Tiger 800 Windshields

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

  1. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer

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    I may have missed this since I've not read every page in this thread. How does the Tiger work with no windscreen at all? Smooth clean air?
  2. TigerMarker

    TigerMarker Ducati/Triumph

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    From what others say, yes. No experience myself.
  3. ducatirdr

    ducatirdr Re-entry Noob

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    googled and found this

    I may cut down my stock unit and paint it black. I'll post results when finished.
  4. Mobiker

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    Thanks! I'm a member over at Triumphrat, but somehow missed that thread. I test rode a Tiger 800 for about 10 miles. Not far enough to get much of an impression, but better than sitting on it in the showroom making vroom noises. On the brief ride the only negative I found was the wind noise and buffeting off the screen.
  5. Kawidad

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    I've been running the factory touring shield for the past year and found it okay. But, I did get buffeting and way too much noise. I've been looking to buy the Puig, but it's never in stock, so I gave up and got a Givi instead.

    Before anyone posts the praises of the Madstad, I didn't want one. I've had their products before and was less than impressed. For the record: on certain applications I think he makes a good product, but I don't care for it on other applications.

    Since I just got the Givi I don't have any ride results yet, but will post them after I'm done evaluating it. One thing I can say is that you have to buy the shield and the mounting kit separately, which is okay, but the mounting kit is NOT complete and it makes you re-use about half of the stock parts. That is a total turn off for me. Also, for that money, it is NOT adjustable, like the Puig or factory touring shield. However, it does integrate well and fits the lines of the bike, so that's a win.

    Now, the proof's in the puddling. :deal
  6. btao

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    I happen to really like the look of the stock screen, even though it's not great over 70 on the highway. Then I realized how often I'm on the highway, which is less and less. I guess that's what those fancy wind screens are for, just long boring cruises on the highway. Not my cup-o-tea. :)
  7. jimjim

    jimjim Just another FF!

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    I also like the looks of the stock screen and the buffeting isn't bad enough to make me want to change to something different. If I don't want to feel the air around me I drive the cage.:lol3
  8. ducatirdr

    ducatirdr Re-entry Noob

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    LOL

    The problem I have with the stock screen is buffeting on my shoulders at highway speeds can transmit quite a bit of input into the wide XC bars. This translates to blustery wind gust induced steering as one shoulder gets hit more than the other. Often times it flips back and forth making for sketchy feedback. Ya I'm sure there is a pill for that but I chose to widen the screen to reduce the pillow fight effect. It's more stable at 75-80mph which is the New England unofficial speed limit.
  9. Ronin1

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    The other problem in Florida is, no airflow = hot hot hot.
    That's the one thing keeping me from trying the Madstad, is all the talk of how much it keeps the airflow off of you.
  10. vanjoosten

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    You can adjust it on the fly to blast air right at you if you want, or just use the four t-screws to take the screen off altogether for clean air flow...
  11. boomhwr

    boomhwr Been here awhile

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    I have the touring screen and the noise at freeway speeds is terrible. Could it be my helmet, Arai XD3? I have been doing quite a bit of freeway, commute. 6' with 32" inseam.
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  13. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    It's not your helmet. I had the touring screen as well and it's loud. I replaced it with a CalSci large screen and it's very quiet now. I'm 6', 34" inseam, seat in high position. Really happy with the CalSci.
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    jimjim Just another FF!

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  15. Mobiker

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    Stand up at speed. If it gets quiet then its not your helmet. Now it may be a bad interaction with that screen and your particular helmet, but if its quiet in clean air its most likely the screen. Wind noise is why I like naked bikes and why I asked about removing the screen altogether. On rides less than say 300 miles I'd rather ride a naked bike. On longer rides it becomes a question of which is less fatiguing - noise and buffeting all day long or wind pressure.
  16. Kawidad

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    That is the reason I went with the Givi is the wind blast. :deal

    I'm only 5-9, but have a long torso, so I sit high on the bike. Also, I have a large melon so I wear an XL Shoei Neotec, which is a very heavy helmet with a large shell. Combine all that with living in a very windy area, I was getting thrown all over the road. After a long ride, my neck would be so sore that I had to go to the Chiropractor to get some relief. Then when I put the factory hard cases on, :yikes:yikes I'd get thrown so hard on gusty canyon winds it was hard to maintain my lane and almost would get thrown into on-coming traffic :eek1:eek1.

    I'm pretty sure it's due to the wind screen and getting my head thrown around, rather than the bike itself, but we'll see. :1drink
  17. helotaxi

    helotaxi Been here awhile

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    Anyone else had issues with their Madstad rattling? Seems like every bump or seam in the pavement it rattles like a tin can. Off-road...annoying doesn't begin to describe it. I can't find where it's hitting anything. I've checked and double checked all the fasteners. Any ideas?

    Oh, it's still quieter and less annoying than the factory screen.
  18. lmychajluk

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    Are the 'wings' not installed? I'm not sure I'm seeing them in that pic. Also, I have Barkbusters on my bike. Are they a problem? I heard someone mention a 'thin' version of the screen - do I need that? Hoping to get one ordered this week.
  19. BryanCO

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    I don't notice any rattling with my Madstad - on or off road. The screen certainly shakes in the rubber mounts.
  20. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    No winglets in the quoted pic.

    I have the stock handguards and don't have interference issues.