X Challenge Fly Screen

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by The Jester, May 24, 2009.

  1. The Jester

    The Jester Long timer

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    I made one of these screens for myself, then was asked to make a few more for other members.

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    Attached using velcro (included) they can be easily removed for off-road use but I ride dirt with mine in place. They shift winblast upwards to just below neckline, do not create turbulence and, for me, do not increase wind noise.

    I currently have 3 screens unclaimed and am happy to make some more if there is a demand.

    Price £15 plus shipping
    UK £2
    Europe £3
    US £4
    Anywhere else, I'll need to check rates.
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  2. DiscoDino

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    Jester! Great idea and price...Very interested...but wanted to ask one thing: can you make a lip on the top a la F650GS Dakar pre-2003? I'm 6'3" and would love something like that...

    Lemme know...

    Cheers,
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  3. MTDewX8

    MTDewX8 Been here awhile

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    I wouldn't mind one.
    shall I PM to get on the list.

    oops just relized your across the pond.
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  4. The Jester

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    Distance no object. Fortunately the screens are very light and shipping to US is not expensive, I know from experience.


    Nadim
    In answer to your questions:
    Unfortunately I can't create a curled over lip lilke on the f650 screen. The screens I am making now do have a very slight flip to them but not curling right back like the dakar screens.

    I could make the screen a bit taller but to be effective it would need a different mounting system. When I first made my screen it was a bit taller, with the flip at the top edge but it would get pushed back towards me when riding fast. I trimmed it down a bit and this stopped, as did the wind noise from the first version. For a taller screen to be effective it would need to be much steeper to push the wind over the rider's helmet, directing wind at the helmet is just too noisy for comfort.

    However, I am 6'1" and am very happy with the screen I have fitted. I also have a long back rather than long legs so sitting on the bike we may be quite similar.

    Iain
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  5. MTDewX8

    MTDewX8 Been here awhile

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    PM'ed coming your way

    I am only 5' 11" so I think it would be just right for me also.

    how does it do at freeway speed? like 75 or so?
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  6. The Jester

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    I regularly have mine above that, it stays put without any problems. You do notice the wind at that speed but it is definitely better than without.

    Iain
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  7. Sno Dawg

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    sounds/looks like a great idea
    I would be interested in one.

    how should I send you the $$

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    BTW I live in Philadelphia, PA 19144 USA

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  8. P B G

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    Could be as simple as utilizing 3M interloc style instead of velcro.

    This stuff is very strong, and sort of snaps together.

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    For reference Goode waterski uses this stuff to mount their hardshell waterski binders. It pops free with hard impact but holds well during use.
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  9. DiscoDino

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    Jester - sent you a PM...

    Cheers,
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  10. Sno Dawg

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    Hello Jester - I just sent you the $$ for the windscreen via Paypal. :deal

    Thanks - I am excited to get it! :evil

    Jeff - Philadelphia
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  11. The Jester

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    Thanks for the suggestion. The velcro I am using looks very similar to that. They actually quote a force of 7kg/50mm to pull it apart. While the velcro does allow a very small amount of movement, the issue is really with the amount of force the headlight shield can tolerate before it starts to flex.
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  12. The Jester

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    Hi Jeff

    I posted the screen air mail this morning so it should be with you in a few days.

    Iain
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  13. DiscoDino

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    Can't wait to get mine! 9 day trip as of the 6th of June and IT SHALL BE PUT TO USE!

    I've done the Slip streamer, the KTM and now this...hoping this will outperform all for mountability and performance.

    Cheers,
    Nadim
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  14. The Jester

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    I made a few more screens up over the weekend. Got half a dozen sitting there waiting to go.

    Iain
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  15. Rocker17

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    Hello Iain,

    I really have been waiting for a screen like that.

    I just send you an email asking how to pay.

    Hope I could have it before June 10th.:evil

    Regards
    Carsten
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  16. The Jester

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    Thanks for your payment Carsten. I will post your screen tomorrow and you should have it in a couple of days.


    Fitting instructions

    Before you stick the velcro, please clean the area thouroughly with alcohol or brake cleaner. The glue on the velcro is very strong and you only get one shot to get it right so align it carefully. The glue does take 24 hrs to reach full strength.

    The best fit is obtained by flexing the lower part of the screen out slightly as you attach it.

    Cheers

    Iain
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  17. DiscoDino

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    Just got mine in the mail - this thing is SEXY...if you ever do the "dakar" version, lemme know...

    Thanks for making this happen prior to my upcoming 6 day trip!

    Now is my aux fuel tank on the way already :D
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  18. The Jester

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    I'm working on it :D
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  19. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Thanks for your quick replies and postage. See how long the mail takes now.:1drink
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  20. MTDewX8

    MTDewX8 Been here awhile

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    yeah I am chomping at the bit my self. getting my first service done finally so when the screen arrives I can really ride like hell.
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