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 Post subject: DIY MRA X-Creen Project
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:39 pm 
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Brief Intro:

I really like the short (stock) windshield on my 89 but not too keen on the wind noise.
Been looking at the MRA X-Creens but not sure - hence the DIY project.

I had a large sheet of lexan left over from a previous project. I drew out the shape and
covered it with 3M Blue Painters Tape. Then I very carefully and slowly cut it out with a jig saw.

Then I set on an upside down skillet and heated it to 315 degrees.
The Lexan hung over 2 or 3 inches on each side and ended up like this:

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Yeah - The skillet logo branded into the center - This a prototype ya know........

Now to fabricate some kinda blocks outta wood or rubber and clamp her into place -
try to find the right angle to cut down on the wind noise but still be able to see over it all.......

If it dont come loose & fly off knocking me stupid(er) I'll post the results.......

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 Post subject: Re: DIY MRA X-Creen Project
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Now you're cookin' ! - Oh Lex-anna oh don't you cry for me. - How can we work "LodgePot" into the product discription ? LodgePot-atoe


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 Post subject: Re: DIY MRA X-Creen Project
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When I was a kid I always thought mama was sayin' "Hog-Rotten" Potatoes!

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 Post subject: Re: DIY MRA X-Creen Project
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And you ate them anyway? ewwwwwwwwwwwwww

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 Post subject: Re: DIY MRA X-Creen Project
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:59 pm 
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Well - I got lazy and broke down and ordered the real thing............

Could not find a source for the adjustable-stand-off-thing-a-ma-jigs.

Will review after install and test ride

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 Post subject: Re: DIY MRA X-Creen Project
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Me know how it goes- I have used up all this months pay check on backrest, Oxford stormtex bike cover and insurance. Next month I have picked out a sidestand puck ( with telescopic handle!) and the MRAScreen as my essential buys!


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 Post subject: Re: DIY MRA X-Creen Project
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Will do. Ooooooo.... send us a link to the Telescopic Puck! I don't think I can live without that!

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 Post subject: Re: DIY MRA X-Creen Project
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The link to the kickstand puck- I'm sure you could make your own- radio ariel and aluminium plate- but I love the idea
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h_ED-FiG7V ... _ED-FiG7V8


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 Post subject: Re: DIY MRA X-Creen Project
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I know a bent tin can and piece of string works too- doesn't appeal to me as much though and I will often be parking on gravel and/ or grass near work when car park full. Also it rains here in the Northwest UK right through the year ( except bizarrely this year when we had a fantastic summer!) so the grass gets soft and soggy underfoot.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY MRA X-Creen Project
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Phase I of the MRA X-Creen install complete:
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Used the clamps to make sure this thing is gonna work - once I'm convinced I will do the perm install. Only rode a short bit tonight - 32 degrees! - was testing heated grips and like to froze! (see other thread)

I think its gonna work fine. Adjustment is a little tricky. Not quite as easy as it appears on the pics and videos. Works well but the fittings are tight. That is probably a good thing. And once its set I assume I'll leave it alone.

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Like I said it was freezing cold so a full report will have to come after a real ride - but it seemed to work. I chose the small X-Creen - moving my head to either side I could feel the wind difference. Also I did not have my ear plugs in and the wind noise seemed more tolerable.

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