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Old 11-08-2010, 01:54 PM   #1
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DR650SE Index Topic #7 BODYWORK/WINDSCREENS

Next up: bodywork and windscreens. Maybe you're looking to change the appearance of your bike, or you need some better wind protection. Did you ditch that floppy stock from fender? Tell us what changes made your ride more comfortable and stable...


-REPLACEMENT BODYWORK
-FENDERS
-WINDSCREENS
-MIRRORS
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:03 PM   #2
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Me? I'm happy spending the day behind my "barn door" Parabellum screen. No buffeting . Cosmetically, it ain't the most beautiful, but the DR is more about function over form, and the Parabellum just plain works.
I had a universal type screen from National Cycle, but never could get it adjusted to eliminate buffeting in stron crosswinds.

I'm also happy with the DRZ400SM from fender I swapped for the stocker. That fender doesn't catch the wind like the stock DR650 fender. Some claim it to put out lots of spray in the rain, but in my case, it doesn't get past the big Parabellum...
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:31 PM   #3
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I've been using an MRA streetshield and really like it.
Small and out of the way for off-roading, and it keeps the windblast off my chest for sustained high speeds. Short enough for good clean air-flow to my helmet so the rain-X can do its job to let rain drops get blown off my face-shield for a clear view.
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:15 PM   #4
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I'm thinking of ordering one of these Britannia Composites complete fairing units.
http://www.britanniacomposites.com/lynx.html
Larger fairing, adjustable windshield, double headlight lighting (will add HID low beam) and adds good dash location for Vapor/GPS. Looks good IMO.
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:48 PM   #5
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Maier Windshield

I got a Maier windshield from JC Whitney. It works pretty well.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:33 PM   #6
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I'm thinking of ordering one of these Britannia Composites complete fairing units.
http://www.britanniacomposites.com/lynx.html
Larger fairing, adjustable windshield, double headlight lighting (will add HID low beam) and adds good dash location for Vapor/GPS. Looks good IMO.

Man, thats about as pricey as a Safari tank depending on the lights... Very cool though.

I bought a Spitfire after reading all the threads on the subject, I hope it will work for me... Need to install it soon.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:49 PM   #7
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Running a Screens for Bikes. I like it. Keeps the wind off my chest pretty good, is fit and trim and unobtrusive.

I had an MRA before this. It worked well and was very adjustable. Problem was the stands for it hooked to the handlebars and cluttered things up.



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Old 11-23-2010, 08:43 PM   #8
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I'm thinking of ordering one of these Britannia Composites complete fairing units.
http://www.britanniacomposites.com/lynx.html
Larger fairing, adjustable windshield, double headlight lighting (will add HID low beam) and adds good dash location for Vapor/GPS. Looks good IMO.
I like that setup. $465 for a fairing, dual headlights and adjustable windshield system seems pretty reasonable for what you get.
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:54 AM   #9
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I like that setup. $465 for a fairing, dual headlights and adjustable windshield system seems pretty reasonable for what you get.
Mine arrived today and spent the following 4.5hrs doing the install. Used original speedo and dash lights, a cpl of 12V sockets and a cpl of toggle switches.....still had plenty of room for the planned Garmin GPS. Took it for a blast up the highway and soooooooo much more comfy at speed......will try the lights out tonight but they seem 100% better then original.

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Old 11-28-2010, 05:45 PM   #10
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I've been using an MRA streetshield and really like it.
Small and out of the way for off-roading, and it keeps the windblast off my chest for sustained high speeds. Short enough for good clean air-flow to my helmet so the rain-X can do its job to let rain drops get blown off my face-shield for a clear view.
I'm with you, rivercreep. Just the right amount of protection and it never gets in the way. I got mine from Twisted Throttle.




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Old 11-29-2010, 06:16 AM   #11
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stock headlight & fairing
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:34 PM   #12
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Has anyone used one of these from ProCycle?
http://www.procycle.us/images/dualsp...reen_smoke.jpg
Nice price at $78.95

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Old 11-08-2010, 10:58 PM   #13
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i use a fz1 gen. 1 stock screen bolted to the faring. paid $15
gives me about 6" of windshield and the wolfman luggage gen 1 klr windscreen pouch fits ferfect on it.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:05 AM   #14
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Question Mirrors

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What about mirrors?
Most 10mm mirrors will replace the stockers, with the major exception of mirrors that are for Yamaha applications. Folding types (Ken Sean and some KTM's) are a good choice for bikes that see more off-road action, as they can quickly be moved inwards where they are less vulnerable.
If you want to keep your stock mirrors, there are extenders available that will place the mirrors further outwards, improving the rear view.

http://www.koubalink.com/mirror.html
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Old 11-25-2011, 04:13 PM   #15
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