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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 06-15-2012, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Wind Deflection HELP

Hey all, here's to a good weekend, but before we get started I have a question.

I have the quick release windscreen on my bike. It's great at making the wind go around's ugly as sin.

Has anyone tried the Dart Fly Screens? If so, does it help out just as well as the big wind screen?

Also, what about the light cowl you can get from Triumph...does that help out at all? That looks pretty cool, I've always thought about it.

Let me know folks, thanks.
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 06-15-2012, 01:50 PM
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I have the dart on my storm and it does take the pressure off my chest, I am pleased with it but it is not a substitute for the big screens it just looks loads better imho
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40. I have the switchblade now having had the dart. It works to deflect wind from you chest but for me just deflected at my mouth. An inch taller or shorter and would not have changed.

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Here's another option that might fit the bill for you. It's a National Cycle Switchblade Deflector...slightly bigger than the dartscreen but still small and aesthetically unobtrusive -- and, like the Triumph, it's quick release (and the hardware also accepts National Cycle's bigger Switchblade shields if you want something larger later on). It takes all the pressure off my chest, and has the wind starting to hit my helmet about eye level (I'm 6'1", 34" inseam), so mostly up and over.

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I have the Dart Manta for my Storm. I like it, but I prefer the minimalist approach. I've seen some use the painted deflector designed for the Rocket.
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I have both the tall touring windscreen and the short summer windscreen. I agree, the tall one is ugly as hell, but is awesome in the rain - but that's the only time I'll use it. The shorty looks nice and does a decent job on the wind deflection.
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post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 06-16-2012, 12:27 AM
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I understand those little windshields look cool if you want to gather with your mates at the local coffee shop a couple of cliks away from home. However, If you want to take a serious ride, the tall one or middle one with a LIP are the only ones that do the trick. Cheers!
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2 thumbs up for the dart flyscreen.....
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Mid-Size Screen

Don't forget that Triumph offers 3 screens ... the Cruiser, the Short and the Mid-Size. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I have no problems with the Cruiser (it also beats getting beaten to hell by bugs at dusk and getting pelted by rain at 70 mph. For the guy that has the small and it"s not quite enough, try the mid-size - part # A9741026 - list price $420.
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I have the Dart on my Speedy and like it but I put a switchblade Deflector on the bird and i really like how it keeps the pressure off my chest and face. I can't wear my open face helmet with it comfortably but it works great with my full face.

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