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post #1 of 13 Old 01-26-2018, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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Touring Windscreens for KLR

Hello all;

I would like to ask other forum members who have put a taller screen on your bike about your experiences with your screens, and how you rate the screens.

I know this topic has been covered on this site, but I would like a local Australian Perspective. because I will have to go to a local supplier.

The Screens Produced by Eagle Screens look very good. Has anyone tried them

P.S. If anyone want to post photos of your bike with the taller screen I would love to see them!

Thanks KLRers

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post #2 of 13 Old 01-30-2018, 05:59 AM
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Dakar Baja lightly smoked.

Since no one down under has answered yet I threw that in.
It was $140 USD and they ship anywhere.
It's vertical and puts the wind blast towards the top of the helmet.
Stretch up a bit for full airflow, slouch on cold days. I did quite
a lot of research first to ensure no wobbles at speed and where the
wind would hit me.

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post #3 of 13 Old 01-30-2018, 10:50 AM
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Here's a pretty good You Tube video that someone made of their Dakar Baja windscreen.

Unfortunately for me, when it comes to KLR's, this company only makes them for Gen 2's (2008+).

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Thank you very much for the replies guys. That screen looks pretty good. I'll look into it.

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post #5 of 13 Old 01-31-2018, 06:15 PM
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Screens for a big dude

I'm a tall dude (6'7") and bought the KLR for distance riding - my neck is the main issue on the bike, so I've had a few screens in the process of finding one tall enough to keep the wind off my face.

I started with the givi smoke windscreen (can't link yet) which IMO looks crap off the bike but looks nice on it. Here's the bike with it on:

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I took that about 1200 miles and it absolutely was not enough to get the wind over my head. Couldn't turn my head for a week. For a shorter rider it might work, but I had to go into a pretty extreme tuck to get under the bubble at speed - so I wouldn't recommend for anyone over 6'2" or so.

I replaced it with a MadStad rig in their biggest size (22" IIRC, maybe 24"). It rattles a bit, which I'm not in love with but I'm sure I can rig up some stabilization if it gets too annoying. Or probably will just get used to it and stop noticing. The adjustability and height are amazing. I'm not in love with the smoke though, and will probably trade for a clear screen - it can be a bit disorienting to switch from looking through the screen to directly at the road when looking around turns with the smoke. It's possible I could drop it a bit and look over, but I suspect it'll reduce the usefulness of the height. In any case, I think I'll stick with this one. Here it is on the bike:

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[QUOTE
I replaced it with a MadStad rig in their biggest size (22" IIRC, maybe 24"). It rattles a bit, which I'm not in love with but I'm sure I can rig up some stabilization if it gets too annoying. Or probably will just get used to it and stop noticing. The adjustability and height are amazing. I'm not in love with the smoke though, and will probably trade for a clear screen - it can be a bit disorienting to switch from looking through the screen to directly at the road when looking around turns with the smoke. It's possible I could drop it a bit and look over, but I suspect it'll reduce the usefulness of the height. In any case, I think I'll stick with this one. Here it is on the bike:

oi.pxfx.io/2o3J2c2H3k2Q/IMG_0333.png

Good Luck![/QUOTE]


There is a KLR support bracket from Madstad for the tall windshields that would help.

Madstad Hardware Kit For Kawasaki KLR650 ?08-?18 - TwistedThrottle.ca
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Hey Timberfoot
I'm looking into widescreen upgrade as well and so far I really like the look and functionality of the klrdash with the zero gravity double bubble
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I ride long distances on the highway to get to long distance dirt routes. For example, Houston, Texas to St Johns Newfoundland on the highway and St Johns to the Pacific on the dirt of the Trans-Canada Adventure Trail.

So I got the tallest shield I could find for the highway. I cut it in half and dropped the top half 1 inch down over the bottom half and drilled three holes for three screws with wingnuts and rubber faucet washers. Then I lowered the top half all the way down over the bottom half and drilled a couple more holes.

I ride the highway with it up and the dirt with it down.
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I have flipped the Madstad on my KLR upside down for rough roads.

It still rattles around like crazy on anything rough. In high position, it keeps the wind mostly off but very turbulent around the helmet (I'm tall and have a tall seat on my KLR).

I found the best all-around was no windshield at all. I removed the factory shield and installed a plastic cover made out of an old garbage can, just tall enough to meet the 'points' on the fairing. Now the wind hits me at the shoulders and my helmet is in smooth air. Even the factory shield is a little too tall for this.
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Maybe I'm the exception, but I think the stock screen seems to do a great job. I can ride with the shield up or down and I don't have any buffeting of my head like I did on the Sportster with the Harley clip on shield. I must be the perfect height. With the Harley my neck would get tired from fighting the wind. No issues at all with the KLR using the screen that came on it.
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