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Old 05-15-2009, 08:27 PM   #211
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I looked all over for a screen, some were totally goofy, some were outrageously expensive and a few were both. I was reluctant to shell out a lot of money for something that might not work for me so finally I concocted this little rig. Its an 18" by 18" handlebar mounted Spitfire. I find it keeps all the wind away from the helmet and puts me in a nice quiet space. I can even open my visor in the rain if I'm doing more than 80 Klicks. The total cost was $80 from AllBikes in Richmond and it takes only 5 minutes to remove. I had to put a stabilizing strap in the middle to stop flutter.http://picasaweb.google.ca/Higginbot...57512788058002
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:22 PM   #212
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I looked all over for a screen, some were totally goofy, some were outrageously expensive and a few were both. I was reluctant to shell out a lot of money for something that might not work for me so finally I concocted this little rig. Its an 18" by 18" handlebar mounted Spitfire. I find it keeps all the wind away from the helmet and puts me in a nice quiet space. I can even open my visor in the rain if I'm doing more than 80 Klicks. The total cost was $80 from AllBikes in Richmond and it takes only 5 minutes to remove. I had to put a stabilizing strap in the middle to stop flutter.http://picasaweb.google.ca/Higginbot...57512788058002
http://picasaweb.google.ca/Higginbot...57512788058002
That's really pretty interesting... with 5 min. swap-out you can use the stocker around town and just slap the big boy on for road trips. The effect of the two screens kinda imitates the AeroFlow ....


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Old 05-17-2009, 12:26 PM   #213
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I looked all over for a screen, some were totally goofy, some were outrageously expensive and a few were both. I was reluctant to shell out a lot of money for something that might not work for me so finally I concocted this little rig. Its an 18" by 18" handlebar mounted Spitfire. I find it keeps all the wind away from the helmet and puts me in a nice quiet space. I can even open my visor in the rain if I'm doing more than 80 Klicks. The total cost was $80 from AllBikes in Richmond and it takes only 5 minutes to remove. I had to put a stabilizing strap in the middle to stop flutter.http://picasaweb.google.ca/Higginbot...57512788058002
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Gotta say that is one fugly setup. But if it works for you that's what matters
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:32 PM   #214
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I looked all over for a screen, some were totally goofy, some were outrageously expensive and a few were both. I was reluctant to shell out a lot of money for something that might not work for me so finally I concocted this little rig. Its an 18" by 18" handlebar mounted Spitfire. I find it keeps all the wind away from the helmet and puts me in a nice quiet space. I can even open my visor in the rain if I'm doing more than 80 Klicks. The total cost was $80 from AllBikes in Richmond and it takes only 5 minutes to remove. I had to put a stabilizing strap in the middle to stop flutter.http://picasaweb.google.ca/Higginbot...57512788058002
http://picasaweb.google.ca/Higginbot...57512788058002
Interesting idea. I'll have to look into it. Nice that it's convertible and easy to remove once you're back in the city.
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:53 PM   #215
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Eagle screen in Perth Australia make a great screen for this bike.Note it fits with the BM Hand protectors,also works with TT handlebar risers
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:55 PM   #216
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:36 PM   #217
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Laminar Lip?

Anyone here happen to have tried a Laminar Lip with a TT screen. Purchased the TT thinking 14 inches would be perfect but nooooo! It appears I need a few more inches.

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Old 05-26-2009, 03:36 PM   #218
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Handlebar mounted wind screens are a no-no for me, I would rather do the steering than a gust of wind.
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:59 PM   #219
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I've tried several screens and have come to the conclusion that if you want a really functional one, it's going to be huge (and ugly). sorry folks but those big ones look like crap in my opinion. but that's just my opinion, not gospel by any stretch of the imagination.

I think the big ones don't suit the look and lines of the 650/800.

Although I haven't heard any comments yet about the new fancy schmancy one from Touratech.
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:38 PM   #220
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I've tried several screens and have come to the conclusion that if you want a really functional one, it's going to be huge (and ugly). sorry folks but those big ones look like crap in my opinion. but that's just my opinion, not gospel by any stretch of the imagination.

I think the big ones don't suit the look and lines of the 650/800.

Although I haven't heard any comments yet about the new fancy schmancy one from Touratech.
Yea, I agree, kinda like those fat ass Russel horse saddle seats . Imagine that combo on one 800 ?
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:43 PM   #221
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I've tried several screens and have come to the conclusion that if you want a really functional one, it's going to be huge (and ugly).
Functional for what? I agree, markymcd, if you're going to spend all your riding time on the Interstate, then those Popemobile screens might get you into a dome of silence. But if you're going to spend any time at all off pavement (and if you're not, why on earth would you buy an F800/650GS?), then those big screens are just an excellent opportunity to get your larynx severed every time you go over a whoop. DAMHIK.

Me? I'm sticking with the stock screen and a good pair of ear plugs.

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Old 05-26-2009, 07:45 PM   #222
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Functional for what? I agree, markymcd, if you're going to spend all your riding time on the Interstate, then those Popemobile screens might get you into a dome of silence. But if you're going to spend any time at all off pavement (and if you're not, why on earth would you buy an F800/650GS?), then those big screens are just an excellent opportunity to get your larynx severed every time you go over a whoop. DAMHIK.

Me? I'm sticking with the stock screen and a good pair of ear plugs.

David
I agree David... that's why I went with the 800 screen (tinted) with the clip on Touratech spoiler. the spoiler helps on the highway and you can take it off easily when you hit the dirt. AND YES, everyone with a 650/800 should be hitting the dirt! I think ChiTown rider has a quote... It's a tool not a jewel.
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:57 AM   #223
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Handlebar mounted wind screens are a no-no for me, I would rather do the steering than a gust of wind.
DRZ400S + Large Parabellum fork mounted screen = totaled DRZ and broken knee.

I was on the freeway doing about 70 (I know I should not have been doing that on a DRZ to begin with but sometimes you do stupid crap) the bike went into a shallow dip in the road and just as it came out and pretty much lifted all the weight from the front wheel a very strong wind gust swung the front tire all the way to the left and when the bike came down I was in a tank slapper from which I could not recover.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:06 PM   #224
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I just ordered the CalSci Large F800GS windscreen. $185 retail. $202 shipped. The main reason I went with them is due to a lengthy talk with Mark, and because of this (quoted from the CalSci website):

"All our shields are laid out on a computer and cut with an industrial cutting laser. Our shields are symmetric to within a thousandth of an inch (.025mm). All mounting holes are also drilled with the laser, guarantying an excellent fit to your bike. This precision is necessary to be certain your riding experience will be precisely the same as all our other customers, and precisely what we engineered for your bike. Our windshields are
designed by Mark Lawrence and Carl Porter. Carl has a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in engineering from Ohio State University. Mark has a Bachelor's degree in engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and is currently working on a PhD in physics at the University of Southern California. Carl and Mark don't agree very well about college football teams. Mark has a bit more than 500,000 miles of motorcycle experience. It takes about 6 weeks, eight to twelve prototypes, and typically several thousand miles to finalize a windshield design. Our windshields are not just a stock windshield made a bit wider and taller. We build and modify our prototypes until the resulting windshield is quiet, comfortable, and attractive."

I am 5' 11 1/2" tall and have a 31" inseam. He recommended the large.

I'll report back after I test it to let you know if it's as good as they advertise.


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Old 06-01-2009, 09:24 PM   #225
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So, has anyone fit the supposedly shorter 650's screen onto the 800 to see if it also results in reduced buffeting? I may be inclined to go that route rather than try a taller screen.
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