March 23, 2018, 03:14:23 am

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Re: Scottish trip
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2018, 05:44:56 am »
I found a plastic windscreen from some old Kawasaki Sport Bike on a China ebay site, was only $20;

Its "normal" here but later mounted it Up-Side-Down, with Stand-Offs, helped.
Note that Factory Screen is cut down, needed to get the secondary screen higher, so put a stock factory screen back ON and the secondary was then mounted higher.
Wind (bugs) now plaster'd on about 1/2 way up my Visor and quieter.
Any higher and it cuts off too much road vision.
Tall screen interfered with helmet cam videos
Help'd a lot in rain though.
Was only on for a long tour.
Now back to Original Factory screen.

But what really helps is Custom Molded Ear Speakers.

Sound Block is so good I can't tell if the bike is running (have to look at tach).
Starting out in 1st gear is tricky.

Its the most expensive solution ($300cdn), but I shoulda done it 35 years ago.
I ordered 2 speakers (one "normal" plus 1 woofer(needed for good tunes)).
2 woofers are available but overkill for biking.
"CrossOver" is crude (capacitors).
They fit into the Ear Pocket, so they don't slip out, can tug on them a lot.
They are plugged into a SENA10c Blueteeth/1080p/FM thingy,,.. so can yap to buddy, take/make phone calls and listen to Music in Quiet, and Fidelity, from your phone in the tank bag (and power'd off the bike).
Look Ma, No Wires.
I gots 2000+ mp3 tunes in it (in Random Mode).
Can't hear the Cop Sirens behind you either.
Foam Ear plugs aren't even close.
Can't even hear anyone yelling at you (bonus, unless you are at a Customs Border Crossing,,..).
Custom molded means can have'em on all day.
Get a SENA and do it, even if you have no one to yap to.

Made a huge difference to me, another level of riding enjoyment.


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Re: Scottish trip
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2018, 05:52:54 pm »
Thanks for the ideas Vf1000.

In the past I've played about with screens on other bikes but not this one....yet.

Have also been thinking of adding some sort of ear piece to the lid so maybe the moulded ear plugs would work. One thing that has put me off them so far is that when my other half used to ride she tried some moulded ear plugs and just could not get them to work, the guy tried three times but for her they were worse than foam ones...but I guess we are all different.

Thanks again.