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post #1 of 13 Old 07-25-2015, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Moose Racing shorty windscreen

I wanted to get a few hundred miles with this until I wrote a review. I read on here someone recommending going with a shorter windscreen instead of taller to reduce buffeting. My first experiment was removing the stock windscreen completely. I liked it. Try that first if you're debating buying the shorty or not. The wind will hit you a little lower with nothing but you'll get a good feel for how noisy it will be.

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- Relatively cheap ($50)
- Reduced buffeting a bunch for me (Shoei Hornet X2 if anyone is wondering)
- More airflow to the torso (wind hits me at about middle of my chest) which is awesome for summer
- Looks cool

Cons:
- More airflow means more bugs on your helmet visor and upper part of your jacket
- More wind noise but that's what earplugs are for

Overall I am happy with the windscreen and will be leaving it on until the weather cools off.
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post #2 of 13 Old 07-25-2015, 06:42 PM
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Thanks for the timely post. I am just about desperate enough to pull the the trigger and bag a short moose.

The first of many different things I tried was removing the screen and mirrors.

About the last thing to try is moose racing.

Can you describe "increased wind noise"? More WHOP WHOP WHOP or what?

Is it smoother than without the screen?

Is it as smooth as a full on naked bike?

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Sound is more of a constant woosh. Not as smooth as without the screen but it's a good middle ground. I haven't ridden a true naked bike, but if I stand up on the pegs the noise is about the same but much smoother. I'm tempted to do a wool tuft test to see what else I can do to clean up the air (I have mirror extenders but not sure how much they actually did).
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Yep ive been running one for over a year and i love it. Im used to naked bikes so the wind doesnt worry me. I still ride with the visor up so the wind cant be too bad!

No buffetting whatsoever.
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post #5 of 13 Old 07-26-2015, 10:44 AM
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Like the looks of Moose Racing Shorty Screen!

Running a short MP Design Sport Screen for years and really like it!

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post #6 of 13 Old 07-26-2015, 11:08 AM
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The useless to me stock windscreen is nothing but a turbulent air generator and the GIVI blocks too much air in the hot/humid weather. The Moose shorty is a life saver.

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post #7 of 13 Old 07-27-2015, 08:23 AM
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Anyone seen a shorty for the pre-2004 models? Can't seem to find any?
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Anyone seen a shorty for the pre-2004 models? Can't seem to find any?
Pre 2004? Do you have a 1000? It's the same windshield. All first gen 650s and 1000s use the same.

Doh! looked it up on bikebandit. Didn't realize the first few years of 1000's used a different windshield.

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post #9 of 13 Old 07-28-2015, 11:08 AM
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I'd likely sell mine from the 2010 - no use for it.


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Pre 2004? Do you have a 1000? It's the same windshield. All first gen 650s and 1000s use the same.
None of the vendors show one available for models before 2004? I assumed from that the shields were different?
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