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Windshield needed or not when touring

Discussion in 'Ducati Scrambler UK' started by Watty2017, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. Watty2017

    Watty2017 New Member

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    I love my Icon, but only really been doing 1hr or so journeys on country and side roads, but I want to go further afoot (Scotland & Europe) and just wonder what you guys and gals on the forum think, with regards to having a screen or not, to help with motorway riding?

    If anyone has one can you let me know what it is and where you got it

    Apologies if already been asked elsewhere on forum.
     
  2. Max Kool

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    Totally depends on your preferred cruising speed imho.

    If you stay below 110-120km/h you can do without a screen, if the speeds are higher you most likely will want one.

    I personally prefer to have my helmet in the full clean blast, much better than fighting the buffeting turbulent air, and just have a little screen keeping some wind off my chest.

    Good luck, it's very personal!
     
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    Don't do it. They look shyte, cause noise, direct air to under the chin making your eyes water. I've toured on nakeds down to Gibralter, Rome and everywhere in-between from the top of Scotland and never wanted or needed a screen.
     
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    Dart screen and FT handlebars did the trick for me. Stock Icon made me sit too upright, combined with the wide handlebars it turned me into a sail at 100+ km/h.
     
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    Sounds good advice to me, I will have a go on a medium ride and see what happens.
     
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    Dart screen on my Icon is great. Also keeps dead flies off my chest and satnav etc. Dont care about looks if it allows me to cruise at higher speeds more confortably

    Tony
     
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    I cannot find a screen I like the look of either.

    I only find I feel like I need it when cruising in a straight line down the motorway. Hence, my philosophy is that if I find I am on a road that I fell I need it, then I need to get onto a more fun road.
     
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    It will be the first thing I buy for my desert sled. Now only have to find one that is more or less acceptable look-wise


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    I use a MRA Vario touring screen when I'm cruising the highways. It's easy to install or take off when I don't need it but it helps when I cruise at 100+ km/h for extended distances.
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    I wanted to reduce turbulence on the highway so I decided to try the Givi 7407A which is larger than the dart screens. I'm kind of neutral as far as the look but it does calm Givi.jpg things down at higher speeds. The quality is good but the installation instructions really suck. I had to Google and find pictures to figure out the unexplained parts. The one surprise has been that the temps haven't gotten above low 50's and it's already got a lot of bugs stuck to it.
     
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    That straight out of the box Max? Looks the dogs I have to say.
     
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