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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-31-2014, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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Windscreen recommendations, function over form

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So my SP2 came with a Puig dark screen with a pronounced bubble. It looks really really cool with the all-black bodywork, but at high speeds I really don't like the dark tint, it's a tiny bit of vision obstruction that makes me nervous. So...

Can our track riders and/or general speed junkies (I'm thinking 100+ mph) recommend a windscreen that is clear and that improves aerodynamics? It seems that Durbahn really focuses on improving performance rather than looking cool, can anyone vouch?

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I really liked the MRA windscreen I had on my old 600RR - there's quite a few aftermarket "double bubble" choices out there, g'luck deciding.

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You can get Puig clear screen and it's the same thickness as an original (Zero Gravity's one is slightly thinner). At 100 mph + you really don't need to hide behind the bubble to go fast unless you feel the need to chase the last few km/h though, since the screen deflects air to leave a sort of pocket of less turbulence in a similar direction to which it leaves the screen. A clear screen looks better than a black one on a dark SP2 I think.

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I can be mostly above the windscreen up to about 110mph (did I mention I love the Autobahn?), but it is during attempts to go plaid that I want to be fully tucked, as well as for pending track days.

Also, I should add that, because of said unpleasant (self-perceived) vision obstruction, I quite automatically position my head up over the windscreen so that my eyes look over its edge and not thru any part of the tinted plastic. That, no doubt, makes the aerodynamic situation worse, which is probably why it feels larger than life to me.

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I have a (second hand) Puig clear windscreen. Not only does it do an excellent job of limiting buffeting, but it's tall enough to completely hide behind when you're laying your chin on the gas tank.
It's clear, thick, I've had it up to 130 mph and no wiggling or shaking. It looks just like the one on this page.
http://www.puigusa.com/tuning-bikes/...171en/f213-r2/

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Here's Puig's screen in clear. Works good for me. With my previous screen, also an aftermarket screen but not sure what brand, I couldn't see the gauges without hunkerin' down some Now I can see 'em fine.



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I really liked the MRA windscreen I had on my old 600RR - there's quite a few aftermarket "double bubble" choices out there, g'luck deciding.
I really love my MRA screen sturdy great wind protection and I can see the gauges fine.
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As it was due to rain I chose to ride my VFR earlier tonight at somewhere a tad over 140 mph where safe on an empty highway... noticed the position, my eyes were just above the screen and helmet felt out of the major airflow, but I was nowhere near putting my chin on the tank as it wouldn't have felt safe at night with not much lighting anyways.

I'm pretty sure most would find it safer to be in a prone position with clear visit and eyeline just above the screen than sitting with chin on the tank behind a plastic screen at somewhere north of 260 km/h....

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even in full tuck I don't look through my windscreen, so I got a smoked one. looks better to me
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You already have a puig, which is one of the best on the market. Just sell it and buy a clear version. zero gravity sucks balls.




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