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Old 08-13-2006, 04:59 PM   #1
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Small GPS/Windshield for my 950 SE.

Thanks to Gert and one of his photos I started playing with some plexy glass and this is what I came up with.

I took a piece of paper and traced the shape of the mask and cut it to the shape I desired. After that I traced it on the glass and cut it to shape with my Dremel. Three holes later with some hardware the project was done. I will give it a real test this coming weekend.

I wanted something to help with the wind but more importantly protect my GPS. I just got a 276C with handlebar mount

Ps It looks a lot better in person and I am thinking a black one may be in order BUT the clear will be good for riding/ vision.
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Old 08-13-2006, 05:00 PM   #2
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Old 08-13-2006, 09:30 PM   #3
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Laugh Looks good !

Ceebaileys.com has a screen for the BMW R 1200 ST that looks like it might fit the Super Enduro and the Super Moto 950 with a little trimming . I would trim the top to mirror the mask shape . I want one of each ! S E , S M , 640 Adv , and next years 990 Super Duke too! K.B.
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Old 08-14-2006, 06:41 AM   #4
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Ya I am not 100% sold on the way the top of my piece looks. I was thinking of making it match the top section of the mask like you said. This was my test piece
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Old 08-14-2006, 06:50 AM   #5
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laminar lip -they dont make an se application but this is off a R100 gs--nice because no drill holes and removable

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Old 08-14-2006, 07:38 AM   #6
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The final shape will prob. look something like this but it does not offer as much protection if I follow the angle of the mask so I am not sure if I am going to do it yet.
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Old 08-14-2006, 08:58 AM   #7
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i like your wider cut too. Anything that relieves even a little upper body pressure should make dealing with slab a little more tolerable.
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Old 08-14-2006, 09:07 AM   #8
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That one is sweet looking as well. Did you make it?

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i like your wider cut too. Anything that relieves even a little upper body pressure should make dealing with slab a little more tolerable.
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Old 08-14-2006, 09:17 AM   #9
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no its a touratech piece for the adv but they make a universal with 2 inches more height and more width also

http://www.touratech-usa.com/shop/sh...B323B36F65A842
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Old 08-14-2006, 10:01 AM   #10
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That is real nice looking. How well does it work? I must say though $95 is a lot considering mine costs $3


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no its a touratech piece for the adv but they make a universal with 2 inches more height and more width also

http://www.touratech-usa.com/shop/sh...B323B36F65A842
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Old 08-14-2006, 11:29 AM   #11
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I was futzing around (technical term for doing some free assocition scientific experimenting) with the SM (same as the SE front piece) yesterday on this very topic; using a couple of windshields that I had laying around.

I actually have two possibilities that are pretty close.

The first one is a shield from a mid 80's euro-spec VF1000F bolted through the hand guard brackets. This looks like it would provide a pretty large (but nicely shaped) protection area.

The 2nd one is a stock TransAlp windshield. This would have to be screwed into the facia as the ones shown above. Not as much coverage as #1, it looks like it would provide enough deflection to be useful. Needs to be curved a few more degrees but should be doable.

Hasn't been enough of an issue yet to get serious about it, as the wind is not a big issue up to a sustained 80, and hasn't been for faster bursts of speed. My thinking may change in December though
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Old 08-14-2006, 06:57 PM   #12
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Last time I checked, dirt bikes don't have windshields!

Sorry, Jolly, but that sucker is UGLY!

I've been riding my SE on the highway (including tonight down the Garden State), and it really is quite nice, at least in hot weather. With an enduro helmet and goggles, it's very pleasant. If you want wind protection, get a Goldwing.

Walter's motard, on the other hand, can't really be hurt in the looks department with or without a windshield!

Really, guys, if you wanted a long distance bike, you should just get the Adventure! Or a Harley Dresser with the nice fairing, speakers, and sound system!

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uh....i think he wanted some roost protection for his gps
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you got it It is nice if it helps out a bit with the wind but the main purpose is to protect my GPS. I get blasted by rocks and what not all the time. You see I am not the guy leading since I am so slow

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you got it It is nice if it helps out a bit with the wind but the main purpose is to protect my GPS. I get blasted by rocks and what not all the time. You see I am not the guy leading since I am so slow
But wait. A flaw in the logic. If you aren't leading, then you don't need a GPS!

Again, if you need gear in the cockpit, then the dakar type dash of the Adventure makes more sense. Room for GPS units, automatic roll charts, clocks, etc. That's why the engineers designed it with it's beak front end. Just like the GS. So that the guages can be read while standing.

I personally think the beauty of the SuperEnduro is the minimalistic look. When you start adding tank bags, GPS units, rear luggage, then you have a transport module, and the Adventure, again, is designed for that.
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