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post #1 of 15 Old 06-12-2007, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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My $5 Summer Windscreen

I finally got around to taking my off my stock windscreen to get some air this summer. It felt pretty nice, with the quiet and cool wind being a welcome change over the bumpy roar of the OEM windscreen. But something was going to have to be done to make it look less like something was missing. I dropped by the local motorcycle shop and looked through their junk pile and found this piece off an old scooter that had possibilities. A little hacksawing, some flat black paint, and voila - I've got a custom flyscreen. It's not pretty up close, but until I decide what spendy factory-made low screen I want it'll work.
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post #2 of 15 Old 06-12-2007, 09:36 AM
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I think it looks sweet. Good job. What is that piece anyway?
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post #3 of 15 Old 06-12-2007, 10:17 AM
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Very nice! Looks kinda "Darth Vader-ish!"

Makes for a much cleaner and smoother ride, though, doesn't it? There's a bunch of us that use chopped or other aftermarket shorties, and we're smilin' ear to ear!

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Nice, inexpensive way to cover up the weirdness that's left when you remove the stock windscreen.
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I think it looks sweet. Good job. What is that piece anyway?
It's the main front piece of a Honda scooter of some sort that was crashed. There was a lot more to it. This is probably about 30% of what it started with. I wish I took a picture of the original hunk of scooter now. I'm sure I'll miss my full-size screen the first time I get caught out in the rain, but right now I'm lovin' the airflow to my jacket and helmet vents.
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post #6 of 15 Old 06-17-2007, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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I did a nice 100 mile ride today at speeds up to 80 mph and the screen worked great. The wind hits right about mid-chest, and is smooth. If I tuck in I can get out of the windblast altogether, so if I get caught in a shower I can still stay out of the worst of it. Here's what the screen looks like from the cockpit.
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Nice job. Kinda reminds me of some armour off of the Batmobile.

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That is downright bitchin'!

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... Looks kinda "Darth Vader-ish!"...
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Looks good.
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Good job.
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