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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 10-02-2008, 03:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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New-be. My Triumph dealer wants $429 for a Triumph Windshield. I can get one for $154 from http://www.chromeworld.com/index.cfm...ategoryID=2639. I'm wondering if its the same windshield that Triumph sells, sure looks the same. Has anyone purchased a windshield from chrome world? Comments. Thanks. Ted
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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New-be. My Triumph dealer wants $429 for a Triumph Windshield. I can get one for $154 from http://www.chromeworld.com/index.cfm...ategoryID=2639. I'm wondering if its the same windshield that Triumph sells, sure looks the same. Has anyone purchased a windshield from chrome world? Comments. Thanks. Ted
No, this is not the same OEM windshield.
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The Triumph Roadster screen is polycarbonate. You can get it for roughly $365 at MADSS w/ free shipping. I picked one up on eBay from a Calif. Honda/Triumph dealer for about $310 + $15 shipping.

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Old 10-02-2008, 08:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The Triumph Roadster screen is polycarbonate. You can get it for roughly $365 at MADSS w/ free shipping. I picked one up on eBay from a Calif. Honda/Triumph dealer for about $310 + $15 shipping.

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How do you like the Roadster Screen on your bike? Can you see over the top of the screen? How tall are you? Do your have a email. address for MADSS? Thanks, Ted
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Guess it's never to late to follow up, if only for someone who finds the thread in a search.

Anyone looking for an effective touring shield for a late model America/Speedmaster needs to look elsewhere. The Roadster is totally inadequate and creates buffeting that can't be fully remedied, even with large lowers. Do yourself a favor: Go to the Triumph dealer and buy all the hardware for the Roadster, including the straps, mounting struts, spacers, etc. Then order the large (20") GT shield from Clearview. I learned this the hard way, and wasted quite a bit of money in the process.

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Old 12-14-2008, 03:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info. Where did you get those cool looking driving lights? Thanks, Ted
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I am 6' tall and started out with the roadster screen from triumph and had the same issues. The screen is way too small. I, too, switched it out for the largest of the screens from Clearview and am in love with it. Better quality than the triumph, much better size, etc... Also a little thicker than the triumph and a better screen all the way around. But you must alread have the roadster hardware in order to use the Clearview screen. They are made as replacement screens with the assumption that you already have the hardware.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info. Where did you get those cool looking driving lights? Thanks, Ted
Thanks, they're a one-off creation. The headlights themselves came from J&P Cycles (I picked the style that matched the OEM headlight best):

http://www.jpcycles.com/productgroup...0-dd129394a6d3

The bracket was made from 1/4" aluminum by the machinest where I work. It attaches to the bottom of the triple tree using the same two bolts that hold the windshield struts.



The electrical is all DIY and includes a solid-state control module and two auto-type relays mounted under the tank.

This system really lights up the road.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:46 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Clearview is the way to go, after reading posts on here, thank you, got hardware from Triumph, and ordered screen,nearly got wrong one,but after talking to mark, from clearveiw,he pointed me the right way, and AFTER ordering,he called to double check, i had the right one WOW! O and i got a blemished one for way less than list
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Clearview is the way to go, after reading posts on here, thank you, got hardware from Triumph, and ordered screen,nearly got wrong one,but after talking to mark, from clearveiw,he pointed me the right way, and AFTER ordering,he called to double check, i had the right one WOW! O and i got a blemished one for way less than list
how did you relocate the speedometer? is there a windshield made with a cut out big enough for headlight and speedometer?
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