Author Topic: Wind Screen  (Read 24303 times)

Offline MikeFossl

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Wind Screen
« on: November 18, 2014, 12:06:26 PM »
After I get the handle bars sorted, I'd like to add a windshield and possibly hand guards to make things more comfortable for the colder and longer rides in Canada.

I've been looking at the National Cycle line right up to the Plexistar 2 but I'm leaning towards something smaller that I could look over rather then through.

What are people adding to their rides?  Any insights would be appreciated.

THX!


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Offline mrclubike

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Re: Wind Screen
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2014, 07:14:47 PM »
I have A GIVI
I look over it not Thru it
If I bend down I can get behind it
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Offline mrclubike

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Re: Wind Screen
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2014, 07:21:01 PM »
here is a side view
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Offline Adrian

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Re: Wind Screen
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2014, 12:48:32 AM »
Hi there I have a Plexi Star 2 on my R65 - I also have the R80 RT bars as well to help with my posture. With my screen I can just see over the top at the angle at which I have it mounted. This maybe because I have upright bars and not the standard ones. This is my second screen - I knocked the bike over and smashed the last one - I find it give a good protection for the body and hands - here in South Australia the winters aren't that harsh but it still gets down to only 1 or two degrees sometimes and that's pretty chilly when riding. I hope this helps -  ;)
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Offline MikeFossl

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Re: Wind Screen
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2014, 11:20:42 AM »
What model is the Givi?

Their Canadian website doesn't have a model specific version for the R65 but quite a plethora of "universal" windscreens.

Adrian, do you have a photo of your bike with the windscreen installed?

Thanks!
« Last Edit: November 19, 2014, 11:25:57 AM by mikefossl »
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Offline mrclubike

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Re: Wind Screen
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2014, 08:03:16 PM »
I've been looking at windshield possibilities for the last couple months... Digging into old posts on the forum here, and looking online... I finally decided on the Parabellum, mostly because it is custom designed for the R65, and because I could choose different heights. I literally received it and mounted it this weekend, and did about a 250 miler with a buddy today, and I am totally pleased with it. I'm about 6', and I opted for the 20" height. Glad I didn't get a shorter one.

Installing: went really easy, very beefy mountings, 4-point, attaches to the headlight bolts, and uses 2 heavy aluminum pieces to mount to the top fork brace. New bolts are included, a nice touch! I did wind up doing a bit of a custom re-bend on those aluminum pieces, just thought it needed to line up a bit better, no big deal. Rake angle is adjustable, I put it where it felt right. (about midway in the adjustment range)

Riding: I'm looking well over the top of the screen, and the air is deflected to just over the top of my faceshield on the helmet, that's perfect, as I still get a good flow of cooling air if I need it. A little burbly, but does not buffet. The shield really takes the pressure off my chest, but enough air comes around the sides to be pleasant on warm days (one ride, in mid 70s, we'll see how it does in cooler weather)

It literally transformed my riding experience! Even pushing into a 20-30 mph headwind at 70, no strain at all! The bike seems to like it, too.... fuel mileage came up from low 40s to almost 50 mpg (one sample, but WTH) It feels like a quality product, only time will tell on that one. It's not a cheap option, around $275 (ouch!) delivered, but I feel like the $$ was well spent.

I'll grab some pix tomorrow and post them, but it really does not mess with the looks of the bike, I think... To be continued...

Offline mrclubike

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Re: Wind Screen
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2014, 09:59:11 PM »
marxbrew
Is it this one
http://parabellum.com/R80ST-R65-Windshield-79-84-P40.aspx

looks good I would like to see a close up of the mounting brackets.
The GIVI I have is a pain to remove and install
« Last Edit: November 30, 2014, 10:00:28 PM by Mrclubike »
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Offline MikeFossl

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Re: Wind Screen
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2014, 11:50:09 AM »
This is the closest option from National Cycle which I can get at a reasonable price here in Canada.  Any thoughts?

http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/cycle/N2567
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Offline montmil

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Re: Wind Screen
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2014, 12:38:50 PM »
National Cycle produces a very nice product. I see more of these screens on Airheads than and other brand. The mount system seems well designed.

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Offline decorn33

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Re: Wind Screen
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2014, 02:47:05 PM »
Mike,

I have the same GIVI windscreen model on my bike that is mentioned earlier in this thread. I have had it for some years now and I am very pleased with the look and the effect it has of keeping the air pressure off my chest.  I also added some hand guards that are marketed for the R80 GS. They fit the R65 perfectly, and though not as good as a full fairing, they do keep the bite of chill wind off my knuckles.
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Offline mrclubike

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Re: Wind Screen
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2014, 06:39:23 PM »
I think mine is taller than this one

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Mike,

I have the same GIVI windscreen model on my bike that is mentioned earlier in this thread. I have had it for some years now and I am very pleased with the look and the effect it has of keeping the air pressure off my chest.  I also added some hand guards that are marketed for the R80 GS. They fit the R65 perfectly, and though not as good as a full fairing, they do keep the bite of chill wind off my knuckles.
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Re: Wind Screen
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2014, 07:52:24 PM »
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marxbrew
Is it this one
http://parabellum.com/R80ST-R65-Windshield-79-84-P40.aspx

looks good I would like to see a close up of the mounting brackets.
The GIVI I have is a pain to remove and install

That's it!

Attached are some pix I took tonite, dang, it gets dark so early... Sorry for no scenic backdrop..LOL







Hope that helps! There's no way you could consider this shield easy to detach, tho... it's really bolted on there.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2014, 07:56:09 PM by marxbrew »

Offline mrclubike

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Re: Wind Screen
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2014, 08:01:03 PM »
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marxbrew
Is it this one
http://parabellum.com/R80ST-R65-Windshield-79-84-P40.aspx

looks good I would like to see a close up of the mounting brackets.
The GIVI I have is a pain to remove and install

That's it!

Attached are some pix I took tonite, dang, it gets dark so early... Sorry for no scenic backdrop..LOL

 

Hope that helps! There's no way you could consider this shield easy to detach, tho... it's really bolted on there.
It looks easier than the GIVI
I have to fight spacer bushing and the length of the rods to take it on and off
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Offline MikeFossl

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Re: Wind Screen
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2015, 01:23:56 PM »
Just finished installing a National Cycle Deflector.
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