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post #1 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-19-2011, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Flyscreen on a Bonnie: Worth It?

I'm thinking of getting this:
http://www.british-customs.com/trium...flyscreen.html

Anybody have a small flyscreen on their Bonnie? Does it make a difference in terms of cutting drag and wind? I actually prefer the way my bike looks without a flyscreen. But when I get on the freeway, Jeez Louise, the wind resistance is just plain nasty. I don't know if a little screen like this Dart model will help, but if it will then I'm sold.

Is British Customs the cheapest place to get a Dart? Any other windscreens that look more period than this clear Dart? I've got a Black 2009 Bonneville. Right now, I have a stone guard on it, and I don't want to take it off. Not sure if the Dart could go on, along with the Stone Guard. I paid good money for that stone guard and it was a bear to put on. It's not coming off, even for a flyscreen. I suppose another route on this problem would be to get a removable bigger screen and just put it on for long freeway trips. That seems like a hassle though.

p.s. Yeah, I know there have been other posts on this topic years ago. I would love some fresh opinions.

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I have the Thruxton screen on my bonnie (had to modify it a bit to allow for the turn signal stalks):


It has helped a bit with the wind on my chest at highway speeds, but I wouldn't say it's night and day different. I bought mine primarily for looks. Some may disagree but I don't find the small windscreen to be all that when it comes to wind reduction. Sure it helps some, but am I relying on it to cut the same amount as if it was a larger one, definitely not.
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I have a national flyscreen on my bonnie. works pretty good, and keeps most of the bugs off.

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I have a national flyscreen on my bonnie. works pretty good, and keeps most of the bugs off.
See my recent test on the Dart,

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I know what you mean about the wind speed on the highways. When I bought my bike, I got two windscreens with it, a Givi A34+D45 & a smaller fly screen, not sure the make and model, I haven't put it on yet. The Givi one is great for cold weather, I like the painted look of the one Bier has, so I might have to do something like that, but want to try out the smaller one that I have first to see how it works with the airflow. I spend more time on the backroads and smaller "highways" than "superslabs".
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and keeps most of the bugs off.
I tried fitting a flyscreen to my Ural, but it did not work out as well as I expected.
It certainly did not keep the flys off.

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Should have used a different tint for the glass then ;-)
I like the Dart on my Bonne!

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The Dart flyscreen does a very nice job of keeping the wind off your torso, making highway speeds much more pleasant. It's well worth the investment, IMHO, and I think it'll mount up fairly well, stone guard or not.

If the thought of a clear screen on your black bike is putting you off, you could always paint it:



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Hope this helps you decide.

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I have the Dart, it really improves the buffeting at highway speed, smooths out the windstream where it does hit you.
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I have the Triumph flyscreen and it works great.

Bought one of these but don't have it on my bike yet (not sure whose bike this is, maybe a forum member) Can't wait to try it out


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