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Old 10-06-2012, 12:31 AM   #11
redbike13 OP
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Western MA
Oddometer: 47
Originally Posted by scarygary View Post
I started with a 658 shield but wanted to go even lower. Plus I did not like the round profile of that screen, it looked kinda ... I don't know... small.

I traced the top edge of the large/stock screen on the 658 one (first masking the whole thing with painters tape) with a Sharpie, then cut it with a hack saw and then wet sanded the edges with a random orbital sander, then wet sandpaper. I removed the inside painters tape and painted it black with satin black spray.

if I cut it any lower the gauges would be visible from the front.

I like it. I use it as my summer screen.
This was exactly what I was thinking of doing....cutting it down and keeping the same top edge profile.

Any chance you have a picture of the whole bike from a bit further away? Just curious how the whole package looks together.

I'm OK with more wind on the chest at high speeds, really what is killing me right now is the buffeting (especially when passing other cars) and the NOISE of the wind coming off the screen. It gets so much quieter when I stand up away from the flow, so I know this will be an improvement.

Thanks for the input everyone, really appreciate it!
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