Featured Dart Classic Screen Fitted To Speed Twin

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  1. meepmeep

    meepmeep Well-Known Member

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    Thought I'd share a few pictures. It took 10 minutes to fit and appears to be good quality.

    I'll update this post with some thoughts on its performance once I've been out for a few rides.

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  2. DaveD

    DaveD Well-Known Member

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    Can't wait to hear what you think Meepmeep. i've thought about getting one for the Bonnie but don't want to ruin the look, especially if there is no benefit. I'm 6'4" so get a lot of wind buffering and not sure what the small screen would do as a benefit.
     
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  3. Duckadiledundee

    Duckadiledundee Senior Member

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    Looks very smart....
    Nice looking bike....
    Detailed photos which I like...
     
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  4. freck

    freck Noble Member
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    I’ve fitted a Dart screen to my Beemer and although I’ve not really found any benefit in regard to wind deflection (it’s a bit small really, and I’m 6’2”) it does have the advantage of keeping bugs off the back of the clocks/headstock. :grinning:
     
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  5. newcomer

    newcomer Well-Known Member

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    I had a dart screen on my Bonny and now have one on my speedmaster. I did not fit them as on the bikes when I bought them. They are quite good but find being a shorty (5.8) the screen deflects most bugs straight at my face. Only good this is I have full face helmet and not open face. Pebble dashing comes to mind on a really heavy bug day.
     
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  6. meepmeep

    meepmeep Well-Known Member

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    I went out for an hour this morning to try out the new screen.

    I'm 5' 9" tall and tried a variety of roads and speeds.

    60 mph on A roads and motorway were very comfortable.

    70 mph on the motorway - much reduced wind on the chest. Amateur use of the left hand to follow the wind from the top of the screen, showed it being directed to the helmet visor. With ear plugs in I didn't notice any extra noise or buffeting.

    80 mph - much more bearable; I'm sure that I could maintain this for a few hours.

    I didn't expect the screen to turn my naked bike into a full-on tourer, but I'm happy with the improvement for the money spent.
     
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  7. freck

    freck Noble Member
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    I do hope that was on a closed or private road. :p
     
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  8. Bagman

    Bagman Well-Known Member
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    I put the same screen on my Speed Twin and would agree with your findings. I actually think it looks like it should have been on the bike straight from the factory - well pleased :)
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  9. andrew harris

    andrew harris New Member

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    Took my little street cup black n grey one, upto see my mates father whos in his 70s but still rides, anyway he has an old norton commndo, couple if vellos, bsa and a yamaha fazr which the only he one he rides now, and the thing he raved about the most on the cup was the fly screen, he bloody loved the thing haha. Didnt know wether to be chuffed or gutted.
     
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  10. mountainstumble

    mountainstumble New Member

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    I added one to my Sreet Twin and found riding on dual carriageways and motorways a much better experience but without completely stripping away all the feeling of being on a naked bike.
     
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  11. JPB

    JPB Well-Known Member
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  12. 45Brit2017

    45Brit2017 Well-Known Member

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    I have one. It doesn’t do much but the difference is definitely noticeable. Looks rather smart, though..
     
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