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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-10-2012, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Will Parabellum break mounts?

I have the large Parabellum on my '09. I notice the mount brackets flex a fair bit when I move the top of the shield back and forth. I am wondering what the changes are of the backets breaking.

Is there a stronger, aftermarket bracket made for the V? Has anyone fab'ed up a stronger backets?

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I had a Parabellum Tall for awhile and noticed alittle flex but rode through a lot of high winds without any issues.

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I added a cross brace and mine is solid. Purchased a strip of metal from Home Depot, cut to size, and drilled two holes-piece o' cake.


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I added a cross brace and mine is solid. Purchased a strip of metal from Home Depot, cut to size, and drilled two holes-piece o' cake.

Interesting...I might try that.

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I've been thinking about trying a Parabellum on my 09. Right now I have the Nationa Cycle V Stream and it's an improvement over the stock shield, but I want something taller.

How do you like it?

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I've been thinking about trying a Parabellum on my 09. Right now I have the Nationa Cycle V Stream and it's an improvement over the stock shield, but I want something taller.

How do you like it?
I have had the Parabellum for about a month. Mounted it in the lowest position when first got it and went on a 800km trip at speeds of 110-120 kph. I seemed to be getting buffeting around my head and shoulders. So I was thinking I would go back to the GIVI scene that I also have. BTW I am 6'1" with 32" inseam.

Today I mounted it in the highest position and I cut a piece of foam in a curve to fit between the bottom of the shield and the cowl. And went on a 300km ride at the same speed as before. It work very well now with almost no buffeting and tall enough that I can just see over it by about 2 inches. I stopped and took the foam out and rode a ways but there was buffeting so i stopped and put the foam back in. No buffeting.

So yes I would recommend the Parabellum with the modification to block the wind coming in from the bottom.

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Tall/tinted works for me. If I ever have to replace it, I'll get another just like it.

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Talking Will Parabellum break a bracket??

Probably not, unless your body goes over the handlebars. Don't ask me how I know this.
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