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Sports Touring or Double-Bubble screen, what's your opinion.?

Really looking for a better screen protector for my bike.

Not sure of what kind of screen getting me the best air protection.
I know I'm not that tall but still having some minor trouble with too much wind when riding.

I'm 5'3 (161 cm) as far as I remember and want a better screen protector..

Please let me know about your thoughts and experience.:)
 

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It's really going to depend on your personal shape, helmet and ergonomics.

Personally, at 160 cm and 54-ish kg, I've never had a bike with such good wind protection as I have with the R3's stock windscreen. I wonder if it's actually too tall for you, so that you get some buffeting from there being empty space where the engineers expected your shoulders to be.

Maybe you might even try taking the windscreen off entirely and riding it that way for a little bit, if it's better than stock, that would tend to say you need a shorter, not a taller, screen ...
 

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I'm at 58 kg so not that far from your size..

I don't know if my helmet is the issue, but have a suspicion it might be the case??

Its hard to describe but sometimes feel the wind is hitting my entire face.?
 

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It's not my first bike and the 3 previous bikes I had I don't recall that wind problem.

Suzuki GSXR 600
SUZUKI GSX 650F
SUZUKI GS 500F
 

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I'm 5'5 and will be getting the Zero Gravity Double Bubble or Corsa screen when it can be bought from a distributor. Since I don't want to pay for the shipping, I'm willing to wait! I was between the DB and Corsa in light smoke but I'm not sure I like how wide the hump is on the Corsa until I can see better pictures of it. I'm thinking for us shorter riders the DB or Corsa should be a huge improvement in wind protection if you just want a little more protection at speed. If you ride at 70+ mph more than you do on city streets, the ST may be a better choice.

Try putting your hand just above the stock screen. Look at the specs on their site and place your hand where a new screen would be. That's how I narrowed it down to the two I'm wanting.
 

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What helmet do you have?
I was debating about getting a nicer helmet, it's funny that you ask. Right now I have a HJC CL-17 that I bought when entering the motorcycle world. Now that I've ridden a lot I'm thinking a helmet may be a good investment.
 

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Not sure about the USA but HJC is pretty much the cheapest helmet.


Quality matters on your most important item in motorcycling.
 

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The HJC CL-17 is considered one of the very best values in helmets out there. It's actually a great helmet "IF IT FITS YOUR HEAD SHAPE"!!!!

Gets great reviews. Meets U.S. D.O.T. AND SNELL M2010 standards.

It IS cheap but that doesn't mean low quality. It's low price is a function of where it is made, meaning low cost of living/low wages for manufacturing employees AND the fact that it is a Top Selling helmet globally (higher production numbers = lower selling cost)

This helmet fits Slightly Round to Round shaped heads best and the review linked here assumes that you have that head shape. Wearers with other head shapes will have differing reports about noise, fit, etc.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motorcycle-helmet/hjc/cl-17/review.htm

To find other helmets that fit similar to the CL-17 see this Helmet Shape Guide. Scroll down to Slightly Round section.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-helmets/motorcycle-helmet-shapes.htm
 

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I'm going straight for sport touring for half of my week are riding on interstate at 65miles limit(everyone's doing 80 in reality, I am on the right lane and still being taken over by trucks on my left and cut back in front of me). They don't have it in stock and backorder for 4weeks tho, gonna wait for a little bit before I can give a review
 

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I'm going straight for sport touring for half of my week are riding on interstate at 65miles limit(everyone's doing 80 in reality, I am on the right lane and still being taken over by trucks on my left and cut back in front of me).

Why is this happening? (trucks passing you)ie at only 80mph?


A taller screen will make your bike go slower not faster?
*and only affect it up around 115mph.
 

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Why is this happening? (trucks passing you)ie at only 80mph?


A taller screen will make your bike go slower not faster?
*and only affect it up around 115mph.
I'm riding at 65(still at 7k rpm limit not yet break in) and the trucks would do alot faster than me

I'm sure the bike has a lot more power to overcome the screen's slow down for what I need(even if I ride at 80 like everyone else on the freeway), but just not allow to use those range yet
 

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I'm going to revive this thread a bit, I ordered the light smoke DB from Hard Racing as he has it in stock on his site and it's priced well. It ended up being $100.74 shipped. I had to pay $5 in tax since I'm also a resident in NC, where he's located. I'm thinking it should get here quickly since it's ground shipping and we're only about 4 hours apart, I'll update after receiving. I also got Yoshi rear set brackets (had them on my last bike, very nice) and a set of TechSpec snake skin tank grips. I think I'll start a build thread in the appropriate forum section if there's any interest.

Should be an extremely fun bike when I'm done with it.
 

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Can you post your impressions after you have had a chance to ride it? How do you like the dark tint? Was wondering if I should get the lighter colour or not.
Took her out for a spin the dark tint makes it almost useless im not gonna lie about that but as far as function i got her up to 70 mph and i could feel the difference between this one and the stock one on the stock one anything above 65 and im in the full tuck on the zero gravity my line of sight was just above the shield and it was doing a good job deflecting the wind over my helmet i will take her for a cruise sometime in the next 2 days and report back on a more upright riding position i would not recommend dark smoke unless aesthetically your going for a particular look
 

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Awesome thanks. When you say the dark tint makes it useless are you saying that you can't see out or that it shields the instruments too much, or both?
what i mean is its to dark to see thru if you were to tuck with your chin on the tank also something else i noticed is at night the instrument cluster lit up really reflects off of it was almost a distraction hope this feedback helps any one else looking to purchase one
 
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