Wind screen pics for DR650

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

  1. Gizzit

    Gizzit Adventurer

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    Hi there,
    Can you please explain a bit about what you would do with spacers ?? between the headlight guard and the screen ?????

    I have just received my screen (screensforbikes) this morning by courier, and haven't even taken it out of the box yet ... as I just got home !

    What have you noticed with your screen, and any buffeting ??
    Also, what height are you ? I am 5'11" (or a gnats whisker just under ...)

    I'm keen to hear you feedback.
    Cheers,
    Grant.
  2. motosaint

    motosaint LTLYLTL!

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    From what I heard, putting spacers between the screen and the headlight plastic, putting about an inch of space, helps with decreasing buffeting.

    I'm 5'8" and I credit my Shoei X11 helmet with the lack of buffeting I currently have. I'm hoping the spacers will decrease just a nudge more.

  3. Gizzit

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    Oh, ok ... so just lifting the screen away from the headlight surround by about an inch, will help reduce buffeting ... ?

    Peter, the guy from Melbourne who sold me the screen, suggested that if I wanted to tilt the top of the screen away from the headlight surround, to adjust the 'pitch' of the screen, to use some ordinary garden hose pipe cut to whatever length works. Just get some longer stainless steel bolts, depending on what total length you need the pitch of the screen to be.

    I guess what you are saying is that having all the screen away from the surround, you are allowing air to flow on both sides of the screen, and that somehow helps prevent the turbulence directly behind the screen that can buffet your helmet .... ??? I'm not sure of exactly how it works, but that is what I assume you are getting at ... ??

    Let me know how you get on, if that is what you are intending to do.

    Cheers,
    Grant.
  4. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    It's a aftermarket fairing for a klr. She likes it alot nocks th wind off and has a windshield that is adjustable in heigth
  5. Curtis515s

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    That is the best looking screen out there. Is there a US importer for it? The tinted looks good on your black DR but I wonder if they make it in clear. I think clear would look better on my white headlight cover.

    Thanks
  6. Mr Bungle

    Mr Bungle Been here awhile

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    Its a great screen!

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    Just email peter at screen for bikes (peter@screensforbikes.com) or even check out http://www.screensforbikes.com/ and he will ship in no time at all. Come in a variety of tints and Pete can email you some sample pics. And no, I dont work for him :rofl
  7. motosaint

    motosaint LTLYLTL!

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    I think its one of the best looking screens out there. Not sure if its the moat effective, but its pretty good.

    The guy makes the screens in a variety of colors. Just ask him and he'll send you pictures.

    He sends it pretty fast.. Like a week for delivery. And you're not paying a bundle either.

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  8. eakins

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  9. eakins

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  10. TheMechanic

    TheMechanic Been here awhile

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    Just got the screen from laminar, the same one that levity posted on page 8. Works good. Here's a picture:

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  11. bradrh

    bradrh Been here awhile

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    I look the looks & functionality of the windshields that mount to the headlight shroud like the Laminar Lip & ScreensForBikes, but the shroud on my 07 DR seems awfully flexy to mount something like this to. Nobody is complaining though, do they hold up? No vibration in the wind?
  12. sagebrushocean

    sagebrushocean Harris's hawker

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    I'm using the Laminar Lip (from Procycle), and it works great up to 80mph indicated. That's as fast as I usually go, so maybe there is some cowl flex above that speed. The Laminar Lip makes highway commuting a lot more comfortable -- no wind blast on my chest and shoulders, keeps a lot of the rain off, and my helmet is in clean air. Like you, I wanted a small cowl-mounted screen, instead of bar-mounted. I'm happy with the Laminar Lip.
  13. kitsapian

    kitsapian Miserly Adventurer

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    Thanks for the review, I'm thinking of ordering the Lam Lip this week. Have you noticed any change in MPG? I assume it might be a little better if you're not getting buffeted as much in the chest. I've got a '93 DR with a much more vertical headlight shroud so I'm guessing i may need to mod mine a little or use a spacer of some sort to get the right backward rake.
  14. FCPB

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    Anyone know where I can find that BMW Dakar screen for the supposed $180 that was mentioned? I see it for $201 on places like BikeBandit.com ... Not seeing any on eBay either.

    Also, any tips from those of you who've fitted one of these on your DR?

    thanks in advance for any help.
  15. KYwoodsrider

    KYwoodsrider Been here awhile

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    I made this one from some 1/8" Lexan

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  16. sagebrushocean

    sagebrushocean Harris's hawker

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    No difference in mpg for me using the Laminar Lip.
  17. kitsapian

    kitsapian Miserly Adventurer

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    After much debate and procrastination I decided to start from scratch and added a 7" round headlight and Givi A210 windshield with homemade brackets:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7750039@N02/6752536245/" title="windshield2 by Tad Sooter, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7014/6752536245_4ac567f00b_z.jpg" width="386" height="640" alt="windshield2"></a>
  18. livetofly

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    Hmm, Screens for Bikes or Laminar Speed?? I can't make up my mind. Anyone have experience with both that could share their thoughts. I did email screens for bikes to get a price estimate to the US, might just decide to go with whichever is cheaper.
  19. ADVBedouin

    ADVBedouin Been here awhile

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    I haven't tried the Screen for bikes, but after returning a crappy Cee Bailey's screen, I chose the Laminar mainly due to simplicity, light weight, price & Levity's earlier review.

    I couldn't be happier with mine, it's low profile, keeps my helmet in clean air while the windblast is off my torso & shoulders. I'm 6'1" tall w/ standard seat height. I understand CeeBaily's makes a smaller one now, similar to Laminar's bKing screen, but CB's previous DR650 windscreen was so poorly designed I'd be hesitant to buy their 'new & improved' version that looks like it's just trimmed down.

    NOTE: The four laminar 3M adhesive dual-locks aren't sticky enough to hold the screen to the DR's plastic headlight shroud, so plan on hard-mounting it with the included(free, ask for them when ordering) nylon/plastic nuts & bolts. An incoming dove knocked off my first Laminar, & the wind knocked off my 2nd Laminar, so now it's hardmounted & works perfectly.

    Lastly, I installed/fab'd two thin pieces of aluminum strap from the odometer bracket, extending forward into the plastic headlight shroud to prevent it from flexing backwards at 70+ mph. Worked like a charm.

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  20. GsVs

    GsVs Goin' Somewhere

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    Hey ADVBedouin ...

    Looks great .... do you have pictures showing your Alum braces ?? Also maybe a picture from the side ??

    Thanks ...