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Now that I have ticked off all the green lanes locally my thoughts are turning towards travelling further afield - say greater than 70 miles away from home for more adventures.  Can't afford a van or towbar/trailer etc so its got to be on the TTR.  

I'm finding the roadwork can be a bit tiring with the wind blast so I'm thinking of a front screen I can put on and off to suit.  

My blue 2004 has the older WR type headlight surround and I have managed to buy a spare so I was thinking of fitting a screen to one of them.

I've searched around and contacted one supplier called 'screens for bikes' who have now come back to me.  Are these screens ok ?

Before I go further with this is there any other supplier I should consider that I have not managed to find ?

Has anyone got a screen to sell ?  I imagine it might lighten the front a bit at speed but anything else I need to watch out for ?

Thanks all.

Neil.

 

 

 



-- Edited by Shortleg on Monday 10th of June 2019 02:14:30 PM

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Not the best but did me for an extended trip.

 

I used an old fzs1000 screen and used long bolts with pipe spacers to adjust how the winds directed.

 

Easy to take on and off.

 

Hope you find a better solution though!



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Dan

What rear tyre is that?



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Mitas e07.

Served me well, handled great on the twisties, weren't far from removing the chicken strips but also handled every other terrain other than deep mud



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Hey Shortleg.

I have a screens for bikes screen and found it reduced the wind on my chest but created a lot of buffeting around my head. Overall IMO it is better riding the bike without a screen. Much more comfortable overall. Maybe that's just me though?

Unless perhaps it was a really big screen, but for me even the screens for bike one got in the way a bit when offroad.

Cheers Leigh.

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Hey Shortleg.

I have a screens for bikes screen and found it reduced the wind on my chest but created a lot of buffeting around my head. Overall IMO it is better riding the bike without a screen. Much more comfortable overall. Maybe that's just me though?

Unless perhaps it was a really big screen, but for me even the screens for bike one got in the way a bit when offroad.

Cheers Leigh.

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Agree 



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Thanks everyone for the feedback. Now thinking I may try a home brew idea first and see how I get on. Appreciated. Neil.

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Being a blind old fart, I use a pair of glasses for short work and keep them around my neck on a string whilst riding.

The only bike I have owned with a screen was a BMW R1150GS and, no matter how I adjusted the screen, the buffeting was bad to the extent my glasses used to float around in front of me or try and escape over my shoulder no

However, on the TTR (with no screen) at speeds around 70mph, the glasses are still and just sit unflinchingly on my jacket front.  

My conclusion is therefore that fitting a screen might not provide the results you are looking for so try and improvise a test screen at little or no money before spending out. Just my thoughts wink

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Thanks Brian, will give that a go 👍

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Hi , a couple of us have used a rear guard off a 98cr250 , just cut out the head light and bolt it on to existing headlight fixings .... drill 2 holes in the existing cowl , 2 long 6mm bolts . Job done 

Effective on road and doesn't get in the way off road ... haven't crash tested as yet !!



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Hi , a couple of us have used a rear guard off a 98cr250 , just cut out the head light and bolt it on to existing headlight fixings .... drill 2 holes in the existing cowl , 2 long 6mm bolts . Job done 

Effective on road and doesn't get in the way off road ... haven't crash tested as yet !!



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This is what they look like when turned 90degrees right:-

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I've now got a cricked neck. biggrinbiggrin

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Looks great and far wider than you would have thought. Definitely a great solution. Thanks.
Ps. Curious - what’s all the gubbins you have there behind the screen with the Rock Oil labelling ?

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just a wiring centre for the LED spots .

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