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Old 09-06-2013, 05:36 AM   #16
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well i got it. it looks like shit, fits like shit, and i'm sending it back. i'm sure if i wanted to do some filing and some work i could make it fit, but frankly im not interested.
told ya... i didn't mind the look, and a little bit of grinding, after all it was only $50. BUT it shattered way too easy.
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:46 AM   #17
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Has anyone thought about standing up...............

at least over the rough stuff
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:59 AM   #18
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Has anyone thought about standing up...............

at least over the rough stuff
That's when it gets ya... sitting down I don't think you could hit the windscreen.
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:30 AM   #19
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That's when it gets ya... sitting down I don't think you could hit the windscreen.

exactly. i spent the whole day standing, except in the tight twisty bits where i was constantly sliding the rear into the corners. i admit, i sit for those parts. still don't have the confidence that this 500lb mass is gonna stick.

as for the moose screen.....i changed my mind. i'm gonna keep it.

went out this morning and put it back on, marked the bad areas with a sharpie, then got out the dremel and cleaned it up. now it fits fine and the looks are growing on me. one trick for those of you who do trim yours, after the grinding, cutting, or whatever you do, get out a pencil torch and run it along the edges that you worked. this will clean up the rough spots and bring back the "clear" edge. this works on all plastics. i've done it on body panels, head light guards, and now this screen. just take your time and don't put too much heat on at one. you will see it start to clear up as you apply the flame. stop when your happy with the look.

i will post some pics once i figure out why google isn't uploading full size pics from my phone. the small ones are just too hard to see anything.

laters,

laramie

oh- i also ordered a new OEM screen from Chip. cost me $55 with free shipping. figured wtf, might want a back-up.
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:06 AM   #20
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Head Plant on Top of Stock Screen

I found out what it feels like to kiss the top of the stock wind screen. I was on single track and the front end washed out on my 950. I hit the top of the screen with my top row of teeth and it slid up my nose. At impact I thought I knocked my front teeth out. I looked in the mirror and thought I slit my nose. I lucked out and only knocked my teeth loose and after 3 months feel fine now. As for the slit nose, it was only a abrasion and it healed in a month.
Bottom line, if you do cut your screen down make sure you remove all sharp edges before kissing it.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:26 PM   #21
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this is why I have my windsceen this way.
while sitting , I can see over the top pretty much like there is no windscreen at all ( even more view and safety than just cut down short)
when stand up riding it is never intimidating
the lean back also improves wind flow better than just cut down

I started by chopping down the stock one, cut a V in each side and leaned it back, rode it that way for 3 years until I got around to making a pretty one



there is no way I would ever ride with a rally screen .....ever
Its OK if you do not ride hard, but nevertheless its not for me

I think there was a top ktm rider who got killed at Dakar this way, hit a G-out and lost his head, IIRC the next riders rode up and thought his helmet came off , but then saw it was still full ( forgive me if my memory serves me wrong)
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:35 PM   #22
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You may get some fuel tube, slice it in half and glue it along the edge of the screen. It not only makes the screen safer but it also improves its aerodynamics by smoothing out the edges.
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