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Old 06-03-2009, 11:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks wjrodman for the updates. I dont plan on keeping the screen on my ride all the time only for rides where 60-90 mph (or more) are going to be involved for extended periods of time. I am 6'6" and am like a sail for the wind on my bonni. Do you know if the 2008 bonni t 100 has a larger headlight than the '07. Thanks again for the first hand reviews.
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Hey there, WJRODMAN!

Any pics of the new Plexifairing GT, yet?

I'm dying to see it on a Bonnie and hope you have more insight to share.

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Old 06-16-2009, 11:33 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm out of town right now, so I can't post any pics. I don't think it looks too bad at all. I love the naked look on these bikes, so any screen is bad to me. I had a Parabellum sport prior to this, and I think the Plexifairing GT looks more sporty.
I will be posting a separate report after my upcoming trip with pics and details, so for now I can tell you my initial impressions are good.
I commuted on the highway a couple of days last week with this screen and was very impressed. With a full face helmet and jacket, I didn't get too hot at all. The wind still gets in the top of my helmet and you get a little breeze coming up your knees, so it keeps you cool. I'll post a pic when I get a chance this weekend.
It's a very rigid mount as well. If you have the NC Deflector, I'm sure you notice how much the screen shakes while riding, the Plexifairing doesn't shake around at all.
Is the Plexifairing GT the same as the Plexifairing 3? There seem to be a lot of people who do NOT like the plexifairing 3...

Is the GT different? Photos please!
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:50 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Sorry for the delay guys.
Here's a link to my ride report with plenty of pictures of the screen.

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-talk...blueridge.html

After a week behind the Plexifairing GT, I am very impressed. All the way up to 80 mph sustained speeds and the bike wasn't wobbly and I didn't see too much buffeting.

A couple things to be aware of, the screen sits really close to your ignition on a Bonneville. If you use the key only with no keychain, it still fits just fine. Also, the braces on the bars need to be extra tight because they can slide back at sustained highway speeds. I noticed my screen resting on my mirror stems a couple of times.

Also, I saw a Plexifairing 3 at a swap meet last weekend and it is nothing like the GT. The GT is more raked back and has a sportier look. At 6' with a long torso, I see just over the top of the GT where I probably wouldn't be able to see over the 3.

For the price I'm very happy with it. It provides more protection than the Parabellum Sport and in my opinion doesn't look quite as goofy. It's still a big ol' windshield though.
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:35 AM   #15 (permalink)
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How is the distortion between the wavy plexiglass? Does it bother you at all?
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:20 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Thanks much for posting the nice pics and telling us about your trip (sounds like ya had some fun!).

Did the new windshield provide full hand coverage?

I'm thinking that this might be my next big modding splurge for this autumn, when the nights get frigid.

Need to keep the hands warm when it gets to 20 degrees F (meaning about zero on the bike)!

YIKES!!!

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Old 06-19-2009, 11:25 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I honestly didn't notice any wavy-ness in the screen until I looked at my pictures. Could be an illusion in the picture because I seriously saw nothing. National Cycle makes a good product.

Also, hand protection is very nice. My buddy was complaining of his hands hurting in the rain and I didn't get a drop. On cold days when you move your hands out from the grips, it reminds you how nice you've got it now.

Screen definitely makes for nice touring on the bonnie. will never be on there unless frigid or going on long distance riding. I love these bikes naked.

Give it a shot, they'll let you return it if it's not for you.
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:45 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Additional mounting hardware required for the Plexifairing GT?

Hey, wjrodman, thanks for the info! I saw one of these on eBay, and the listing mentioned that an additional mounting hardware kit ("AF") was required for use on Bonnies.

Two questions: where did you buy yours, and did you purchase any additional mounting hardware?

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Old 01-29-2011, 11:01 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Just put a Plexifairing Gt on my T100.
Pics , etc on another thread:

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-talk...ml#post1794069
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