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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-21-2005, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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Windscreens??

When I am cruising at freeway speeds I am getting alot of wind buffering off my helmet. Will an aftermarket windscreen deflect the air differently to help this? If so are there any suggestions of a good choice? I am riding a CBR f-2.
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I would suggest the same thing... but consider this...you are always going to have a buffer zone where you're going to pick up the air stream coming off your speedscreen. A new speedscreeen is just going to change where that air stream is at...




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I would suggest the same thing... but consider this...you are always going to have a buffer zone where you're going to pick up the air stream coming off your speedscreen. A new speedscreeen is just going to change where that air stream is at...
And if you change it to a place higher than your helmet?

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I had the same problem with my 998.
The factory screen put the air under my chin.
The new screen is about 2 inches taller and puts the air on top or above my helmet.
I thought the Italians where about the same size as us.
Not like little Orientals.

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Thanks guys thats what I was hoping. Has anyone used the Zero Gravity screen? What I am looking for is not feel like the wind is pulling my helmet off my head.
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Just get a bubble windscreen. Don't know about Zero Gravity. I guarantee you'll like the difference with the bubble. The tinted ones aren't bad during the day too. At night you aren't gonna see much though. IMO I don't like going so fast I have to tuck my dome under the screen at night anyway.
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Thanks guys thats what I was hoping. Has anyone used the Zero Gravity screen? What I am looking for is not feel like the wind is pulling my helmet off my head.

I have the zero grav... Its nice, not as thick as stock but real nice. Uses stock mounting hardware. The wind definitely is higher up.. Much more of an air bubble to get into.

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And to think I thought they were just for some wierd looks!




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I got the Zero Gravity sport touring shield on my CBR. It is 4 inches taller than stock, but looks almost the same. I also raised my bars, so the wind hits at the middle of my helmet. But I can slouch some on the highway and it works great. The Zero is very high quality.
I tried to put my CBR here, but didn't know how. Click my gallery picture of the red/white CBR. The stock screen only came up to the top of the mirrors.

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Zero Gravity or Speed Screen
Both are good!
Harder then stock so it will brake & scratch in a fall vs. just scratch.

Chances are your are worried about more than a $50 screen if the damage is that bad.

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Man o man...Jeeps just had to pop your double bublle with that comment didn't he...




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Man o man...Jeeps just had to pop your double bublle with that comment didn't he...
I was trying to think of a bad point for it.
That's all there is as long as you don't mind the look.

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Yeah I was never one for the look...but if there is some other advantage then I guess I can understand!!




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Some cant get over the look.
Some bikes you wouldn't even notice if you didn't know better.
Some bikes such as my 998, desperately need it and look is secondary.
I actually like the look of a tall screen on the 998.

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Yeah...very true.... but I'll test out that effect on the 998 if you still have it... just to verify and all!!




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The Zero Gravity double bubble windscreen is what you are going to be happiest with. They are fairly inexpensive, and depending on your bike year and model, they come in various shades (clear, light smoke, dark smoke, etc.).
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And you forgot to mention that Speedwerks carry's them all! Right?




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And you forgot to mention that Speedwerks carry's them all! Right?
Yes, we do have those and would be more than happy to help out. We try our best not to promote ourselves in situations such as these. We prefer good word of mouth from other customers to steer people in our direction.
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helmet too

I dont have a wind screen at all and i find the helmet choice plays a bigger role than you think. I have two, one round and one with fins. The one with fins wont throw my head around much at all, while the round one isnt any fun at high speeds. Also the finned one has an air gate under the chin and never gets that lifting feeling. So your prob may be a combination of where the wind is hitting you and helmet aerodynamics.
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