Windscreen Reviews

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  1. Jul 12, 2019 #1

    FLA-Vmax

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    Hello everyone,

    I am currently buying luggage and parts to make my Vmax into somewhat of a "touring" bike. What I mean by "touring" is 2-4 hour sprints around Florida (with many fuel stops).

    The point of this post is to hopefully get some reviews you may have of the various windscreens. I feel the tall Puig windscreen may be the smartest idea considering the amount of time I expect to be on I-95. I am 6'2" and my back has some old injuries so keeping the wind off my chest would help me A LOT. Is the Puig windscreen effective and worth the money?


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    Fork-mount windscreens of any larger size can impart all-sorts of handling issues in strong winds. The 'flycatcher' windscreens offer some break from the wind on your torso, but not really much benefit for the head. Gustaffson Plastics offers a taller option for the stock windscreen, and they come not-drilled, so you can drill to fit your spacing. https://bikescreen.com/ They sell bits for drilling, get the size for the holes you need. They include instructions, follow-them.

    I have several larger screens I've acquired over the years, but never had a need to use one.

    Rifle makes several screens and fairings for our bikes. https://rifle.com/Motorcycle-Windsh...ories-for-2006-Yamaha-VMX12S-V-Max/B5081.aspx

    This is the Rifle which probably provides the most coverage:
    https://rifle.com/Motorcycle-Windshields/Classic/Yamaha/Rifle-Classic-Windshield-VMAX-1986-2007.aspx

    EMGO and Shoei (not sure if the Shoei is still available, I have 2 of them; the EMGO is a cheaper copy of the Shoei) have a 'batwing'-style which provides something none of the above do, hand coverage. I would not suggest triple digit speeds with one of these, they are fork-mount, and it's just not a good idea.

    Memphis Shades probably has something you can use. Here is one that may be adapted, but is not specific to the VMax. It is the 'batwing'-style, so more protection.
    https://www.denniskirk.com/memphis-shades/batwing-fairing-mem7011.p233136.prd/233136.sku
     
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    He has a Gen 2 I believe.

    I can't add much more then that, the only windscreen I ever had was the small boulevard and that doesn't do much just takes a little bit off your chest.
    The factory touring screen gets good reviews for effectiveness but bad reviews for looks.
    I've heard good things about the Puig but I don't think they were from someone your size.
    Hopefully someone here has some experience with it who can speak up.
     
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    Yes I have a Gen2. There is a nice Flyscreen on exactrep I may try first since it looks more appropriate for the bike.
    Also just stumbled across the Fan Override thread. Lifesaver in Florida! Thanks!
     

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