Triumph GT windscreen on the R, worth it or buffeting?

jackrotten

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Brings me back to my original posting, does the OEM screen cause a lot of buffeting, similar for example to what you're describing with the powerbronze or less?
I already installed the OEM on my R, but haven't had the chance to try it yet thanks to lack of global warming.
The OEM is just as good for wind blockage at 60+ than the Powerbronze, which means they both suck for that. The OEM is better in that it has less buffeting, you're just taking the full wind at about neck level and above on a 5'11" frame, which is okay if you have a nicely aerodynamic helmet. It's going to be noisy as hell though. The Powerbronze, in my experience, is worse than OEM.

Once I get my Calisci screen, I'll use it for a good couple of days at high speeds and report back.
 
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maurice

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My long ride today with oem leads me to want a different screen. 80+ mph my neck muscles contracted non stop. 75 and below no problem. I like music when riding, and will go back to wired ear buds as sound is so much better than blue tooth, cuts wind noise a bunch.
Love the look of my bike with oem screen but need more wind protection. Thought the smaller powerbronze would be good but not many on here like it. Wish someone made a bit larger than oem that was a direct oem replacement, holes match the oem! How hard can that be?
 

jackrotten

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My calisci screen came in, but I had ordered the clear screen and they managed to **** that up and send the darkest tinted screen I've ever seen. That delays my testing of it.

EDIT:

Decided to say **** it and use it anyway because I'm tall enough to see over it completely.

Initial cruise with it--roughly 50 miles at highway speeds with some pulls of 120 reveals that so far it has little to no buffeting. I don't like the flimsy mounting brackets on the top two screws but they seem to work more than well enough. The hole in the screen definitely seems to make a difference in air flow and seem to kill the buffeting issue. It doesn't rock back and forward at the corners like the Powerbronze screen.

This part will not apply to everyone:
At 5'11" the 18.5" screen puts the wind right at my eye level, which kinda sucks but I always wear a full-face helmet anyway. I haven't tried riding with my modular helmet face up, just with the visor up, which does indeed put the wind right square in your face and eyes. Compared to the Powerbronze single screen, it put the wind right at chin level and up. So in the end, there is less wind on your head but you'll still have some. Should reduce neck strain by a decent amount, but if you're a half helmet user at my height, the wind might catch on the front lip of the helmet but I lack a half helmet to test this myself.

I'll update once I use it more and notice any more quirks. So far, it functions better than the Powerbronze and OEM (duh).

Further update:
It flexes quite a bit in heavier wind but still no real noticeable buffeting issues. I really wish someone made a heavier duty wind screen. This one works fine and is definitely superior to the single panel Powerbronze, but I really want something more rigid.

But since I have 3 windscreens to work with, I can make some better mounting brackets and try each of them out further. I'm thinking that one of the issues with the Powerbronze is the mounting hardware.

After more testing, I wish I had the two-piece Powerbronze shield to test out as I think it's probably the best overall design. I may end up getting it anyway, but that would leave me with 4 screens, two of which would never see use. I'd only use the best of the big ones and the OEM. Not sure how well I'd be able to resell the other two.
 
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