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hi i am trying to look for a bigger windscreen for the R3 anyone knows where i could get one? i want a bigger screen to help me ride when i am on the freeway on my daily commute. not really pickey if it looks silly as long as it does the job! :) thanks in advance!

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This is the slight mistake that Yamaha and Honda have made with theses bikes. By stylizing and flush mounting the windscreen into the front fairing, they have made the options to change it or adjust it more limited. By simply fitting the windshield over the bodywork, Kawasaki has left every option for windshield shape open. And even makes them adjustable for height by using different bolt holes.
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i would love to have that sport touring model on my r3
 

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This is the slight mistake that Yamaha and Honda have made with theses bikes. By stylizing and flush mounting the windscreen into the front fairing, they have made the options to change it or adjust it more limited. By simply fitting the windshield over the bodywork, Kawasaki has left every option for windshield shape open. And even makes them adjustable for height by using different bolt holes.
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Those are aftermarket screens made by Zero Gravity. I contacted them a few weeks ago and they said they WILL be making screens for the R3, available later this year.

http://www.zerogravity-racing.com/whats_new.php

Revzilla's great overview and buying guide for Zero Gravity Screens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eduUJjvs_0M
 

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Zero Gravity Update

Here's the latest from Zero Gravity. They emailed me today with an update.

Quote from them:

"Yes, they're almost ready to ship. Call us at 805-388-8803 to order if you live in the U.S. They won't be available through dealers or overseas for awhile. Thanks...ZG"

I believe all 5 options will be available. Call to verify.

Website: http://www.zerogravity-racing.com/whats_new.php

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Do you have to take off the entire front end of the bike to put on a different screen? On the CBR500R you have to spend at least 2 hours taking the bike apart to do it.
I am kind of mixed on a bigger screen like the touring one, I tried one on the FZ6R, it was so loud I only rode it once and sold it.
 

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Do you have to take off the entire front end of the bike to put on a different screen? On the CBR500R you have to spend at least 2 hours taking the bike apart to do it.
I am kind of mixed on a bigger screen like the touring one, I tried one on the FZ6R, it was so loud I only rode it once and sold it.
Simply put, no. Just have to do it carefully, but it's a quick change out.

Same procedure for ANY screen. See my screen install post here:

http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/385-...alled-powerbronze-dark-tint-screen-today.html

If you're interested in the Zero Gravity screens you can always ask them about noise issues with their screens, although they won't have any feedback yet on the R3 since no-one has one on their bike yet.

From a Revzilla customer review on the Sport Touring screen on a Kawi 650R: " Function, the extra height of the Zero Gravity does a very good job of lessening the wind buffeting and noise. Even in the highest position the OEM screen had the wind hitting me about mid-helmet. The Zero Gravity raises this incidence angle nicely."

NOTE: some reviewers around 6"2" and taller had problems with noise with the Touring Screens because it put the wind right on the face of their helmets. The wind caused whistling or roaring around the face shield. If you're shorter than that the wind blast should go up and over your helmet. As always, verify with a call to Zero Gravity.
 

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Be warned. They are NOT OEM Yamaha. No connection to Yamaha whatsoever. I bought a black one from them. Arrived all scratched up and I had to polish the whole thing to get it right.

These are the same ones as I posted on back in early August:

http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/385-...ore-windscreens-available-now-66-shipped.html

Not bad quality, just that the packaging was bad. Plus, they do NOT ship from Austin, TX. They come from Malaysia.

Best to spend the extra $20-$30 and get a PowerBronze or Zero Gravity screen. NOTE: Sportbiketrackgear sells the Zero Gravity Double Bubble for $85, shipped. Currently out of stock but they notify when back in stock if you throw them your email.

http://www.sportbiketrackgear.com/zero-gravity-yamaha-yzf-r3-2015-double-bubble-windscreen/
 

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If you are around 5'8" do you really need a bigger wind screen? Not having a R3 yet (or ridden one) is the wind that bad at highway speeds?
 

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Be warned. They are NOT OEM Yamaha. No connection to Yamaha whatsoever. I bought a black one from them. Arrived all scratched up and I had to polish the whole thing to get it right.

These are the same ones as I posted on back in early August:

http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/385-...ore-windscreens-available-now-66-shipped.html

Not bad quality, just that the packaging was bad. Plus, they do NOT ship from Austin, TX. They come from Malaysia.

Best to spend the extra $20-$30 and get a PowerBronze or Zero Gravity screen. NOTE: Sportbiketrackgear sells the Zero Gravity Double Bubble for $85, shipped. Currently out of stock but they notify when back in stock if you throw them your email.

http://www.sportbiketrackgear.com/zero-gravity-yamaha-yzf-r3-2015-double-bubble-windscreen/
Waiting for one of those nice ZeroG screens, you should report them to fleabay!

If you are around 5'8" do you really need a bigger wind screen? Not having a R3 yet (or ridden one) is the wind that bad at highway speeds?
Try 5'11" 210 lbs with a XL helmet. Feels like Knight Rider slowing down from Ultra Pursuit mode when you get up from a tuck at anything above 80 mph especially with a loose jacket on. Sometime you just want to ride in less of a tuck on these bumpy city roads and highways with less wind.
 

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double bubble

well just got it today gonna put on tomorrow i wanted the ST version but have to wait 8 weeks for them to make they ran out so got this instead
 

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Most of the top windscreen makers have models for the R3. I have the Powerbronze, but I had to wait 5 weeks for the shipment for England. It is thicker and has little flexibility, but they also make most of the windscreens used in the Isle of Man TT. At $85 DOLLARS US, I didn't think the price was too high. They also don't require you to pull the front end to install it. It took about 30 minutes to reinstall mine with new rubber mounted screws. It also doesn't have the tab at the bottom that requires you to waste and hour trying to fit the screen in. The mirrors are really what hold the screen on the bike. The screws really only stop the wind from making it vibrate.
 

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Ermax makes a double bubble that's pretty tall. Seen it at the Aimexpo and it looked pretty good.
 

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I did my little experiment again tonight on the highway. I'm 5'8", so probably an average size rider. Even with earplugs, I get a lot of wind noise when sitting normally on the bike, and even when tucked........still noisy. But the weird thing is, if I semi-stand up and get my head higher, the noise almost vanishes, like I hit a switch or something. That tells me, maybe I don't need a higher windscreen, I need a lower one!
 
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