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"We do not ship out of the United States"

For Real?! Come one... DMN....
I can relate to that.

I get "We do not ship to the U.S." from sites in Asia, the UK and Germany frequently.

Mostly, I think they just don't want to deal with the export paperwork.

These are Yamaha products, so they should show up in the EU pretty soon, too.
 

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Can someone help me justify getting an aftermarket windscreen? Pros? Cons? I can say already that it would look awesome with my Raven.
 

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Can someone help me justify getting an aftermarket windscreen? Pros? Cons? I can say already that it would look awesome with my Raven.
Do you need a justification for it, seeing as they are pretty cheap?

I mean, you gotta look at your bike every time you ride it, so why not go for that Awesome on your Raven?

If it fits your budget, Buy it!
 

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Do you need a justification for it, seeing as they are pretty cheap?

I mean, you gotta look at your bike every time you ride it, so why not go for that Awesome on your Raven?

If it fits your budget, Buy it!

Totally agree, would make the bike look like the vehicle that batman takes when he wants to have some fun in the twisties. I do like looking at it every time I punch out to leave work lol
 

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I like that the "Double-Bubble" style is 1 3/8" taller than factory, but looking at the ebay link, there seems to be some problems in the listing. It says item location is Austin TX, but that it ships from California. The listing goes overboard to say "USA Seller", but the text in the listing is clearly written in pidgeon English. That leaves doubts in my mind of how well this would really fit, or that it is actually a Yamaha product. I'd prefer clear or light tint like the one my R3 came with, anyway.

So, speaking of replacing windscreens on the R3, how would you get to the bottom well nut? Do you have to remove the dash panel? And what's up with the small vent at the bottom of the R3 screen? Just waiting for a juicy bug that splatters in there where a rag will not reach.
 

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I like that the "Double-Bubble" style is 1 3/8" taller than factory, but looking at the ebay link, there seems to be some problems in the listing. It says item location is Austin TX, but that it ships from California. The listing goes overboard to say "USA Seller", but the text in the listing is clearly written in pidgeon English. That leaves doubts in my mind of how well this would really fit, or that it is actually a Yamaha product. I'd prefer clear or light tint like the one my R3 came with, anyway.

So, speaking of replacing windscreens on the R3, how would you get to the bottom well nut? Do you have to remove the dash panel? And what's up with the small vent at the bottom of the R3 screen? Just waiting for a juicy bug that splatters in there where a rag will not reach.
The screen will literally pop off the two lower well nuts, then you just pull them out with your fingers while carefully lifting the front top cowl.

When installing the new screen, you slide the screen in 1st, lift the cowl again and push those lower well nuts into place. You can put the upper ones in before you install the screen but if you do that with the lowers they will pop out and disappear down into the nether regions of the front section (voice of experience, luckily I had extra well nuts). Here's my full install post: http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/385-...alled-powerbronze-dark-tint-screen-today.html

That vent? Who knows? Maybe for a bit of air flow onto the rider? Or something to do with laminar flow up the backside of the screen to cancel out any turbulence coming off the top outer part? YGIAGAM.

Perhaps it's a question for Bill Nye The Science Guy or maybe Dr. Science.

Also, there are a LOT of young Asian guys in Texas, Phoenix and particularly in Southern California with small companies that sell stuff that they have relatives in China, Taiwan, etc. ship over to them. That could be the case with these screens.
 

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I bought one to try out for potential buyers.

They definitely aren't OEM Yamaha screens. Aftermarket. But nice quality.

It arrived quickly, 6 days, via DHL, from Malaysia.

The packaging was inadequate/inappropriate. It arrived covered in small scuffs/scratches from the stiff plastic bag it was in. I tested an acrylic scratch remover product called "QUIXX" and it quickly removed 100% of the scratches.

The Dark Black one is a VERY Dark tint. You can still see through it but it's like a very dark pair of sunglasses.

The screen is about 1 1/2" shorter at the top middle than the stock screen and about 3/4" shorter at the top corners.

It has a sort of very slight reverse double bubble shape, meaning that the sides project forward more than the center portion.

I'll update about the fit and air flow soon.
 
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