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Wind screen pics for DR650

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ram1000, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. GsVs

    GsVs Goin' Somewhere

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    Hey levity ...

    You sure have a great area for riding ... great photos ...

    GsVs

  2. Eagerpooch

    Eagerpooch Been here awhile

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  3. Exile

    Exile The Mundane and The Magic

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    I went ahead and built my own windscreen, since I'm cheap. :wink: Here are some pictures.

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    I am very happy with it. It has been tested up 90 mph and holds fine. The top of the screen is more or less level with the top of the mirrors which allows the wind to hit me about mid visor, or eye level. Keep in mind I am 5′10″ tall. In my opinion this is the perfect level as it isn¬ít to high as to make the wind buffet my helmet but high enough to keep the wind off of my chest. I used a 1/4″ piece of Plexiglas cut very carefully with a cordless hand-held reciprocating saw. I then heated the entire piece up in the oven to allow for heat retention while bending with a heat gun. I bent it vertically down the center and added a horizontal lip towards the top.
  4. 243Win

    243Win Been here awhile

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  5. zebra03

    zebra03 Banned

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    Well I had the MRA roadshield out today . Is there any position that won't cause problems ? Straight up and down causes my helmet to go back and forth very quickly . Flatter causes alot of noise around my ears , even wearing a helmet . Any ideas ?<!-- google_ad_section_end -->
  6. ADVHOG

    ADVHOG Tattooed White Trash

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    Screens for Bikes.

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  7. Caribou Aqua Buddha

    Caribou Aqua Buddha Long timer

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  8. rivercreep

    rivercreep Banned

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    I use the streetshield version on my DR in the winter.
    Wind hits right at neck level below the helmet so it's still in relatively "clean" air and allows enough air-force to hit the helmet to whip away rain and snow from my faceshield. (with a good dose on rain-X)

    Still, nothing is quieter around the helmet except NO windshield at all OR;
    you have to go with one soooo big that it's in the way off road and causes more of a hazard (I.M.H.O.!)
    In the summer, my shield comes off due to even more off road use and my unwillingness to sacrifice a shield to the woods gods.
    For the highway trips, I just sit further back on the seat (stock B.T.W.!) and lean into the wind. It's really no big deal feeling the wind hit your face and it's why I got into motorcycling in the first place.:1drink
  9. outwestrider

    outwestrider Just passing by ...

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  10. byron555

    byron555 Lame Duck Adventurer

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  11. Gizzit

    Gizzit Adventurer

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    I have ordered a screen from Peter at screensforbikes.com
    I should have it sometime next week, and am looking forward to getting it installed once I figure out the right height for me.

    Peter suggested taping it to the headlight surround to find the height that works best, and then bolting it in place.

    I'll post a couple of photos once I get it sorted.
  12. ADVHOG

    ADVHOG Tattooed White Trash

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    Here's another shot of my shield from Screens for bikes...

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  13. ADV8

    ADV8 Long timer

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    It is a great screen,not that I have (yet) only thing I would do is swap the uncoated button head cap screws out for stainless steel items so they don't rust.

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  14. Gizzit

    Gizzit Adventurer

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    Yeah thats a good idea mate. I'll see what he sends me, and then get the appropriate sizes in stainless. :thumb
  15. Gizzit

    Gizzit Adventurer

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    Yeah they certainly suit the bike. I think they are a really good looking screen. Your setup look really good. I may consider a Safari tank (or possibly the smaller IMS ..) as well.
  16. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    here what we used on the wife's dr650

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  17. M1Jeep

    M1Jeep Long timer

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    Very nice setup, what's that fairing from?

  18. motosaint

    motosaint LTLYLTL!

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    God that's ugly...

  19. motosaint

    motosaint LTLYLTL!

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    Pretty good. For the cost, I think they are hard to beat. I've had mine for just about a year and it's been pretty good. I should add some spacers between the headlight guard and shield to take care of some buffeting.. But that's it. I think it looks good.
  20. eduro

    eduro Been here awhile

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