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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
More than anything I'm starting this thread to record what all I have done and how I've done things to the bike for future reference, but you are more than welcome to comment, question, etc etc.

The bike is bone stock but I've decided to come up with my own flyscreen because I don't like the looks of anything currently on the market. I had a stock screen for an '09 Versys laying around so I decided to mock it up and see what it would look like. I like the looks of it and I've gonna fab up some brackets, then paint it up like a number plate on a dirt bike. (probably number 9, can you guess why?)

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Got the brackets made and tried out my screen tonight.

Mocking up with cardstock

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Cutting the brackets with pneumatic snippers



After drilling the holes, bending them in the vice

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Mounted

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Went for a test ride and it was very serendipitous that the screen was on there since I took out some kind of prehistoric creature that would have been plastered all over my gauge had the screen not been installed.

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Intersects nicely with the headlight housing as well

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Performance wise it's noisier now but at 100mph I don't feel like I have to hang on for dear life now, minimal/no noticeable buffeting and greatly reduced chest pressure. I'm 6' 1" (I have the sitting height of a normal 6' 3" person though) and the wind hits me just below the helmet, which is perfect to me, keeps my helmet in the clean air. Very happy for something that hasn't cost me anything yet :cool:

Tomorrow I'm gonna take it apart and clean up the brackets for paint and go find some nice stainless hardware for the shield.
 

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Got my brackets all cleaned up and painted and got some nice stainless hardware for the whole setup

Knocked off all the sharp corners and edges and sanded, ready for paint

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Very happy so far, can't wait to paint the screen :cool:
 

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Added a USB charger (Thanks to Niner for the idea and info)

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Decided to go simple on this screen and just go with flat black since it's old and scarred up. Gonna get a number for it this week. Eventually I'll buy a new shield and paint it to match the bike.

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Got my new ram mount base in today so I can ditch that ugly bar clamp. Much sleeker now

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I'm wanting to see your moto with the number on there. You could do a white pin stripe / pin line around the border like the Ducatti

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I see some RC models in your garage...a man after my own heart.

I see fixed wings. You got heli's too?
Yeah I've done a bit of everything over the years. free flight, R/C planes, helis, cars, motorcycles :rolleyes:
Kind of out of it at the moment. Just got burned out you know
 
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Yeah I've done a bit of everything over the years. free flight, R/C planes, helis, cars, motorcycles :rolleyes:
Kind of out of it at the moment. Just got burned out you know
Understand the burn out. Been there a number of times...but just like a stray cat, it just keeps coming back.

A few pics of my new hanger in the retirement house.

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Understand the burn out. Been there a number of times...but just like a stray cat, it just keeps coming back.

A few pics of my new hanger in the retirement house.
Lol I just sold my 180cfx. First heli I could ever do a piro flip with in real life. I'd take some pictures of my hanger but it's a mess atm. Too many projects :p
 

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Finally did some things to the bike. Added some Powermadd handguards so I can use my thin gloves longer into fall, and replaced the front pumpkins with flush mounts. These signals are actually the Hotbodies signals for the 2012-2014 R1, mounted upside down. I made my own filler plate since the ones I had ordered were worthless (just flat pieces of plastic, barely any larger than the hole)

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I'll take some pictures in daylight tomorrow so you can see the handguards
 
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Here's the handguards I got, the yellow isn't an exact match but it's semi-close

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I like those hand guards... Where did you get them and what brand are they ? And mounting pics would be nice !
 

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I like those hand guards... Where did you get them and what brand are they ? And mounting pics would be nice !

Powermadd Star Series handguards. I ordered them through my work but pretty much any dealer should be able to get them if they get stuff from Parts Unlimited.

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I'll get some pictures tonight, it was tight for sure, especially on the right hand side.
 
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