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CBF1000 => CBF1000 - General Discussion => Topic started by: Riverman on 10 March, 2020, 04:25:02 AM

Title: New screen for tall rider?
Post by: Riverman on 10 March, 2020, 04:25:02 AM
Hello

Any guidance and feedback would be greatly appreciated.

The original screen on my 2007 Mk1 is aesthetically in poor condition. (Itís like a tinted colour - badly faded and scratched.
And from bits that I have picked up on this forum may be a bit too low for me?

I am six feet tall and this is my first motorcycle.

A lot of riders seem to favour the MRA screens? And having looked into them a bit online it appears that for tall riders their Ď X-creení is recommended?
I was wondering has anyone had the same dilemma and purchased one? And what are they like in practice?

Also are there any other favoured or recommended screens for taller riders? If so what makes and models do you suggest or recommend?

Also, this may seem like a stupid question to experienced and knowledgeable CBF owners and riders but what do you think are the pros and cons of both clear and tinted screens? Iím unsure as to which one to go for and donít have a clue regarding the practical differences when riding.

Any help to see the wood for the trees, as they say, would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks
Regards
Riverman

Title: Re: New screen for tall rider?
Post by: Crispy on 10 March, 2020, 09:11:01 PM
In case you donít know the screen is adjustable to high and low positions, the seat can be adjusted to three positions and also the rear suspension. Adjustments to all three can lower you down behind the screen.

Personally I swapped my touring screen for a shorter one in dark tint and it looks really good. The wind seems to go round my neck and shoulders, and use a good AGV helmet and silk balaclava to reduce wind noise. Not planning on any long, monotonous rides on the motorway so does me nicely.


Having to look through a dark screen would reduce your ability to spot potholes etc on the road.

Might be selling my touring screen so keep an eye on the for sale page on the forum, also chrome Beowulf radiator guard.

Title: Re: New screen for tall rider?
Post by: Riverman on 11 March, 2020, 04:44:46 PM
Thank you very much for your advice Crispy: Food For Thought.
Regards
Riverman
Title: Re: New screen for tall rider?
Post by: Crispy on 11 March, 2020, 09:06:04 PM
No problem Riverman, you can also buy a clip-on extension for the windscreen. Not sure of their proper name but there might be a thread on the forum somewhere. Youíll just have to tinker about until you find the right set up. Just donít tighten the screws too much when fitting the screen as it will keep tightening until it bends, and some. Also how much you weigh will affect the suspension but also the handling. You should have a C Spanner in the tool kit to adjust rear suspension if youíve got one.

Thanks for the PM, sent one back.

Title: Re: New screen for tall rider?
Post by: raYzerman on 12 March, 2020, 01:29:10 PM
I am using the Givi windshield, and lately becoming fond of deflectors.  They are fully adjustable and you can tune it to reduce windnoise.   I got one of these, there are two sizes, I'm using the larger on the Biffer at the moment, works fine.  Cheap enough to give it a try.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000183198279.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dsi8xJ2
Title: Re: New screen for tall rider?
Post by: Shed on 12 March, 2020, 09:43:07 PM
I've got this MRA fitted, and bought it brand new direct from MRA years ago:

https://www.mrashop.de/com/model-based-products/honda/cbf-1000/bj-06/6131/cbf-1000-touring-windshield-t-2006?c=90004529


I've found it much better than the Honda original, far less buffeting & windblast, though you'll never get rid of it all, especially if you hit above 70mph, such as 72 or 73 etc. Cough, cough.

Never had the spoiler piece so can't comment on that.
(https://www.mrashop.de/com/model-based-products/honda/cbf-1000/)

As for the tinted or not version, it was just aesthetics for me, much preferred the tinted version personally.  :028:
Title: Re: New screen for tall rider?
Post by: Ianrobbo1 on 13 March, 2020, 06:09:09 PM
If you need to adjust the screen might I suggest getting adjustable screen fixings called "Palmer Products" they make things a lot easier to adjust?
Title: Re: New screen for tall rider?
Post by: Longside on 13 March, 2020, 07:48:53 PM
I fitted the brackets from Palmer Products to the givi screen that was already on my bike. As you said, plenty of adjustments to find out what works best for you. Works great for me. They say the gap created under the screen after fitting the brackets is part of the design, and creates a counter draft to the one coming from the top of the screen, or something like that from memory.
Title: Re: New screen for tall rider?
Post by: Victorthou on 15 March, 2020, 10:56:14 PM
Having got the givi touring screen. I tried the MRA vario touring screen (with the spoiler). Both an improvement on standard. But no major difference between the 2 in my opinion.
Title: Re: New screen for tall rider?
Post by: Ianrobbo1 on 16 March, 2020, 04:58:28 AM
Here are a couple of cheaper alternatives to the MRA screens, I have tried the first one on my girlfriends CB600 with her standard screen and it works okay doesn't look too out of place and she's over the moon with it. the seconds I haven't tried but put it here for comparison.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Windshield-Extension-Spoiler-Windscreen-Deflector-for-Motorcycle-Scooter-Bike/293202975311?hash=item4444425a4f:g:sb4AAOSwVupdZPOd

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Adjustable-Clip-On-Windshield-Screen-Extension-Spoiler-Wind-Deflector/293506184814?hash=item445654f66e:g:6hkAAOSwEaReZ6uB
Title: Re: New screen for tall rider?
Post by: Riverman on 17 March, 2020, 08:25:57 PM
Apologies to all: only just been alerted to the replies ... AND WHAT BRILLIANT REPLIES THEY ARE! So informative and helpful: Great thanks to all who have taken the time and trouble to pass on the benefit of their experience and knowledge  :152:

Crispy:  :028: Sadly I didnít get any toolkit with the bike. Wouldnít know what to do with it if it had one! Itís a Honda! Iím not expecting any problems!
raYzerman:  :028: Givi? Will look into that.
Shed: 72?  :008: MRA is the make that I recall being mentioned a fair bit.
Ianrobbo1:  :028: Palmer Products? New to me but will look into them too.
Longside:  :028:
Victorthou:  :028:

Plenty there for me to look into and contemplate: Thank you all very much.
Anyone any other suggestions please feel free to add to this thread.
Regards
Riverman
Title: Re: New screen for tall rider?
Post by: Shed on 17 March, 2020, 10:39:51 PM
*Originally Posted by Riverman [+]
Shed: 72?  :008:

Yeah, I think it was during storm Dennis and the wind was behind me. Honest guv  :164:
Title: Re: New screen for tall rider?
Post by: Jimav on 20 March, 2020, 09:26:13 AM
check this
https://www.mpf-windshields.com/2012-05-31-17-49-28

they make custom shields. The owner was a cbf1000 owner , so knows the bike.
I got one , it was too tall and  they cut it according my wishes.
Much better than the original one.

In your case , it would be better to know the exact height.

Jim
 
Title: Re: New screen for tall rider?
Post by: Jimav on 20 March, 2020, 09:27:55 AM
if you have communication problems , i can translate for you.

his email is
E-mail: info@mpf-windshields.com
Title: Re: New screen for tall rider?
Post by: Riverman on 23 March, 2020, 10:59:37 PM
Many thanks Victorthou and Ianrobbo1.
More excellent suggestions to be investigated.
Thank you.
Regards
Riverman