Tiger 800 Tiger XRx Screen woes

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  1. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    Well I picked up a Tiger from the shop yesterday and genuinely had to take the long route home and I love it but bloody hell that screen is a nightmare with wind noise drumming away on my helmet, I've just had a look at the puig tall screen with the deflector on the top so may invest some hard earned on one.Heated grips and cruise control .......spoiled :)
     
  2. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    I put an MRA VT screen on my Tiger and it improved noise and buffeting substantially.
     
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  3. Rich Bryce

    Rich Bryce Dead Eye Dick

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    How tall are you guys? and what setting do you have the screen on, high or low? I ask cuz I'm a short arse and also picked up my Xrx recently but have only ridden it home from the dealer. I'll probably take it out tomorrow and see how I find it and we can compare notes. One tallish guy I was talking to who has one reckoned the stock screen effectively channeled a huge stream of turbulance right in to his forehead.
     
  4. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    I'm 6 feet and it's just like a thudding on the helmet
     
  5. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    Will have a look at them cheers
     
  6. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    Cheers Andy I would never have thought of that I'm out on it tomorrow so will give it a try :)
     
  7. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme
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    Copied this from an earlier post by Rooster, worth a try before spending too much!
    Try putting a 15mm spacer between the screen and its mounting bracket. You will need 4 X 15mm spacers and 4 new bolts 15mm longer than they are now.

    This made a big difference to the wind buffeting/ noise on my a Explorer. Worth a try for £5.
     
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  8. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    The test rides I had on the XRx and Explorer both had buffeting issues. Your helmet may also be contributing to the problem. Have you tried here as it's a dedicated Tiger forum and when I was considering buying a Tiger I found them to be very helpful. Generally the MRA vario screen gets good reviews;)

    Good luck

    https://www.tiger800.co.uk/
     
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  9. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    Cheers littleade I have seen a couple of posts on that forum about it I'm just looking at the MRA stuff now
     
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  10. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    Cheers Crispey that's worth a look ta.
     
  11. roadrider

    roadrider First Class Member
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    I'm led to believe the Madstad screen is a good choice but it's bloody big.
     
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  12. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    Yes I've seen that it's really good ......but you've also got to like the look as well and it doesn't really do it for me;)
     
  13. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    Hi Yorkie, have you ever tried taking the screen fully off the bike and going for a ride? It's loads quieter !!!!!
     
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  14. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    As it happens I had thought of that as I watched a YouTube video where a guy had put a really small black screen on his tiger which just about covered the clocks so that's another option but I'm hoping that I can sort a screen out that will offer some protection from the wet stuff and the MRA vario or the large Puig screen are favourites at the moment and luckily I live very near Pyramid plastics who sell the puig so I may at least be able to have a look to see how it looks against the bike, I'm in no rush I'll just have to make sure that I never forget my earplugs :).... thanks a lot for your input
     
  15. roadrider

    roadrider First Class Member
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    Noise/buffeting seems to be a problem with most bikes with a screen.
    After riding nakeds for the last few years I found the noise from the screen on my GS a bit unsettling,getting used to it now though.
    You'd think with modern technology they'd be able to make a quiet screen :confused:
     
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  16. Tiglet

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    Got a Madstad screen on my 800 xc, ride at 70 mph with visor up no problems.

    Yes it's pig ugly, but with being to old to be a poser who gives a fook. That's an age thing for you :p
     
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  17. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    The adventure one doesn't look too bad but they ain't cheap ;)
     
  18. Tiglet

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    No they're not cheap,,,,,,,, but as wifey tells me, the good things in life aren't :rolleyes:

    Got mine second hand off the Tiger 800 forum a couple of years ago :)
     
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  19. Rich Bryce

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    Going to try that. The wind buffeting with the standard screen is really annoying.
     
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  20. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    I watched a video where a guy put a really small power bronze screen on that just basically covered the clocks so that could be an option, I was out today and mine has the adjustable Triumph screen (it adjusts the volume from loud to too bloody loud) I still fancy one of the MRA screens but just not too sure which one yet :)
     
  21. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    I tried putting spacers under the screen today but can't say it made any noticeable difference so it's looking like the MRA touring screen is the next thing to try and by all accounts they're pretty decent......fingers crossed.
     
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