Small GPS/Windshield for my 950 SE.

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  1. Jolly705

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    Thanks to Gert and one of his photos I started playing with some plexy glass and this is what I came up with.

    I took a piece of paper and traced the shape of the mask and cut it to the shape I desired. After that I traced it on the glass and cut it to shape with my Dremel. Three holes later with some hardware the project was done. I will give it a real test this coming weekend.

    I wanted something to help with the wind but more importantly protect my GPS. I just got a 276C with handlebar mount :D

    Ps It looks a lot better in person and I am thinking a black one may be in order BUT the clear will be good for riding/ vision.
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    Ceebaileys.com has a screen for the BMW R 1200 ST that looks like it might fit the Super Enduro and the Super Moto 950 with a little trimming . I would trim the top to mirror the mask shape . I want one of each ! S E , S M , 640 Adv , and next years 990 Super Duke too! K.B.:wink:
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    Ya I am not 100% sold on the way the top of my piece looks. I was thinking of making it match the top section of the mask like you said. This was my test piece :D
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    laminar lip -they dont make an se application but this is off a R100 gs--nice because no drill holes and removable

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    The final shape will prob. look something like this but it does not offer as much protection if I follow the angle of the mask so I am not sure if I am going to do it yet.
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    i like your wider cut too. Anything that relieves even a little upper body pressure should make dealing with slab a little more tolerable.

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    That one is sweet looking as well. Did you make it?

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    I was futzing around (technical term for doing some free assocition scientific experimenting) with the SM (same as the SE front piece) yesterday on this very topic; using a couple of windshields that I had laying around.

    I actually have two possibilities that are pretty close.

    The first one is a shield from a mid 80's euro-spec VF1000F bolted through the hand guard brackets. This looks like it would provide a pretty large (but nicely shaped) protection area.

    The 2nd one is a stock TransAlp windshield. This would have to be screwed into the facia as the ones shown above. Not as much coverage as #1, it looks like it would provide enough deflection to be useful. Needs to be curved a few more degrees but should be doable.

    Hasn't been enough of an issue yet to get serious about it, as the wind is not a big issue up to a sustained 80, and hasn't been for faster bursts of speed. My thinking may change in December though :lol3
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    Last time I checked, dirt bikes don't have windshields!

    Sorry, Jolly, but that sucker is UGLY!

    I've been riding my SE on the highway (including tonight down the Garden State), and it really is quite nice, at least in hot weather. With an enduro helmet and goggles, it's very pleasant. If you want wind protection, get a Goldwing.

    Walter's motard, on the other hand, can't really be hurt in the looks department with or without a windshield! :evil:evil

    Really, guys, if you wanted a long distance bike, you should just get the Adventure! Or a Harley Dresser with the nice fairing, speakers, and sound system!

    later, barry
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    uh....i think he wanted some roost protection for his gps
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    you got it :deal It is nice if it helps out a bit with the wind but the main purpose is to protect my GPS. I get blasted by rocks and what not all the time. You see I am not the guy leading since I am so slow :lol3

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    But wait. A flaw in the logic. If you aren't leading, then you don't need a GPS! :lol3

    Again, if you need gear in the cockpit, then the dakar type dash of the Adventure makes more sense. Room for GPS units, automatic roll charts, clocks, etc. That's why the engineers designed it with it's beak front end. Just like the GS. So that the guages can be read while standing.

    I personally think the beauty of the SuperEnduro is the minimalistic look. When you start adding tank bags, GPS units, rear luggage, then you have a transport module, and the Adventure, again, is designed for that.
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    I love the looks of the bike and did not want a Adventure. This bike suits my needs way more than an Adventure. Not everyone likes to leave the bike bone stock. We all buy bikes to adjust them to our needs. I want to do a lot of Pine Barren runs and not have to depend upon others to show me around so a GPS is in order and since they are pricey I want to protect my investment. The shield is actually pretty small and looks real good in person. I think it is like 8 inches high unlike the looks in the photo which makes it look 12-14 inches high.
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    Pay no attention to Barry, James. Once you get to know him, you'll accept the fact that nothing anyone can do to a bike makes sense unless or until he does it also. Then it becomes an absolute necessity, and he can't understand why everyone doesn't do it :lol3

    For example- ask him why he'd never own a street bike without ABS or twin discs (but wait until he's on his GS before asking :rofl )
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    It's called the Socratic method. Been questioning things since I was born. If the answers make sense, then I sometimes change my mind.

    So far, I've been lost twice in the woods because of GPS malfunctions. I was able to navigate myself, and the owners of the GPS units, back to civilization by navigating by the sun. Very reliable. Needs no batteries or windshield protectors.

    I'm waiting for someone to convince me that a GPS unit makes sense on a dirt bike, when total concentration is necessary to respond to terrain changes. I, for one, don't want to be looking down at a computer when I hit that next tree root. Even looking ahead, I still crash in mud holes!

    later, barry
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    No, it's called narrow-mindedness :rofl

    You're right about something though- a GPS doesn't make sense for you because you never lead a ride into unfamilar places. I mean, how lost can you get an hour from home in NJ? :lol3

    And when you do venture to the relatively unknown, you rely on other people leading the way. Which is fine- I mostly do this also. But do try to understand (as Socrates would try to do) that just because it doesn't make sense for you that other people don't find them useful. There are a whole lot of real adventure riders who won't leave home without them- maybe not as an only source of info, but as prime.

    And being the guy with the borrowed GPS on your two "lost in the woods" ocsasions, you neglect to mention that when you were "lost in the woods", we were less than 1/2 mile from the right path and that to "get back to civilazation (which I guess was the neighborhood 100 yards away from us) all we had to do was turn around. :lol3

    As to not being able to navigate and ride, maybe you'll be able to do this if you become a good dirt rider.



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