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Old 10-27-2012, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Windshield recommendations

I'm looking for a detachable windshield for long highway runs and touring. Want to be able to remove it easily without any ugly mounting hardware too visible when I'm just riding it locally and in the city. I've never ridden with any kind of windshield before - I've been told that it really doesn't take a very large one to give you a noticeable benefit at high speeds. Would certainly like to keep it as low profile as possible - I just think they're ugly on Bonnevilles. Any recommendations?
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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loads of people are gonna say try the DART, it is what i have . I am quite happy with it but it doesn't give you magic protection.
If the Dart aien't enough i recommend you trying the Triumph Long haul.

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loads of people are gonna say try the DART, it is what i have . I am quite happy with it but it doesn't give you magic protection.
If the Dart aien't enough i recommend you trying the Triumph Long haul.

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Those are basically the two extremes I'm looking at. I realize the dart isn't really a touring windshield, but how much of a benefit does it give you? Is it easy to detach and reattach? The longhaul screen seems like way more than I need and while I like that it is "quick release (interested to hear how "quick" that really is) it seems like it would have to have some big ugly mounting hardware that would always need to stay on. Plus the $400 price tag is a bit more than I'm looking to spend. If someone told me the dart made at least some noticeable difference at speed and wasn't a complete nightmare to detach when I knew I wouldn't be needing it I'd probably go with that.
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Instead of a full windshield half the time, I'd suggest half a windshield all the time. Yep... I like the Dart flyscreen too. It's a good compromise between running a windshield and going naked.

To answer your questions, the Dart is very easy to attach and detach. It's attached using the headlamp mounting screws. Only takes about 5 mins to install. It does make a noticeable difference IMO, but only on your chest and not your on your head or shoulders. I like mine so much in fact, it just stays on the bike pretty much all the time.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I like the Dart too! I just installed one on my Speedmaster, and it's small enough so as not to take away from the looks of the bike, but big enough to keep the air off your upper torso and make riding at highway speeds much more comfortable. At 5'-11", the wind comes off the screen at about the middle of my head. Check out British Customs for their screens; they were very competitive in price and delivered it to my door in 3 or 4 days.
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Yup, Dart all the way... Easy to get on and off in minutes if you want to strip off- one headlamp bolt at a time, and no need to realign the lamp afterwards. Get it direct from Steve via the site ad and no postage! Woot!
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I have a Parabellum Scout fairing and I am very fond of it. It comes off pretty easily, but leaves four aluminum straps. Removing these is not too much trouble.

The thing is, most of us with Parabellum Scouts leave them on all the time and the look kind of grows on you. With the tall screen, I -- 6' tall -- hear some wind noise but suffer no buffeting. My wife also has some wind noise, but no buffeting. We traded bikes with one of my sons last summer for a while -- he has a Tiger 800XC -- and Nina was very happy to get back behind the Scout.

45 states, 1 Canadian province, 55,000 on the 2010 T100 and 25,000 of those with the Parabellum Scout. It really turns the Bonnie into a first class touring machine.



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Parabellum also sells a very nice conventional windshield that they call the "Sport Shield". I rode behind one mounted on a BMW and found it to be just about the best of its genre. Somewhat stylish and without so much of the buffeting you feel with most police-style shields. Its not "quick-release", but I suggest that the performance might be worth the extra effort.

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going to look into that last one. Riding on the interstate on a scrambler about killed every brain cell in my head. The wind was terrible.
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