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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 02:11 AM Thread Starter
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Scrambler 1200 windscreen options

The main use case for my motorcycle is going on trips, and itís much easier to enjoy the ride if the wind is not blowing in your face.

I was hoping to find something close to a proper touring windscreen, given that this is as close as Bonneville gets to an Adv bike, but Triumph is only offering tiny fly screens and a little less tiny ďtallĒ windshield thatís actually only 10 inches tall.

I got a universal windshield from National Cycle, which is super-easy to put on and off, but the angle is a little sharp, so I still get a blast of air in my face, and Iím not quite crazy about the looks.

Is triumph or anybody else offering a true touring / taller windshield that can be fitted for the new scrambler? Ideally, without ruining the looks.
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Haven't seen anything yet, but I think the 'without ruining the looks' part is where it's going to fall down
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I'd stick with the small fly screen. I think taller windscreens not only ruin the looks, they don't work all that well. In my experience, all they do is increase the buffeting, noise, and decrease the enjoyment of riding. Investing in a good quite full face helmet is probably a better investment.
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I have ordered this (Aluminium) one from Puig, but haven't received yet. I would also prefer a large windscreen for touring, but for now I'll see if this one does anything other than hopefully look good.

Puig makes some other windscreens too, for some reason they're all listed for the XC, but the mounts should be the same for the XE. Direct link to the list: https://puigusa.com/en/bybike/triump...er-1200xc_2019
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Although they don’t list one for the 1200 scrambler.. the dart marlin is an excellent flyscreen that still gives you good airflow with no buffering but takes the pressure off your body, they do list one for the street scrambler and looking at the headlight arms that would probably fit but maybe ask them if your interested.
A very good flyscreen company indeed
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I have the OEM Longhaul on my T120. It is 14” above the headlight and I am 5’9”. I don’t care what a screen looks like if it keeps me from being beaten up by the wind. I now always wear a full helmet to protect my eyes, one of which is going bad. The air hits me in the chest with the Longhaul but it’s tolerable around town but not at 70 mph. I bought a Clearview screen which is 20” high, high enough to look over but also direct the air over the helmet. It works for this but produces a lot of turbulence in back and on the sides. I put the Longhaul back on. There was a problem with fitment and Clearview doesn’t have it on their web site. Parabellum also has large touring screens for the T120 and ST but the Scrambler isn’t listed. If you don’t want air on your face, none of the small screens, including the Marlin, will work.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 02:21 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your input, I ended up ordering a tinted tall fly screen, looks like it should perform similarly to my current solution while looking much better. Iíll keep looking out for something that makes 80 mph reasonably pleasant in a helmet as imperfect as my Bell Bullitt.
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I have mounted the Puig screen, but I didn't do a testride yet. I still don't expect much from it in terms of wind protection though.

Mounting proved a little difficult because one screw (M6x20) is much too long. It's supposed to fix the screen against the mount, but as you can see, the screen would be very loose unless you stack about ten of them. Since the black screw doesn't match the aluminium coloured screen anyways, I replaced them with shorter standard ones and used one of the many spacers included in the package.

I used the fork mounting option since the headlight screws are too far countersunk into the headlight mount. Also this gives a cleaner look from the front. And while we're at it: I assume the result isn't everyone's taste and it actually adds to the wild mixture of materials, colours and surface finishes on the Scrambler. I might paint or otherwise modify it at some point, but for now I'll leave it like that and see how I feel about it.
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IN another thread it was discussed that the screens for the street scrambler and the T120 (I believe) could be used with the mounting brackets for the XC/XE. It makes sense from a manufacturing process that the mount holes on the screen would be the same and just the brackets would need to be specific to the bike. The standard height clear and tinted screens on the XC/XE appear to be exactly the same as the colored versions for the other bikes. I plan on taking a look at this the next time I'm at the dealer just to verify.

I'm in the camp that a smaller screen is easier to adjust to than a taller one, as tall screens always seem to give me the most turbulence, buffeting and noise around my helmet. A short screen does a good job of moving some of the air away from my torso, while leaving my head smooth open air. I wouldn't mind a colored short screen, even if just to hide that big ugly harness and to make keeping that area free from bugs and grit.
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IN another thread it was discussed that the screens for the street scrambler and the T120 (I believe) could be used with the mounting brackets for the XC/XE. It makes sense from a manufacturing process that the mount holes on the screen would be the same and just the brackets would need to be specific to the bike. The standard height clear and tinted screens on the XC/XE appear to be exactly the same as the colored versions for the other bikes. I plan on taking a look at this the next time I'm at the dealer just to verify.

I'm in the camp that a smaller screen is easier to adjust to than a taller one, as tall screens always seem to give me the most turbulence, buffeting and noise around my helmet. A short screen does a good job of moving some of the air away from my torso, while leaving my head smooth open air. I wouldn't mind a colored short screen, even if just to hide that big ugly harness and to make keeping that area free from bugs and grit.
I agree. Today I noted that the 14” Longhaul forces the air to hit me (5’9”) at shoulder level. I found that this adds noise and turbulence at the helmet after I stood up and it went away. I’m going to remove the Longhaul and may get a fly screen. Live and learn and spend money.
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