Tiger 800 Windshields

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by TAMPAJIM, May 12, 2011.

  1. vintagebob

    vintagebob Been here awhile

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    +1

    The MadStad is an impressive windshield. A big step up from the stock screen.

    I'm 5'10" and using the 20 inch Adventure shield.
  2. spacekadet

    spacekadet Been here awhile

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    I went down the same path. The tall screen was an improvement but still did not thrill me. I concluded that I'd have to keep searching. However, having ridden it a few more times now, I guess it's acceptable. I have the adjustable mounts and use them on the tallest setting.

    I'm going to leave it as that, having spent AUD $350 for the screen and mounts. Will get a new screen some day, but it will be on a new bike!
  3. Poweranger

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    I thought I'd try it since the price was right. Picked it up for 115 US shipped. Hopefully it works. If not I'll sell it and get the madstad.
  4. SPX

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    I am 5'10" with a 32" inseam. With the Triumph adjustable windscreen in the lowest setting, I am quite happy up to about 85 MPH.
  5. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Just to throw something in there................would a MRA Vario spoiler bolted to the top work? http://www.bikehps.com/acatalog/MRA_X-creen_Motorcycle_Screen_Flip_Spoiler_Air_Deflector.html
  6. freefall109

    freefall109 Been here awhile

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    Let me know if you want to sell it.
  7. ongrade

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    I'll sell you mine, send me a PM if your interested. Same price
  8. freefall109

    freefall109 Been here awhile

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    What's the good word Poweranger, have you had an opportunity to test out the new screen?
  9. Poweranger

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    I finally put on about 70 miles on the new screen today. It is a improvement over stock but not much. I, like others here, have found that it seems to work best in the lowest setting. In the highest setting it gets that loud thumping and buffeting right on top of my helmet. In the lower setting it seems to flow fairly smooth but still doesn't work all that great in side winds.

    Has anyone noticed how flimsy these screens are? This thing really flops around especially in those on and off again side winds. Watching this when I rode really made me wonder if this contributes to its lacking qualities as a better screen? I would think it has to have some effect with the noise and small buffeting you get with it.

    For now it will work for me. Only time will tell though. I really need to get some all day rides with it to see if it will be good for multi-day touring.
  10. Poweranger

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    Good question. I am guessing no. But would be interested to hear from someone that has tried it. From what I read about these things is they help create a calm pocket of air behind the screen. The larger Triumph one seems to do this already. In the lowest setting there is almost a 1 inch gap at the bottom of the screen.
  11. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Well, I did use a Touratech spoiler on the standard screen....
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    and it did move the air upward. I suppose, as you say, the taller screen does that anyway.
    Anyway, as I posted before, with some analysis and a little work you can find something that works great....
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    Good luck.
  12. Too Tall

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    Cee Baileys web site indicates that availability and pricing for their T800 shields won't be available until June.

    Seems like they're losing out on a season's windshield sales by being so late.
  13. freefall109

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    X2, those are beautiful looking shields. Just got picked up a used factory large shield I will be testing this spring, if that doesn't work out than Cee Bailey is the next choice.
  14. thumper 8

    thumper 8 wag more, bark less

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    I got one of the Powerbronze touring 'flip' clear screens from their site - $72 + $25 shipping - $97.18 delivered to Vancouver, BC

    10 minute install - I am 6 ft tall with seat in the high position. Reduced noise and buffeting vs stock.... unless you owned a Tiger, you probably could not tell it was not stock.

    So far, so good.

    Looks about 4 inches taller than stock - I still look over the top of the screen by 3 or 4 inches:

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  15. Tagnahoor

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    I had the large Triumph screen with an MRA X-screen, which combined was quieter than stock. However I was still unhappy with the remaining wind noise and buffeting. My Sunday rides are also many hundreds of miles, 2 to 4 tankfulls. This weekend I put a Madstad 20 inch screen on (I'm 6"1' and use the tall seat position) and I am tremendously impressed with the quiet and lack of buffeting. I'm done thinking about windshields now, with the possible exception of adding a Y-shaped support from the base-plate to the headlight/instrument cluster to reduce some of the possible movement of the light beams. I need to do a night ride to see if it's needed first.
    The Madstad looks weird, but it's not totally incongruous with the Tiger's looks. It depends on your priorities.
  16. JCANRUN

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    I guess I'm one of the lucky ones in that the stock shield is good for me. I'm 5'7". The wind just brushes the top of my helmet and around my eyes but I have no turbulence/buffeting. I'm also wearing a 3/4 helmet with a face shield. Actually, this is the first bike I've had with a windshield where I didn't have to change the shield.
  17. riceaterslc

    riceaterslc Urinal Cake Engineer

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    can someone take a picture of their Madstad side deflectors?

    i tried installing mine like they show on the website and pictures here but they reduce my handlebar movement significantly.

    thanks in advance:beer
  18. TAMPAJIM

    TAMPAJIM Been here awhile

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    Maybe you mounted them upside down. Mine never came anywhere near the handlebar , levers, handguards etc.
  19. ttime4four

    ttime4four Been here awhile

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    If your wing is pointed back and down, you've got it mounted correctly. Here are a few photos of mine mounted...

    Full lock with the larger Barkbusters. Albiet I have 2" ROX risers.

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    From the side.

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    From the front.

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    Now if you think raising the bars would help you, here's a solution :clap

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=889655
  20. Poweranger

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    Has anyone had a problem with the headlight reflecting in the wind screen after dark? I can not use my high beams due to it reflecting so much light back in the screen. It is so bright it becomes distracting and really strains the eyes after a few minutes. I wonder if the screen could be painted on the underside with some type of flat black. I have the Triumph adjustable tall screen. Anyone have ideas on this?