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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #50 on: March 28, 2014, 10:42:44 AM »
No, bottom. The screen causes turbulence which hits my helmet. When fitted to the bottom, it's less of an angle and also has a layer of air on the inside to help smooth it out at the top.

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #51 on: March 29, 2014, 12:45:08 AM »
Tried moving screen up, down and off completely. Hardly any difference at all and the noise is unbearable.

I hate the larger screens as i think they are ugly , what else can one do though?
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #52 on: March 29, 2014, 03:39:06 AM »
Try putting 1/4" spacers under the lower mounts to raise the lower section.

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #53 on: March 29, 2014, 08:25:16 AM »
I am 6 foot and bought the Givi based on here and another forums recommendation.  I am getting buffeting on the top of my helmet at any speed over 60kph and the winds hits me at forehead level.  Tried the spacer on the top mounts and it was worse.  Tried on bottom and it was better but still worse than stock. :232:

So either it's coming off or I need an MRA spoiler or some such mount.

Thoughts ?

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #54 on: April 04, 2014, 01:21:48 AM »
I was satisfied with the non-turbulence when I removed the windscreen, so I removed the windscreen brackets.

They are welded to the headlight cage.  First photo is after the hacksaw and black primer:



The 2nd photo is everything put back together:



I doubt that many folks will do this, but, it works for me.   :007:

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #55 on: April 04, 2014, 08:11:02 AM »
*Originally Posted by jsonder [+]
I was satisfied with the non-turbulence when I removed the windscreen, so I removed the windscreen brackets.

They are welded to the headlight cage.  First photo is after the hacksaw and black primer:



The 2nd photo is everything put back together:



I doubt that many folks will do this, but, it works for me.   :007:
Well know you have a unique model CB500F!  :035:

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #56 on: April 04, 2014, 08:40:01 AM »
I tried the removal of the screen as well. Can't say I noticed a change in the buffeting or noise. But I did like the "feel" without the screen.

More supermotard, more agressive "feel"

But I can't bring myself to make the permanent change by hacking of the arms.
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #57 on: April 04, 2014, 11:40:32 AM »
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I like the NO windshield concept.
After riding various shielded and ones without, I do remember all those with shields had some issue with noise, buffeting, with some I spent lots of inconvenient time and money trying to cure the issues, without success.
Only by removing the screen did they become wind-comfortable.

The X I find isn't too bad on the low screen, but the jsonder pix dont look too bad...
won't be hard to try, but dunno about cutting the brackets off... :138:

I suppose one could attach some flags, foxtails, mmm.. :008:

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #58 on: April 04, 2014, 02:04:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by Falp [+]
Well know you have a unique model CB500F!  :035:   


Well, it still has the bigger handlebars, longer front forks, center stand, and the bigger gas tank. 

However, you are right, I probably should have bought an F.  It was hard to get one with ABS last year when the F was white.  And, I have been riding enduros for some time and like the ergonomics.

The brackets had to go for safety reasons. 
« Last Edit: April 04, 2014, 02:17:42 PM by jsonder »
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #59 on: April 04, 2014, 10:38:27 PM »
Scotch (TM) has an all-plastic duct tape that comes in black and adheres well to the cowl.


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