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I know laws change from state to state and mostly it falls on the actual police officer who may or may not care about a wind screen tint.

I tried several internet searches and found a few forum posts on other forums who discuss getting ticketed for dark tint windscreens but never the outcome if they fought it in court. One reply mentioned as long as they are not tinted blue or red.... That got me to thinking....

I am interested in the blue tinted windscreen such as below but I want more than anything to keep my ride legal.

I live in Virginia and have looked on the DMV sites as well as state police and I cannot find anything that would lead me to believe they would be illegal however they are listed for sale as "race screens" which make me think they may be for track use only???

Thoughts??

 

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Tint laws vary - some are to protect LEO's, like allowing him to see into a car. Some are pure safety - gotta be able to see. I can't see why tinted windscreens would be any different from tinted visors on your helmet.

The LEO community does not have domain over the colors red or blue either, as far as I know, at least if they aren't lit and flashing.

I lived in NC for a time and remember there were several towns along the NC/VA line that were notorious for creative citations. Unless specifically covered by statute, I'd think that a tinted windscreen citation would be winnable if you had the time and money to fight it.
 

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I know laws change from state to state and mostly it falls on the actual police officer who may or may not care about a wind screen tint.

I tried several internet searches and found a few forum posts on other forums who discuss getting ticketed for dark tint windscreens but never the outcome if they fought it in court. One reply mentioned as long as they are not tinted blue or red.... That got me to thinking....

I am interested in the blue tinted windscreen such as below but I want more than anything to keep my ride legal.

I live in Virginia and have looked on the DMV sites as well as state police and I cannot find anything that would lead me to believe they would be illegal however they are listed for sale as "race screens" which make me think they may be for track use only???

Thoughts??

I have always thought "Race Screen" just meant the height and position, as in short and low for less wind resistance.

You'd think color wouldn't matter since in the normal, un-tucked riding position on the R3 your line of sight is above the screen...

Some states seem to be real sticklers for regs. Colorado is not one of them. Straight pipes, flush mount turn signals, integrated taillights, two strokes on the road, no helmet law, etc. It's all good here. A leftover from the Wild West days, maybe.
 

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I have always thought "Race Screen" just meant the height and position, as in short and low for less wind resistance.

You'd think color wouldn't matter since in the normal, un-tucked riding position on the R3 your line of sight is above the screen...

Some states seem to be real sticklers for regs. Colorado is not one of them. Straight pipes, flush mount turn signals, integrated taillights, two strokes on the road, no helmet law, etc. It's all good here. A leftover from the Wild West days, maybe.
Yuppers. I am a born & bred NYer as many of you know and lived in Colorado for 4 years. Lived in the Springs but spent a lot of time in Denver as my best friend is from there, and a lot of my NY transplant friends live in la-la land Boulder.

This was the late 90's - early 2000's but I'd rip my FZR600 around the Spring and between the Springs and Denver. I'd make it from the south of Co Springs to the north parts of Denver-like Rt 36 or 104th/120th to Broomfield in less than an hour doing a buck twenty. :)

Speed limit was 75 then and most people did about 90 in cars on the open spots on 25, so 120-130 wasn't a stretch. Rarely saw police from the Air Force Academy to Castle Rock. I think my fastest was like 130 and some change. My FZR had a Vances & Hines full exhaust and K&N air filter and was rejetted. The thin air affects the performance methinks. I'm not sure what the top speed of the FZR was but I was near the top. At 130, the world starts getting freaky to me.

I had a dark purple windscreen on my black FZR and it looked really sinister. The blue screen on a blue R3 would look amazing. I have a Raven R3 and am wondering what color to get-red? smoke?

If you ever get a chance, ride to the summit of Pikes Peak. Such an amazing ride. But you have to love Colorado's more libertarian, live and let live, progressive, and open thinking and tolerance. People aren't sanctimonious, holier than thou, or proselytizing. Like marijuana. Some places love wasting billions on the drug war against marijuana. Alcohol causes more problems with fights, car crashes, domestic abuse, etc yet is tolerated beyond belief because it is so socially accepted. We waste so much money on marijuana interdiction, courts, law enforcement, and prisons. Of course, the lobbyists for the police and prisons and correctional officers love it because they get more work and job security. So do the privately owned prisons and publically traded companies who's bottom line and stock price depend on a healthy stream of prisoners to lock up. Then said prisoners can't get jobs and we wonder why there is so much recidivism and social problems. Just dumb.

If I didn't live in NY, I'd be in CO or California for sure. Maybe the Old Dominion won't take too kindly to blue windscreens. Looks like a Yankee color to me!
 

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I know laws change from state to state and mostly it falls on the actual police officer who may or may not care about a wind screen tint.

I tried several internet searches and found a few forum posts on other forums who discuss getting ticketed for dark tint windscreens but never the outcome if they fought it in court. One reply mentioned as long as they are not tinted blue or red.... That got me to thinking....

