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 Post subject: Re: DIY MRA X-Creen Project
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:30 am 
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I have the rubber edge deflectors on mine and it works pretty well at keeping the wind off. I'm 6'1" and stick up a bit. Here is some info on the product. http://www.motorcycle.com/products/saen ... -3529.html


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 Post subject: Re: DIY MRA X-Creen Project
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:29 am 
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Genius! I had not seen that or even thought of it.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY MRA X-Creen Project
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:38 pm 
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Rode a little ways today with the X-Creen - I did the small one - it definitely makes a difference.

Cuts the wind noise down to a tolerable level although I will prob still use the DIY ear plugs.

I really like the fact that it is still well below my field of view - I am looking over all the plexiglass and not through it.

But just in case I think I'll stay with the "clamp" install for awhile in case I get a wild hair and order the large screen.

Waiting on the large screen report from Wulf........

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 Post subject: Re: DIY MRA X-Creen Project
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:20 am 
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The touring screen spoiler now in the post( I got paid yesterday so spent it at once!)
Now I need to stop though I may be forced to get a battery tender. As the PC lives outside under an Oxford stormtex cover there may be a chance to use a solar powered one( cunning clear vinyl pocket on bike cover to accommodate one) as getting mains power to bike will be tricky.
Anyone have any experience with a solar powered tender? I have read many mixed reviews on the web.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY MRA X-Creen Project
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:21 pm 
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Have now fitted the " wide screen " MRA option.
I have to say it doesn't look that much bigger than your little one.
I have only tried it with the clamps and only in s couple of different positions and haven't yet managed to notice any decrease in wind noise but there is less buffeting at speed.
I think it is going to take a little tuning to find the right position.
Nice piece of kit znd good design though!


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 Post subject: Re: DIY MRA X-Creen Project
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:35 am 
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You sound like me - Its very hard to assess because you cannot do an immediate A/B comparison.
Also making changes requires stopping and doing some considerable fiddling - That durn thang was expensive - don't wanna break it!

Time will help.....

I bet these new bikes with electrically adjustable shields are nice.........

And more thing Wulf....... PICTURES!

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 Post subject: Re: DIY MRA X-Creen Project
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:25 pm 
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Now seem to have got the position that works for me
Unfortunately it has me looking through the screen most of the time- I can sit up high and look over it.
However the good news is Quiet and no buffeting at 70+ mph on motorway. Hurray.
Will wait to see what it does for the pillion in the summertime.
Now have to try and fit a passenger seat rest- I have the rest , brackets and bolts essentially for the cost of postage and import duty care of Jerry Lopian on the ipcrc site.
I have no idea how to fit it though so will be scouring the archives to see if I can work out how.
Still riding most days and not too cold yet so still making my mind up on what solar tender to buy and fit
Can you remind me who's LED driving lights you fitted?
Finally I will try and include a picture with my next post.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY MRA X-Creen Project
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I am trying to copy an image to hear from Flikr using my Iphone bot it is not working. Ill send you a message directly I've figured it out!!


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 Post subject: Re: DIY MRA X-Creen Project
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I just signed up to photobucket. Hope one of these works.


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