OEM Fly Screen

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  1. Apr 1, 2008 #21

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    It is sticky, you spray down the surface with a soapy water mix and then you can somewhat slide/move it around, and once it dries, it should stick. One of my biggest concerns is it coming off or peeling with high speeds. I agree that painting it is the way to go, but you also have to remember that most of the screens have some tint to them, so colors may look a little different. I also wanted something that could be removeable and maybe even transparant for the future. The stripes also allow for a little more room to work out the air bubbles. I didn't do the best job, but I would think having 1 piece would make it that much harder.

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  2. Apr 2, 2008 #22

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    I like the look and design, although I think I would colour in the clear areas too with a different colour.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2008 #23

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    Well, I've had it for several weeks now. There is a somewhat noticeable difference on where the wind hits you. It is off the lower section. I don't know if it's more on the helmet or I'm feeling iot more because I don't feel it on the lower section. Don't care though... it looks great. You may remember, I broke the blinker assembly bracket because of the angle that the windshield goes on. I bought another bracket, took off the windshield and adjusted the brackets, installed the new signal assembly bracket, installed the readjusted windshield brackets and promptly cracked the new blinker assembly bracket :bang head:. That's all right, I'm on my third attempt to get the new water pump assembly on the bike without it leaking :real mad:. I can honestly tell you I'm not wired to be a mechanic.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2008 #24

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    Apparently you don't know your own strength!
    Sorry to hear about your luck John.
    Try more beer and less roids. :confused2:
    j/k
     
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    Which bracket do you keep breaking? The one that the blinkers attach to? Wow, you must be extremly strong or something. I tend to tighten the crap out of things too, but breaking that bracket has to be very difficult.
    As for the water pump cover...get some Permatex Hi-Temp Black gasket maker and put a VERY thin, a "film" amount of it on both sides of the new gasket. Also make sure you've removed any old gasket material from the cover and the engine block.
    If it's the "O" ring you're referring to, you need a new one although a bit of the same gasket maker would work too.
     
  6. Apr 18, 2008 #26

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    vmaxman99,
    It's the blinker bracket. I had to bend the fly screen brackets in order to get thtem to fit better. It worked biut I still put a little crack in the blinker bracket. It's hairline, so I'm gonna leave it alone. On the waterpump, yep, I ordered a new gasket and gonna' take it apart this weekend and start all over again. I have the permate you're talking about and that took care of the leak the second time around. Now it's leaking around the o-ring. Got a new one of the those also, so the third time should be a charm for me. Mayeb??:confused2:
     
  7. Jul 17, 2008 #27

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    Just ordered the OEM Yamaha windshield. We'll see how it works.
     
  8. Jul 23, 2008 #28

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    can someone confirm if that is the right part?

    WIND SCREEN


    cuz it doesn't look tinted to me :(

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    The picture doesn't look tinted. But I believe when you order it it will have a smoke tint!
    Before ordering it you might want to ask is they have a clear or tinted listed.
     
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    THanx..

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    I cracked that same bracket when I put mine on, it is easy to do. But just a hairline so I left is alone as well and it is fine, and not even noticable unless you are inspecting the damn thing, which I did right after installing cause I wanted to check it out from all angles.
     
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    Just received my Yamaha screen. If I can ever get the bike running again, maybe I'll get to try it out... but it looks great...
     
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    I got mine last week and I really like it, small tinted and works great on the hwy!

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  14. Oct 23, 2008 #34

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    There was a cracked fly screen on the wrecked 85 i just got, but since the metal parts were perfect, I thought I would try making a new screen out of plexiglass. I used a grill tank and a small heater to heat up the plexiglass. You have to basically heat the whole sheet fairly evenly and you will feel it start to bend and flex as you are doing it. Once the whole sheet is pretty "bendy" (technical term) I used the aluminum bracket as a form and basically wrapped the plexiglass inside it and let it cool. I cut it out using a dremel and still need to sand the edges a little more. I made this one a little lower than the stock screen, but this was more for a test than anything else. I know that after you heat up plexiglass it becomes a lot more brittle, so I'm not sure how well this will hold up. I also used a thinner sheet than the stock thickness.

    As you can see from the pictures, it isn't perfect, but I just wanted to see if it could be done.... it appears it can. If anyone wants me to try and make them a clear screen, let me know. I have some plexiglass left and I can see what happens. This may be a good option for someone that wants a colored one without ruining their stock screen.

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    nicely done man! Looks good. Does it work well once you are at speeds?

    I would be interested if i had a bracket!!!

    Still looking around for a used one perhaps.. may have to order one from a stealership....
     
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    Looks good jeff, I had bought a piece of plexy probably 15 years ago to do something similar for my old seca turbo but never got around to it. Looks good. The factory screen is tinted already though not a different color like you might be suggesting. I bet a friend locally would take one in red!

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    I think I even have a few spare brackets that could use new lenses.

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    SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!
    I posted the wrong pics!!!!

    I have replaced them with my new clear plexiglass screen...

    Now you guys might not be that impressed

    Please go back and look at the new pics.
     
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    It would still be pretty easy to paint, which i think i would do.

    hey sean, do you have any spare brackets that you'd be willing to part with ($$)?


    i may be interested in one if so...

    done any tests at highway + speeds?
     
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    I've got a few brackets that I have used for chroming purposes. I imagine I can scare up a spare setup for you. I am undergoing a shop re-orginization so holler at me in a direct email in a few weeks so I can maybe actually find one.

    one2dmax@aol.com

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