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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by TAMPAJIM, May 12, 2011.
Hi, could you tell please, how tall base (lower part) of Givi screen compared to stock XC screen?
How tall are you, and what's that helmet?
Ill try to get you some measurements tonight.
I am 5' 11" and ride with the seat in high position. The helmet is the Fly Trekker.
That looks like a great Summer/DS helmet. Don't have to give a long review but, would you buy it again - like it? How's the noise on the freeway?
Fly Trekker Thread...
My overall review,
I liked it at first, then it kinda of started falling apart, it doesnt fit like when i first bought it, I realized its pretty heavy, I bought the Arai XD-4 and wont look back!
basically its worth the 150 dollars or so you will pay for it...
I'm 5'9", on a roadie, and have a 52 RT mile commute, mostly fwy, and mostly rowdy cross-windy.
Stock was OK, far better than anything I ever used on my 1050 Tiger - even better than the Palmer I ended up with after trying 3 other screens (my 1050 screen trials are another story...)
But the 800 stock screen was still creating a huge roar and had a pretty small envelope of comfort.
The MRA Vario simply rules in comparison. Zero buffeting, huge envelope, and the sound is like going without a windscreen, which is fine by me!
I've got about 150 miles on the Madstad setup. It's pretty damn good, and I haven't even adjusted it yet. Good guess in the garage I guess!
I do think the design is great, but it'd be nice if it was easier to adjust. It's a real pain in the ass having to remove the screen, but I guess once its there, it'll never need to be adjusted again. Great product. Works well, and if you're going to go with a big screen it doesn't look too bad imho.
Can you post up some pictures? I'm thinking about this option too.
Ditto, I want to see this on an XC
Where/when did your order your MRA Vario? I tried to get one from Twisted Throttle, but it's on backorder until May 31. :huh
I couldn't wait that long as we are going on a road trip in mid-May, so I went ahead and ordered the Madstad.
Does the madstad perform for you as they claim? The format of their site makes me think it's scammy.
Some pics of the Vario installed. Apologies for the quality (iPhone 4, and a big thumb...)
The new shield really does work great! I have it set pretty high for my commute, and will likely lower it a bit for tooling around the backroads near my house, and slower trips on secondary roads.
It does not compliment the front of the bike well at all.
That's certainly one opinion. I don't mind it at all. It looks fine in person and works so well that the somewhat misfitted look just sort of disappears. I do wish they made specific screens for specific models, but that's apparently not part of their deal.
Yeah, I waited about a month. Ordered mine in march and got it last week. Happens every time with Twisted Throttle from my experience. They seem to be risk averse to actually buying stock, and instead look like they're placing that burden on the manufacturer. In the future I think I'll avoid them.
MadStad work really well. Several of us have them on different bikes.
Glad it's not just me....
i like it better than any of the barn doors. Its a 'super' fly screen
Thanks Fry. I also have to agree that in the photos does look ill fitting, but if it works...........
I have to wonder about fitting a laminar lip or the MRA vario to the factory screen. That seems like it might be the best of both worlds.
I'd originally thought the same thing - but when I ordered the screen from TT, the small, spoiler unit alone was only 10 bucks less so I figured I'd go all in and if I didn't like the Vario screen I'd swap back to the stock and attach the little guy.
But in person, the Vario doesn't bug me so I'm keeping it as is for now.
I think the deal is, I agree that in photos it looks awkward, but in photos one's sitting there staring at the bike, and in reality I just don't do that. I pull the bike outta the garage, give it a quick once over, and head out and enjoy the ride.
Sitting around staring at the bike when I could be riding seems a missed opportunity....!
I do love that bike!