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Old 04-16-2013, 09:50 AM   #7666
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What windshield recommended

Hi. I have a 2012 TU250X I've set up for touring. I'm trying to find a good windshield. I presently using a Givi shield made for the older Kawasaki Concours. It is pretty good in someways, but noisy & too wide. Before cutting it down to fit I want to first try finding a good universal shield t try first, if possible. I want a polypropylene shield because they are more flexible & less likely to crack. I want the shield to be wide enough to direct the air stream around me, but not so wide it creates a lot of air drag. My moto is set up with only a single seat & need the shield to protect only me & not a passenger. Low amounts of noise from turbulence would be good. I like the Givi's, I think most of them are made from polypropylene. So from what all of you that have installed windshields, what do you think are good choices & which do you not recommend. Thanks in advance for any help. Pete
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:01 AM   #7667
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Re: What windshield recommended

Until about a year a go I kept a personal FAQ sheet of things that came up in this thread.
Here's what I had about windscreens (the #number is the post number in the thread);

Windscreen:
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#3379 National Cycle Plexifairing GT
#4497 National Cycle Plexifairing 3 - Clear N8513-02
#4576 Givi A603
#5063 National Cycle Street EX
#4505 Givi 620
#5997 http://www.compacc.com/p/Givi-Airsta...ounted/1319011
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:57 AM   #7668
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Re.Windshield recommended?

Thanks jimmr I'll check them out.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:25 AM   #7669
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re: windshield

I have the Givi 620 and like it a lot. Especially on days when riding a few hundred miles - or when certain bugs are hatching.


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Old 04-17-2013, 08:41 AM   #7670
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I had a Givi A600/601 on my bike for the winter. It is a smaller version of what's posted above.

It did a good job of keeping the wind off, but I found the buffeting annoying. I'm 5'10, for reference. I ended up taking it off on the first warmish day in February.

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Old 04-17-2013, 12:43 PM   #7671
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Re; Windshield recommended.

Thanks Dave & Ryan for the replys. On my TU250X I have a Russel Day Long seat that I had them make 2" thicker so that my legs weren't so cramped & it looks like the Givi 620 extra length might be about right. I'll look up the spec's on the Givi 600/601 & the 620. Pete
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:12 AM   #7672
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PeteC, could you post up a picture of how the bike looks with the taller seat?
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:16 AM   #7673
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so my new commute is about an hour long, and ive been trying to take the TU more and more even if there is rain, etc.
found out today that my $15 walmart rain pants are more waterproof then my $115 "waterproof" motorcycle boots...
just another thing to add to the list of things i really dont like about those damn boots...
any who, the TU did well in the rain, this was the first time i had done extended rain riding in heavy rain. slowly building up my confidence as a rider. hopefully ill put more than 4,000 miles on the TU this season.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:43 PM   #7674
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So Schnutzy - what do you have for waterproof boots that don't really do the job?
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:49 PM   #7675
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Anyone know what the factory bar end for a TU250X weighs?
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:45 AM   #7676
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So Schnutzy - what do you have for waterproof boots that don't really do the job?
Joe Rocket Sonic R boots
in less than a year, these things have pretty much gone to hell, the fact that they are not waterproof like advertised was the icing on the cake of failure
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:09 AM   #7677
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Suzuki hasn't axed production of this bike yet, have they? I still want one...

Yes I know you can buy used, but these things are rarer than hen's teeth in ABQ...
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:47 AM   #7678
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Maybe go next door?
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:42 PM   #7679
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Anyone know what the factory bar end for a TU250X weighs?
Just happened to have one setting on by desk, so I got out the kitchen scale and weighed it for you.




It says 7 1/8 oz.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:34 PM   #7680
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Originally Posted by schnutzy View Post
so my new commute is about an hour long, and ive been trying to take the TU more and more even if there is rain, etc.
found out today that my $15 walmart rain pants are more waterproof then my $115 "waterproof" motorcycle boots...
just another thing to add to the list of things i really dont like about those damn boots...
any who, the TU did well in the rain, this was the first time i had done extended rain riding in heavy rain. slowly building up my confidence as a rider. hopefully ill put more than 4,000 miles on the TU this season.
I wear these over my Doc Martens in the rain, and they keep me dry:

http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/B...9823_59409_199
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