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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-25-2016, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Puig Touring screen on '15

Just installed my new Dark smoke Touring windscreen on my 2015 650 ABS... and BTW, when they say DARK smoke, the are not kidding!



I like it a lot so far, but have'nt been out for a speed run yet to see how it handles the wind over 50 mph.




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Generally, they tilt shields to the same angle as the forks. For all intensive purposes, that is a black shield not to be looked through. Good luck.
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Generally, they tilt shields to the same angle as the forks. For all intensive purposes, that is a black shield not to be looked through. Good luck.
Yep, but I forgot that I had tilted the factory brackets up a little to see if I could get the wind a little higher before it hit my helmet. (Waste of time with the factory screen)
I'll try it both ways tomorrow.

Believe it or not, you can see through it a lot easier than it looks in pictures, but I am not worried about seeing through it. At six and a half feet tall, I tend to be looking over the top of any windscreen short of a 4 by 8 sheet of plywood.
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Just so long as you know to look over it (I didn't know you were a giant!), because you are not going to notice changes as quick through a dark screen. It color matches your bike and matches your front fender perfectly. I am sure you turn a lot of heads on the highways. Drive safe!
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FWIW - I have the same Puig shield in my suitcase for when I return to BC (bought from an 'inmate' here...), to go on the GREEN HORNET TOO, so it's NICE to see how it's going to look...!


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That's too damn funny!

Now I have to go out and drop it back down!
Thanks for putting that image in my head!

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All right, dropped the rear brackets back down...





I think it looks MUCH better!

Wind control is good. Probably about 90% of what is normal for a Madstad system.
Definitely worth the $140. Of course, if you are under 6'6" you will get a lot better coverage!

And... it's not really as dark as it looks from the back side.

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I think it looks MUCH better!

Wind control is good. Probably about 90% of what is normal for a Madstad system.

Agree about the looks, what makes the Madstad setup better in your opinion, I'm still trying to decide which screen to go with.
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All I know is that I have been on four different bikes with Madstad systems on them, including my '09 KLR, and all of them had excellent wind control.
I would have liked the Madstad for my new bike, but it would have been about twice the cost, and I was trying to stretch my money as far as I could and get a new seat too.
This Puig works quite good for the money, and I think it looks like it has the same style as the bike. In the middle of the adjustment range the wind is hitting the top of my head, but I can scootch down a couple inches and get out of the wind. All the way up it will probably do a better job (for my tall head) but it looks a bit ungainly that far up.
Still, it has cut the noise level in my admittedly noisy helmet down to the point I don't need ear plugs any more, and my head doesn't shake like I have Parkinson's either. I think it would be perfect for riders who are 6'2" or shorter.

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I think the convex side looks black and the concave side looks more transparent. My zero gravity smoke screen is like that. looks black as hell(beautiful) but easy to see through. I like this one, I was just breaking balls with the photo! haha


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Puig scratch resistance?

I installed the Puig the other day and really like the looks and function but am concerned on how soft the surface appears. Seems really easy to scratch. Has anyone had one for a while and can advise how they hold up?

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Terry - I've had my Puig on for a couple of weeks, and I spray it w/ a "no-name" lemon pledge to remove bugs. NO scratches so far.... (And I don't expect any.)

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Glad I found this thread. I'm 6' 3" and was wondering if the Puig screen would work. Now I'll be ordering one next week. Great pics. Looks great on your bike.


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Glad I found this thread. I'm 6' 3" and was wondering if the Puig screen would work. Now I'll be ordering one next week. Great pics. Looks great on your bike.


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I'm 6-7/235lbs, I have a smoke color on my V1K and it works fine. I'll ride with in the down position to get air and put it at its tallest position on the freeway with no problems.
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Quick question to all lucky owners of this screen... was the fuel economy affected after you installed this thing?
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Quick question to all lucky owners of this screen... was the fuel economy affected after you installed this thing?

No, I get about 40 around town and 45-50 on the freeway.
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I have had my Puig light smoke for over a year now and it has been nothing but great. I adjusted my windshield up and down a few times and it made circle scratches around the knobs. Beyond that, no scratches and it gets plastered with bugs! Awesome screen.
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It looks a lot like the Givi D4114ST.
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