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1Back to top Go down   Screens for Bikes Empty Screens for Bikes on Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:38 pm

Point-Seven-five

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I'm looking for a lower "summer windshield" for my K75RT. 

Searching the interweb I found this company in Melbourne, Screens For Bikes, who have a really nice looking one for a very good price of $160 USD delivered in the USA.

https://www.screensforbikes.com/

Having had problems with how fragile the Parabellum shields I had in the past were, I am wondering if anyone has any experience with their screens before I buy one and have it shipped half way around the world.


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1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

2Back to top Go down   Screens for Bikes Empty Re: Screens for Bikes on Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:23 am

Stan

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I had one from them for my 87 RT and it was wonderful. The owner of the company and I discussed the size and the tint prior to him making for me.
Screens for Bikes Img_2210


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1983 K100 basic vin 0003960 colour red  GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
F800R black
    

3Back to top Go down   Screens for Bikes Empty Re: Screens for Bikes on Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:54 am

Point-Seven-five

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Thanks Stan!  I do like the way their screen angles back.  The comfort screen I have now sticks up like a barn door. 

Is it very fragile?   My second Parabellum screen shattered when a 3/8 drive ratchet fell on it.  I suspect it wasn't heated properly when it was formed putting a lot of stress in the plastic.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

4Back to top Go down   Screens for Bikes Empty Screen on Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:07 am

daveyson

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I think it will be brittle cause on their site it says acrylic.  Polycarb is safer in an accident, easy to cut and drill,  but you can't for example buff scratches out with a cutting compound.

It would be interesting how much they would charge for one using polycarb.


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11/1985 bmw k100rt (late model)  Vin. 0090567
    

5Back to top Go down   Screens for Bikes Empty Re: Screens for Bikes on Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:39 am

Stan

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My original screen on the RT was angled back too far. I headbutted every time I got on and off. The style of the new screen was the one that the cops required at the time and the company made replacements for them.
As far as strength goes the screen was on the bike for 7 years before I sold it last year and I didn't have any problems. Mind you I didn't hit it with a hammer or test it in any other way.


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1983 K100 basic vin 0003960 colour red  GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
F800R black
    

6Back to top Go down   Screens for Bikes Empty Re: Screens for Bikes on Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:02 am

MartinW

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I've got an acrylic screen that parted company with the bike after an 80 Kph bird strike. The screen was 20 years old and made by a local QLD company that I cannot find anymore. The screen took a chip out of my helmet and then hit the road. I had to drop a U-turn  further down the road and come back. I was expecting a pile of shrapnel and was surprised when I found the impacts had only broken the corner off. It was repairable with a bit of lateral thinking.
Regards Martin.Screens for Bikes Windsc14
Screens for Bikes Windsc15


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7Back to top Go down   Screens for Bikes Empty Re: Screens for Bikes on Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:37 am

Point-Seven-five

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@Stan wrote:My original screen on the RT was angled back too far. I headbutted every time I got on and off. The style of the new screen was the one that the cops required at the time and the company made replacements for them.
As far as strength goes the screen was on the bike for 7 years before I sold it last year and I didn't have any problems. Mind you I didn't hit it with a hammer or test it in any other way.
That's what I needed to hear. 

When I dropped the ratchet, it was only about three feet from the handle bars to the windshield which was laying on the floor under the engine where I thought it would be out of the way.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

8Back to top Go down   Screens for Bikes Empty Aeroflow on Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:38 pm

Canadakbike

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I have an aeroflow which worked great on my RS. Over the winter I changed out the RS bars for LT bars.
The change in ride position put my in the turbulence again.
I still use it in the cold but no good for noise reduction.


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9Back to top Go down   Screens for Bikes Empty Re: Screens for Bikes on Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:16 am

nino

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My reccomendation from personal experience from RT - MRA Arizona screen. 605 mm tall, easy and precise fit. Its german asked price 130 - 150 euro. I dont know is it available  overseas.Screens for Bikes Moto111
I drive behind that screen almost 15 years. At the top I have extra deflector adjusted to my height
Regards.

    

10Back to top Go down   Screens for Bikes Empty 86k Instrument Seal on Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:12 pm

Flip2

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Hope everyone is doing well! Does Anybody know where to get a new seal for the instrument cluster 86 k100 rs? Can't find anything at mbins. In the process of repairing the odometer and don't want to reuse the old one ? Has anybody attempted to make one ? Stay well friends!

    

11Back to top Go down   Screens for Bikes Empty Re: Screens for Bikes on Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:13 pm

Flip2

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Sorry, I'll start a new thread, whoops

    

12Back to top Go down   Screens for Bikes Empty Re: Screens for Bikes on Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:27 am

TacKler

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I have purchased both a tinted 75S and the lower 75RT screen from Screens for Bikes.  Reasonably priced and quite thick although neither have been fitted yet.  Quite happy with the products considering they are replicas.  

The RT screen may come just with the cardboard wrapped around it so may be an idea to ask for a box if it is going international delivery.


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13Back to top Go down   Screens for Bikes Empty Re: Screens for Bikes on Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:07 am

Point-Seven-five

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Tackler, thanks for answering my question!  Sounds like these guys make a nice windscreen.  THe photos look pretty nice.

I like that you say they are pretty thick.  The Parabellum screens I had were nice, but the plastic was thin and they broke if you looked at them hard.

Think I'll get one.  Will be sure to ask about the box.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

14Back to top Go down   Screens for Bikes Empty Re: Screens for Bikes on Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:56 am

TacKler

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Unfortunately I am working away from home, otherwise I would nip out to the shed and measure the thickness.


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