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Old 05-31-2013, 03:13 PM   #1096
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Played around with some of the 3M 1080 carbon wrap yesterday...



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Old 05-31-2013, 03:53 PM   #1097
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I would argue that acrylic is a better choice for ADV motorcycle windshields. Polycarbonate is very tough stuff-you can hit it very hard with a hammer and nothing happens. In a fall it is very likely to take out the brackets and attachment points which could be very expensive. Acrylic will shatter before any such damage.

Replacement shields are only around $100. Headlight assemblies, fairing etc are much more expensive.

Finally the acrylic used by Cee Bailey and Madstad is aircraft grade and is pretty thick stuff so they are not fragile.
If you hit hard enough to bend the shield to where it bends things, chances are those things may get bent regardless of which flavor of plastic is there. An acrylic shield shattering in no significant way diminishes the forces at play.

On the KTM, the OEM shield is used beneath the Aeroflow as an assembly. The OEM part is poly. When I broke that acrylic Aeroflow shield, the poly OEM bent a lot. Enough to pinch my Zumo into the handlebar and break its display. When I picked the bike up the OEM bent itself back into place. No damage to anything other than the Zumo. And the shattered acrylic shield. I should mention that when the acrylic broke it left many long, sharp-pointy-end bits. Some large enough to go well into, um, soft stuff. That is one more thing I would prefer to engineer out of the equation should a collision occur.

With this knowledge the $100 replacement cost of the acrylic seems an expensive choice over a shield that isn't easily shattered, and, is warranted against breakage for three years.

Based on experience, with some degree of certainty, I may eventually put the shield in a position for harm to come to it. When this time comes, the shield needs to brush it off and keep working for me.

Stock Triumph is a polycarbonate. There's probably a good reason for this choice by the manufacturer.

I can also see your point. Acrylic functions well enough, and using acrylic helps keep the price point in a happy place. Same with replacement costs. I can't fault your argument, but there may be more to consider than replacement cost.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:21 PM   #1098
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:02 PM   #1099
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I think that I saw this in this thread, but can't find it now. Can someone point me in the right direction?
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:37 AM   #1100
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:01 AM   #1101
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:48 AM   #1102
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If you don't have a center stand that could interfere - I have one at home I would sell. But it does interfere slightly with the Triumph center stand. Either some grinding or no stand would make it work.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:10 AM   #1103
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If you don't have a center stand that could interfere - I have one at home I would sell. But it does interfere slightly with the Triumph center stand. Either some grinding or no stand would make it work.
I had one that interfered with the centerstand. I mounted it backward and it worked fine. Looked funny though
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:21 AM   #1104
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Don't think that would work:



I also wasn't in the mood of grinding it down. So far I never had an issue with the side stand sinking in, but I also live in a dry climate + avoid sand like hell.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:15 PM   #1105
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I can confirm that the sidestand foot extender from Adventure Spec does not interfere with the OEM centerstand.




A fellow 800XC rider in my area informed me that the Touratech foot does interfere with the center stand.

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Old 06-04-2013, 09:15 PM   #1106
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I bought this one from Wild @ Heart. It is super solid and does not interfere with the stock center stand.

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Old 06-04-2013, 10:40 PM   #1107
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Thanks to all that posted! I have ordered the Tourtech as they are in Seattle while Adventure Spec is in the UK, and Wild@Heart is in So Africa.
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:17 AM   #1108
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Thanks to all that posted! I have ordered the Tourtech as they are in Seattle while Adventure Spec is in the UK, and Wild@Heart is in So Africa.
Oof, I was just going to tell you not to buy the Touratech one. Mine fell off after continuous tightening and the center stand issue is annoying. AltRider is the best I've seen.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:57 AM   #1109
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Anyone know of anywhere in the UK where I can get one of those Raid Toolboxes or something similar for a Tiger 800XC?

Like this one:

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Old 06-06-2013, 01:35 AM   #1110
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I bought mine here... It hasn't arrived yet, but I ordered just 2 days ago.
You can also find them on eBay.


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