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Old 04-06-2005, 10:28 AM   #1
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Default Taller Windscreen?

I'm considering replacing the stock windscreen, and was wondering if anyone has something slightly taller than the OEM screen on their Kat. Just exploring the possibility of a little more wind protection. I'm 5'11 and the blast is by no means extreme, but the wind does hit my upper chest and head just a bit.

Also, I've seen some screens with a "lip" at the top, that look like they deflect the wind and look cool too.

Anyone have a taller screen, or know where to get them for 98+?

TIA 8)
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Old 04-06-2005, 10:39 AM   #2
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i think the lockhart phillips screens have a little bit of a lip and are a little taller. try checking those out.
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Old 04-06-2005, 10:59 AM   #3
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are you leaning over enough? I am 6 feet and i find that if i lean down more on the freeways the wind has very littel affect on me and going 80MPH or so.
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:08 AM   #4
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I try to lean as little as possible, that's why I bought the Kat

I have experiemented with leaning over, laying on the tank / tucking etc. I prefer to sit more upright. Screens are so cheap I figured I'd try one out.
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:12 AM   #5
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you still need to lean a little to deflect the wind, even on a kat.
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Old 04-06-2005, 12:45 PM   #6
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maybe you could jimmy rig one off a harley or something?
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Old 04-06-2005, 01:17 PM   #7
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One of the few times in life that being under 6' tall is an advatage but i always tuck down, out on the highways.
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Old 04-06-2005, 01:37 PM   #8
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Default Re: Taller Windscreen?

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Originally Posted by Macka
I'm considering replacing the stock windscreen, and was wondering if anyone has something slightly taller than the OEM screen on their Kat. Just exploring the possibility of a little more wind protection. I'm 5'11 and the blast is by no means extreme, but the wind does hit my upper chest and head just a bit.

Also, I've seen some screens with a "lip" at the top, that look like they deflect the wind and look cool too.

Anyone have a taller screen, or know where to get them for 98+?

TIA 8)
Here's one I had on my old Kat and a link to buy one:
http://www.1tail.com/sa/p/CHEETAH_SS...8-05_DARK_.htm
http://www.1tail.com/sa/p/CHEETAH_SS...-04_LIGHT_.htm
I loved mine, at 6'3" I didn't have to lean over AT ALL the wind stream went just above my helmet when cruising the highway.
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Old 04-06-2005, 01:47 PM   #9
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Awesome. Thanks!!
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Old 04-07-2005, 06:22 PM   #10
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Default Re: Taller Windscreen?

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Originally Posted by Macka
I'm considering replacing the stock windscreen, and was wondering if anyone has something slightly taller than the OEM screen on their Kat. Just exploring the possibility of a little more wind protection. I'm 5'11 and the blast is by no means extreme, but the wind does hit my upper chest and head just a bit.

Also, I've seen some screens with a "lip" at the top, that look like they deflect the wind and look cool too.

Anyone have a taller screen, or know where to get them for 98+?

TIA 8)
Here's one I had on my old Kat and a link to buy one:
http://www.1tail.com/sa/p/CHEETAH_SS...8-05_DARK_.htm
http://www.1tail.com/sa/p/CHEETAH_SS...-04_LIGHT_.htm
I loved mine, at 6'3" I didn't have to lean over AT ALL the wind stream went just above my helmet when cruising the highway.
Awsome! that's exactly what I've been looking for for quite some time now. I just ordered one, hope it works out
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