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Old 01-28-2013, 12:16 PM   #3896
Sock Monkey
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Originally Posted by kirb View Post
How do you like the MRA? I liked what it did for my FJR, but hated the bubble edge that gathered light for any angle. You can ditch the 'arms' and just pivot off the mounts. This sometimes will tighten things up a bit and get the parts count down a few.

I just got the Wunderlich screen in today. When the bike comes home to roost I will have a few days of farkle time.
So far so good. Had her up to 90mph on the way in today (just for the sake of testing the wing ) and the reduction in buffeting at those speeds is pretty dramatic. I notice it less at the usual speeds of 70-75mph, but it's still doing it's job. Note that I've got it set as shown in the pics in my previous post, so it's at its lowest setting possible and my stock screen is all the way up. I can still see over the wing (6'0" w/ 33" inseam, so long(ish) legs but shorter torso), which is exactly what I wanted. If I want the Goldwing experience, I can easily flip the locking tabs open, move the wing up, then lock it in place......a 30 second job (on the side of the road....NOT while moving).

The only downside I see with it so far is I opted for the additional clamp kit so I didn't have to drill my screen, and the clamps are solid steel and VERY heavy. They easily add 50-100% of the total weight of the wing, and as a result it does make everything wobble over rough roads (rock solid on smooth surfaces). I did this because I didn't want to modify my stock screen just to find out the wing didn't work. I'll leave it this way for now, but I can see where this may be an issue off-road. To remedy that, I can either bite the bullet and drill my stock screen and not use the clamps, or just remove the wing if I'm going on an off-road adventure (would take about 2-3 minutes to remove). Time will tell which way I go.

More later as I get more time with it, but so far I'm really digging it.

-SM
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