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Old 06-18-2010, 05:28 PM   #286
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My homemade windscreen final design

Cost about $6 total. That's for two of them!











I still have a little buffeting around my head, but it's not trying to lift my helmet anymore. Front end stays stable up to 90mph.
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Old 06-19-2010, 05:47 AM   #287
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Cost about $6 total. That's for two of them!



I still have a little buffeting around my head, but it's not trying to lift my helmet anymore. Front end stays stable up to 90mph.
Very nice!!! need to put up more details...

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Old 06-19-2010, 08:00 PM   #288
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-GPHDnPi3Y Hey all this is what i built for my pig, and it works great.
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:47 PM   #289
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Very nice!!! need to put up more details...

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O.k., call me crazy ( or just maybe stupid ) but screw the patent idea. What a pain in the.a$$! Here are some measurements...



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Old 07-30-2010, 10:29 AM   #290
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Like the looks of the fairing you made. Wish I looked into this site before purchasing mine. I like fabricating things myself for the personal touch. I have been pleased with the ScreensForBikes set up from Australia though. Once I was able to contact Peter by email and worked though PayPal it arrived in THREE days. Unbelievable, it took six days to get a seat from Oregon! The screen along with a Acerbis motard front fender settled things down on the pavement. Also while taking the attached photos the bike fell over in the soft dirt, screen unscratched since it's tucked in. Thanks for the detailed pattern, I'm forwarding these to my son and son-in-law who have DR and DRZs.
I didn't see any attached pics. Post 'em up! It took some time to get the pattern right, but now that I have an accurate pattern, it only takes about ten minutes to trace it out, cut it out, and drill it. I've learned: Don't crease the center line all the way to the bottom edge and move the point where the two diagnal lines come to the center UP about a half inch and the leading edge will stay flat. Larger garbage cans make better fairings because they have fewer bends to have to straighten out before I shape it, however, the smaller cans, if you center the pattern, actually put the bends on the outer edges giving the fairing a little bit of a curved outer edge, which I like. Lowes has the white plastic Chrysler "push fasteners" for $.80 for two. I use 8 to secure it. So can make two fairings in about 20 minutes for around $10. Not that I'll need many more since I can basically fold it in half and not break it, but if I can't get the bug juice off...

What I'd love to do is find someone who could use the original fairing, plus my addition, to make a mold of some sort and be able to make the whole thing as a single unit. I thought I'd try to use a fiberglass/epoxy kit and just lay it over the whole fairing to make a mold, but I don't know where to go from there. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:16 PM   #291
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Hello i am new here and was wondering if anyone had a dakar windshield that they would be interested in selling? I have been searching everywhere for one but I cannot find one under $200.
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:00 AM   #292
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:59 PM   #293
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Cost about $6 total. That's for two of them!

Was great to see the screen in person this weekend (and you!!). The design rocks

I will be back at Scram'n Breaver rally next year - it was a blast!
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:18 PM   #294
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Istewart's Home made screen

Using Mr. Stewart's template I constructed a screen using a blue recycle bin for the source plastic. Modified his design by molding the top lip ala laminar lip. The blue matches the Suzuki blue pretty good. The screen itself performs equally as well as a Screen for Bikes model (I had one of these and it shattered quite easily in a spill). Thank you Mr. Stewart!!
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:50 AM   #295
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Was great to see the screen in person this weekend (and you!!). The design rocks

I will be back at Scram'n Breaver rally next year - it was a blast!
It was great meeting you guys. I'm not an engineer, and not really that good at origami (sp?) but I'm trying to figure out how to increase the angle to push the screen forward just a bit and shorten it about an inch just to keep it from hitting my chin. I'll post those measurements if I ever get around to making it. Glad you guys are finding it useful.

Don't forget the fall Beaver rally!
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:01 PM   #296
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Glad I found this thread again. This spring I took lstewart's garbage can fairing design and took it one step further to a full fairing. See the pic. It allowed me to add a full dash as well. I hope to add a few inches of a windshield sometime as well. Thanks for the inspiration!



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Old 09-06-2011, 09:31 PM   #297
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A Cheaper option

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Not dissing SFB's, but you can make your own for about $3. Judge for yourself...





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Old 09-08-2011, 01:02 PM   #298
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Awesome, I'm going to try making this shield/fairing this weekend.

I'm thinking of starting with a 15" x 15" sheet of white polycarbonate (1/8" thick) from TAP Plastics. Saw and sand by hand, bend with a heat gun. The sheet is a little more expensive than the garbage bin ($14) but I think it will work out to be more rigid and solid.

Will let you know how it goes.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:56 PM   #299
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I'm thinking of starting with a 15" x 15" sheet of white polycarbonate (1/8" thick) from TAP Plastics. Saw and sand by hand, bend with a heat gun. The sheet is a little more expensive than the garbage bin ($14) but I think it will work out to be more rigid and solid.
Pick the right rubbish bin and it's plenty strong enough.
Mine has copped enough branches and crap to prove its worth to me.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:59 PM   #300
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Pick the right rubbish bin and it's plenty strong enough.
Mine has copped enough branches and crap to prove its worth to me.
How does thinner plastic (from a rubbish bin) do at highway speeds (70+ mph) ?
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