Windscreens!

I didn’t go for a ride yesterday as the weather was craptastic.  Instead, I’ll regale you with fascinating photos of my new-to-me windscreen.

I had the incredible foresight to buy a used motorcycle from someone who fabricates and sells windscreens.  Mike doesn’t do a lot of work anymore for various reasons (though his website still says you can email him for a Ninjette or Versys screen), but fortunately he still had some Ninjette screens in his workshop that he was willing to send me.

I knew I wanted something a little bigger for the interstate but I didn’t want a humongous touring screen yet.  Mike did actually send me a humongous screen as well, but I haven’t installed it.

Instead, I installed the “goldilocks” screen:  not too big, not too small!  Here it is with the screen that Mike included with the bike (the new one is the bigger one):

Old and new profiles:

 

And old vs new from the front:

 

It doesn’t look like a huge difference, but it’s enough to make interstate riding a lot more comfortable.  When I rode the 70ish miles home on the freeway a couple of weeks ago, I barely noticed the wind at all.  If I wind up ever doing cross country on this bike, I might try swapping on the humongous windscreen, but I think this one will do nicely for up to a couple of hundred miles a day.

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2 Responses to Windscreens!

  1. Colleen says:

    I can’t imagine putting anything bigger on that. It’d be like flying a spinaker at that point! =0

  2. Roger says:

    New buffet buster looks like the real deal; you’ll be able to listen to books on tape. Contemplating a Ninja 300. I think you did some risor to bring up (and back?) your Ninjette. If yes, does that let you sit more upright (aka XT225ish)? Do you think the bracket business your friend fabricated for your Givi would work on the 300? If so, how do I find your old photos of that set-up?

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