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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-27-2016, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Puig Windshield for ST

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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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-28-2016, 05:57 AM
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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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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-29-2016, 05:04 PM
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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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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-29-2016, 05:11 PM
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Here's another pic.

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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-30-2016, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-30-2016, 06:23 PM
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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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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-02-2016, 12:11 PM
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Hi Bill,

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

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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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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-02-2016, 02:42 PM
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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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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-02-2016, 03:48 PM
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Can you tell us about the tach? Thanks.

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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-02-2016, 08:07 PM
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What would you like to know about it hankth?

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