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I Just received and installed my new Vario Touring Screen from Twisted Throttle.
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/mra-...es-cruisers-enduro-and-dual-sport-motorcycles


Requires the MRA HK mounting kit which still required the rods to be cut very short. I went with the Gloss Black since you really don't look "through" the screen. Nice quality and installation is a breeze. The upper air deflector is adjustable to tune the amount of air and the direction over the riders head. It is also supposed to help reduce buffeting.


I have not had a chance to ride it but it looks like it should do a good job of reducing wind on the upper body and at least partial head. The style still looks sporty but functional. I think I will be very pleased with it.


I'll give a review after I get a chance to ride it. Nasty cold weather in store for the next several days.






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The weather and my schedule finally got together so I get try out the new wind screen. My conclusion:


Perfect! Does just what I wanted. It knocks the wind completely off my torso.


I'm 6'-2" and 230 lb. The wind just starts to make contact with my outer shoulders from the side. With the deflector in the full down position, the wind starts to make head contact about chin high. In the full up position, the wind starts to make contact and mid face shield. The deflector does exactly as they claim and eliminates all head buffeting. I notice the air is completely quiet with the deflector down and make more wind noise in the full up position but not bad. I still have adjustability in the angle of the wind screen but I think it's perfect right where I have it.


Very well pleased with it. And glad I got the gloss black and not the smoke gray or clear.
 

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I bought the gloss black directly from the German manufacturer and I ordered it Wednesday 3/18 and it looks like it'll be delivered tomorrow or Thursday in Portland, OR so only 1 week for the gloss black (back ordered and 5-6 weeks if you bought from Twisted). Also, it was only about $150 with the mounting kit shipped. Great deal!

http://www.windshield-shop.com/Wind...rioTouringScreen_for_NakedBikeVTNB_black.html
 

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It came in like 5 days from Germany, gloss black! Installed today, think I love it and it does take the wind off of my chest however it seems to be hitting the top of my helmet more than I'd like. I'm 5'11" so I was a little surprised it didn't route it totally over. Don't think anything would unless I went full OEM Honda one which I don't love the look of that. This does look fantastic!
 

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By the way, if you get this the mounting kit does have very long rods and I know it was mentioned before but if all you have is a hack saw, be ready for 10 minutes each of some hard-core sawing. I was not pleased during this part of the installation . . the rods it comes with are almost a foot too long.
 

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looks good and so does the Tunnel bag. My same set up.

Sounds like going direct to the manufacture is the way to go. Saves a lot of time and money.

I think this screen is a good fit on the new Valkyrie. I think for the red or blue bikes, the light tinted screen, painted on the backside the same color as the bike would be really sweet also.
 

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Totally agree on the other colors Jim. Sorry to exact copy you, I liked your ideas! I do love that tunnel bag too. My dealer had 2 more Valks today - 1 red and 1 black (I bought the only one they had left a month ago) marked down to $13,999 which is pretty decent! Mine has ABS and I paid $14,999 so pretty much the same deal I got.
 

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Thanks for the info on getting proper fit......I'm impressed at your purchase price suppose the exchange rate has declined on the US $. such as life....
 

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Can one of you do me a quick favor and measure from the bottom of the screen up to the top with the flip extended. I'm curious at the height. I've done some tinkering with an F6B screen and the boulevard screen and certain heights for me just buffet my head real bad. I'm at about 14.5" right now and that seems about right, another 1" or so wouldn't hurt for sure.
 

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Can one of you do me a quick favor and measure from the bottom of the screen up to the top with the flip extended. I'm curious at the height. I've done some tinkering with an F6B screen and the boulevard screen and certain heights for me just buffet my head real bad. I'm at about 14.5" right now and that seems about right, another 1" or so wouldn't hurt for sure.
That little deflector works wonders to eliminate the head buffeting.
 

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Wow! I'm impressed with windshield-shop.com/ I ordered my Vario Touring Screen for NakedBike"VTNB" - smoked grey on 6/3 and I just received it today 6/9 from Germany to California!:D It's a beautiful piece. Not bad for $175.00 OTD
 

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This is just a mock-up. You can see the Joint Bars haven't been cut as of yet.I might mount the bars to the outside instead of where there are. I haven't decided. I love the look of this thing. The smoke tint makes it almost invisible. My hope of course is that it functions. Now I need to tighten it down to see if this angle works. The temp tomorrow is supposed to hit 102* Let the testing begin in the morning!! Haha!:D
Hopefully my attachments come through.

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That looks really good. I think I like the smoke even better than my gloss black.
I think if you move the support bars to the outside it will give a little better support from side to side.
Enjoy the ride.
 
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