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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ram1000, Sep 3, 2006.
Hey levity ...
You sure have a great area for riding ... great photos ...
Interesting design. Wondering how the screen works. It looks huge.
I went ahead and built my own windscreen, since I'm cheap. Here are some pictures.
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 isnt 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.
Works great. I have one and am pretty pleased with it.
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 -->
Screens for Bikes.
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.
My humble solution I posted elsewhere (#269 - click the link there to see the mount)
I got my windscreen idea from this thread for my xr, thanks. It is a BMW 650GS dakar shield in opaque black, slightly modified. Bought it from Gustafson Windscreens
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.
Here's another shot of my shield from Screens for bikes...
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.
Yeah thats a good idea mate. I'll see what he sends me, and then get the appropriate sizes in stainless.
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.
here what we used on the wife's dr650
Very nice setup, what's that fairing from?
God that's ugly...
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.