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Old 01-10-2018, 12:29 PM   #1
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Anybody run a double bubble windscreen on your gen.1, FZ1

Hey gang:

Looking for a new windscreen for my new to me, 2001 FZ1. Running the o.e.m. screen, but wondering if the d.b. screen would be a improvement. Any experience with a d.b. screen, would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-10-2018, 12:36 PM   #2
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I run one, but I'm only 5'8", I think it is better than stock. I had the Yamaha touring screen too and I like it better than that as well. Better wind coverage and less buffeting than stock.
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:34 PM   #3
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Hey Dean. We're the same height, and I did NOT care for the DB screen. It took the air that used to hit me in the chest, and placed it right about helmet level. I got a LOT of helmet turbulence with it.

I thought it was the best looking full size screen, but was not friendly for anything other than around town riding. Do-able for short runs on country roads, but if you had to slab it anywhere, it was awful.

Out of all of the screens, I didn't mind the Yamaha touring screen, the MRA-Vario, and a cut down stock....and those are the only ones I've kept. I'd probably be ok with keeping the cut stocker, and either one of the others...
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:18 AM   #4
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im 5' 10" and i greatly disliked it on my gen1. I felt the stock one was the best.
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:26 AM   #5
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Similar turbulent results as above. I'm planning to try it as a base for madstadd type double windshield for touring.
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:39 AM   #6
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I can tell you on my Aprilia Tuono it made a world of difference. Have yet to try one on the Gen2..............
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:26 AM   #7
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I’ve got a regular ZG smoked screen on the gen 2, works great for me, but I’m short, 5’8. Haven’t tried a double bubble yet.

But sounds like you’re in the gray area of windscreens. Either a cut down screen to get clean air to the helmet. Or a madstad type or tall touring.

I’ve thought about adding a small universal duckbill trunk spoiler to the windscreen, but I don’t have any issue with head buffeting on the highway even past 90mph, unless I’m behind traffic or 18 wheelers.

Universal spoiler: https://m.ebay.com/itm/Universal-1-3...EAAOSwFSxaAfke
Something like that would probably help to kick the wind up and over your helmet.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:48 AM   #8
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^ Yeah, what is really needed is an OEM-sized screen with a built-in laminar lip. The OEM screen actually works pretty good for me as well, I'm 5'-9". I'm used to slamming into the wind with the Street Triple, so the FZ's screen was a huge improvement in that area.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:02 AM   #9
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The DB didn't do it for me either. I bought a cheap screen off of eBay and cut it way down...less than a flyswatter. I don't feel like I get hit with any more air, and none hits me right in the face like most regular sized screens do. The Yamaha touring screen might be nice, but it looks out of place on the Fizzy.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:00 PM   #10
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I'm just over 6', and in winter I use a 21" Rifle. Sitting upright, there's significant turbulence around my helmet, so for any distance riding I lean down behind it or just use the MRA Vario. The tall Rifle does keep alot of cold air off my torso, and very effectively helps me retain heat. Ugly, but functional in that purpose.

The MRA doesn't really do anything for me as far as wind protection, other than look cool and if riding at night in warmer months, I flip the "deflector" in the up position, lean down a bit, and it does help keep some bugs off my visor.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:17 PM   #11
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No bueno on DB. Similar comments on other screens. For most of my riding I use the Yamaha Touring and have thought of adding the MRA flip to it. I may make my own. When I finish the engine mods and get all of that settled and final, I still plan to grab a grad engineering student to do some fluid analysis on the turbulent cockpit and see if a new cowl and windscreen would help. I'm thinking to print a new cowl and screen in 3D that would attach to existing mounting hard points so easy swap. I've played around with taped up cardboard to reshape the fairing and think there is improvement enough to take the next step and do something based on hard evidence. I don't mind wind. I mind turbulence.

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Old 01-11-2018, 07:44 PM   #12
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I run one, but I'm only 5'8", I think it is better than stock. I had the Yamaha touring screen too and I like it better than that as well. Better wind coverage and less buffeting than stock.
I have a Puig (double bubble) and I have also tried the stock and the Yamaha touring. I am 5'11" and the difference between the 3 is not worth writing home about. I keep the db because it is blue and looks cool as heck

Disclaimer: my goal was to reduce wind noise. In that regard, the difference is not appreciable. With regard to wind pressure on the upper torso and the helmet, the stock windshield definitely offers less protection, but there is not much difference between the Yamaha touring and the Puig.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:56 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the input, gang.

At my height, looks like a double bubble windscreen, would not be a good idea.

I think for the time being, i will just leave the o.e.m. windscreen in place.

Thanks again, and all the best to you all.

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Old 01-12-2018, 06:52 AM   #14
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My brother tried just about every windscreen that would fit on an FZ. I have tried a few myself. Personally, I like the MRA Vario the best.
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:17 AM   #15
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Thanks for all the input, gang.
Have you ever tried a cut down stock screen Dean?

I'm sure you've heard this multiple times already, but even with having 'more' air with a cut down stock screen, in my opinion it's by far the best feeling air during a ride. Around town, back country roads, or even slabbing...it's pretty much what I prefer.
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:24 AM   #16
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I'm 6'2 and found no screen good on the gen 1. Being this tall it's a part of bike life. All though I didn't try the 2ft tall bay window on it.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:48 PM   #17
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Have you ever tried a cut down stock screen Dean?

I'm sure you've heard this multiple times already, but even with having 'more' air with a cut down stock screen, in my opinion it's by far the best feeling air during a ride. Around town, back country roads, or even slabbing...it's pretty much what I prefer.

Yes, i did try a cut down o.e.m. windscreen, many years ago. I liked the look of it on the fairing, but it just did not work for me.

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Old 01-13-2018, 10:42 PM   #18
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No to the DB. I'm 6'3" and I had the most luck with the ZG Sport Touring screen.
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