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Old 10-31-2012, 02:21 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Big enough?

Eagle Ultra Touring:

I am 6 foot, but long legs and short torso, so probably closer to a normal person's 5'10" - 5'11". Wind stream hits at neck up / helmet and so is a bit noisy as the wind is not completely clear. I haven't tried enough speeds to see what happens over about 50. In a rain storm or cold winter weather, I'd probably be glad I have the height.




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Old 10-31-2012, 02:50 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I just received the Ultra Touring screen for the GT from Eagle, and a big tall mother it is. To give you an idea of the height of the screen, from the stem nut to the top of the screen is a tad under 18.75 inches.
I made measurements last week from the stem nut too when I installed the Zero Gravity Sport Touring windscreen (see thread "New Zero Gravity Sport Touring for Sprint GT" currently on forum page 2 for pictures I posted).

The stock screen was 10 3/8 inches (26.4 cm.) up from the middle of the stem nut, the Zero Gravity is 14 3/4 inches (37.5 cm.) up from the stem nut (4 3/8 inches or 11.1 cm. more). Paul's Eagle Ultra Touring is evidently 18 3/4 inches (47.6 cm.) up from the stem nut, which is a further 4 inches (10.2 cm.) taller than the Zero Gravity.

As for summer riding with the ZG, as I reported in my post on the Zero Gravity thread, I think it will be fine, but I'm keeping my stock screen just in case. My conjecture is that the Eagle screen may prove hot during anything more than that mild English summer.

NevD, I have a cousin who is getting his masters degree at the University of Sunderland. He says he is freezing his butt off (he's from Florida).

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Old 11-01-2012, 08:08 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Eagle Ultra Touring:

I am 6 foot, but long legs and short torso, so probably closer to a normal person's 5'10" - 5'11". Wind stream hits at neck up / helmet and so is a bit noisy as the wind is not completely clear. I haven't tried enough speeds to see what happens over about 50. In a rain storm or cold winter weather, I'd probably be glad I have the height.
That's big yes. You seem to get more wind than Richard at 50 mph. Richard is 5'8" (1m73) though. Is that the shape of the screen or just that you don't speak the same way about the feeling?

Rich says: "0-50mph no windblast at all on my chest or helmet. I was able to ride with visor up. Slight windblast on my arms and the outside of my shoulders. Some helmet noise."

Will you post a more complete report that will allow to compare to Rich result (w/ the 580mm). It would be great.

Thanks for the good pictures.

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Old 11-01-2012, 10:09 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I have yet to find a screen that puts my head out of the windflow. The taller screens like the ultra just end up raising the wind flow to my helmet and cause noise and turbulence. I am moving back to the triumph touring screen. Lower wind flow that hits about mid chest, but it keeps my head in clear air. Best solution for me so far.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:31 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I have yet to find a screen that puts my head out of the windflow. The taller screens like the ultra just end up raising the wind flow to my helmet and cause noise and turbulence. I am moving back to the triumph touring screen. Lower wind flow that hits about mid chest, but it keeps my head in clear air. Best solution for me so far.
Sorry to hear that. Does it mean you get worst result than Rich w/ a taller screen?

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I think the main problem with comparing and testing screens is that no two people are going to get exactly the same results. We are all different. What may work for one person may not work for another. It can come down to so many things such as posture (how we sit on the bike) or a few mm difference in height, thats just to name a couple.

There is a good example of this between myself and PaulF. I don't like the wind hitting my chest. On long runs I find this exhausting by the end of a day, so I am happier with some windnoise around my helmet. Hope you don't mind me comparing us PaulF. -).

Interestingly, since I first got this screen I have changed crash helmets thanks to my Givi bouncing its way down the stairs to my apartment. I now have a Caberg which is a bit lighter, and, I now notice some buffeting around the top of the helmet.

I don't think there will ever be a perfect solution to all this.

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Old 11-02-2012, 05:39 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I think the main problem with comparing and testing screens is that no two people are going to get exactly the same results. We are all different. What may work for one person may not work for another. It can come down to so many things such as posture (how we sit on the bike) or a few mm difference in height, thats just to name a couple.

There is a good example of this between myself and PaulF. I don't like the wind hitting my chest. On long runs I find this exhausting by the end of a day, so I am happier with some windnoise around my helmet. Hope you don't mind me comparing us PaulF. -).

Interestingly, since I first got this screen I have changed crash helmets thanks to my Givi bouncing its way down the stairs to my apartment. I now have a Caberg which is a bit lighter, and, I now notice some buffeting around the top of the helmet.

I don't think there will ever be a perfect solution to all this.

Cheers.

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You're probably right. I personally have a shubert C3. On my 955 I had the triumph touring screen and it was ok for me. I have yet to figure out what size is the good one for me. At this point I have the feeling that the taller is the worst. Regarding the noise I rely on the schubert ability to reduce it. What I wouldn't bear is my head shaking or my wife's head shaking.

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Old 11-02-2012, 06:01 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I think the main problem with comparing and testing screens is that no two people are going to get exactly the same results. We are all different. What may work for one person may not work for another. It can come down to so many things such as posture (how we sit on the bike) or a few mm difference in height, thats just to name a couple.

I don't think there will ever be a perfect solution to all this.

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Yep. Let's talk about seats next ...
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Paul,

Do you grant me the authorisation to send your pictures to eaglescreens? They are lacking any picture of the 680mm GT screen. I am not sure your comments will help them though.

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Paul,

Do you grant me the authorisation to send your pictures to eaglescreens? They are lacking any picture of the 680mm GT screen. I am not sure your comments will help them though.

Fred

go ahead. I think the next size smaller would have been spot on for me. It is a great screen. Maybe I can cut it down ...
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