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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-07-2008, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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I'm getting ready to order a flyscreen for my T-100. I'm torn between National Cycles and the Dart..any advice?

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Don't know anything (good or bad) about National Cycles. But I do know that Dart makes a good quality product.

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I like my dart. I don't think fly screens are too helpful with the wind so I would base your decision on looks unless someone has a good reason to avoid one of them. That's how I decided. If you get a Dart put a couple layers of black electricians tape on your headlight brackets where the fly screen brackets hit. You wont notice it at all and it will save the paint. There is a post on here about a set of modified brackets that alleviate the problem.

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I just put on a nat'l cycle flyscreen i got from amazon (had an x-mas gift gift cert), It looks good and knocks some of the wind down and also keeps the gauges clean. Heres a front view shot. If you're tall (I'm 6'2) it does knock some wind down depending on the pitch,

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well i have one of each, and neither one is worth a ---- they look better than they perform ,,now if they were just 2 or 3 inches taller , then ya might have something

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Dart Fly screen

I have the dart and love it. It keeps the heavy wind off of my chest at higher speeds, say 50-80mph. At lower speeds it doesn't have much effect, like riding a naked bike. Get enough air around the head to have the motorcyling effect without being pushed off of the bike by air pressure. To each his own, depends on your desires. If you want total wind block, the Dart or any small screen will not do it. IMO, it's a great help without a total wall in front of you.

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http://www.bellacorse.com/bcc150.htm


http://www.bellacorse.com/bcc151.htm


http://www.customsportclassics.com/dcc142.htm
Shown on a Ducati, but also fits Bonneville's & Thruxton's.

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The dart keeps wind pressure off the chest at speed. Every time I get on a buds' bike with a screen they all buffet at the head to some degree. Very distracting IMO. I'd think 2-3 inchs more would slam your head around like crazy.
It took 1/2 a day of adjusting to get the dart in the sweet spot.
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