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Old 02-29-2012, 02:45 PM   #60661
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Just bought a Laminar Lip 'B-King' windscreen from Procycle to replace my Parabellum 25" (or compliment it). The Parabellum is really nice, but way tall, and I thought I wouldn't mind looking through the screen but I do. I read other reviews that the lip puts clean air on the helmet and removes the wind pressure from the chest, hopefully this remains true for my 5'8" frame. I've tried so many shields so far, and just cant find the right one. So far I've had:

A cheapo eBay scooter shield- good protection, vibrated the bars a lot;

the dual sport shield from procycle (in various positions), too much helmet buffet, no protection;

spitfire (in various positions), too much helmet buffet, no protection;

23" parabellum, good except got some nasty buffeting on my helmet at highway speed. and finally;

25" parabellum- fine other then looking through it annoys me, and it looks dumb being as big as it is.

I'm tired of searching
At 6', 34" inseam I am very happy with Laminar screen. I used duct tape for test running and bolted the screen in place with rubber grommets. I didn't trust the velcro to hold up against tree branches etc.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:02 PM   #60662
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Thanks for the kind words.
Hey MacG...that is a nice setup...you don't happen to have a template for that dash do ya?
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:19 PM   #60663
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Hey MacG...that is a nice setup...you don't happen to have a template for that dash do ya?
Sorry but I think it got pitched. I just took a piece of cardboard and scissors and ended up with that. If it would help,I can email more detailed pics that might show more.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:36 PM   #60664
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I think it looks good on the white headlight. Nice looking bike. How do you like the lights mounted on the hand guards? Did you make the brackets? They look nice.
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Thanks for the kind words. The windscreen is an elcheapo for an FZ1 I got from HERE If you use the code D2M2008 it knocks 15% off the price. It was about $20 on special when I got mine but has gone up some,still not too bad. I wanted something cheap to replace when it broke,but it has held up well. I'm about 6' and with the spacers it puts the air pressure at my chinbar at highway speeds.Kinda cheesy looking but it does the job of keeping the air pressure off my chest. Here are more pics of the screen and the spacers I made to mount it.





The readout is a Cyclemax volt meter HERE (low reading is from engine not on for clearer pic).


ADV8, you are right,I moved the brake line to get a clear pic. It's tucked under my GPS mount.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:44 PM   #60665
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Rally Raid Fairing Kit

Are mine eyes deceiving me?

Rally Raid Fairing Kit

After the currency conversion... $1671???

That's almost what I paid for my bike!

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Old 02-29-2012, 03:51 PM   #60666
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I think it looks good on the white headlight. Nice looking bike. How do you like the lights mounted on the hand guards? Did you make the brackets? They look nice.
Thanks. I REALLY like the lights. They light up both sides of the roadside ditches and pretty much drowned out the headlight. I have this thing about deer and riding at night . I bought the LED components and made the housings and heat sinks(cheaper to build and to repair if damaged).
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:57 PM   #60667
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Hey MacG ....

Lots of great modifications .... Maybe you should start your own thread in Thumpers ....

I would like to see a bunch of additional pictures and info .... and others would as well !

Thanks - ...

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Sorry but I think it got pitched. I just took a piece of cardboard and scissors and ended up with that. If it would help,I can email more detailed pics that might show more.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:03 PM   #60668
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Are mine eyes deceiving me?
Yep they are.

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Old 02-29-2012, 04:09 PM   #60669
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Hey MacG ....

Lots of great modifications .... Maybe you should start your own thread in Thumpers ....

I would like to see a bunch of additional pictures and info .... and others would as well !

Thanks - ...
Thanks,I can do that if there would be interest. I bought the bike cheap (it's a 97) and wanted to keep it as low cost as I could(less money in farkles,more money for gas and tires ) . I like to tinker so that is one way I kept the actual $$ down. It may give some people ideas, so I can get some info rounded up.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:36 PM   #60670
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That's smart Bkoz, I found that those 3m adhesives don't keep that screen stuck to the DR's vinyl headlight nacelle. I think they'd stick to a painted surface, but they didn't stay stuck on mine in strong headwinds. I used the 4 nylon nuts/bolts from Laminar & they're mounted solidly now.

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At 6', 34" inseam I am very happy with Laminar screen. I used duct tape for test running and bolted the screen in place with rubber grommets. I didn't trust the velcro to hold up against tree branches etc.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:48 PM   #60671
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How do you like it?
I'll let you know after this weekend. Hopefully.
Having an 18 month old son can cause havoc with time in the saddle.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:11 PM   #60672
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Steering damper

Has anyone here custom fitted a steering damper to there DR650 and have any pics or ideas to share. I have a MSC Titan damper which I want to fit under the bars. I have bar risers. The MSC mounting kit costs as much as what i paid for the damper.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:51 PM   #60673
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Nice work

That's worthwhile just for relocating the turnsig indicator. I can't tell you how many times I've caught myself riding along with a turnsig flashing for no reason. (real reason is I forgot to cancel it) If I could see the indicator (not possible in the stock location) it wouldn't happen as long. I try to not use my signals for that very reason. [/COLOR]
When I installed the RMZ forks on my DR I mounted the indicator behind the screen/fairing/cowling with double-sided tape.
Much easier to see now (but I still leave my signals on half the time...)



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Old 02-29-2012, 06:07 PM   #60674
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Horn

I'm looking for a new horn, a plug-n-play upgrade that doesn't need a relay or anything. suggestions?
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:24 PM   #60675
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I'm looking for a new horn, a plug-n-play upgrade that doesn't need a relay or anything. suggestions?
Thanks all.
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