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Old 04-15-2012, 01:09 AM   #1
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Default Moto Brackets Windscreen (pics requested!)

Considering one of these. I've heard Moto Brackets are alright, but I have searched high and low and haven't found pictures of one of these on a 98+ kat.

Moto Brackets Acrylic Windscreen

I can't tell if that is just a universal photo or if that is specific to katanas. Does anyone have pictures they want to show off? If so, how does it perform on the highway?

Currently my windshield throws wind directly into my forehead and turns me into a bobblehead. Air flowing 6 inches either up or down from this would be a vast improvement.

There is a picture of a Moto Brackets windshield here but that one looks like the OEM shape, not a bubble or even a smaller/flatter screen.

Thanks guys.
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:15 AM   #2
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Reading the reviews, it looks like it doesn't do too well at speeds above what a Kat'll do. Nothing about it being taller than stock, though.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:29 AM   #3
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I guess for $50 you can't be too picky. Wishful thinking on my part I suppose. Thanks for pointing out the reviews, I only read about 10 of them at first and they seemed really positive. Now that I think about it, it makes sense for a site to hide the bad reviews at the bottom...

A lot of people have great experiences with them though, and I don't go above 85 often at all, and usually that is pre-meditated (my friends and I have a great top-speed spot) and I could just swap them out in ten minutes while the bike warms up.

My other thought is that on a kat the windshield wouldn't seem to stick up very far past the top mounting bolts and might not be as susceptible to flexing fom higher speed runs. On a newer ninja or an R6/1 the windshield is unsupported for basically the top half. Also, most of the reviews complaining about fitting are for R6s specifically.

Anyone have one installed now or previously? I am really interested in the air pocket height on a kat.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:43 AM   #4
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How do I make my own post to ask everyone a question? I need help with my bike, it wont do anything.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:49 AM   #5
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My other thought is that on a kat the windshield wouldn't seem to stick up very far past the top mounting bolts and might not be as susceptible to flexing fom higher speed runs. On a newer ninja or an R6/1 the windshield is unsupported for basically the top half. Also, most of the reviews complaining about fitting are for R6s specifically.
The photo in the linked ad is not a Kat screen. The second photo link with the screen on a Kat shows it is only supported to about half height. Apart from being smoked, it looks like close to stock shape, so that should answer your questions re air flow etc.

From my experience with a cheapish Skidmarx DB screen, I'd pay the extra money and buy something of known quality. The fit and finish on the Skidmarx is very poor. The only advantage of that is I won't be upset when I drill holes in it and modify it to make it actually work.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:34 AM   #6
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Looks pretty cheap and chinese-y.
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Anyone who got one? Would love to see how it looks on the bike.
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The photo in the linked ad is not a Kat screen.
Didn't realize that until I took my fairings off today. As soon as I saw the center mounting hold I immediately recognized my mistake. Thanks!

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Anyone who got one? Would love to see how it looks on the bike.
Check the second link in my first post.
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Check the second link in my first post.

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i just installed the zero gravity sr windscreen. I highly reccomend it.
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