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OK, I've been procrastinating posting my pics. I never intended this to take on a touring look; it just developed; I just needed these additions for my own practical needs. bouncing around town and local highway trips. Didn't need it to look like a Sport Bike but do like it feeling like a Sport Bike. :) Includes: Puig Touring II windscreen (top is at my chin level), Puig large visor (will rise to nose if needed), mirror extenders, phone/gps bracket (Ram Mount), cigarette lighter charger (Battery Tender run under gas tank to Tender Connector on battery - see to the right of display), Barkbusters handguards, original Yamaha rear rack, SHAD 39L topcase. Just need some side cases but want something relatively thin and secure.
 

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Hello jimlpx99. I mounted the Shad 40 to the Yamaha rear rack but had to use heavy duty zip ties. Did you use the Shad bolts and connectors?. The Shad 39 and 40 use the same mount plate. If you did I will try to re do the plate to the Yamaha rack.
Thanks Jimbo
 

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Hey Texan,, see pics. I had to drill four holes; see 'Under Rack' pic. The rack didn't provide that many options without drilling. Given that the rack is aluminum, this was very easy and should not weaken the rack at all. I was then able to use the Shad bolts and connectors. Rock Solid! The Shad plate is placed approx. 1/8 inch back from the rack 'lip'. This seems to allow enough seating room for a passenger with the shape of the 39 case. Your 40 may require more space from the lip? Easy project. ...Jim
 

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Thanks jimlpx99 I think for now I will stay with the heavy duty zip ties. But I like your plan and may go to it if the ties work loose. The 40 fits like your 39 and I like it close to front of the Yamaha rack as you have placed yours. The zip ties do not allow me to put on the Shad Plate over the mount holes. The mount plate for the larger Shad boxes works with the smaller Shad Boxes. But you can not put a large Shad box on a smaller mount plate. I have a small box on my Yamaha 125 Zuma and on the FZ 07. The big box, 40 Shad , goes on the FZ 07 when I take a trip. Thanks again.
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OK, I've been procrastinating posting my pics. I never intended this to take on a touring look; it just developed; I just needed these additions for my own practical needs. bouncing around town and local highway trips. Didn't need it to look like a Sport Bike but do like it feeling like a Sport Bike. :) Includes: Puig Touring II windscreen (top is at my chin level), Puig large visor (will rise to nose if needed), mirror extenders, phone/gps bracket (Ram Mount), cigarette lighter charger (Battery Tender run under gas tank to Tender Connector on battery - see to the right of display), Barkbusters handguards, original Yamaha rear rack, SHAD 39L topcase. Just need some side cases but want something relatively thin and secure.
How is that windshield working on the highway? Any buffeting?
 

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I have it tuned in real well but it doesn't come that way; it is fully adjustable. You can install from top of handlebars or under (you have to choose since the display is set on the bars); screen will extend out of pull in tight and you can tilt. So, I had to play around with it. I have it somewhat tight (to far out was acting like a wind sail when gust hit but I now do feel some wind on my arms but nothing intense) and it is now tilted about the same degrees as the fork. The magic touch was to let air come in from the bottom, i.e., make sure there is a gap at the bottom for air to come through. This allows nice air but took away the buffeting (I suppose it eliminated the vacuum effect I had created by not allowing any air into the pocket). Of course, you have to factor in your height, particular helmet, etc. etc. Anyway, at 80 mph (no need for me to go any faster) I can be surprisingly comfortable with decent natural air around me; no blast. I don't think I would ever buy a non-adjustable screen after this experience. There are simply too many personal variables one has to consider to get the right feel.
 

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I had a Madstadt which is also adjustable on my last bike. This is the only windshield I have ever had that truly did its job.
I have to decide which of the two for this bike. Thanks for the feedback.
 

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I had a Madstadt which is also adjustable on my last bike. This is the only windshield I have ever had that truly did its job.
I have to decide which of the two for this bike. Thanks for the feedback.
I learned about the Madstadt after I got my screen. Just a clarification. Mine is only adjustable for installation; it would not be easy to change on the fly but can be adjusted easily once parked (with wrench of course). So, I'd say the Madstadt is more high tech but I never adjust my screen now that it is dialed in. Also, note that the Puig (Large) visor is an add-on and is easily adjustable.
 
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