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Old 05-06-2008, 08:37 AM   #136
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I have been running the Tombstone for over a year now, the smoked version.
I like that it is narrow so that it is more tolerable on very hot days.
Mine is mounted more vertical than on some of the bikes pictured here.
I had to rotate my bars forward some to achieve this fit.
I am 6 feet tall and use a corbin that is 1 inch taller than stock.

For me there is no buffeting at all but it is noisy but quieter than a stock KLR screen.
Mant places sell them as a Harley Davidson fitment and come with 1 inch bar clamps, make sure you get the 7/8 clamps.

Very happy with mine.
I bought off the Slipstreamer websight for $44.95..
I also like that it gives the bike kinda of a Dakar fairing look.
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:41 AM   #137
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:29 PM   #138
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rally, i like the way you mounted it.
problem is, I ain't gots room left on my bars! did you mount the barclamps inside of the barkbuster clamps? or outside... Especially on the right grip, I have zero space... none.

which is one big reason why I will have to go with the KLR extension....

Sarah, and all.. the way RallyH has this I think, from my much tinkering, is better. The shields that sit in front of and interferes with the stock shroud are much tougher, IMHO, to get quieted down. I had a spitfire for awhile and it was ok for getting some rest from the chest pressure, but beat my head around and was noisy.... i tried a lot of diff angles and such.

and way back toward the front of this thread... the Beemer Dakar kind of setup and the Cee Bailey XRL type shield are variants of the same theme.

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Old 05-06-2008, 06:46 PM   #139
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:37 PM   #140
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I mounted a modified GS 1200 windshield to my DR's number plate/headlight with a bracket that runs from the handlebar clamps for support. I had to do a bunch of sanding and some cutting to the windshield to get it to look right. First the Picaso like headlight holes had to be shaped to look like one large opening, then the side wings were cut down to narrow it up a bit.
All in all it looks Ok and does a good job of keeping the wind blast off. I have not decided what farkles I will mount to the brace yet. Maybe my XM? I may have fabbed the brace a bit too long because it won't lay back as much as I think it needs. The trials continue and I am still working it out...
I'll try to post a picture tomorrow, that's if I can figure out how...
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:13 AM   #141
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And check this out...

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...34#post6348234

Now I'm wondering if I should just ditch the National Cycle and go buy a big sheet of lexan.

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Old 05-07-2008, 05:11 AM   #142
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That home-made shield looks real good! I wonder how it would hold up in a stiff headwind? Seems like it would need some bracing....

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Old 05-23-2008, 04:21 PM   #143
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I went with FZ-1 route since I had one. I used a stock sheild
http://s289.photobucket.com/albums/l...P5230005-1.jpg
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:48 PM   #144
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Hi tt,

Welcome to the forum!

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Old 05-24-2008, 09:17 PM   #145
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I had a flat piece mounted to the number plate, I found that it got in the way if I needed to duck under a limb. I almost hit my face on it one time.. But, I think I want to make one with a more "upright" angle to get it out of the riders space and move the air upward over my head at speed.




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Old 05-25-2008, 05:24 AM   #146
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I know this has been done before but for a total of $48.00 it's worth every penny KLR650 windscreen and three nylon bolts/nuts.
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Old 05-26-2008, 05:14 AM   #147
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I want to try a Cee Bailey screen

If you have a used one you'd part with, please let me know. I've got some sort of windshield quest thing going on and I can't help myself. Get back to me ASAP, we leave for Alaska in less than 3 weeks. I'll put this on the DR thread and in the fleamarket, too. Thanks

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Old 05-26-2008, 09:56 AM   #148
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Sarah,
I've read some post's about the Cee Bailey flopping about in the wind due to it's height and lack of support. Just thought I'd pass that on, as it was one of the shields I'd considered.
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:37 AM   #149
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Thanks Patrick,

I'd read that too, I figured I'd brace it like Stromdog's. Thanks

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Old 05-27-2008, 06:53 PM   #150
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I went with FZ-1 route since I had one. I used a stock sheild
http://s289.photobucket.com/albums/l...P5230005-1.jpg

What a great fit. I like your shield... What model year did you use. 2001-2?
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