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Old 04-30-2010, 08:34 PM   #271
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The windshield you have installed is not the "Spitfire". It is the "Tombstone". Both windshields are made by Slipstreamer. It looks good!!!

[quote=basketcase]An unrelenting wind blast to the chest and torso tires me out and diminishes the fun of the ride for me so a windshield is one luxury that I really appreciate.

After looking at the various options I went with the Spitfire windshield and it serves that wind-blocking purpose. After I installed it I thought to myself, "I could wish for it to be about 2" taller to get the buffeting off the forehead of my helmet."

I got one inch when I installed a set of bar risers. I'll get the other when I install a Sargent low seat.
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:44 PM   #272
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The windshield you have installed is not the "Spitfire". It is the "Tombstone". Both windshields are made by Slipstreamer. It looks good!!!
Thanks for the correction. Now that you say that I can see (from the shape) why it would be called the tombstone. However, the instructions said "Spitfire."

And I've seen numerous references over on ThumperTalk to the same windscreen where the poster presented it as the Spitfire. Which kinda makes me wonder how much confusion there is out here over which it is... not that the windshield knows the difference!

Sooo .. did I get ripped, or did the vendor rip off himself, or does it matter?
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:37 AM   #273
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Thanks for the correction. Now that you say that I can see (from the shape) why it would be called the tombstone. However, the instructions said "Spitfire."

And I've seen numerous references over on ThumperTalk to the same windscreen where the poster presented it as the Spitfire. Which kinda makes me wonder how much confusion there is out here over which it is... not that the windshield knows the difference!

Sooo .. did I get ripped, or did the vendor rip off himself, or does it matter?
Isn't it supposed to be installed behind the number plate?
The that's how Jeff from Procycle installed it on his DR650 "Commando".

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Old 05-01-2010, 06:45 AM   #274
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Isn't it supposed to be installed behind the number plate?
The that's how Jeff from Procycle installed it on his DR650 "Commando".

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Do you have a picture of that?

All of the photos Ive seen have been outside like what you see in my photo.
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:30 AM   #275
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Do you have a picture of that?

All of the photos Ive seen have been outside like what you see in my photo.
I have had a Spitfire for about a year now, and I originally mounted it on the outside of the headlight fairing/number plate. I recently took it off and remounted it on the inside of the plate, down between the speedometer and the fairing. This works much better for me insofar as the shield is now more upright and provides better wind protection.
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:40 AM   #276
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Check the following link, Procycle has it mounted behind the cowl. http://www.procycle.us/info/dr650/dr...oject-bike.htm

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Do you have a picture of that?

All of the photos Ive seen have been outside like what you see in my photo.
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:54 AM   #277
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Check the following link, Procycle has it mounted behind the cowl. http://www.procycle.us/info/dr650/dr...oject-bike.htm
Yes, my Spitfire is mounted exactly as this. I put a couple of adhesive rubber cushion dots at the two points where the edges of the cowl contact the windshield. I have discovered that the pressure of the cowl against the rubber dots help keep the windshield from moving.
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:33 PM   #278
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Anyone know what this one is?



It almost looks like it's attached to the top of the number plate???


Great article by MCN BTW: http://www.procycle.us/info/articles...june-2010.html
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:52 PM   #279
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:02 PM   #280
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:53 PM   #281
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It almost looks like it's attached to the top of the number plate???


Great article by MCN BTW: http://www.procycle.us/info/articles...june-2010.html
It looks like a National Cycle unit. I can see, especially on the left, where the mounting arm from the handlebar comes up. I don't think it is attached to the cowl.
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:56 PM   #282
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It almost looks like it's attached to the top of the number plate???


Great article by MCN BTW: http://www.procycle.us/info/articles...june-2010.html
Looks more like an MRA roadshield. (much like my MRA streetshield but a couple inches lower/narrower)
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:18 AM   #283
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People might want to consider making up a custom unit as well.

This is one I made up for a recently restored XT550, but it could easily be done for a DR as well.





This one is aluminum with a Lexan headlight shield, but it wouldn't be difficult to make it all out of Lexan either.

Total cost was about $30 not including my time.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:46 AM   #284
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It almost looks like it's attached to the top of the number plate???


Great article by MCN BTW: http://www.procycle.us/info/articles...june-2010.html
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:10 PM   #285
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factory windscreen from a 2008 Honda CBF1000 (given to me for free by a friend). Mounted with handlebar hardware from a Spitfire.













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