Mra x-screen opinions

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Dieselpwr, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Dieselpwr

    Dieselpwr Been here awhile

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    it appears MRA now offering a slightly taller vario screen than there original. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/7397/723/

    for $200 for a variable screen, it seems like a good deal. I didn't see any reviews on this one on the windshield thread here. anyone have this screen, and how do you like it?
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  2. GB

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    I have one on my current bike and it works perfectly.. Once I found the perfect spoiler position, there's no wind noise at all. Very impressed.
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  3. Westy99

    Westy99 Been here awhile

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    I've got the orignal Vario on mine (has been since day 1) and I love it. I can see where a slightly taller version would be nice.
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  4. Dieselpwr

    Dieselpwr Been here awhile

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    Either one of you guys have hand guards? Any issues at full lock?
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  5. OnkelPopanz

    OnkelPopanz Adventurer

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    Do you use the mra-Vario or the mra with x-creen?
    How tall are you?





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  6. malloy

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    5'11". I have the original Vario on an F650GS twin. Really quieted things down but it's still a motorcycle.

    The main screen on the new "X" looks the same; just the adjustable flipper is larger, taller. I had to dremel the right side mid way up about 3/4" X 1/2" to clear TouraTech hand guards at full lock.
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  7. Dieselpwr

    Dieselpwr Been here awhile

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    i was sold on the screen until you mentioned the TT handguards... i really dont want to start cutting a new shield.....
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  8. OnkelPopanz

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    Well above you wrote there was no wind noise at all.
    I ordered the X-Creen and I will see hire it works for me... :rolleyes:



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  9. Dieselpwr

    Dieselpwr Been here awhile

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    Did you end up with it? I'm currently in Europe and the Touratech screen is about $60 cheaper than in the US. Probably will buy it here before I leave.
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  10. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    I had a Vario on one of my other bikes and loved it. Being able to 'tune' the position to what works best for my specific height/riding position is a great idea and worked well.

    I would be hesitant to buy another, however as when one of the hinges mounting the screen was damaged in a very low speed drop, not only was I not able to source a replacement (the rest of the screen was fine), but Vario ignored multiple emails from me asking them if they sold replacements separately. If it had been £60, I'd have just bought a whole new screen, but that level of service on such a premium product is unacceptable to me (even though the product itself was great, if a little fragile).
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  11. Westy99

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    I missed this until now...I do have the TT handguards on my bike and at full lock they barley touch...not enough to worry about or interfere with anything.
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  12. Dieselpwr

    Dieselpwr Been here awhile

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    Here it is installed. Didn't get to go out for a ride yet but looks to be an improvement over the stock 800 screen.

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  13. Westy99

    Westy99 Been here awhile

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    Looks awesome!
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  14. BOETJE

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    What's the verdict ?
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  15. Dieselpwr

    Dieselpwr Been here awhile

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    Much better than stock. Took it up to 80mph last night with the spoiler at different heights and angles. The ride is much quieter now. It's no Honda Goldwing but way better. I can actually hear the motor.
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  16. bikehps

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    Not sure who you tried contacting, but replacement hinges are available from the UK MRA importer HPS, phone 01773 831122.
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  17. hrach1

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    They are great. Very adjustable and you can adjust it in seconds. I had it on my windshield (at the lowest position) and it you adjust it correctly, you will have no wind noise.
    I purchased for my C650Gt but looks like my adjustable windshield is enough. It is on the for sell in flea market section if you want to save some money compared to the new one.
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  18. shashankmittal

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    I have it on my 2013 bike and no issues with TT handguards. The buffeting has reduced significantly over stock windscreen.
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