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Offline Scott_rider

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9000 miles on my Biffer and the screen is driving me mad
« on: 01 April, 2019, 02:19:59 PM »
I've now done 9000 miles on my biffer in 14 months and the screen is driving me mad. I've fitted it in both positions, I've changed the height of the seat in all positions, I even bought an MRA touring screen (which wasn't much better than the standard screen, imho) .

At the weekend I rode a naked Ducati and the turbulance from that was about a zillion times better than my biffer  :087:. Is there an answer to this turbulance or is it just a symptom of the design that will never be rectified?
I'm 5,8"...if that makes any difference. I know there is a lot written on here about screens but someone MUST have the answer  :087:?

To be honest, much as I love my biffer (and I've even had a stator failure abroad which hasn't put me off it  :110:) the screen issue is making me think of changing to a VFR...

So, please help!  :001:...any suggestions would be gratefully received....
« Last Edit: 01 April, 2019, 02:21:55 PM by Scott_rider »

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Re: 9000 miles on my Biffer and the screen is driving me mad
« Reply #1 on: 01 April, 2019, 05:36:51 PM »
1,84 cm solved my problems with madstad brackets that take the screen away and up.....also have givi large screen. no noise buffeting until 170km/h

please use the search you will find other information on this . Before buying any brackets do the simplest of things remove your screen

get longer bolts at least 1,5cm and washers to fill the gap between the screen and bike so that your screen is 1 to 1,5 cm away from the front fairing.

tighten and drive problem should be fixed. now go buy the brackets

two photos before and after

ps use rubber on both top and bottom side of the  washers so you do not damage paint or screen.
just saying.....
« Last Edit: 01 April, 2019, 05:38:04 PM by stergios »

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Re: 9000 miles on my Biffer and the screen is driving me mad
« Reply #2 on: 02 April, 2019, 10:23:30 PM »
I had the same problems with my CBF, now resolved.

Like Stergios, I had the Madstad brackets on a previous bike (NC750X)and they are a great job, though pricey.


Then I found out there is a company in the UK making a similar bracket: Palmer Products
Check out their website. They do a bracket which is adjustable for height and angle. I put an MRA vario screen on the Palmer brackets and find it a great success; everybit as good as the Madstad brackets.


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Re: 9000 miles on my Biffer and the screen is driving me mad
« Reply #3 on: 03 April, 2019, 02:26:18 PM »
I have some Palmer brackets with all fixings , for CBF1000FA mk2 ,for sale as I am exchanging for a CB650F. I also have for sale a Honda mk2 screen professionally cut down to height of top of fairing cowl which I found better than full height screen.
Haven't posted them in the for sale area yet.

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Re: 9000 miles on my Biffer and the screen is driving me mad
« Reply #4 on: 03 April, 2019, 04:41:57 PM »
Hi Leofric.

How much you looking for the PP bracket?

Cheers
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Re: 9000 miles on my Biffer and the screen is driving me mad
« Reply #5 on: 04 April, 2019, 12:01:44 PM »
£40 plus  postage. Brackets are black powder coated with tool less adjusters (cost new £78.50 plus £10 pp)
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Re: 9000 miles on my Biffer and the screen is driving me mad
« Reply #6 on: 04 April, 2019, 04:58:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by wpbrown [+]
I had the same problems with my CBF, now resolved.

Like Stergios, I had the Madstad brackets on a previous bike (NC750X)and they are a great job, though pricey.


Then I found out there is a company in the UK making a similar bracket: Palmer Products
Check out their website. They do a bracket which is adjustable for height and angle. I put an MRA vario screen on the Palmer brackets and find it a great success; everybit as good as the Madstad brackets.
That was my solution, it worked well.
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Re: 9000 miles on my Biffer and the screen is driving me mad
« Reply #7 on: 05 April, 2019, 04:42:45 PM »
Palmer brackets+mra screen :028:

 


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