Windscreen advice for an '07 DR650SE...


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  • Quehele

Posted July 12, 2007 - 08:43 AM

#1

Good morning. I need an opinion of what brand of windscreen works best on our bikes. I've seen two versions on the net so far:

Parabellum: Nice looking unit - 10% smoked or clear - no drill mounting - $209.00

Cee Bailey: Ok looking unit - various colors - drilled mount to number plate - $85.00

Any other opinions? What's worked for you...

Thanks.

Jim

  • bluetiger

Posted July 12, 2007 - 09:05 AM

#2

Small Givi. Cost about $50 on eBay, took 1/2 hour to mount, and can dis-mount or re-mount in 1 minute. Gives good wind deflection for upper torso with only a little buffeting on the highway in traffic. In smooth air, there is no buffeting.

  • exboomer

Posted July 12, 2007 - 10:52 AM

#3

I am looking at the MRA Roadshield from Twisted Throttle. It costs $75

  • sbk650

Posted July 12, 2007 - 11:21 AM

#4

I have the Parabellum - easy mount & dismount plus doesn't interfere with the dash area/cable routing - fits perfectly and gives a well protected ride with no buffeting for me (6'1") - I got the taller unit. First rate quality

  • Bullitt1967

Posted July 12, 2007 - 11:23 AM

#5

I installed a Cee Bailey winshield, works quite well for keeping windblast of my chest and does not impend my vision in any way

  • Bikesmark

Posted July 12, 2007 - 11:54 AM

#6

Parabellum for me. Nice,thick,optically great shield that is solid as it can be. I thought I'd be pulling it off for riding on trails but it hasn't been a problem. I can ride comfortably without ear plugs now.

  • Quehele

Posted July 12, 2007 - 01:05 PM

#7

Good morning. I need an opinion of what brand of windscreen works best on our bikes. I've seen two versions on the net so far:

Parabellum: Nice looking unit - 10% smoked or clear - no drill mounting - $209.00

Cee Bailey: Ok looking unit - various colors - drilled mount to number plate - $85.00

Any other opinions? What's worked for you...

Thanks.

Jim

I figured the heck with it...it's only money, right?

I just ordered two Parabellums. One 25" (for me...I'm 6'3") and one 23" (for my wife...5'8"). I researched the entire DR650 thread and couldn't find a solid reason NOT to buy them. Of course I do have to buy two of everything. That kinda' sucks...but oh well.

Thanks for all the help guys.

  • sharpblade

Posted July 12, 2007 - 01:09 PM

#8

You made the right decision:applause:

  • bigboy292000

Posted July 12, 2007 - 01:27 PM

#9

Small Givi. Cost about $50 on eBay, took 1/2 hour to mount, and can dis-mount or re-mount in 1 minute. Gives good wind deflection for upper torso with only a little buffeting on the highway in traffic. In smooth air, there is no buffeting.


Link please? Picture? :thumbsup:

  • hooker_47

Posted July 12, 2007 - 01:31 PM

#10

Jim,

I have just finished designing a DR650 specific windscreen.

http://www.turbocity...products_id=653


Its priced middle of the road at $159.95 and works very well.

Let me know what you think. Tom


I just followed a link to your website and saw the windscreen you designed. I must say that I think it is very good! Very solid looking, like it would take a lot of abuse, and it mounts around the number plate, so no drilling or anything else required. I also like the idea of just removing the windscreen, but being able to leave the mounts permanently attached. I will be putting in an order for one of your windscreens, as soon as my bank account recovers from the last spending spree.

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  • mxrob

Posted July 12, 2007 - 01:36 PM

#11

Link please? Picture? :thumbsup:


http://www.parabellu...t_ID=44&CATID=4

  • bigboy292000

Posted July 12, 2007 - 02:48 PM

#12

Thanks mx_rob,

I was more interested to see which Givi might fit. I like them as they are smaller. They have a bunch and not sure which one might fit:

http://www.giviusa.c...cat=362&lang=en

  • Quehele

Posted July 13, 2007 - 08:03 AM

#13

Jim,

I have just finished designing a DR650 specific windscreen.

http://www.turbocity...products_id=653


Its priced middle of the road at $159.95 and works very well.

Let me know what you think. Tom

Hello Tom. The windscreen looks nice. I've already ordered the Parabellums...they should be here in a few days. I'll check them out and if they don't work like they've been advertised I'll check yours out.

Nice rack selection by the way. I think I'm interested in the Borrego Rack. I think it'll work nicely for the riding we do.

I'll be in touch on the outside. Thanks for your help.

Jim

  • drnorth

Posted July 13, 2007 - 09:43 AM

#14

Nice work Tom!
Your DR Adventure Touring windscreen looks like exactly what I've been after: smaller than the Parabellum (which someone described as looking like a surfboard--must be from California); mounts without drilling into the headlight shroud/number plate (Cee Bailey); mounts solidly on its own supports; screen can be removed quickly and easily; mounts without handlebar clamps (taking up valuable real estate there); and slots in between the Cee Bailey and the Parabellum pricewise.
I just ordered one!
I have the Spitfire now. It is adequate for short trips and removes easily, but I've been looking for something a bit larger (more protection) and more solid.
Will report back on shipping time, fitment and performance.
Ride safely,
Phil

  • Marooned_in_Kansas

Posted July 13, 2007 - 02:11 PM

#15

Slipstreamer makes the Spitfire http://www.slipstrea...port/sport.html which mounts to the handlebars, does not vibrate, and comes off in a snap (I'd recommend screws instead of the stock plastic wing nuts). I've used one for years and love it (and it doesn't even look bad!)

Lisa :thumbsup:

  • bugtussle

Posted July 13, 2007 - 05:19 PM

#16

Jim,

I have just finished designing a DR650 specific windscreen.

http://www.turbocity...products_id=653


Its priced middle of the road at $159.95 and works very well.

Let me know what you think. Tom

Very nice job on the windshield and racks. Im looking forward to a few reviews on the windshield to see how its dealing with the wind(buffeting). If reports are good I will buy one.

  • buggs

Posted July 13, 2007 - 09:01 PM

#17

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The MRA from Twisted Throttle:
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/

It works great, takes out all the wind off my chest, it attaches to the bar and most important it looks good. It is small enough to leave for trail riding. :thumbsup:

  • mxrob

Posted July 13, 2007 - 09:23 PM

#18

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The MRA from Twisted Throttle:
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/

It works great, takes out all the wind off my chest, it attaches to the bar and most important it looks good. It is small enough to leave for trail riding. :thumbsup:


It does look good. :thumbsup: How does it feel at speed? Any problems with cross winds being attached to the bars?
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  • mdwilli

Posted July 13, 2007 - 09:31 PM

#19

National Cycle Deflector DX

http://www.nationalc...torScreens.html

  • buggs

Posted July 14, 2007 - 07:06 PM

#20

At speed is when it makes a difference as stated above, at slow speeds you don't need a screen.
Never experienced cross winds. I love my screen, one of the best additions I made, I get a lot of compliments, well the bike does :thumbsup:

It does look good. :thumbsup: How does it feel at speed? Any problems with cross winds being attached to the bars?
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