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post #1 of 15 Old 04-30-2005, 08:10 AM
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MRA Vario Touring Screen

I just bought one of this from ebay in germany, new. Anyone using it? In what position do you use the screen and what position do you like on the little top-screen on it? I'm 6' / 183 cm tall.

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post #2 of 15 Old 05-17-2005, 05:13 PM
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4th Position (currently with added bracket support with limited underflow), MRA Vario Touring defector on 4th click up (2nd click down from largest angle).

6'3", 36" inseam, passenger 5'6" 29" inseam. Both happily married and happily riding...
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post #3 of 15 Old 05-18-2005, 10:32 PM
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Just got mine from Twisted Throttle today, installed in seconds and took it to try it. Weather was nasty, gusty winds to 25mph, rain, thunder and lightening. But in the 60 miles I put on it taking the long cut to the dealer (5 miles away) to pick up my new air filter, I found it to be a bit quieter than the ZG double bubble I had on. And I could leave my face shield up without tearing of the eyes to about 45-50mph, where before I was limited to about 30-35. And the smoke looks so much better on the yellow and black of my bike.

In better weather I'm expecting even better performance, as most of wind was coming from a quartering angle to my direction of travel. I'm 5'10" and found that either the highest or 2nd highest seemed best to me, will find out more this weekend going to put on 300-400 miles on the strom and about the same on the KLR on the dirt roads of the area.
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post #4 of 15 Old 05-23-2005, 04:05 PM
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hey

I am 6'3" and just installed one my self. my bike is a 2003.. anyway it is slightly quieter, and at 80MPh the buffeting is still pretty calm. I experimented with various positions, but max extension works best for me.. It is better then the stock screen.. but really I didn’t have much problem with the stock screen. This screen does allow me to duck in behind it easier. Problem is when I do that I always wind up going to fast!! For some reason when I am crouched over, I like to speed and the big DL makes that WAAAAY to easy… It does make a great rain deflector too… anyway the main air stream at max extension now hits the very top of my helmet. When set at the lowest setting the air stream hits at the lower edge of my helmet, more buffeting, but cooler on hot days! This is from my normal up right riding posture. personally i think it looks cool too.
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Well have about 600 more miles on it, still been windy though. I have been running over White, Cayuse and Chinnok Passes, down to Naches and doing a loop around Mt Rainier (kind of) and back home.

Today did about 280 miles in great temps, blue skies and wind about 15-25 over the mountains. But this shield is a lot better than the stock, and a bit better than the ZG double. Buffeting doesn't exist but I wasn't bothered so much with the ZG but wind noise is reduced and I can easily leave my shield up without my eyes tearing up if I dead into or away from the wind at speeds to about 75 indicated. It also picks up most of the bugs to about the point, above I'm finding them on the faceshield.

It also seems quite strong, as I was diving around a corner over 5k in 5th I found a blue jay trying to cross the road, caught it with the upper portion of the shield and with a puff of feathers it was gone. Having the face shield open during a bird strike, is kind of like a pillow fight, feathers everywhere in my eyes, nose and mouth.

Really like this shield for myself, as an aside on todays ride. Was stopped along Hwy 123, the Ohanpecosh (Drops down the eastside of Mt Rainier from Chinook pass to Hwy 12). This road is closed 6 months or more a year and is heaved, potholed and just rough. I smoked a sport bike up the hill last week and today will stopped an R6 rocketed by. I was just putting on my helmet and gloves, before I got ready a pair of H-D's rolled by and then a dump truck just as I tried to pull out.

So after about a mile I got by the dump, then it took several more miles to get by the H-D's, they weren't even traveling the posted limit, the road was just too rough for them but I smoked on by and then within another 5 miles I was on the R6's tail light. On a particulary rough sweeper, he was slowing to about the legal and I went by well over and waved (goodbye).

After a couple more corners he was trying to stay with me but... He was soon just a memory in the mirror, got to the intersection of Hwy 12 where a cell signal is available I stopped to check my messages. The R6 rider stopped by the road and looked my bike over from about 30 feet, then pulled up and said "I'll smoke you down the Hwy whenever you're ready"

I just laughed and said if you can't run it in the corners, I suppose going fast in straight line makes up for it. He took off and a bit later I saw him having a chat with one of State Troopers in the area for the enhanced weekend enforcement on the main hwy.

I LOVE THIS BIKE!!!
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post #6 of 15 Old 05-27-2005, 10:36 AM
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Meant to try to add a photo of the shield on the bike, think it looks real good on the K3, particulary the smoke color blends real well with the color scheme of the yellow and black. This was up near the Coldwater ridge center on Mt St Helens day before yesterday. Beautiful day but winds gusting to 40 mph.

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post #7 of 15 Old 05-27-2005, 12:04 PM
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Brad, I live in Redmond WA, have a Valkyrie currently and going to add 650 for logging trails etc.
Would be interested in chatting about some of the trails you might have found in WA. Have been up to Paradise on the Valk, but no off road obviously. Also welcome comments on your DL, pro's con's etc, yours is a 1000?
[email protected] Tx Jmac
post #8 of 15 Old 05-27-2005, 02:48 PM
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Here is my black beauty with the darker MRA windshield(in highest position). Think it looks nicer then the original shield.



post #9 of 15 Old 05-27-2005, 10:59 PM
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MRA Multi vs Stock Vs Stock with Laminar Lip

Howdy,

Recently got my new "used" '03 Suzuki DL1000. I'm 5'11", with 32" inseam. Have started heavy farkling including Suzuki gel seat.

The stock windshield created a lot of buffeting. Started with a Laminar Lip and this has eased things up quite a bit.

Is the fixed section of the MRA MultiVario higher than the stock windscreen? Does the movable section do very much? Anyone started with stock and Laminar Lip, and then tried MRA?

As always any commentary would be very helpful.

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Bob 8)
post #10 of 15 Old 05-28-2005, 07:20 AM
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Yes, the movable section is nice. I drive it in lowest position in town and when driving longer rides i move it up to top. And its better at top. Im 6' tall and i dont have to look through the shield.
I have the whole shield in highest position(meaning the main shield, not the movable top shield).
The main section of the screen i believe is 2.5 cm higher then stock shield.

I Think the MRA is much better then stock shield.

More info on http://www.mra.de

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