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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ram1000, Sep 3, 2006.
I need some pics of wind screen choices for the DR if you have tehm available. Thanks...
I just bought a Spitfire screen yesterday. I didn't have much of a chance to mess with angles but the way I installed it worked out pretty good. The biggest thing I noticed was that it reduced the wind blast to the body and I'm not gripping hte bars as tight at speed, that should help alot!
Parabellum (stock photo)
Cee Bailey?? (DRZ400 & DR650):
my home made job, works a treat, had a look at a few then wacked this together.
Hey cee bailey guys.... take the foam from a crossbar pad, drill a couple small holes in correct spot and ziptie the pad to the top of the windscreen. That thing works great but the angle makes it downright dangerous. I've bounced my helmet off of it a bunch and it would just take a minor over the bars crash to crush your larynx(sp?) on that thing. Cool thing is that the pad also deflects more wind upward and away. Thing is even smoother now. doesn't look to bad either. I'll post pics of mine soon.
This is my modified Spitfire. I cut the sides and moved the mounting posts closer together. I had been experimenting with the original Spitfire size and found that in a heavy crosswind at highway speeds it acted more like a wing and would throw the front end all over the place. I really like this setup. Now all I need is a Corbin and I can ride all day.
THis one is gving me the idea to take the part I cut off my Cee Bailey windscreen from my 950 and adapt it to my wifes DR. Thanks...
campy- I like that! Did you make that, or buy it that way? Details, man, I need details!!!
yet another slipstreamer spitfire S06
I got it here: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/936/103/
Hey rokklym, is your meridian still working in that cradle? If so, have you traveled for any time at 75-80 mph with it? I can't get anything to work up on the bars. I thought for sure that cradle was going to work but I had the same problem "extreme low power shutdown" once I was over 70 aways. Then it stops working right even at 60mph. The only thing that works for me is keeping it in the map pocket of the tank bag, but I really wish I could run it up on the bars.
Oh yeah, National deflector--pretty much just like the spitfire but I like the hardware a little better. It pops off quicker with no tools which gives another point to adjust the angle:
Here's a shot that shows the difference in the national and the spitfire:
Those wingnut-style knobs just behind the plexi allow it to be popped off in about 30 seconds. Also, those are pivot points to change the screen angle, there are little splines to hold it in position when those knobs are tight. It's not needed but makes it a little easier to dial in, and if you want to remove and replace it a lot.
I put a tall Parabellum on mine and it actually gives more protection than the AeroFlow that is on the GS, mostly due to how close the shield is to your body. A great touring screen, no doubt.
But there's a real problem. When standing, the top windshield edge is very close to your head and throat. This screen is very thick, high quality, very secure, and I can see it crushing your windpipe if the two ever met with some force. I don't think I'm going to ride fast off road with this shield.
Parabellum offers a 30 day no-questions return. This impressed me. They believe they have a great product, and it really is great. I'm undecided as to whether I should return it, mostly because of an upcoming trip to the west coast when I know it would rock. But what do you do with it when going off road? Maybe keep it for long highway trips?
The bike is a joy to ride w/o any shield when under 70 mph.
Never had any problems with the meridian shutting off and i've run it 2 years on the bars. Are you batteries coming loose somehow?
I like the way your screen is so adjustable. The spitfire is a quick release but you need an allen wrench to adjust the angle.
One question for you guys with the maier, national,slipstreamer and spitfires. The bottom of the screen just above the headlight, does yours touch the plastic headlight surround or do you keep a little gap?