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stingray
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PostSubject: Screen or no Screen !!!!!   Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:05 am

  Hi guys, I'm thinking of adding a screen to my M & would like to hear your thoughts, I'm thinking of tinted & the one that attaches to the fork legs, its not overly tall but I know it will make a huge difference at speed, my problem is do I compromise looks for comfort or do I just not go for it   I'd really value your thoughts & opinions   



This is what I'm thinking of adding.
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PostSubject: Re: Screen or no Screen !!!!!   Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:56 am

go for it looks great  
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PostSubject: Re: Screen or no Screen !!!!!   Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:43 pm

Thats what one of our members had fitted, sorry cant think off the top of my head who it was. He thought it was great    Its surprising how small a screen needs to be to do a good job, go for it
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PostSubject: Re: Screen or no Screen !!!!!   Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:47 pm

Just found his  - Thread LINK -  it was Paul/sandancer
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PostSubject: Re: Screen or no Screen !!!!!   Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:33 pm

captain crash wrote:
Just found his  - Thread LINK -  it was Paul/sandancer

   Thanks for that Crash, a thumbs up me thinks, had a ride to Craven Arms today & took the M up to 95mph & I have to say its pretty dammed uncomfortable so a screen it is then   , will post when fitted & tested,    
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PostSubject: Re: Screen or no Screen !!!!!   Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:03 pm

Glad the screen worked so well but not a surprise. Paul had that screen on his M800 when we went to Normandy. He came from Newcastle - Normandy (France) & back to Newcastle & he had nothing but praise for his screen. They also look so bloody good, very fitting for the bikes look.  
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PostSubject: Re: Screen or no Screen !!!!!   Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:17 pm

think he went on to Holland from France lucky git  
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PostSubject: Re: Screen or no Screen !!!!!   Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:09 pm

Good screen! looks good and serves good purpose  
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PostSubject: Re: Screen or no Screen !!!!!   Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:28 pm

One of the best looking cruiser screens I've seen  
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PostSubject: Re: Screen or no Screen !!!!!   Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:38 pm

Looks good to me - and it will make a difference when riding at speed
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PostSubject: Re: Screen or no Screen !!!!!   Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:48 pm

Hi John,

That looks like a neat screen. I also like that it is fitted to the fork stanchions - should be nicely secured.    

I was leant a Givi screen that mounts on the headlight bolts when I first got my VX ..... & whilst it helped deflect some airflow I was not convinced it was well fixed ...... but in fairness I did not have any significant problems. (Probably me being sceptical) This was a temporary loan from one of my mates as he'd taken it off one of his previous bikes - but was due to get a Hornet 600, which I regarded that the Givi screen would be wanted for (I try not to over-stay my welcome when being the recipient of good will gestures). I'd rate it as reasonable VFM & it is at the cheaper end of the screen market. Being a smallish unit the benefits are limited & you will have to decide if the 'look' is right for a cruiser. (I prefer a bigger screen on a cruiser)

I then got an ERA screen (Second hand - but 'as new') with the separate adjustable air-foil blade.
I am pleased with how this works   , but it probably would look 'wrong' on a cruiser.  :what1: 
The VX is a 'traditional roadster' type bike.

ERA do make other screens without the separate blade & some of them would possibly be better on cruisers (The ERA range seems to cater for a wide range of bikes).

One thing I was uncertain of with the ERA screen was that it is handle bar mounted - on just two brackets/support rods, but there is good adjustability. You have to tighten the fasteners in the nylon/plastic fittings a few times (Probably as the brackets take up the shape of the handlebars - but it does stay in place at the expected range of speeds    (i.e. anything the VX is capable of .... no unkind comments please !  ... I can see an open goal there !   )
The nylon/plastic fittings for the handlebars are sized for 25mm bars with an adapter sleeve for conventional 22mm bars (As on the VX).  So I could endorse the ERA handle bar mounted screens if that helps anyone.

Cheers folks     Yam
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PostSubject: Re: Screen or no Screen !!!!!   Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:29 pm

It looks much better than the cowl they have fitted to your bike,personal view,could not understand Suzuki putting a cowl on headlight.The way the screen is built will give you good protection from wind.
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PostSubject: Re: Screen or no Screen !!!!!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:42 pm

fat intruder wrote:
go for it looks great  
Hi John, Just fitted one of these screens to my bike,, What a difference, Wow. expensive but in my opinion worth it.. I got the taller of the two screens available.
Bill
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PostSubject: Re: Screen or no Screen !!!!!   Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:30 pm

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fat intruder wrote:
go for it looks great  
Hi John, Just fitted one of these screens to my bike,, What a difference, Wow. expensive but in my opinion worth it.. I got the taller of the two screens available.
Bill

  Thanks for everyone's comments   , I'm defo getting one soon, I'll post results   
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PostSubject: Re: Screen or no Screen !!!!!   Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:47 am

Taken my screen off recently and I'm really enjoying riding without it at the moment. It's like riding a different bike !
Haven't done any serious high speed trips though having said that ... The novelty will probably wear off very quickly if / when I do !
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