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post #1 of 14 Old 05-31-2008, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
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Garage Special Sport Windscreen

After returning home from a 250 mile ride, I knew it was time to start getting a little more air. I've never liked the stock windscreen and have been using the Suzuki touring screen.

I mocked-up the stock screen on the bike, then cut off as much as possible off the top. I used my Dremel tool with a cutting wheel. The plastic will melt as you cut, but it all cleans up pretty easily:



After marking up the screen in various ways trying to find a look I wanted, I settled on trimmimg the fat off the sides:



After finishing both sides, I rounded the corners a bit and cleaned up my cuts:



I then sanded the back side of the screen with a fine grit paper, cleaned with rubbing alcohol, then sprayed it with Krylon Fusion flat black paint:





It was too late when I finished to do a test ride. I'll do so tomorrow, post ride impressions, and take some better pics (it's tough to take pics of black in a garage with overhead lights.)

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Update

So I took a test ride this morning. The screen provides clean air with absolutely no buffeting up to 70 mph (and I'm sure at higher speeds.) It is *slightly* louder than when I stood up on the pegs. I'm 5'8" tall, so it should be even quieter for those who are taller. I intentionally rode without ear plugs, so I'm sure it won't even be noticeable with them in. Obviously, air flow is greatly improved, and it should prove to be a much cooler ride this summer.

Overall I'm quite please with it. I wasn't going to use the stock screen anyway, so this provided a free alternative to commercially available sport screens.

As promised, here are some better pics:




















2006 Wee Strom: GIVI crash bars, luggage brackets with E36N side cases, E45 top case with Amotostuff mounting assembly; Murph's fork brace; DV skid plate, radiator, oil cooler guard; Hepco & Becker center stand; Zuk gel seat, hanguards and tank bra; Oxford heated grips; Garmin 2610 GPS; Fenda Extenda; Blue Sea fuse box;

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That's COOL!!!!! I really like the looks of that.I have been thinking of doing that myself but dont want to trash the stocker cause I might use it someday.I might get some plexiglass from home depot and try that out.Paint it gloss black and put a suzuki sticker on it.I like seeing creative things like this.We ought to have a creative section in the main headings on this sight.
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That's COOL!!!!! I really like the looks of that.I have been thinking of doing that myself but dont want to trash the stocker cause I might use it someday.I might get some plexiglass from home depot and try that out.Paint it gloss black and put a suzuki sticker on it.I like seeing creative things like this.We ought to have a creative section in the main headings on this sight.

I see stock windscreens pop on Ebay regularly and they usually sell cheap. Or, just cut up the one you have and worry about replacing int later.

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Sock puppet, have you ridden the bike with the shield removed ?? If you did what where the results ??

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Sock puppet, have you ridden the bike with the shield removed ?? If you did what where the results ??
Nope, never taken the time to ride it when I had the screen off.

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Looks great.....good work and very neat and tidy looking....could be a market out there?????

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Thanks guys. I can't make any promises, but maybe I can find a way to trace out the screen on paper, scan it in to the computer, then post it somewhere in a printable format. Anyone know how to do this?

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Sock puppet, have you ridden the bike with the shield removed ?? If you did what where the results ??
I did yesterday and it wasy great.No buffeting or head vibration at all.I had my visor down and when I turned my head it felt like someone was pushing on it.Lot of pressure at 70mph but a good flow of air.A better helmet would do wonders for me.Just take you shield off and try it.
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