You can get a Clearviewshields.com screen for $130 but you need the Triumph screen hardware that you can only get with a Triumph screen. Maybe you can get the hardware or hardware plus second hand screen on e-bay or one of these fora. The advantage of the Clearview is that it's wider and you can order it up to 5" higher.On 2006-11-21 05:28, Molinoman wrote:
Is this windshield worth $500? Is there an alternative that is about the same height (or at least adjustable to around that height)?
Get a Clearview. You can add up to 5" to the standard height. The Triumph lower air deflectors also reduce turbulence around your head.On 2006-11-21 09:55, hlw3 wrote:
I have the roadster windscreen that triumph makes. I put 11,000 miles on my bike this summer on a 36 day road trip. I put the windscreen on the day before I left for safety, and as soon as I got on the road I was totally miserable. I am 6'4" tall and my head was right in the buffet zone, the area of wind that is very non-smooth, non-laminar. I contemplated taking the screen off and shipping it back home several times because riding in the wind was so much nicer. It made the trip very hard because I had to ride in an uncomfortable position to minimize the effects on my vision and neck due to the shaking of my head.
As soon as I got home, I quickly removed the four bolts holding it on, and it was off in a flash. I think if a person wanted to be able to put it on and take it off, it would be no big deal, it wasn't hard for me, four little bolts.
I would love to have the protection that the windscreen provides against some rocks, bugs and other debris, but I was so miserable.
I do think the windscreen looks nice on the bike, but it is too short for me.
Agree. I'm 6'1" and the Roadster is just barely tall enough for me; moreover, his description of headshake strongly suggests updraft buffeting is involved. Over-top wind can be noisy & unpleasant but does not all by itself cause that low-frequency shaking which blurs vision and gives headaches--at least not IME. If updraft is part of the problem the fork deflectors are the solution.On 2006-11-21 11:26, dougl wrote:
Get a Clearview. You can add up to 5" to the standard height. The Triumph lower air deflectors also reduce turbulence around your head.