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  • binnsy
    binnsy
    1 month
    Have decided to go with Klock werks 6.5 inch Flare screen after a lot of investigation/reading etc on different screens.  Only thing I cant decide on is dark tint, which Klock werks say is about the same tint as OEM screen tint, or the lighter "tint" as they call it.  Don't want clear!  Cant seem to find a decent pic of the two tints and no none in Vic actually carries these screens to compare them.  
    After opinions from those that may have seen both. ??
  • STEAMER
    STEAMER
    1 month
    I personally would go tinted  as this way if ever  needed to in torential rain or locust plague,  can duck down a bit and still see through easy enough.
  • Soapbox2627
    Soapbox2627
    29 days ago
    At the end of the day, if you get a clear one, and don’t like it, auto pro for some tint

    All a question of size???
  • keith
    keith
    28 days ago
    Good suggestion in theory to do the tinting, direct UV light on the tint side causes the tint to deteriorate quickly, the screen is then rendered useless, other than protection from the wind, bubbles and cracks will appear.
    Show bikes only this works, where they are protected from the day to day exposure. 
    Binnsy, you would have worked out whats wrong with the clear no doubt ? 
  • binnsy
    binnsy
    28 days ago
    Quoting keith on 18 May 2021 04:44 PM

    Good suggestion in theory to do the tinting, direct UV light on the tint side causes the tint to deteriorate quickly, the screen is then rendered useless, other than protection from the wind, bubbles and cracks will appear.

    Show bikes only this works, where they are protected from the day to day exposure. 
    Binnsy, you would have worked out whats wrong with the clear no doubt ? 

    I did read not to tint the klockwerks screens as it damages them. 
    The clear that I got from you Keith was pretty good. Only problem was it was a bit high. I found myself looking through it which distorted my vision. If I wasn't such a short arse it would have been fine. I didn't mind the look on the bike,  although tint would suit it better considering the bike is blacked out. 
  • steelo
    steelo
    28 days ago
    Soft binnsy. Do you have an air hawk you could use for a while to lift you up a bit to get used to screen. They are an acquired taste. 
  • binnsy
    binnsy
    28 days ago
    Quoting steelo on 18 May 2021 11:50 PMedited: 18 May 2021 11:50 PM

    Soft binnsy. Do you have an air hawk you could use for a while to lift you up a bit to get used to screen. They are an acquired taste. 

    Silly old fool. Yes I do actually but pointless exercise. Screen is too high simple as that. Obviously the kooshy lounge seat in your retirement sized ultra is a bit higher  than the one on the black beast. 
    Looking through the curve in the screen is dangerous IMO. No acquiring a taste for that 🤔
  • keith
    keith
    28 days ago
    The distorted vision is why it found its way to the recyclers by me.
    Check the Memphis Shades site before taking the next move.Cheers.
  • binnsy
    binnsy
    28 days ago
    Quoting keith on 19 May 2021 07:38 AM

    The distorted vision is why it found its way to the recyclers by me.

    Check the Memphis Shades site before taking the next move.Cheers.

    Did have a look at Memphis shades. Wasn't over fussed on the style. I do like the down force the klockwerks screens assist with over the front end,   or at least claim to assist with. Haven't read a bad word on them yet.
     Think 6.5 will be my choice. 
  • binnsy
    binnsy
    9 days ago
    So a little update,
    Went with Klockwerks 6.5 inch flare windshield in dark smoke. Klockwerks say the dark smoke is very close to original SG screen colour, and they are pretty close.. 
    I like the look on the bike and the top of the screen sits right about my top lip, which is what they recommend.  Im about 5, 10 in the old language.   I can see over it quite well and have gained about 50mm on the original screen that was on the bike, which was a HD screen but not the factory fitted one I don't believe.  Tossed up between the 8.5 and the 6.5 for quite a while, but happy with my choice.  Reckon the 8.5 would have been too high.  
    Hopefully will road test it soon, I will update when I can.   


  • steelo
    steelo
    9 days ago
    I wish you well with it Binnsy...