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CBF1000 => CBF1000 - General Discussion => Topic started by: Victorthou on 19 June, 2019, 09:27:59 PM

Title: MRA for a Givi - Fingers crossed!!
Post by: Victorthou on 19 June, 2019, 09:27:59 PM
Bought a 2008 with a givi touring screen. It is quite high, the edge of the screen is about up to my nose. I thought it would offer a lot of protection but the wind noise is as bad as my old Naked bandit 600 so i've had a enough. Now i'm trying an MRA vario screen. It is a lot shorter but it has good reviews.  I've fitted it tonight so i'll get a chance to have quick test on my to work.  Fingers crossed!!
Title: Re: MRA for a Givi - Fingers crossed!!
Post by: wpbrown on 19 June, 2019, 10:34:41 PM
I fitted an MRA vario with Palmer Brackets. Totally transformed the screen. Gives so much more adjustment for height & angle of screen, would highly recommend. No more buffeting at all and can ride 50-60mph with visor up.
Title: Re: MRA for a Givi - Fingers crossed!!
Post by: moayling on 20 June, 2019, 12:06:41 PM
Iíve found that my MRA screen works best on the lower setting with a tap washer under the top bolts to push the top away from me a bit. Everything really depends on your height
Title: Re: MRA for a Givi - Fingers crossed!!
Post by: Frank666 on 22 June, 2019, 08:17:07 PM
*Originally Posted by Victorthou [+]
Bought a 2008 with a givi touring screen. It is quite high, the edge of the screen is about up to my nose. I thought it would offer a lot of protection but the wind noise is as bad as my old Naked bandit 600 so i've had a enough. Now i'm trying an MRA vario screen. It is a lot shorter but it has good reviews.  I've fitted it tonight so i'll get a chance to have quick test on my to work.  Fingers crossed!!

How did it go then?
cheers
Title: Re: MRA for a Givi - Fingers crossed!!
Post by: Victorthou on 25 June, 2019, 09:40:15 PM
Well overall disappointed. It is slightly better. But I was expecting a more cosseted ride. I have followed all the advice (2 washers behind the top part of the screen). Tried the wing at all angles). I think the biffer is a fantastic bike but I was expecting no wind behind the screen. I'll stick with the screen but I'll have to accept it's no pan european.
Title: Re: MRA for a Givi - Fingers crossed!!
Post by: wpbrown on 26 June, 2019, 10:33:02 AM
*Originally Posted by Victorthou [+]
Well overall disappointed. It is slightly better. But I was expecting a more cosseted ride. I have followed all the advice (2 washers behind the top part of the screen). Tried the wing at all angles). I think the biffer is a fantastic bike but I was expecting no wind behind the screen. I'll stick with the screen but I'll have to accept it's no pan european.

If you attach the MRA vario to the Palmer brackets you should find a marked difference. Totally transformed it for me.

http://palmerproducts.co.uk/
Title: Re: MRA for a Givi - Fingers crossed!!
Post by: Frank666 on 26 June, 2019, 07:44:41 PM
*Originally Posted by wpbrown [+]
If you attach the MRA vario to the Palmer brackets you should find a marked difference. Totally transformed it for me.

http://palmerproducts.co.uk/

Do you have a couple of pics. of your bike with palmer brackets and MRA screen?
cheers
Title: Re: MRA for a Givi - Fingers crossed!!
Post by: Victorthou on 26 June, 2019, 10:01:55 PM
Did the bracket fit straight on or did you need to make any adjustments? Also pictures would be good.
Title: Re: MRA for a Givi - Fingers crossed!!
Post by: wpbrown on 26 June, 2019, 10:21:11 PM
The screen sits out more on the Palmer brackets allowing a flow of air behind it, which appears to be the secret. There is a considerable amount of adjustment for both height and angle using the easy thumb turn fasteners. From past experience with Madstad brackets I set my screen angle at about 65 degrees (used free iPhone app) which works best with me. I bought the accessory bar also for my sat nav holder.
Title: Re: MRA for a Givi - Fingers crossed!!
Post by: wpbrown on 26 June, 2019, 10:27:32 PM
Sorry, cant for the life of me manage to get photos to post right way round.
Title: Re: MRA for a Givi - Fingers crossed!!
Post by: wpbrown on 26 June, 2019, 10:35:41 PM
*Originally Posted by wpbrown [+]
The screen sits out more on the Palmer brackets allowing a flow of air behind it, which appears to be the secret. There is a considerable amount of adjustment for both height and angle using the easy thumb turn fasteners. From past experience with Madstad brackets I set my screen angle at about 65 degrees (used free iPhone app) which works best with me. I bought the accessory bar also for my sat nav holder.

Was a simple job to fit, no adjustments necessary. Old screen off and new one fitted on Palmer brackets in about 20 minutes.
Title: Re: MRA for a Givi - Fingers crossed!!
Post by: Longside on 27 June, 2019, 10:35:38 PM
Thought I would add my experience of screens. Bought my 09 biffer in March of this year. It had a taller than standard screen fitted (givi). I thought it looked a good item, however as stated previously it seemed to direct the wind straight at my face. The original came with the bike, so I thought if I changed them it might direct the wind lower.
Before changing them over I read on the forum about the Palmer brackets. I liked the idea of being able to have different settings. Got the brackets, fitted my givi screen. Tried different settings until I was happy, thought that the setting to make the screen the tallest/biggest would be the best, however for me more of a middle setting is best.
I find myself riding with my visor up a lot of the time, or almost closed, with fully closed used less often.
As I havenít used the original screen on the Palmer brackets, I swapped them over tonight. Didnít try all the adjustments,but found myself closing my visor quite early compared to the givi setup. Got back and swapped back, so as to test on the same roads on the same night. With the brackets and givi screen I feel like I could ride all day at motorway speeds without a visor no problem. I get wind hitting my shoulders, thatís why I tried the original screen, but this is something I will probably forget about now as it is not my main concern.