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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Zapp22, Dec 8, 2007.
MRA from Twisted Throttle
Thats one nice looking bike Tuff
Thanks. Light from the camera flash gives the decal colors a gay looking undertone (not that there's anything wrong with that!) The actual colors of the decals are a much deeper blue. The pic makes it almost look "aqua-marine ka-ka."
I just wanted a little help with a screen that is not too high. So I tried the
F650CS screen. It looks really good on the bike, but it only moves the air from my waist up to about mid chest. I just cobbled it on to try it and of course I tightened the bolts a little too tight and fractured the screen. I think if I make new brackets and tilt it up some more it might be more effective, but for now it seems to work ok at 80mph that I'm just going to leave it this way for awhile.
I copied this off the Chain Gang site. According to the post there, this came from whitebuffaloracing.com for $67 plus $12 shipping; that was posted several months ago though, so who knows about the price now. I don't think it's on the website, you have to call them to order. I believe it comes in clear, too. I've not tried it, just passing along the information.
Now that it's here, and you made us all jealous :ddogwe need to see it installed!! We are waiting .
Nope, I'm thinking of something else, maybe. I was just passing it along because folks seem to like the Dakar screen on a variety of bikes. I'll post a picture of what I'm looking at, if I can figure out how.
what are those mirrors on your bike?
source for KLR screens like those.... short and tall?
Tuff - i can't see how that thing is mounted. can you explain? i'm guessing handlebar struts?
This is a Maier Sport shield:
Anybody try something like this on a DR? Do you suppose the 2-point mount would be stable at Interstate speeds? Maier makes a variety of shapes and sizes like this one. I have an old National Cycle Street Shield EX but it's quite a bit bigger and the 4-point mount will be unhandy to rig up on the bike. Would you all have any idea which affects handling the least, the handlebar mounted shield or one that bolts to the number plate? Thanks very much.
Just mounted a Spitfire Slip Stream on my DR. Handlebar mount. Height Is 19 inches from center of headlight cowl to top of screen. I'm 5'10" tall with a 32" inseam. Use some kind of spacer between the screen and number plate, at the bottom, so the screen doesn't seal to the number plate. This will prevent turbulance. Very little pressure below 50 mph, between 50-70mph air pressure about the shoulders is about the same as without the screen. From 70-90mph the pressure stabilized and did not appear to increase with speed above 70mph. Without the screen, the faster you go the more it trys to drag you off the bike, as you know. No change in handling or fuel mileage.
is the shield itself pretty stable, or is it flapping?
i assume 2-point mount, right?
Sarah, before you buy a windscreen at least take a look at the Turbocity shield. I think you will like it. Their shield is made by Aeroflow like the one I bought from you for my GS. I bought one from them and have no regrets. In fact check out all their DR farkles. I think I have most of them on my bike. Neville.
I believe that's the one Doug suggested, so that's two votes already. I was just trying to keep cost down since I still need a tank, risers, a rack, luggage rails....you know how it goes.
Sarah, I bought my DR from a guy that put a Cee Bailey screen on. The Cee Bailey has been reported to be kind of floppy at highway speeds, but the PO did a simple brace set up that works really well. Cheap too. Rock solid and keeps the wind off my torso, upper arms and shoulders and keeps my head in clean air. No buffeting. I really like this set up (I also have a DL 1000 V Strom), so I know what works for turbulance/wind protection, etc. Just check out some of the posts for V Stroms.
Here's a few pics. I also put a strip of clear, door edge protector along the top edge of the shield (like I did on my old 200+ mph Busa-old sport biker trick), and that makes it about perfect, for me. I run a Corbin seat, Pro Taper bars and am 5' 10" tall, w/ 29" inseam.
I run the Cee Baileys tinted screen. It certainly does wobble at speed. I just have some shop rags stuffed behind the headlight untill I get around to making some brackets.
i can't quite see what the stiffeners are fastened to... are they tied to a bar clamp of some kind?
so, you're saying once you support the headlight shroud so as to reduce flexing, the shield works pretty spiffy, right?
i was looking for that F650 Puig screen.... haven't found, but my eye did fall on this one, for FZ1.... this looks like it could be adapted, and has the concave 'bubble' that allows more room for us tall people to do the tuck.
i'll flip over to the yamaha shop with my tape measure and see what the width is of those mounting holes, compare to DR shroud...
That's it! The screen is plenty solid mounted up that way. The light gage aluminum flat stock (1" wide), has one end bent at a suitable angle to mate up flat with the inside of the headlight shroud and the other end is thru bolted to a light gage clamp on the bar. I fine tuned the angle of the screen with spacers between the screen and the headlight shroud. This set up is darned near perfect. A shorter rider could cut some of the material off the top of the screen if they wanted to get a more custom fit. The design of the Cee Bailey screen is wide at the top, unlike some others out there. I think this is one of the reasons the screen works so well and keeps the wind off the shoulders and upper arms.
I'll try to post up some better photos later on today.