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Old 10-13-2017, 07:12 AM   #1
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Default Best windscreen for a tall rider?

6'3" and looking around for a new windscreen for touring. 2007 model.

Any suggestions? There seem to be quite a few options out there.
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Madstad on a gen2 bike was every bit as good as I imagined it would be. Damned expensive though. not sure if they make a Gen1 screen.
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I'd check out Parabellum. It's the best I've found.
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Nothing will really work like you expect it to. Just leave it stock so the wind hits you in the chest.... Don't use a helmet with a visor.

....cuz your too tall.....
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Madstad 20" Adventure (IIRC). A bit pricey but very adjustable. If you can't get the Madstad to work for you, you probably won't find any windscreen that will.

For full on multi-week touring I add 2 little wind deflectors to the bars to take care of the small amount of annoying turbulence coming off of the sides of the Gen 1 fairing. No pictures right now but imagine a playing card sized piece of clear acrylic bolted to a rod (like a lolly-pop) and threaded into a clamp on bracket mounted just outboard of where the crossbar attaches to the main handlebar (stock bar).

The tank bag takes care of any turbulent air coming up off the tank and shrouds.

The end result is a very calm cockpit. Better than some of the high $ touring bikes I've tried.

As a bonus everything comes off in 5 minutes with no tools for serious off-roading. One plus about the Madstad is that you can undo the thumbscrews, take off the acrylic screen and mount it back onto the brackets upside down. This way you can see over it while riding trails and it removes the neck slicing hazard when standing up

Oh, BTW I'm 6'4" and I just noticed that if you look real closely at my avatar pic you can see a little blurry bit to the left of the windscreen. That is one of the lolly-pop wind deflectors.
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