I am interested in the blue tinted windscreen such as below but I want more than anything to keep my ride legal.

I live in Virginia and have looked on the DMV sites as well as state police and I cannot find anything that would lead me to believe they would be illegal however they are listed for sale as "race screens" which make me think they may be for track use only???

Thoughts??

See post # 7 here for a blue iridium screen on a members bike

http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/457-...ored-double-bubble-windscreen.html#post215906

And here's a Blue PUIG screen on eBay with photo of it mounted on an R3

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Puig-Blue-Racing-windscreen-Yamaha-YZF-R3-/231706818618

And you can get the Zero Gravity screen for the R3 in Dark Blue for $15 extra

http://www.zerogravity-racing.com/product_page.php?pn=553

Color rendition only:

db.jpg
 

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R0b0tN1nja_BKNY:

Well, that whole "Colorado's more libertarian, live and let live, progressive, and open thinking and tolerance. People aren't sanctimonious, holier than thou, or proselytizing", thing isn't true anymore for Colorado Springs.

After Focus on the Family moved here in 1991, the atmosphere changed slowly and we're now known as "The Evangelical Vatican" and the area where Focus built their campus in known as "Colorado Springs' Christian Ghetto".

We have around 1,100 non-profits here now (a great many relocated or started here because of Focus) and about 700 of them are Christian.

We have lots and lots of not just Evangelicals, but also Fundamentalists, Dominionists, Christian Reconstructionists & Christian Zionists and a great many of them ARE "sanctimonious, holier than thou, or proselytizing", sad to say. I've had a fair number of them as clients and they are a piece of work!

Such is Life!

I'd move back to California in a heartbeat if I could afford to live there any more.......
 

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I have not heard anyone getting hassled over a colored windscreen. Especially one so low.

I have a Raven R3 and am wondering what color to get-red? smoke?
Red and black would both look good thats going to be a tough choice.

I got one of those Anunaki tall screens, its on the slow boat. Better be higher quality than the emotion POS I got from webike. At least webike pays return shipping on their mistakes.

http://anunaki-parts.com/en/yamaha-r3-mt-03/149-windshield-v2-tall-edition-yamaha-r3-mt-03.html


Looking at the crude holes drilled on the sides it looks like more Asia junk. We will see. So many quality screens popping up state side and I have to kick myself in the groin with another asia roll of the dice. I cannot stick with the stock windscreen. The air flowing off it is right in the worst spot for me, its pushing right on my head stressing my neck.
 

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I can't see a problem as you'r looking over the top of it.
 

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i was just looking at windscreens the other night. i finally took the first steps after owning the bike for a year, i just installed a fender eliminator and flush mount turn signals. I wanted to look to getting a smoked screen. would be nice looking i think.
 

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The picture attached is my R3. I live in the bay area in California and have had that on my bike since August with no problems currently. I dont think its much of a problem because even laying on my tank I cant see through it. Looks AWESOME though!
 

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Which one did you buy?
Puig race screen.



The picture attached is my R3. I live in the bay area in California and have had that on my bike since August with no problems currently. I dont think its much of a problem because even laying on my tank I cant see through it. Looks AWESOME though!

Love it! Cant wait to add the blue screen to mine! Thanks for the feedback!
 

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We have the tallest windshield for the R3. http://anunaki-parts.com/en/60-windshield

Windshield in the middle -> OEM (the one on your factory bike)
Left -> tall version (for better aerodynamics with full tuck, even without a tuck you will feel a difference and slight increase on topspeed)
Right -> carbon fiber version (lighter than OEM and better shaped for full tuck)
 

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Installed mine today. Fitment was just ok.

It will help keep the wind off my head.

Cant say I love the blue on the purple/blue paint. Should have got clear or light smoke.



Also installed Frame Sliders from Anunaki. Good fit, decent finish. Should do the job nice, dont stick out too far.
 

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Installed mine today. Fitment was just ok.

It will help keep the wind off my head.

Cant say I love the blue on the purple/blue paint. Should have got clear or light smoke.
Which one did you install? I bought the Puig and it fit perfectly. I did test it out yesterday and it is a bit better than the stock as for the wind but nothing dramatic. I love the color as well. I forgot to take photos, I will try to make that happen soon.
 

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Which one did you install?
I got the tall screen from Anunaki. Came from Thailand. I think it looks pretty good. Not sure why I ventured into a colored windscreen but I will fly with it for a bit and see if it grows on me.

I had to cut one of the plastic alignment pegs from the front top fairing to make it fit. Not a big deal. Used nail **** to chop it off flat.. No matter how hard I bent everything I could not get that peg in the screen hole.

I will be getting a clear screen soon, this blue one may go to ebay or the marketplace.

 
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