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XT600 do you ride w/a windsheild?

Hello from Turkey. I just bought my 99 xt600e (love'in it). It sure appears to me that riding without a windshield is...windy!!! Is there a reason why basically all pictures of all xt600's do not have windshields? Does everyone ride without a windsheild.
Also, any info. on where and what I might buy one would be greatly appreciated. **My first post here on this wonderful/grand web site. Thanks guys/gals. Would love to hear any/all comments.
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You need to look for a Universal windshield. There are a few made by Givvi and Spitfire..

I have a Spitfire one on my xt600e..

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nice screen !

TedMagnum...nice screen. In fact after seeing your pic I started looking for a similar screen...and guess what I found??
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If luck will have it ...I'll be grabbing that sukker tomorrow !!!
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Cool man.. Buy it !!

Mine cost £40 second hand... about $75


You need a 4.5mm Hex key to fit the bolts though and the clamps are a little wide for the standard bars so you will have to wrap some electrical tape under the clamps..

Oversize bars maybe fine though.

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I throught I would add a modfication to have just made to my W/S. Before the wind would catch the top of my helmet bufferting me. So I after seeing the Paris Dakar bikes how the top of the screan kicks up. I simply heated up my oven to max (250C) and entered the tip of the plastic to heat it up carefuly, using a cloth to stop burning my fingers and gently turned it up. The result is really good and makes a huge difference!
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I throught I would add a modfication to have just made to my W/S. Before the wind would catch the top of my helmet bufferting me. So I after seeing the Paris Dakar bikes how the top of the screan kicks up. I simply heated up my oven to max (250C) and entered the tip of the plastic to heat it up carefuly, using a cloth to stop burning my fingers and gently turned it up. The result is really good and makes a huge difference!
Hope this helps.
George
hey nice bike...

Can you explain what you have done to your fork legs and seat ??

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I have a screen on mine. Caused a bit of buffeting around the helmet so I added a little lip.
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Hey Ted
When you asked about the forks and seat, I guess you are talking about the hide hight. My Bikes is a 04 TT600RE so has a lower seat hight. I am going to be selling my suspension front and rear (12k miles). The RE suspension is not as tall and gives about a 2 inch lower ride hight. If you are intersted let me know.
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Spitfire screens for sale.

Hello all,

I have 3 brand new spitfire screens for sale. I thought i'd offer them here before ebay. 2 are complete with fitting kits and 1 is without.
Please get in touch if anyone is interested.

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Could be interested in a screen for longer journeys.
I don't know anything about these "Spitfires" - will it fit to a TT600R?
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Spitfire screens

I can't see why not, they are a universal screen after all. See the pictures above to get some idea of fitment.
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A windscreen for what?

An attempt to try to lessen your motorcycle experience?

Brent,

Try going without a screen for a while and see how you like it. I personally don't like to use them. They usually funnel the wind right into your helmet, buffering you worse than without a screen. Back in the day when I used to use one, sometimes I would stand up going about 60mph/100kmh, and the straight wind felt so much better than the funneled wind that the screen creates. So I ended up taking it off and it's so much better! I've used the shorter stock screens that come on bikes, and larger/higher ones. None of them work for me. Plus, the bigger the screen, the more of your true clear vision you block out.

What's the point of riding a motorcycle if you're just going to put plastic up in front of you to hinder your view?! That's why I ride motorcycles, to feel the wind on my face! So, my advise, ditch the screen! Anyway, if you want to block the wind that's what helmet screens are for...do you want two screens?!

I'm mainly talking about highway riding here, but for dirt, I definately prefer to get rid of the plastic blocking my view, and be able to see the route in front of me better.

I do like some of the home alterations you guys have done, pretty cool.
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Hi Alfow,
A problem on my bike is that I can't see where I could fit in the fittings of a universal screen (and I can't see in the pics on this thread how they do it either) - in my case, the bars are pretty "full" with mirrors, a bolt on brace, the usual gubbins for levers and handguards + I think the bars are cut down (they are about 30" across which seems shortish to me).
What are the fittings like for these universal screens? (width and that type of thing).

Paul,
Yes, it's a nice concept and I have ridden without a screen, often - I am doing now.
However, the weather in, say, Scotland can make you think you would give your right arm and leg for some sort of protection from the sleet & wind when you have 300 miles to do to get home. It's nice to have the option!!

I had a test ride on a brand new Goldwing a few years ago, just because I could, and that had air vents built into the "dashboard" - and it needed them because I was over-heating behind that screen.

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Spitfire screen fitment

If you have a close look at ted magnums first picture you can see where the supports attach to the bars just inside the mirror stalks via a standard diameter handlebar clamp. I've just sold one to somebody with an XR400, very similar handlebar setup to yours with the brace etc. The supports will sit between where the brace attaches to the bars and the mirror stalks.
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windscreen clearance

Hi again,
There's a maximum of 60 mm avail in the space between the brace and mirrors, but this is also on the crank in the bars on both sides while on the RHS there is even less than this "just off" the bars; this caused by the throttle cables and the front brake cable + the brake fluid reservoir is very close at that point. Overall, on the right, I reckon there is no space for anything more. I still think the bars have been cut down by a previous owner by about 3" - it's in s/moto mode at present, although I don't have any other bars.

I've tried to get a pic uploaded but it is far too big (and I have no idea how to make it smaller)!

As a point, where else is this screen supported? - for the XTs in the pics it seems to simply sit on the headlight at the front end.
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