To Screen Or Not To Screen

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  1. Cupoftea

    Cupoftea Senior Member
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    I like the look of the dart fairing screen but something tells me that it does look more traditional without.
    So here's the question, which would you use, with or without?

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  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf GrrrR3Rrrr
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    Without :cool:
     
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  3. Englishbandit

    Englishbandit Active Member

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    With screen ,will make a big difference to how the bike rides for the better when doing anything over 50 mph
     
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  4. freck

    freck Noble Member
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    I’ve got a Dart screen on my Beemer and don’t really notice much difference with it to be honest.
    One good thing with it on though, is that it keeps bugs off the back of the clocks. :p
     
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  5. Englishbandit

    Englishbandit Active Member

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    I have a small screen on my fz1n without it the front go's really light at anything over 80mph with it on sticks to the floor. and its as small as the one in the photo.
     
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  6. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    Without, no doubts at all. If you want your bike to look the real deal classic. It's also quieter.

    However, with a Dart screen you'll travel in relative comfort and 20 mph higher cruising speeds.

    As it only takes minutes to install or remove, why not have one and use it when you're going longer distances ??
     
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  7. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    The bike looks a lot better without it fitted. But I know a small screen can make a big difference to the wind blast at higher speeds.

    As thebiglad said. Why not buy one & only fit it when it'll be beneficial?
     
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  8. SleepyOwl

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    Definitely without but just attach for the longer high speed runs
     
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  9. Cornelii

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    Firstly, without looks so much better in my opinion...

    However, I have to be realistic as I'm now doing 130 miles a day commute. My Bonnie came with a small smoke coloured screen which was useless. I've since replaced it with a Triumph Touring screen (which although larger, looks far better as it's not smoked). The Triumph screen is also quick detachable so I can use the bike fully naked.

    As a side note:
    the touring screen, although better in practicality, still wasn't perfect as it directed all the wind noise into the helmet, (I'm 6') so I added an X-Creen on top (no longer looks as good, but it's practical, and I can still remove the full screen in seconds for posing)
     
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  10. Cornelii

    Cornelii Member

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    These are the best pictures I've got.
    One with the small smoked screen, and one with the clear touring screen.

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  11. Englishbandit

    Englishbandit Active Member

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    Nice bike
     
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  12. Englishbandit

    Englishbandit Active Member

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    Nice bike
     
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  13. SteveMcQueen

    SteveMcQueen New Member

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    Personally I like a small screen and so I use the oem 'clear' summer screen. It takes nothing away from the simplicity of the bike and adds so much. In the winter I use the oem regular screen which is only a few cm's taller but every inch helps, right! ;) It's important for me to have it in clear as black or tinted can and does change the overall appearance of the bike (which is fine if that's your intent) but I personally like to see the clocks.

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  14. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member
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    Without :D
     
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  15. Repooh

    Repooh Sometimes, Later Becomes Never.....
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    I put a Triumph summer screen on my Street Twin, noisy, moved the wind into my face, sold it bought a Puig mini touring screen twice the size, works much better but looks like arse. Fits onto the headlight mount so quickly on and off, only use it when I know I'll be on motorways for a long stint
     
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  16. Flashp

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    I have a Triumph one on my Thruxton and to be honest it causes more turbulence. It does protect the clocks, which is what I keep telling myself. Before I fitted it it was a nice smooth airflow.
     
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  17. Captainjm

    Captainjm New Member

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    Have used Thruxton R screen for a while and in my opinion it made no difference and the Speed Twin looks better without. I’ll be taking it off
     
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  18. Cupoftea

    Cupoftea Senior Member
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    Do like the Bonnie without but did notice a little more turbulence. Still it is off for the summer.
     
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  19. David Simpson

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    Got the Triumph plus MRA X Screen, works great at all speeds

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  20. Cornelii

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    I agree, the MRA attachment style screens are really good and have a full range of adjustments so should suit most people and bikes.
     
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