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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ram1000, Sep 3, 2006.
what lip do you have on those hand guards?
I'm experimenting with this one. Upto 70mph its been nothing but excellent! Great torso and chin protection, low enough to allow seeing over it, yet far enough forward to allow an aggressive stance when tackling the offroad.
Ideally I want one that does the best job that also won't be seriously f'd up by hitting a tree branch or dropping the bike... so those ones with tubular frames just seem like they are for pure road-use.
I don't quite understand about the Dakar screens when someone mentioned you could mount stuff behind it - does it have a rack structure to mount stuff?
Does any other aftermarket allow one to mount stuff?
I'm surprised by the need for that flow under or through the windscreen that so many windscreen makers don't seem to account for. That so many guys need to use spacers to create it tells me that maybe the companies that don't incorporate it into their designs may not be the ones to go with.
This is my second try, still not what I want but better than first
Had a extra windscreen laying arround.
I went with Laminar, and am satisfied.
Edit July 23: "satisfied" as in it seems to work. I do believe there are probably even better ways to mount and better sizes to fit to the DR650. IMHO, I'm not afraid of the Velcro tabs letting go, but at 85 MPH + I can see it push back the DR's plastic fairing a bit, and in as far as height, why... I guess I even it could be taller and bigger.
my sold 2004 dr 650 se, handmade a little big wind screen
Here's what I came up with after finding inspiration on another forum. I already had the velcro and the trash can was <$5 so i figured I couldn't go wrong. Work well at 65. I think it's a little two tall so I'm going to trip it down a bit, but not bad for a budget wind screen.
You may just need to go LOWER-budget. Do you or any friends/family own an indoor cat perhaps, and would it's name happen to be "LavaBunz Jr."?
i went for the Madstad setup
pics here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19315981&postcount=55
since it's fully adjustable i found he perfect position w/ no buffeting at any speed.
i replaced the regular nuts and bolts w/ thumb nuts on the robo brackets, so i can remove the robo brackets & sceen as 1 piece in minutes and have just the brackets that attach to the bike left on.
i can go from full on wind-protected tour mode to day-riding dirt mode very quickly so know I have 2 types of bikes. with the screen on it still works great in the dirt, does not get in the way and I stand up just fine. the Madstad provides much needed wind protection for long rides and colder weather. I've also ridden a long way to a rally then camped and pulled of the robo bracket/screen and gone day riding in my off-road mode.
everything other screen is a compromise IMO. if they are too small they don't work well at hiways speeds and if they are too big (& stay on the bike) they are in the way when riding off-road.
I think I'm wishing i had gone with the Madstad over the Laminar. Maybe I have the laminar on the bike wrong, but it doesn't seem to do as much as I'd hope a screen would do.
elkins is right ....
The MadStad set-up gives such a great range of adjustment, both in heigth and tilt --- most all will find a windscreen position that works for them.
TCI bracket, Cee baileys main sheild, Laminar top. For me the Laminar was too small, and the Cee baileys was good, but gave me some nasty helmet noise. I found a good position and bolted it all together. Works great at any speed. The TCI bracket gives some flow behind the shield for air flow so it doesn't get too hot. Its not as much of a barn door as the parabellum is, and it does't move around at all at highway speeds. Its about 3 inches below my eye level. Only extra thing I want to do it add thumb screws and wing nuts, so I can take it off quickly if I want.
Ooh, and as for the tint.. that was just because I bought 1 with tint first, and the other without. I have some car tint lying around. eventually I will tint the Cee baileys shield.
My 1990 DR650R Front Cowl, installed on my 2006 DR650
Do those "wings" hit the bars?
This Spitfire windscreen works really well.
IMG_0302 by Rian2008, on Flickr[/IMG]
Heres my ride with screens for bikes.
I just acquired on of these djebel cowls for my DR350 (still shipping) Was wondering why they are not more popular as it was an OEM part.