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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-27-2017, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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MRA Touring Windscreen

Installed a new MRA touring screen. It's a nice size being a bit wider at the top and a bit taller than the stocker.

I was not interested in a monster screen or a vario unit. Just wanted a tad more wind protection for the cold winter rides.

You can definitely feel the better protection, and it allows me to ride with my shield open all the way to about 85 mph before the wind shuts it. At the middle position my shield will stay open to north of 100 mph.

It's a nice upgrade for $106.

The 2nd to last pic is the eye level view over the screen with it in the low position.
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I like it, looks really good.

No problem with the hand-guards hitting it?

I have the Givi Airflow on mine and the Hand-guards hit.
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I like it, looks really good.

No problem with the hand-guards hitting it?

I have the Givi Airflow on mine and the Hand-guards hit.
Hand guards do not hit.

Just waiting for some cold weather days to see how much wind it keeps off my front side.

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Well ... It's currently 34* here in WI . How much taller/wider than stock'r ?
** Found dimensions. 2.6" taller than stock **
https://www.mrashop.de/com/selection...015?c=90004991

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Well ... It's currently 34* here in WI . How much taller/wider than stock'r ?
** Found dimensions. 2.6" taller than stock **
https://www.mrashop.de/com/selection...015?c=90004991
I will have to set the stock screen in front of the new one and post the picture for all to see.

I did notice that the bottom portion of the MRA is slightly smaller than the stocker and lets a bit more air thru down lower.

For next summer I think I may cut down the stocker for more air flow. Thinking just above the mounting rails so it will be much more nakid bike -ish.

The thing with screens is they disrupt the laminar airflow causing turbulence which tends to hit somewhere between your chest and the top of your helmet. So you go with either no screen or very short one so the smooth air hits you from your pot belly and up. Or install a very tall one that puts all the turbulence over the top of your helmet.

Thinking your screen is causing buffeting, noise, or turbulence?... just remove it and take a ride. You will be amazed at how smooth the air flow is. One problem with a small or no screen is the wind wants to blow you off the bike when you get north of 80 or so. The flip side is you will freeze your ass off in the winter months.

Life is a compromise. Momma told me there would be days like this...Lol.
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Wow, that is a great looking screen! Just wish it was a bit taller...
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Wow, that is a great looking screen! Just wish it was a bit taller...
The pic was taken with it in the lowest position.

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Ok a little drum roll please....

Here are the promised pics for comparison. Stocker vs the MRA.

I know it does not look much bigger but the airflow difference is very noticeable.
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I'm stuck with my Givi Airflow now....but that is one very nice screen.

I got the Heat Gun out and heated the edges of the screen and moved them out about 20mm.
Guards don't hit now. So I'm happy with that.
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thanks for sharing
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Well ... I added this piece to my MRA touring shield on my FZ-09. Easy on/off for around $25. Makes a nice difference. Heck, maybe try a clear one on the OEM and see it it helps?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Adjustable-...dZeKpI&vxp=mtr
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Well ... I added this piece to my MRA touring shield on my FZ-09. Easy on/off for around $25. Makes a nice difference. Heck, maybe try a clear one on the OEM and see it it helps?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Adjustable-...dZeKpI&vxp=mtr
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Adjustable-...ZZL5Fs&vxp=mtr
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Do you still have that little 3 cylinder pocket rocket?
I do, but will very likely (95%+) be owning a Versys or Wee Strom next riding season..
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Time for another up date on the new screen.

Did 130 miles today on this picture perfect fall day. Mostly lower elevation foot hill type of riding with lots of twisties. Speed was mostly in the 30 to 70 mph range.

The MRA touring is a great shield if you like good smooth laminar airflow hitting you from your mid section up to your face shield. The turbulence begins just above the face shield with the windscreen in the low position. Does not cause and helmet buffeting but does cause some wind noise. The flow is definitely smoother than the stock screen.I am 5' 9" with a 30 inch inseam.

Probable won't move the windscreen up until the weather gets on the cold side so can't comment on it in the up position.

All this to say I really like the screen. It's just about perfect for the bike.
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Up until last week end I have used my Airflow Screen in a lower position so that I could see over the top.
It done the job quiet well with a little wind noise near the top of my helmet.
I could ride with the face shield fully open and just have a light breeze on my face.

Well this last week end I thought I would raise the screen up to where I was looking through the screen.
It wasn't in the highest position but above eye level.

Well it was just great, no wind noise at all.
I have always used it at a height to see over the screen.
From now on I'm going to use it in the higher position.

Especially in the cooler weather months of the year.

I just always thought It was best to be looking over the screen and not through it.
Just shows you need to experiment with screens and find what works for you.
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After trying the screen in all positions I have settled on the middle position.

For me it is the perfect compromise giving you good wind protection without helmet buffeting and still can easily see over the top.

Windscreens are like a box of chocolates...ya never know what ya got till you install it and ride. This one I really like.
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Just got one and love it. Hawker Jet, Did you have to use washers under the adjustment screws to keep the knobs from hitting the screen? The screen is thicker than stock (they give you longer mounting screws along with thicker rubber spacers) for mounting. Really like my MRA Vara touring screen and think it is the final answer for me. And NO buffeting!!! Yeah! So nice to get rid of this. I think they did this by the super large cut out at the bottom.

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Givi Airflow: in my opinion there is no better solution.
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Just got one and love it. Hawker Jet, Did you have to use washers under the adjustment screws to keep the knobs from hitting the screen? The screen is thicker than stock (they give you longer mounting screws along with thicker rubber spacers) for mounting. Really like my MRA Vara touring screen and think it is the final answer for me. And NO buffeting!!! Yeah! So nice to get rid of this. I think they did this by the super large cut out at the bottom.
Sorry for the late reply. Just now saw this. Glad you like yours. I am really enjoying mine. Every time I get an MRA screen it's the same result. I have had them on several bikes and they are my hands down favorite.

Interesting as my knobs don't come close to hitting the screen. But the screen does hit the top of the mounting rails so I put washers under the screen and now it does not hit.

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I have MRA Vario on my Versys for last two years and it's great. You can set your screen in three positions on Versys and mine is in the middle, the air is still flowing over the helmet. I'm keeping deflector in highest position. Plus it looks good...
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