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Old 11-06-2012, 12:49 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Just bought my 2007 Sprint.

I am 5' 4" and a woman.

Any recommendations on whether I should get a taller windscreen? There are risers on the bars now.

Thanks for the advice in advance
What's been your experience riding it....was you're head buffeted, did you find the wind annoying or other wise?
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:52 PM   #32 (permalink)
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What's been your experience riding it....was you're head buffeted, did you find the wind annoying or other wise?
Only did a short test drive. Didn't seem too bad but it wasn't long enough to tell for sure. Now I am storing it until spring.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:21 AM   #33 (permalink)
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bjTurner, what fredsprint was referring to is shown below on my 2007 Sprint ST. I had installed the Triumph touring screen...but I suspect it may be taller than you need.

My 2007 Sprint ST:


ZG does make a screen for your bike, here's one of their web pictures showing the stock, double bubble and touring screens. Given the height you listed, I would encourage you to consider the double bubble, this is the picture in the middle of the three shown:
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That's a very good comparison. Thanks for taking the time to post that!

I definitely think I am looking at the middle one as an upgrade.


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bjTurner, what fredsprint was referring to is shown below on my 2007 Sprint ST. I had installed the Triumph touring screen...but I suspect it may be taller than you need.

My 2007 Sprint ST:


ZG does make a screen for your bike, here's one of their web pictures showing the stock, double bubble and touring screens. Given the height you listed, I would encourage you to consider the double bubble, this is the picture in the middle of the three shown:
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:05 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I am new to this website, but definitely not new to motorcycling. I have many hundreds of thousands of sport touring miles starting on my 1968 Bonneville.

I will keep my comments to the modern Sprints.

I have owned all three generations of Sprints. 96 Sprint, 98 Exec, 04 ST, and now 2012 GT. The total miles I have ridden on these 4 bikes is about 220,000 miles. The new GT is barely over 500 miles as it's not even 2 weeks old, yet.

I am 6' 3" tall. On the first three Sprints, helmet buffetting was a huge issue. In fact, it was horrible. I would move around on the seat, depending on winds, to avoid the area the buffetting occurred.

The only way to eliminate any buffetting was to stand up on the pegs. I did this a lot of the times on long, straight roads.

On the (2) 885 Sprints, I first tried a Rifle fairing. On both of them. That was like adding a barn door to the bike. Handling suffered as did fuel economy and even straight line performance.

The Rifle did work, but it came at too great of a price to everything else.

On the 04 ST, I had the best ride with the Zero Gravity. I first tried the optional windscreen made by Triumph. It sort of worked, but, I found this was also matching the barn door symdrom. I then cut 3 inches off the top. It was a tad ugly, but it did worked better.

The Zero Gravity was the best on the 04 ST. However, it did still cause some slight helmet buffetting. I tried three different helmets and they all buffetted.

The 04 ST is now owned by my son. He is 5' 10" and has no such buffetting. Therefore, as I suspected, the amount of helmet buffetting is rider dependant.

My GT is totally free of helmet buffetting. Also, the very aggrivating lower ear wind noise is quite reduced. I am using the stock windscreen on the GT.

I summize that Triumph went to some very good lengths when designing this windscreen. My body seems to be well protected from wnd. My head is stickup up in what I call "clean air". Clean air is MUCH easier to tour on than dirty, buffetting air.

To look at the stock GT screen, it looks worthless. But, it's a LOT different to ride behind it.

I would like to see a very indepth testing of the Zero Gravity fairings, if they happen. I also feel that wind discomforts effect each rider differently....J
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Just bought my 2007 Sprint.

I am 5' 4" and a woman.

Any recommendations on whether I should get a taller windscreen? There are risers on the bars now.

Thanks for the advice in advance
I suspect you've already gotten yourself a new screen. But just in case you didn't, I thought I'd post the new Zero Gravity double bubble clear that I had painted two tone (on the inside or backside, however you look at it). At my height (6') some wind hits me just at the top of the helmet and in the shoulders....I ride tilted forward just enough to not load up my wrists, but if I sit straight up I get a clean stream of wind with no buffeting (as long as there isn't a cager in front of me....not much you can do about that kind of buffeting). I think it's way better then the OEM screen and gives reasonable protection in the twisties and around town, but I also have a touring screen for longer touring rides.


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