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Author Topic: Which windscreen is OK?  (Read 8117 times)

Lecram

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Which windscreen is OK?
« on: May 20, 2015, 09:35:34 PM »

I am searching for a windscreen for my 2015 DS. Zero has some windscreens in their shop, but there are also other universal screens that should fit.
What windscreen do you have and are you happy with this? Does this windscreen reduce energy consumption as well?
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Re: Which windscreen is OK?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2015, 07:07:57 AM »

« Last Edit: May 21, 2015, 09:49:56 AM by firepower »
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Re: Which windscreen is OK?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2015, 01:11:25 PM »

Thanks!

I just bought this one for the DS, from MRA:
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Re: Which windscreen is OK?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2015, 08:00:00 PM »

I have the original one from Zero I think its a little small if you're looking for good wind protection. It does take the wind off you chest but it still hits your shoulders. I still get a lot of wind noise coming off my helmet. I was hoping for more coverage.
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Erasmo

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Re: Which windscreen is OK?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2015, 05:13:06 PM »

I have the original one from Zero I think its a little small if you're looking for good wind protection. It does take the wind off you chest but it still hits your shoulders. I still get a lot of wind noise coming off my helmet. I was hoping for more coverage.
Did it came with the bike or did you purchase it afterwards? If the latter, did you see a significant improvement on your range?
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Re: Which windscreen is OK?
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2015, 04:16:22 AM »

I have the Puig Universal, and while it does take the wind off your chest, I'm not sure it has altered the range at all.
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Re: Which windscreen is OK?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2015, 08:46:32 AM »

My ride is around a 40 miles round trip commute mainly highway. Im usually traveling 70-75mph. After getting home I usually had 52-55 miles left. After purchase of the shield Im getting 56-59  miles. My main reason for buying the shield was to get the wind off my chest. I came from a 650 scooter with full fairings and an extra large Givi shield so I had little wind on me. Im currently looking for an aftermarket larger universal windshield to cover more of my shoulders now
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Re: Which windscreen is OK?
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2015, 04:53:26 PM »

Can you post photos of your screens installed please.
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Re: Which windscreen is OK?
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2015, 10:32:49 AM »

Heres a couple of pics




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Erasmo

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Re: Which windscreen is OK?
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2015, 01:13:12 PM »

Despite being a universal shield it looks quite good.

My ride is around a 40 miles round trip commute mainly highway. Im usually traveling 70-75mph. After getting home I usually had 52-55 miles left. After purchase of the shield Im getting 56-59  miles. My main reason for buying the shield was to get the wind off my chest. I came from a 650 scooter with full fairings and an extra large Givi shield so I had little wind on me. Im currently looking for an aftermarket larger universal windshield to cover more of my shoulders now
That's a noticeable difference. I get why you want a bigger wind shield, currently I'm driving a BMW K75RT and it is just a bliss not to be blasted away at speeds above 120 km/h.
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Re: Which windscreen is OK?
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2015, 08:05:55 PM »

My windshield is the stock one ordered from Zero. I agree it does look nice. Most Universal screens attach to the bars but this one uses 2 of the 4 allen bolts used to hold the handle bar in place.
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Re: Which windscreen is OK?
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2015, 12:47:40 AM »

Today I received my MRA windscreen. I did a testdrive and it works great. Depending on the position of the small screen, the wind is making more or less noise around the head. But it keeps the wind from chest and shoulders. Even at topspeed it's pretty (relatively) comfortable and I find it isn't looking too bad.









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Re: Which windscreen is OK?
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2015, 12:23:37 AM »

Here is mine from MRA style ST, it works and looks clean on my ZERO DS MY15.

https://goo.gl/photos/UAxCkZNJvDNDonuP6
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Re: Which windscreen is OK?
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2015, 07:27:36 AM »

I'm trying to "winterize" my 2013 DS so I can commute in the rain all winter (about 50 km of highway each way), and I'm looking for as big a windshield as possible that will cover as much as possible.  Any ideas of what would fit?

Other threads I've been keeping an eye on:

Thanks
« Last Edit: October 27, 2015, 10:57:19 AM by Patrick Truchon »
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Re: Which windscreen is OK?
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2015, 07:16:49 PM »

I have the original one from Zero I think its a little small if you're looking for good wind protection. It does take the wind off you chest but it still hits your shoulders. I still get a lot of wind noise coming off my helmet. I was hoping for more coverage.

I have found exactly the same thing with Zero's commuter screen on my 2015 SR
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