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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-29-2011, 03:29 PM
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I was looking at my bike today and realised that the short Triumph screen makes the front look too much like a Harley...bad news. The screen is plastered in chrome bits and pieces and quick detachable nonsense so I took the whole lot off.
Ah Ah, that looks better and heck my helmet was getting beaten up by the wind over the top of the screen anyhow.
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-29-2011, 06:23 PM
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Heck, i never had one ! And i've been to 120 on the Bird and done the ton and over on ever bike i've had that was capable. I had one of those kawi triples too, tho the 750 version. Did 115 on that, no shield. I guess i'm just used to buffeting. But i just don't like turning a bike into a car. i feel like the wind smacking you is what makes the motorcycle experience what it is. I've done long stretches at 90+ and if i start getting tired of the wind i hunch forward. Come on guys, grow some balls.
I have a pair, I just dont want them blowing over my shoulder at 100mph.
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I have a pair, I just dont want them blowing over my shoulder at 100mph.
If they'll reach over your shoulder, even at 100 MPH, you got bigger issues than buffeting. Maybe this link will help....

HTTP://www.DrScrotum.com/sack_reduction

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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-30-2011, 05:44 AM
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I was looking at my bike today and realised that the short Triumph screen makes the front look too much like a Harley...bad news. The screen is plastered in chrome bits and pieces and quick detachable nonsense so I took the whole lot off.
Ah Ah, that looks better and heck my helmet was getting beaten up by the wind over the top of the screen anyhow.
UPDATE
Took the screenless Thunderbird out for a run today and am really really happy with the result :
- No buffeting at all.
- A steady wind pressure from mid body up which is infinitely preferable to a buffeting from front and side.
- No increase in arm/grip load which I am convinced is due to my rider's back rest supporting my body. Highly recommended.
- Road tested at speeds up to 100 mph so I'm not talking about tootling around the city here.
- The rider's view is now superb.
By the way, I was also testing my new long TORs and things just get better and better as well as looking less like a Harley! Result.
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If they'll reach over your shoulder, even at 100 MPH, you got bigger issues than buffeting. Maybe this link will help....

HTTP://www.DrScrotum.com/sack_reduction

Just the fact that you can find a web site on this scares me.
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Well I just ordered a Dart screen from Fast Eddy. I'll give it a try.
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Check out Nationalcycle.com, And search by bike. I have their Deflector on my Storm, and rode 1600 miles so far. Excellent value, and I think it looks fantastic.
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I'm in CA and compared to some parts of the country we don't have bugs...at all! You take a pair of mating dragonflies in the neck at 80mph and all of a sudden that windscreen seems a little attractive! Nevermind the bugs that hit you on the chin and leave a juice trail off the top of your forehead. Air in the face is awe"some"...never ending bug juice is aw"ful". I bought the 2up Switchblade from Fast Eddy. Yes from the front it makes your bike look generic. But let's be honest, most folks are going to see our bikes from the side or the rear. When I sit in a relaxed posture I look right over the top - I took a 1600 mile trip into Oregon this summer and I kid you not, one, and only one bug hit my helmet visor. And when I am not on a trip, one stiff tug and the screen gets left in the garage and the little chrome cap and pegs that are left are not unsightly and really not noticed unless you go looking for them. Oh...and i've seen the screenless guys going down the freeway all hunched over...I used to think they looked ridiculous - now, having been there, I know why they are doing what they are doing - and I still think they look ridiculous. I would rather get to my destination, get off my bike, replace helmet for ball cap and enjoy my time - instead of finding a restroom and scrubbing bugs off my jacket, helmet, teeth. It's very simple to yank the windscreen at a gas station and clean it so soap doesn't get on the bike - and then snap it back on. But that's just my opinion - I've never pretended to be a purist.

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