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Old 05-02-2012, 09:10 AM   #16
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I like these better.
http://www.boxercafe.com/BMWSfairings.htm
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:27 AM   #17
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you might want to try using a flyscreen from a 2002 buell lightning... i think the single headlight is the same size.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:47 AM   #18
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you might want to try using a flyscreen from a 2002 buell lightning... i think the single headlight is the same size.
+1 I like the overall look, but a better fitting screen would look better.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:09 AM   #19
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I have that screen on a '92 R100R. Keeps a surprising amount of pressure off the torso and puts my head in relatively clean air. I Like It.

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Old 05-02-2012, 10:31 AM   #20
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haha, i know i know, i would love to have an S fairing. i would also LOVE to have the spare cash laying around to buy one. but i'm afraid that ain't happening anytime soon.

love the star trek comment, haha. maybe i should rename the bike "spock"?

anyway, yeah, this was just a test with a cheap thing i got online for fun. i really do like the idea of a nice flyscreen, and i know it's possible to fabricate one that would "fit" better. perhaps i'll give that a shot as a next round. i could maybe have fun with the dremel tool on this one and get things to line up better. who knows. it's all for fun right now, friends.

now that the bike is running great, i have time and energy to do things like this.

as a reference, this is what the bike looked like when i bought it. a "poor man's cafe". i've got the crappy aftermarket S fairing, but i can't get it to fit correctly and it looks even more "junky" than this flyscreen. all in all though, i think i've done a pretty dang good job putting it "back to normal" for not knowing what the heck i'm doing! haha

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Old 05-02-2012, 10:35 AM   #21
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you might want to try using a flyscreen from a 2002 buell lightning... i think the single headlight is the same size.
hmmm, that could be interesting. will have to keep an eye out for a cheap one.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:57 AM   #22
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this is the one i am talking about...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BUELL-S1-FLY...a2f573&vxp=mtr

i'm sure you can find it way cheaper!
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:52 AM   #23
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I like fly screens better than S fairings. That's why I have one on my bike. I think they are easier to work on with the right fly screen too. I think mine works better than a S fairing but it is taller. I actually wish I had a scanner to post a pic but I don't. I think the one in the photo would look better clear. Most all of them were clear in all the old photos of them on race bikes that I have seen and that's the whole reason I think they look cool. That and they work surprisingly well for what little they are. S fairings are too much plastic for my tastes. Unless they are frame mounted, they effect handling too much IMO.

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Old 05-02-2012, 12:05 PM   #24
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cool, well i wish i could see yours supershaft! step into 1997 and get a scanner or digital camera! haha. (sorry, just funnin'). heck nowadays companies will pay you to take one. they are basically worthless, haha. or in freebie grab bags of junk. but i'm "in the business" so maybe i just come across more than most.

anyway, so far, i think the best flyscreen i've seen yet was just the other day on benthic's thread.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=197

that got me motivated to put this cheapo one on i've had in the closet for a year. but i'd love to whip something up like that clear one, attached to the mirror holes for easy on and off. absolutely killer idea. i gather it is a parabellum windscreen that he cut down and re-rigged the mounting to the mirror holes on the controllers. totally awesome. i'd buy one if he could make me one like that! haha.

i'm cool with a clear one, but at the same time i was interested in a dark one in order to "cover up" the instruments somewhat. but whatever's clever.

i'm not interested in having a super modded out bike or cafe thing where i'm buying all kinds of wacky parts, i just want a simple, easy to take off and on small flyscreen.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:09 PM   #25
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:33 PM   #26
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i'd buy one if he could make me one like that! haha.
I've been keeping my eyes open for a used one like this:

https://www.denniskirk.com/maier/uni...prd/611748.sku

to try to modify...
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:05 PM   #27
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I think it looks fine. Low and simple.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:02 PM   #28
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Have you checked out the offerings from Givi?

http://www.giviusa.com/Screens--spoilers/
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:45 PM   #29
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If it does the job, then good stuff.

Cosmetically, if the lower leading edges were trimmed to be parallel with the headlight, and the top was cut to the headlight shape, I think it'd look more at home.


If the breeze is hitting your neck, then a 1" trim might be enough to lower it to a more comfotable zone.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:44 AM   #30
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It's not the best excution of a fly screen that's for sure.

National cycle used to make one that was pretty decent looking but the hardware sucked.

The fake S fairing, (most commonly by Lockhart) have a shape that is just a little bulbous for most early airheads.

The MotoGuzzi Lemon Mk1 flyscreen is nice and there are some replicas out there for not a lot of money.

If you can find a buell flyscreen they are also ok, but they have weird blisters and bumps in the design that don't match up with anything.

And last but not least,
As someone who has a flyscreen on my bike.
I've found that they are not all that and a bag of chips,

The can dump a lot of air in your lap, they take pressure off your upper body but at a cost of noise and turbulence.
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