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Windscreen for V7 III stone

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by John Verburg, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. John Verburg

    John Verburg Just got it firing!

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    Greetings, has anyone had any experience, good or bad, with a windshield for a V7 III they would to share. I am looking to install one before winter, since a screen can make riding a LOT more comfortable in the winter. When temperatures drop below 50 or so even an added 20-50 MPH windchill can make a huge difference.
     
  2. Mayakovski

    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    I have the Dart Marlin on my V7 III Anniversario and am very happy with it. Makes a big difference with the wind blast at highway speed.

    Linky: Dart Marlin
     
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    kenrover Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I have a Givi bar-mounted one. Not a huge screen but make a massive difference especially on longer/faster trips.
     
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    grame Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Has anybody made a comparison of these - as far as I can see, the options are the Dart Marlin (£90), the Guzzi OEM (£165) and the above mentioned Givi which I cannot find a price for.
     
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    kenrover Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hi. Got my Givi screen from Motozone here in NZ. Cost was about NZ$200.
     
  6. BadAndy

    BadAndy Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    I am also thinking of a small screen. I am debating between the Dart Marlin and the Dart Piranha. Does anyone have good pictures of either?

    Second question, does the Piranha offer much wind protection? It looks quite small.
     
  7. Bill Hagan

    Bill Hagan GT Reference GT Famiglia

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    I have the Marlin on my Griso, and my brother put a Piranha on his -- now my -- V7 III.

    https://gtmotocycles.com/collections/body-n-bags/category_dart+model_v7-iii?sort_by=best-selling

    IMO, neither provides much if any "weather protection," but both do a surprisingly good job of "smoothing" the air before it hits me.

    In other words, in rain, you'll still get wet :giggle: ... but otherwise, the fatigues that comes from long rides at speed is, IMO, certainly reduced.

    Moreover, both give almost complete protection to the instrument pod.

    Finally, of course, as in all things, but especially in windscreens for all types, brands, helmets, motorcycles, and -- in particular, riders with varying trunk sizes, etc. -- YMMV.

    Bill
     
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    harris Just got it firing!

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    harris Just got it firing!

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    I’ve just finished fitting a Cali 2 screen on mine. I kinda like it what do you guys think, is it hideous.
     
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    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    I think I like it. I might look at doing the same as I have a few long trips planned int he next couple of years and some better protection would be nice.

    Was anything customized to make it fit? Or straight bolt on?

    Also did you buy the screen for this use, if yes, then where, please?
     
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  11. harris

    harris Just got it firing!

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    Yeh I bought the screen for this and I got it from stein dinse it was about £80. The mounting brackets were fabricated by myself to adapt this screen to the bike, there was a fair bit of work involved but it’s doable if your a half decent machinist and can weld. I glad someone else thinks it looks alright I really don’t like the look of screens but I think this has a classic look to it and suits the bike pretty well
     
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    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Thanks for the info. Those have got to be the nicest custom mounts I have ever seen.

    Unfortunately I am not a machinist or welder at all. So that option is out.
     
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    harris Just got it firing!

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    Thanks for the compliment a lot of work went into them. I’m sure if it was a route you wanted to go down you could find a fab shop near you who could make some mounts up for you. I’m working on a stainless pannier rack to match the screen brackets a t3 style stainless grab rail and a custom touring saddle at the mo. I’ll post some pics when I’m done.
     
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    Stradagene Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    It's both hideous and undeniably evocative.
    I can imagine that this bike looks good cruising down city streets.
    I really like it!

    Superb craftsmanship on the mounts, BTW!
     
  15. DeadEye

    DeadEye GT Reference GT di Razza Pura

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    Hello,
    Where did you find the Guzzi OEM piece listed ?
    What Im looking for looks Very similar to:
    2S000732 OEM V9 Windscreen
    but maybe a bit taller ?
    Any L x W on that V9 screen will it fit on a V7 ?

    Is it the same as this cracked one ? ;(
    About 14 high x 20 wide wrapped - I’m looking for a replacement.

    Thanks,
    Don
     
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    DeadEye GT Reference GT di Razza Pura

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    I'm sure it provides a lot of wind and weather protection.
    What pipes are those ?
    Can we get a sound byte :)

    Don
     
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    PepperoniBros. Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I've been running the Givi and am quite happy with it, decent protection/noise compromise and fits the bike well. I have a little green flyscreen that I would part with, uses stock mounts and comes with a shortened stock screen. 513B6E5C-FDFB-4C7F-9DA3-ED1D6402CBB9.jpeg 26AC79B9-AAE1-4076-B29F-AEF26BF07112.jpeg 1A655032-B040-430C-8A57-2EC56A3A6FB9.jpeg
     
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    DeadEye GT Reference GT di Razza Pura

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    Hi Pepe,

    I found just the plastic, it’s on it’s way.

    Was the green screen on that bike, matching colors, looks good with the green stripes.
    There’s no saying, “ Was that you I saw the other day ?”

    What did you use on the wheels ?
     
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    PepperoniBros. Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Yes, I had cut it down a couple of times, still thought it was too noisy and got the Givi, turns out the source of the noise was my earplugs. I might put it back on if no one wants it. 0CB3E883-071C-4CE1-8792-045A8D3264F5.jpeg I had the wheels powder coated when I wore out my Sport Demons, that was as close as they could come to the stripe color.
     
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    Githianki Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I'm glad I stumbled on the pic with the aluminum fly screen. I got the black one for my Stone NP. Doesn't look too bad!
     

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