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Old 11-30-2012, 11:25 AM   #1
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950 SE Windscreen

Yeah I know not really cool but we are carrying on our RTW trip on the SE so want something to hide behind in bad weather ... you need it at my age!!

Any input you guys may have would be sweet, I have had a bit of a skunk around the net but I am sure someone has something good here.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:35 AM   #2
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The 690 windscreens are nice... and they are small.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:38 PM   #3
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Yeah I know not really cool but we are carrying on our RTW trip on the SE so want something to hide behind in bad weather ... you need it at my age!!

Any input you guys may have would be sweet, I have had a bit of a skunk around the net but I am sure someone has something good here.
There were many threads about this topic on advrider over the past several years. Do some searches using google's site and you will find what you seek.

Cliff notes version is ....just let it go, really. Many have tried to solve this riddle, including myself. I was determined to have that damn screen on my bike. I tried all shapes and sizes. Mostly you will be on your own if you want anything taller than the 690 shield. I tried more versions than I care to admit. After all is said and done, and unless you are OK with pushing a barn door down the road, you will most likely realize that the best option is shieldless.

To protect you from the weather and buffeting, the shield needs to be nearly to your eye level. Well at least that is what I concluded. Any lower, the helmet buffeting just wears you out, not to mention giving you headaches, sore neck, etc. With such a large shield on the Se, you lose so many of the attributes of the bike, you might as well just sell it and buy a bike more suitable to your wants and needs.

Several inmates have taken shieldless Super Enduros all over the world, and they did just fine.

But as nearly always, YMMV???
If you do decide to give a windscreen a try, Post pics.

good luck!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:27 PM   #4
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Yeah I know not really cool but we are carrying on our RTW trip on the SE so want something to hide behind in bad weather ... you need it at my age!!

Any input you guys may have would be sweet, I have had a bit of a skunk around the net but I am sure someone has something good here.
I rode through the rainy season for much of my trip and never felt like I needed a wind screen. And this includes a number of snow storms in Patagonia. Just sayin.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:47 PM   #5
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I have a Lynx fairing. It's a generic KTM version so you have to do some cutting and fitting but I like it. The windshield can be raised and lowered. I ride with it in the low position mostly but have raised it for cold and rain.
Probably more than you want to spend but check it out:

http://www.britanniacomposites.com/i...?product_id=21
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:18 PM   #6
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Just sayin.
No prob mate, I am listening, certainly be quieter with no turbulence

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I have a Lynx fairing. It's a generic KTM version so you have to do some cutting and fitting but I like it. The windshield can be raised and lowered. I ride with it in the low position mostly but have raised it for cold and rain.
Probably more than you want to spend but check it out:

http://www.britanniacomposites.com/i...?product_id=21
Tis a bit more than we have at the mo after blowing it on the battleship. For that sort of money I will take a cement pill and harden up.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:30 PM   #7
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Pricey but I want one...just a matter of time for me

http://www.raiddesigns.com/en/produc...nduro-950.html
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:19 AM   #8
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If it helps any I have been doing some windtesting with different shapes and found that a windsheild works optimum when it is at least 22 inches wide and leaned back at least 40 degrees from horizontal.in order to form a bubble of protection with no buffetting. Any less and you get buffeting . Height is not as critical to buffeting but height provides a larger bubble shelter
Stock KTM Adventure rally style is about 12 inches wide and 65 degrees just right to create drag and turbulence.

I built a test fairing on my 950 adventure and the results are unbelievable ,
(I didnt build it for style or cosmetics it was built for real world wind testing so youll have to excuse the utikity style : http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=total+comfort

I I forgot what it was like to be out of the wind on a motorcycle . The comfort level is phenomenal and the miles go by so much faster . You dont get as fatiqued either like you do fighting with the wind for hundreds of miles. It was so quiet I could actually hear myself whisper and whistle under the hemet at 70-80 mph, that will never happen in an open cockpit
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:04 PM   #9
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Not sure that helps as the OP is talking about an SE. Air flows are different without the lower fairing.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:07 PM   #10
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Any input you guys may have would be sweet, I have had a bit of a skunk around the net but I am sure someone has something good here.
I offer a Dualsport fairing that works incredibly well on the SE. Great wind protection without being obtrusive. All the relays and wiring bolt right onto the main fairing mount brackets. More information in this thread (vendor forum).





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Old 12-01-2012, 06:34 PM   #11
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Cool looking assembly.

I only want to spend a small amount having blown it all on the bike, if I manage to flog some stuff off we may still do it, will keep it in mind.

Apparently the 690 SM screen fits so will research that
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:44 PM   #12
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Pricey but I want one...just a matter of time for me

http://www.raiddesigns.com/en/produc...nduro-950.html

Yeah that is sweeeet!.
Couldn't find a price CDN though.....any guesses?
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:54 PM   #13
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Yeah that is sweeeet!.
Couldn't find a price CDN though.....any guesses?
$1200 ...ouch
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:31 AM   #14
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Cool looking assembly.

I only want to spend a small amount having blown it all on the bike, if I manage to flog some stuff off we may still do it, will keep it in mind.

Apparently the 690 SM screen fits so will research that
Thanks, good luck withyour search.

The 690 screen looks a bit tall but might be just what you are looking for.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:14 AM   #15
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Thanks, good luck withyour search.

The 690 screen looks a bit tall but might be just what you are looking for.
Yeah they look cool, we only want something like that, don't need a huge Wingscreen

Spotted two types gents, is there a better one or are they pretty the same same, anyone using either of the first two??

I like the first one best as it looks just that bit wider.







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