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post #1 of 15 Old 03-20-2013, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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KLR Dash Riser Modification

This is the best thing yet I've found to work for me... I was using the fixed riser before with ZG double bubble with an extender for the freeway (velcro on piece), then switched to a Kawi extended height but this is much better.

For offroad you can just slide it in the slots to lose 2.5" or so off the height. Works great.

Now I'm happy with it I guess I can move on all the other parts I bought trying to find an acceptable solution!





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post #2 of 15 Old 03-22-2013, 09:05 AM
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You make that yourself??

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The black bit is a KLR Dash riser. The Aluminum plates I made...
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That is slick.




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I was hoping you made that whole deal so I could get it to go with the headlight protector I got from you

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If you buy the KLRDash riser from them and source some Nylon spacers and bolts yourself you might be able to twist my arm to make the Aluminium plates for you

I guess I could look and see if my local shop has similar spacers for you too....

Www.klrdash.com is the site I think. Screen is a zero gravity double bubble. The screen below it is a stock one with top cut off to follow the profile of the gauges.

Much cheaper than a Madstad setup.
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post #7 of 15 Old 03-27-2013, 08:01 PM
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I'm REALLY interested in this as I just spent some money to buy a piece of Lexan off of Amazon to make my own windshield. None of the ones currently offered seem like they would take the wind over the top of your head except the Madstad, and it's expensive! Right now with my stock windshield, the wind hits me under the helmet and makes horrible wind noise.

Can you comment on where the wind hits you now while driving at 70-75mph? (bottom of helmet, middle, top, or goes right over your head)

Also how did this affect wind noise?

All comments I'm seeing about the Madstad say the wind is virtually eliminated as if you're in some kind of protected bubble.
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This is the only setup I've had where it takes it over the top of my head similar to what people describe with the Maadstad.

All my other setups including this one with the Kawasaki "tall" shield fitted hit the top of my helmet & caused buffeting.

The Kawi tall shield may work with this setup if the angle was increased further with a wider aluminium plate but the ZG double Bubble seems to generate really clean air to me & I can still see easily over the top of it.

On mark two I might be inclined to give myself 1/4" more travel in the slots for when I ride with my Airhawk in place....

I use a Sargent Low saddle & I'm 5'8" if that helps.
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post #9 of 15 Old 03-23-2014, 08:32 PM
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Very nice craftsmanship!

Would you mind posting a photo of the windshield in the down position?

You know people are going to start coming to you for orders
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Unfortunately I don't have one to hand in the down position.
Mark 2 if I ever get around to cutting it will have the slots reversed so that the Aluminum bracket slides with the shield.

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