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Benefit of a screen

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by NortonMKIIA850, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. baz

    baz VIP MEMBER

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    No I can't ride with my visor up at all
    Although i used too
    I just can't take the rain/flies road dirt etc etc these days
    I can see the merits of the fairing it's just not for me,not yet anyway
    Mind you I used to hate the look of the JPS fairing and now I quite like it !!!
    Cheers
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2018
  2. jimbo

    jimbo VIP MEMBER

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    I had mine for years and its just right for me. Over the counter something I forget the brand.

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  3. Bernhard

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    That is the advantage of using the BMW raked screen with a flip up at the top. I spent a lot of tine mounting and adjusting the screen only before I arrived at a happy medium which was effective.

    Strangely enough, my mounting of the screen top was exactly the same as it was printed in the Blue Un weekly Motor Cycle mag around 1960s on fairings.
     
  4. baz

    baz VIP MEMBER

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    I remember reading somewhere that basically the top of the screen should be at eye level
    And 9" from your nose
    Cheers
     
  5. Bernhard

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    That's the one;)
     
  6. drones76

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    Got the Givi Screen a few days ago. Cost just under $100 US. Came with the hardware to mount on the Norton. Fit well enough over the winker stems (I did have to widen the slot in the provided brackets to fit over the stems about 1/16th inch)between the headlight ears and the large securing nut for the stems. It also has an oblong adjustment slide in the back that had an adjustment nut that rests on the ears to provide different angles. I liked it set all the way back. I drilled a hole in each of the ears and put a screw and nylock nut through it to hold the position and also to provide additional security that it will stay in place. I have taken it out for a couple of rides and went a bit over 70mph and it does a nice job. Now I just got to get my buddy to make a vinyl Norton logo - white on black - that will cover the Givi logo on the front.
     
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  7. Mr. Rick

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    Glad to hear it's working for you, drones.
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    I cut another 2" off the top today but cd not get the bike started for testing!

    And the Givi logo shd come off pretty easily with the right solvent, I reckon...
     
  8. maylar

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    I put a Memphis Shades screen on my 850 and while it fit nicely and looked rather good, the wind noise was unbearable. I may put it back on this year and suffer the lesser of evils.

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  9. NortonMKIIA850

    NortonMKIIA850

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    Ear plugs! I used to wear them routinely when I rode a bike that was somewhat faster than my dear old Commando – just don't wear anything that tries to block out all sound, for safety's sake. I still carry some toilet tissue or a paper napkin with me, both make great earplugs in a pinch – you can still hear what's going on in urban traffic, without being deafened by wind at speed. It feels a bit odd at first, but you soon get used to it. Always supposing you're not deaf in the first place. With a bit of tissue squished into each ear, you can also stand in front of a stack when your favourite band is playing live ...
     
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  10. Mr. Rick

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    Four cuts, total removed from the top edge about 5.5 inches, now about 22 cm tall overall.
    Givi logo came off with lacquer thinner, which was slightly too strong a solvent
    Wind is still hitting the helmet of course, but the main current off the screen is now down by my neck and shoulders, and I'm not getting pushed backwards so much at speed.
    And for whatever reason, the steering is not so twitchy, so that's a bonus.
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    One drawback: there's now a big shiny "new spot" on the bike, with which the rest of the machine compares somewhat poorly...
     
  11. Bernhard

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  12. baz

    baz VIP MEMBER

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    Do you have a photo of your screen?
    Cheers
     
  13. 84ok

    84ok

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    one big benefit of a screen is taking bug hits in summer cruises,

    wind blast is also a pain that will set in quick
     
  14. Bernhard

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    Not at the moment,it is a modified (homemade) BMW R100RS top half of a fairing using a aftermarket BMW flip – up screen.
     
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