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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Zapp22, Dec 8, 2007.
Zapp, Here's a couple of more pics of the brace for clarity.
The last one is my doggie, Jake.
your asst. Wrench-artist looks very capable.
OK gang I'm on the hunt for gently-used or aftermarket FZ1 screen.
I went to the dealer and took some carefull measurements. the lower 2 pairs of mount holes will work like magic on the DR. The uppermost pair will be in the air, and would make an enticing position for a couple of supportive struts.
Jake is as cute as a button, Dave. And that's a nice setup on your bike. Thanks again for the seatpan, too.
Anyone have experience with the MRA "Roadshield" from Twisted Throttle?
There is a fellow I have been talking with from the Yahoo Dr board that use just that screen and raves about it.
He mounted it behind the stock DR gauge shield and adjusted it to suit.
I plan to try the same one.
I can forward his bad photos to you if you like...
I'd like to see photos if you want to send them to email@example.com. There's a guy on Thumper Talk who's tickled with the Turbo City screen, took it on an 800 mile trip and got better mileage compared to the Spitfire. But at the same time he also increased tire pressures so that could have helped mileage too. I'm a member of the Yahoo Group, I'll do some searching over there. Thanks again.
The one question I have about the Turbo City screen is, is it adjustable? At the price it's going for I'd hope so:huh
I'll send them later this afternoon, EST... I don't know if he posted any shots on the Yahoo site, he may have before I joined.
There are so many good screen choices that I just need to go try one that I think makes sense. Charlie swears by this one.
I'll be on the lookout for the pictures Rob, but no rush or hassle.
Lefty, I'll bet if we sit tight CaptTurbo will chime in with more details on the Turbo City screen. I'm thinking I read on the TC site that it is not adjustable. If it'd help me on gas mileage I'd probably go for it. Course you'd have to save lots on gas to make up for the cost of the screen.
Hello Sarah. The turbocity shield is not adjustable as it comes from them but it's easy to make adjustments yourself. The screen is pre drilled but you can just move it up or down and drill new holes. There is about two inches to work with if you're going higher. For me, I like it the way it comes though I'm toying with the idea of making it a little more vertical by adding some spacers in the upper holes. At first I thought I wanted to move the screen up two inches but decided to wait and get more familiar with it. I'm about 5'10" and the wind breaks at about my neck level so my chest and shoulders are protected from wind blast and the air at helmet level is pretty clean. Hope this helps some who were curious about this screen. Neville.
I also have the stocker off the KLR and it works decent and i got it for free (Huge pic i know
Thanks for the info Capt. I like the idea of a screen that can be dialed in to meet my needs i.e. 6'1". Spending $160.00 and then having to drill new holes doesn't seem like that makes for a good buy. The MRA "Roadshield" is climbing to the top of the list @ $75.00
But how much is the mounting kit?
Mounting kit is included with the shield. If you go to twistedthottle.com and do a bike specific search you'll see that the site lists bikes that the universal mount system works on. Let me know if I'm wrong:eek1
I'm thinking you'll need a mounting kit; but maybe I'm confused. Holler back. Thanks.
Maybe I could get some help in reading all the words and not just the ones I want to see. Sarah, you are spot on, it will be another $45.00 for the bracket. Still I like the idea of having a screen that's adjustable, and it's less money than the TC screen.
yes its the klx, but the mould is for the dr, and soon there will be a drz being used in the shed.. there made in melbourne, cost me 130 Aus for the screen, mounted up with llight / lense cover and the fuel tank custom inserts..
Just looked @ J.C. Whitney and the Maier "Cruiser Style" shield looks like a good fit as well. Good price too $84.95 I must say I like the looks of the blue MRA as my bike is the same.
Lots of handlebar mounted shields here:
Goodness, what a link. Hope it works.
Bumping this just in case anybody has new pictures or info to add.