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After a lot of looking, I finally bought A Puig Windshield Plus for my Street Twin. I wanted something more than a flyscreen, and less than the big, flat touring screens.

It went on very easily, but a couple of things to note:
-the location of the instrument pod so near the front of the headlight severely limits how far back any screen can be tilted. Turned out to not be a problem.
-this screen only connects to the two side bolts on the headlight - no supports arms on the bars or forks. That helps with quick on and off, but makes it prone to tilt back until it is resting on the headlight.
-the shield did not turn the bike into a BMW RT, but it helps. Takes away all of the blast to my chest, but increases it to the helmet - a lot more bugs to clean off.
-The most protection is from having the screen almost vertical (farther forward than in the pics). To hold it in place, use the third hole n each bracket for a set screw.
Cost just over $100 - a great deal for the price.
 

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I brought and returned this screen for my T120
I found it put the windflow off the top of the screen straight into my helmet resulting in noisey buffeting
I'm 6'1"
I said the screen would keep rotating back to return it
I was ready to just leave the bike naked but Dart flyscreens Marlin came to my rescue, perfect screen for my height, takes all the pressure off and the windflow is below my helmet, so smooth airflow, no buffeting and it looks great too
 

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I went with this National Cycle F-15 Touring Fairing. It is extremely aero dynamic and gives a reasonable amount of protection. Clean air flow from the chin up. I made my own mounting system to give it good rigidity. I love it for the kind of riding I do. Mostly 2 lane back roads no more than 40 to 55 mph.

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Here's another pic.

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This is one of the screens I was looking at, along with the Dart Marlin. What did you fabricate for the mounts? It looks well beyond my skill set. You were able to get a nice raked-back angle, despite the instrument pod's location so far forward on the headlight.

The Puig really takes the wind off my chest, especially at less than 70 MPH. If I scoot back, it's also off my helmet - I'm going to continue tinkering with the angle to see if I can get it into a sweet spot in my normal riding position.

Small windscreens are really so difficult to compare. An inch one way or another on the rider's length of torso, riding position, type of helmet and expectations and the angle the screen is mounted all factor into what works, and what doesn't.
 

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Your absolutely right about small windscreens being hard to compare. I gave up on larger windscreens a while ago. I found that if you can keep your head in clean air and wear a reasonably aerodynamic helmet you don't have much, if any problem with buffeting. Besides I mainly ride in 55 degree+ weather anyway and it's nice to have some air during those hot summer days. Not only that but let's face it full size windshields look awful and take away a lot of the sporty feel of motorcycling. The bar brackets are from an old Givi windshield, the upper braces are made from aluminum on my lathe and mill, and the adapter angle brackets are hand made. Nothing real fancy but it helps a lot to have the right machinery. It works better on this bike than the 2 other previous bikes I had it fitted to.

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Hi Bill,

Where did you get your tacho? Was it an easy fit?

Thanks,

Wayne


I went with this National Cycle F-15 Touring Fairing. It is extremely aero dynamic and gives a reasonable amount of protection. Clean air flow from the chin up. I made my own mounting system to give it good rigidity. I love it for the kind of riding I do. Mostly 2 lane back roads no more than 40 to 55 mph.

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The Tach was bought on ebay for $50.00 and the bracket to attach it to the upper triple tree bolt, I made from some flat aluminum sheet. First I made a template out of card stock and once I knew where to bend and drill, I finished the bracket by hand and filed it to finish shape. It takes a bit of time but I love doing stuff like that. I am a retired machinist. The Tach only reads at 1/2 the actual reading but I am working on a fix for that. I think it fits in perfectly with the stock gauge and theme of the ST don't you?

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What would you like to know about it hankth?

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The Tach was bought on ebay for $50.00 and the bracket to attach it to the upper triple tree bolt, I made from some flat aluminum sheet. First I made a template out of card stock and once I knew where to bend and drill, I finished the bracket by hand and filed it to finish shape. It takes a bit of time but I love doing stuff like that. I am a retired machinist. The Tach only reads at 1/2 the actual reading but I am working on a fix for that. I think it fits in perfectly with the stock gauge and theme of the ST don't you?

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Looks great :doublethumb
 

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The Tach was bought on ebay for $50.00 and the bracket to attach it to the upper triple tree bolt, I made from some flat aluminum sheet. First I made a template out of card stock and once I knew where to bend and drill, I finished the bracket by hand and filed it to finish shape. It takes a bit of time but I love doing stuff like that. I am a retired machinist. The Tach only reads at 1/2 the actual reading but I am working on a fix for that. I think it fits in perfectly with the stock gauge and theme of the ST don't you?

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I had the same problem with the tach only displaying half the revs on my Honda Shadow (V-Twin). The Baron tach adapter fixed the RPM readings, and also helped with the needle bounce.

https://www.amazon.com/Baron-Custom-Accessories-Tachometer-BA-7315-50/dp/B001KO17TS/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1473249824&sr=8-5&keywords=baron+tachometer
 

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Yes, but what brand of tachometer did you use it on spamhurts? I believe that this tach I have is the same one that Bikers Choice sells.

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I used it with a Baron tach. I thought it had a universal fitment, but it seems that's not guaranteed. Here's the fine print from Baron's web site:

TACHOMETER ADAPTER

Part Number: BA-7315-50
Drag Specialties P/N: 2211-0052
Price $29.95
Quantity

Description:

Provides correct RPM display
Fits most accessory electronic tachometers
Required for most two or four cylinder engines with single-fire ignitions
Required for most bikes equipped with fuel injection
Reduces needle fluctuation
Integrated features allow use on '08+ Harley-Davidson® models
NOTE: Not guaranteed to work with other aftermarket tachometers
 

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Yes! I read that same thing. That's why I asked.

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The Tach was bought on ebay for $50.00 and the bracket to attach it to the upper triple tree bolt, I made from some flat aluminum sheet. First I made a template out of card stock and once I knew where to bend and drill, I finished the bracket by hand and filed it to finish shape. It takes a bit of time but I love doing stuff like that. I am a retired machinist. The Tach only reads at 1/2 the actual reading but I am working on a fix for that. I think it fits in perfectly with the stock gauge and theme of the ST don't you?

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The Tach looks great! I am surprised that Triumph haven't added it as an option. Could you let me know how you wired it in with a small diagram please? Other threads seem to think this is difficult on the ST.
 

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Sorry but I had the dealer wire it up for me. Me and electricity are not friends. There was a diagram included when I bought the tach so if you are good at that sort of thing you can do your own.

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Sorry but I had the dealer wire it up for me. Me and electricity are not friends. There was a diagram included when I bought the tach so if you are good at that sort of thing you can do your own.

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No worries thanks anyway, I checked out a few diagrams on the net.
 

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National Cycle Shield

I tried the "Puig Plus" on my 2018 ST. Basically, in my opinion, a waste of money. Ended up with a face shield full of bug. Just installed a "National Cycle" Street Shield EX. A bit of a struggle to get it set just right (fairly typical for a 4-point install) . . . partly thanks to probably the worst instructions I've seen for anything. It is a fairly quick and easy remove/reinstall situation (which is what I intended to do). But it looks so good, I'll probably leave it on all of the time. After a 300 mile ride, I'm extremely pleased. No helmet buffeting, hardly any bugs on my face shield!!
 

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I'm happy this is working for you. As I mentioned, my Puig was very ineffective, until I got it adjusted to almost vertical - like yours is. Are you able to look over the top of this screen, or do you have to look through it?
 
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