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Offline Gnomad42

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Short Summer Screen
« on: November 28, 2018, 10:44:53 AM »
At only 5"5' I have no problem with wind buffeting.
In fact, I have the opposite problem. I get too hot because I don't have enough air flow behind all the fairings and screen.

Has anyone tried the shorter summer screens, or just chopped theirs down?

Does anyone have a cracked or old screen they can sell me to experiment with?

Thanks for any advice or help
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Re: Short Summer Screen
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 04:47:51 PM »
PM Diesel.  He cut down an ST screen.
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Re: Short Summer Screen
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 05:13:25 PM »
PM PC.  I reckon he's done one as well.
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Re: Short Summer Screen
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2018, 05:34:16 PM »
I still have the cut down screen from my burnt 1100 (it burnt in winter) so screen has hung in shed ever since. Yours free. Can take to Walcha RTE on 15th Dec if your coming or can get someone who is to take for you.
 

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Re: Short Summer Screen
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2018, 05:47:16 PM »
There's some stuff here about cutting down a screen.  The Calsci screens are acrylic, but it might also apply to polycarb.

https://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/Windshields.html

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Re: Short Summer Screen
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2018, 09:35:02 PM »
Thanks STeveo. I'll need to have a serious think about the 5 hrs each way for the RTE... Might be a Christmas treat for myself.
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Re: Short Summer Screen
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2018, 09:38:35 PM »
STeveo, I will be in Tamworth for Australia day, though.
Could I pick it up then or will you be fleeing for the coast on the long weekend?
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Re: Short Summer Screen
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2018, 09:51:07 PM »
Cerebral Knieval said he may drive down from Brisbane
If he goes he may be able to bring it back
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Re: Short Summer Screen
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2018, 07:21:33 AM »
Don't know about Australia day yet but happy to leave it somewhere for you to collect.
 

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Re: Short Summer Screen
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2018, 11:09:35 AM »
Tried to send a spare screen to a member in Brisbane from when I was working in Whyalla SA. Was sending it to him for postage cost only as he allowed me to buy a replacement screen he had already claimed. Was shocked to find out it would cost $90 to post through Australia post and $100 by courier. Felt bad not being able to send it to him as postage was so restrictive with cost.



 

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Re: Short Summer Screen
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2018, 06:19:32 PM »
That is why we have the OzSTOC Courier service. There is usually some one going some where that has room for smallish objects. Sometimes it works pony express style.
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Re: Short Summer Screen
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2018, 10:21:53 PM »
Hi mate - have a look at this post...


http://ozstoc.com/index.php?topic=3446.msg34654#msg34654


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Re: Short Summer Screen
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2018, 09:50:42 PM »
I have cut down numerous screens over the years, the most difficult part is working where and what shape to cut, after that mask up with masking tape quite well and mark, then using a fine tooth blade on a jigsaw do your cut, file smooth after removing the tape.
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Re: Short Summer Screen
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2019, 01:34:19 PM »
I have an extra tall touring screen, but at 6'5" still cop a fair buffeting around the head unless Im tucked in behind it, which isn't really a practical posture on this bike for any distance.  Have those of you who have used shorter screens experienced significantly less wind buffeting and noise? 

Seems kinda counter intuitive, but I can see how it might spread the load rather than directing it all to my noggin.
 

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Re: Short Summer Screen
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2019, 02:23:37 PM »
Shorter screens with a lip seem to do the trick.  The bikequip screens have that feature.  I have one on my ST13 as do a few others and we're all happy with them.  I look over my screen about 2" above it and with a Shoei helmet have no wind noise visor up or down.
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