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Need recommendations for an easy on/off windscreen Planning to visit a friend 6 hours away and go from there. Has anyone mounted one yet??
 
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I am curious to see how any windshield will integrate itself into the looks of M109R. I have ridden for a whole tank of gas at once and have yet to realize that I need or actually want one.
 

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I made a windscreen from a precut piece of lexan plexiglass I got from Home Depot. I used 1/8 inch plexiglass and cut off and rounded the edges. I then mounted it to the handlebars and risers using black heavy gauge zip ties. I will post a pic later. It rests on the tach and uses inner tube material as a pad to protect the chromed plastic. It stayed solid and did not move on a 140 mph run as a test. All told it set me back like 10 bucks.
 

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Pretty smart - I'd come up with a better fastening system though (or change out the ties real often)

That could be a hazard if a tie breaks and murphy's law dictates it'll happen at the worst possible time.

How much does it deflect? (i.e. a LOT more, a BIT more, NONE, HARD to say, 3600 Cubic Feet per minute)
 

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Yeah the ties are pretty cheap, but this is just an interim fix until something better is available for purchase. Or maybe I will come up with something better. I almost used stainless steel U-Bolts but decided against it. The screen provides surprising wind protection and only some helmet buffeting is felt at speed (70-80) but all of the wind that was hitting my chest is now blocked.
 

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I'm with you. I'm using the universal mount spitfire as an interim shied until WindVest or some of the other manurfacturers start bringing out a model specific product that looks cool and does the job.
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toneout said:
I am curious to see how any windshield will integrate itself into the looks of M109R. I have ridden for a whole tank of gas at once and have yet to realize that I need or actually want one.
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I agree, I don't see the need for one now. I've hit 140 MPH on this baby & it didn't bother me.
Curious - what 'size' are you guys? I'm 6'3" and I have to say it's a struggle to ride at 70-80mph for any distance. I fight the force of the wind in my chest the whole way. On top of that, with glass or goggles, my eyes water constantly at that speed. I remember reading a review where the rider was 5'6" and he wrote that he didn't really feel the effects of the wind because of the 'pocket' the headlight and front end created in the saddle... but at my height, I must be above that pocket...

At any rate, I'm looking for an interim or final solution for a windshield too. Nothing large, just something to keep the bugs off my face and the wind from trying to force me off the bike. Anyone else have solutions in place?

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I am a short 5'11". I do feel the wind in my face and yes my eyes used to tear. The wind does not make the ride unenjoyable or uncomfortable to me. I am not however cruising at 90 mph. More like 70 mph. A friend of mine said your eyes get used to it and he is right. My eyes hardly water anymore unless it is cool out. If that bothers you too much, they make glasses with rubber eyecups to prevent the wind from aggravating your eyes. Plus I like to ride slouched over like Dennis Hopper in Easy Rider. :D
 

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I am 6'2'', and after one 80 mile commute the day I got home I made the bug shield you see in the pics. It is like a new bike with all of the wind being blocked from the chest. Give it a try.
 

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I agree with Jcopley, at 80 mph it gets a little old after a long distance. ..If I know I'm going on the highway for a long period of time, I'll wear earplugs and a full face with a bandana around my nose and mouth (like a bankrobber..haha!)


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After about an hour or so on the highway my ears will ring, I really like the wind in my face though as i live in South Texas.
 

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jcopley said:
Curious - what 'size' are you guys? I'm 6'3" and I have to say it's a struggle to ride at 70-80mph for any distance. I fight the force of the wind in my chest the whole way. On top of that, with glass or goggles, my eyes water constantly at that speed. I remember reading a review where the rider was 5'6" and he wrote that he didn't really feel the effects of the wind because of the 'pocket' the headlight and front end created in the saddle... but at my height, I must be above that pocket...

At any rate, I'm looking for an interim or final solution for a windshield too. Nothing large, just something to keep the bugs off my face and the wind from trying to force me off the bike. Anyone else have solutions in place?

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I am 5'9 weigh 190. When I ride on back roads it is ok. On highways and superslabs the wind beats the heck out of me. It is particularly bad on interstates
 

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I'm 5'11 and 205. I can tell you that anything over 80 still hits me right in the chest - I don't think there is any 'pocket' I could hide in. It would definitely get tiring after a couple of hours.
 

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I am 6-2 350lbs... I am sure there is a pocket.... BEHIND ME!
My commutes will only be 17 miles so I may not break the lines of the bike with a windshield just yet.
I will use the wind pressure as my speedometer...

Sledzep
 
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