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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-08-2011, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Hardstreet Slimbag Install on TB Storm

The whole process took me about an hour and 30 minutes to install the slimbags with help from a buddy. I could have knocked off 10 minutes but the left side bag required some shimming. It was touching the shock. I used easy brackets for the mounting which is a slick system IMO.

Bought the bags and easybracket from fast eddy ... excellent guy to do business with.

I'm going to install my National Cycle Switchblade Deflector windshield and switchblade mount kit tomorrow. That was purchased from the dealer in Kelowna, Bentley Motorrad. Got to support the local shops too.

Here's a quick photo of the bags, hope it worked ... better photos to follow.
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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 08:15 AM
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Those look great. Can you post some more pics preferably showing the whole bike? And more with the windshield? Thanks
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post #3 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 09:49 PM
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I'm looking at the Sixers for mine in black satin. Looking forward to seeing more pics!
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National Cycle Windshield Install w/Slimbags

Installed the national cycle windshield yesterday afternoon. It took me 30 minutes for the for the complete install. And another 10 minutes to look for and find the brass washer that I dropped on the garage floor. What are the chances that a small washer would have rolled 5 ft back under the portable BBQ???

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Thanks. So how's it ride?
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Man that is sweet looking!!! Let us know how the ride is without the wind blowing you off the back!
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After riding 300 kms ( 180 miles... with 160 being hwy cruising ) here's my take on the switchblade deflector windshield. It definitely reduces the wind off your chest and shoulders but above mid nose height it's still windy.

I'm 5'11" @ 170 lbs and switch up between a full face helmet, a joe rocket rkt 101 carbon and a HLD carbon half helmet... both helmets are DOT approved.

The deflector windshield is just that, a good windshield for around town and short haul day trips. Don't expect too much protection but it does a decent job and looks good on the Storm.

I've decided to order the switchblade chopped windshield, which is taller by 3" and wider by 8". I'm figuring the additional size will provide a more relaxed cruising experience... less wind, less fatigue more enjoyment on those long 6-8 day rides.

I'll use the deflector screen for those short day runs in the Okanagan!!!

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Bummer. Thanks for the write up. Let us know about the other windshield when you get it.
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post #9 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 03:58 AM
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... What are the chances that a small washer would have rolled 5 ft back under the portable BBQ???

...first place I would have looked... next would have been back there behind the beer fridge, at least that wouldn't have been a wasted trip .

The Hardstreets look good, I have also them fitted to my 'Bird; did you get the Chase Harper Inner Liners from Eddy too? They keep stuff together and help it dry.


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Thankyou Mr. Brown

I've been looking for the right windshield for my bike and after seeing yours I purchased them for my Storm. They keep the wind off my chest and are small enough to keep the look of my bike (I don't like the big goddy windshield look).

It's perfect for my needs!
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