Wind screen pics for DR650

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  1. Pumpkinhead

    Pumpkinhead Professional Azzhole

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    +1 on the Dakar screen. Works great.

    Dave

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  2. neepuk

    neepuk Such a drag...

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  3. RoadNoRoad

    RoadNoRoad Rusty but gettin' dusty

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    Cut my National Deflector to match the headlight fairing. Then added a Touratech windshield spoiler and my own set of lowers fabbed from polycarbonate sheeting. The windshield can be tilted down in seconds to tackle offroad or to provide more wind if needed.

    Totally eliminated wind and noise. I can ride at 70 MPH actual with my visor open and there is no wind at eye level and I'm 6'2" with a 34" inseam. More importantly there is no buffeting at all. I road geared up in 90 degree temps here the other day and it was a bit warm. Tilt the shield a bit at the stop light and voila a nice little breeze but still good protection at speed.

    I'm going for a 200 mile plus ride tomorrow loaded up with saddlebags and tank bag to test the config thoroughly. We'll see if it pans out for LD travel.
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  4. drblue

    drblue Been here awhile

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  5. drblue

    drblue Been here awhile

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  6. greer

    greer Long timer Supporter

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    Can you tell us more about that Eagle screen? Thanks

    Sarah
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  7. khornet

    khornet Ride, Fish, Hunt, Ride

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    This is my DR650. The headlights are Buell and the windscreen is one I found on a German bike website for dual headlight mounts. I had to fab the mounts for the DR, but it came out pretty nice.
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  8. sportyrider

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    Came out nicely is an understatement . That looks f****** great! nice job:clap
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  9. McB

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    The website doesn't list a fit for the DR650. Are there any differences in fit or hardware, or is it one-size-fits-all?

    Never mind. Just ordered a Spitfire S06.
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  10. switchback

    switchback Eatin' Dirt Since 1982

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  11. wide

    wide Been here awhile

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    Would any body point me in the direction of the metal clamps to fit to a screen to my bike , need some quick
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  12. khornet

    khornet Ride, Fish, Hunt, Ride

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    Wide,

    I had to fab mine, since I added Buell Dual Headlights and the screen fitting over the headlights were for a cruiser, not dual sport. What type of screen are you considering? Do you already have it?
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  13. wide

    wide Been here awhile

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    I have a CBR600 screen (IT was cheap!):D
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  14. Str8way

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    I used some thick clear water tube to attach my spitfire to the small top bar across the dr Handel bars. I just cut off two one inch pieces and cut let to wrap around the small bar.

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  15. jbh

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    I finally got to ride with my windscreen from Peter at Screensforbikes.com He can be emailed at peter@screensforbikes.com

    I am not a stranger to windscreens on other road bikes and have had the usual buffeting and noise issues on those bikes. However this is the first screen I have tried on my DR650 and I like it a lot. This screen does exactly what I want it to do, reduce the wind pressure on my chest by 3/4 and keep my helmet in clean air. It makes it much more enjoyable to ride at highway speeds and I don't get any buffeting at all. When offroad it is not very big so it does not cause any problems at all. You are definately always looking way over the screeen, even if you duck down. I wear earplugs so noise it not much an issue but I took them out for a short jaunt and I don't think the screen has increased noise by much if any.

    Sure this is not a big touring screen and I still get some wind on my shoulders, but this is also not a big touring bike either so you should not expect a small windscreen to turn your DR650 into a goldwing. Here are a few pics, I know Peter has some better pics of his bike with the screen mounted. Definately two thumbs for this screen.

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  16. Watson

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  17. levity

    levity nano-Adventurer

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    I've used small deflectors from Laminar Lip on the headlight cowling of several dirt bikes, and these helped take the wind blast off the lower torso area.

    I was looking for a bit more protection on the DR650, and Josh and Leo at LL set me up with a "speed screen" windshield they sell for the Suzuki B-King to test. We added a couple of extra dual-lock buttons to hold it in place. Simple installation, light weight.

    Just took it out this weekend and found that it works well on- and off-road. It takes essentially all wind pressure off the torso and helmet and doesn't cause any buffeting. I could ride with my Arai XD visor open and could stand easier at higher speeds than before. It's fine for cruising at legal highway speeds but does start to bend/lean back due to flex in the headlight cowling at >80 mph. The best thing was that I didn't even notice it was there when riding seated and standing in the dirt, and it held up to ~40 miles of rough abuse. Not sure what would happen in a crash, but I'm guessing/hoping the dual-lock attachments would come apart before I did (and they're easily replaceable).


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  18. eakins

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    nice find.
    simple & solid screen for the dr.
    comes off in a snap for hard-core off-roading, with those dual-lock fasteneres (basicsly beefy velcro)
    http://www.laminarlip.com/bking.php



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  19. greer

    greer Long timer Supporter

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    levity,

    That looks super. Could you provide some rough measurements? I couldn't find any on the site. Thanks again.

    Sarah
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  20. stoney4vida

    stoney4vida Semper Fidelis

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    The Dakar screen looks great. I was also looking at the CeeBailey Baja design off road windshield. That one is looking pretty good and only $ 57.