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Old 11-06-2011, 10:09 AM   #12481
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Laminar Lip vs Tall screen
Certainly a matter of personal preference....however,

The problem with the TA front fairing is that the screen is fairly far away from the rider. The two things the people seem to like the best are either the standard short screen or a very tall screen. The middle height ones only seem to put the "boundary layer" of buffeting air right at your eye level.

MRA makes an adjustable extension bit (two different types) that will bolt onto the screen you have now. No real idea how they would work for you.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/6776/194/
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:13 AM   #12482
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thanks, anybody have any experience with this suggestion? Wonder if the GIVI screen is stout enough for it to be mounting any wings to it..

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Certainly a matter of personal preference....however,

The problem with the TA front fairing is that the screen is fairly far away from the rider. The two things the people seem to like the best are either the standard short screen or a very tall screen. The middle height ones only seem to put the "boundary layer" of buffeting air right at your eye level.

MRA makes an adjustable extension bit (two different types) that will bolt onto the screen you have now. No real idea how they would work for you.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/6776/194/
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:15 AM   #12483
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Been riding my new to me TA, really liking it a lot...great road bike...I put on the 17" GIVI screen that came with the bike and its not to bad, some helmet noise but not to much buffeting...thinking I might want a taller screen or the Laminar product for this winters riding...any suggestions on which would be best? I'm 5' 7" but have a 6' persons torso ....

I'm 6'3" and have the Rifle tall screen on mine. It provides a lot of coverage (i.e. it is WIDE!) and is fairly quiet. I have looked at Laminar Lips and adjustable 'wings' that clip on top but haven't made a move yet because we only have a few weeks left til the 100 inches of annual snow starts flying here. I'm leaning towards the adjustable wing thing because I could move it to my other bike too.
I've been considering this or maybe trying to find plans online to make one similar to it.:
http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=2205
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:30 AM   #12484
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I'm using the shorter MRA screen...at its fully extended state (shown) seems to diffuse the buffeting a fair amount over stock.I don't get those sharp wind hits anymore ..works very well below 70 mph. A tighter fitting helmet helps also.
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:44 AM   #12485
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In the back with the red helmet on the seat... the lady in the background is standing on the set?
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It's just to the right of the person facing the camera - you can clearly make out the dual Alp exhaust.

Yep Yep Yep , And here's a pic from another angle , whats wrong with all these other people ,

There's nothing wrong with parking in the dirt.





Had a Friend stop by yesterday on his way to the Lone Star Rally ,

Sorry I couldnt take a ride , but I had a 7 yr old daughter sick in the bed and a 4 yr old boy that dont wanna stop and a wife that didnt wanna be home .


A few pics of my friends ride ,





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Old 11-06-2011, 12:01 PM   #12486
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Bigman, do you know if he has any issues with the Supertrapp and the soft saddlebags?
My bike came with a homemade shield that mounts over the muffler to keep the bag off of the muffler. I don't want to mount it because it looks like what it is, a bent piece of sheet metal. But I don't want to have my bag or the neoprene 'scratch protector' on the back of it melt either.
Anyone else that has used soft bags with a Supertrapp please feel free to chime in.

And my first trip on the Alp is going to be back to Big Bend. Great place!
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:40 PM   #12487
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There's nothing wrong with parking in the dirt.
The others just couldn't get over the curb.

Great Photo. says alot.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:55 PM   #12488
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The others just couldn't get over the curb.

Great Photo. says alot.

Thanks.


That Red sure looks good in front off all that chrome.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:56 PM   #12489
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Bigman, do you know if he has any issues with the Supertrapp and the soft saddlebags?
My bike came with a homemade shield that mounts over the muffler to keep the bag off of the muffler. I don't want to mount it because it looks like what it is, a bent piece of sheet metal. But I don't want to have my bag or the neoprene 'scratch protector' on the back of it melt either.
Anyone else that has used soft bags with a Supertrapp please feel free to chime in.

And my first trip on the Alp is going to be back to Big Bend. Great place!

I'm not for sure if he has any issues with that or not , maybe he will chime in on that .
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:41 PM   #12490
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Bigman, do you know if he has any issues with the Supertrapp and the soft saddlebags?
My bike came with a homemade shield that mounts over the muffler to keep the bag off of the muffler. I don't want to mount it because it looks like what it is, a bent piece of sheet metal. But I don't want to have my bag or the neoprene 'scratch protector' on the back of it melt either.
Anyone else that has used soft bags with a Supertrapp please feel free to chime in.

And my first trip on the Alp is going to be back to Big Bend. Great place!
Yup! That's me... Thanks for putting up the pics Marko! The only issue with my Supertrapp was that it partially melted my rear turn signal on my way to the Lone Star rally. I use a home made 9" X 6" wide thin stainless steel shield that mounts over the muffler just to keep the bags at least 3" away from the muffler. I have made an extension bracket to lower the muffler about 2" just this morning. Luckily, i had a spare turn signal lense cover!
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:41 PM   #12491
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Gotcha. My bike came with 53000 miles on it so the previous owner mustve known what he was doing. I've got small turn signals on it that arent an issue as far as melting. I should snap a pic of his guard because it looks functional, just not something I want on the bike all of the time. I painted it the same silver I did the frame so it looks a little betterthan plain sheet metal.
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:28 AM   #12492
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:12 PM   #12493
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7 months worth of prep on a TA

Just posting this link that roughly shows how to go

from this (PD06):


To this (PD06+):


Here is the stop motion process:

Photo gallery

The trip in preparation:





Cheers,
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:21 PM   #12494
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Just posting this link that roughly shows how to go

from this (PD06):


To this (PD06+):


Here is the stop motion process:

Photo gallery

The trip in preparation:





Cheers,
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WOW

Amazing work! Well done sir!!

Your trip will be epic! Will you be maintaining a blog? URL? When do you leave?
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:26 AM   #12495
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Thomas,

That wasn't "rough" that was magic.

We want to see most of the "in-between" steps. That's the fun part.

Please let me know when you'll be in the Nevada/California/USA west coast portion of your trip.

You've got a place to stay and a garage with tools and Transalp experience at my place. Just tell me when you'll be here.

If you want to use me as a tools/tires/chain/oil/filter etc cache I can help you with that also.
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