) but screw the patent idea. What a pain in the.a$$! Here are some measurements...

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  10. lstewart

    lstewart Jus' Sayin'

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    I didn't see any attached pics. Post 'em up! It took some time to get the pattern right, but now that I have an accurate pattern, it only takes about ten minutes to trace it out, cut it out, and drill it. I've learned: Don't crease the center line all the way to the bottom edge and move the point where the two diagnal lines come to the center UP about a half inch and the leading edge will stay flat. Larger garbage cans make better fairings because they have fewer bends to have to straighten out before I shape it, however, the smaller cans, if you center the pattern, actually put the bends on the outer edges giving the fairing a little bit of a curved outer edge, which I like. Lowes has the white plastic Chrysler "push fasteners" for $.80 for two. I use 8 to secure it. So can make two fairings in about 20 minutes for around $10. Not that I'll need many more since I can basically fold it in half and not break it, but if I can't get the bug juice off...

    What I'd love to do is find someone who could use the original fairing, plus my addition, to make a mold of some sort and be able to make the whole thing as a single unit. I thought I'd try to use a fiberglass/epoxy kit and just lay it over the whole fairing to make a mold, but I don't know where to go from there. Any suggestions?
  11. aaronsk8s

    aaronsk8s Adventurer

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    Hello i am new here and was wondering if anyone had a dakar windshield that they would be interested in selling? I have been searching everywhere for one but I cannot find one under $200.
  12. nii

    nii Johnnie Walker

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    very happy with Screensforbikes

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  13. LXIV-Dragon

    LXIV-Dragon Been here awhile

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    Was great to see the screen in person this weekend (and you!!). The design rocks :clap

    I will be back at Scram'n Breaver rally next year - it was a blast!
  14. basepc

    basepc Been here awhile

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    Using Mr. Stewart's template I constructed a screen using a blue recycle bin for the source plastic. Modified his design by molding the top lip ala laminar lip. The blue matches the Suzuki blue pretty good. The screen itself performs equally as well as a Screen for Bikes model (I had one of these and it shattered quite easily in a spill). Thank you Mr. Stewart!!
  15. lstewart

    lstewart Jus' Sayin'

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    It was great meeting you guys. I'm not an engineer, and not really that good at origami (sp?) but I'm trying to figure out how to increase the angle to push the screen forward just a bit and shorten it about an inch just to keep it from hitting my chin. I'll post those measurements if I ever get around to making it. Glad you guys are finding it useful.

    Don't forget the fall Beaver rally!
  16. kknuth

    kknuth Up Nort!

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    Glad I found this thread again. This spring I took lstewart's garbage can fairing design and took it one step further to a full fairing. See the pic. It allowed me to add a full dash as well. I hope to add a few inches of a windshield sometime as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. lstewart

    lstewart Jus' Sayin'

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    Not dissing SFB's, but you can make your own for about $3. Judge for yourself...


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  18. discoganya

    discoganya Engineer, Rider, Dad

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    Awesome, I'm going to try making this shield/fairing this weekend.

    I'm thinking of starting with a 15" x 15" sheet of white polycarbonate (1/8" thick) from TAP Plastics. Saw and sand by hand, bend with a heat gun. The sheet is a little more expensive than the garbage bin ($14) but I think it will work out to be more rigid and solid.

    Will let you know how it goes.
  19. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Pick the right rubbish bin and it's plenty strong enough.
    Mine has copped enough branches and crap to prove its worth to me.
  20. discoganya

    discoganya Engineer, Rider, Dad

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    How does thinner plastic (from a rubbish bin) do at highway speeds (70+ mph) ?