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    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)
    "The problem with most motorcycles is the nut that connects the seat to the handlebars."

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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.
    if its got 2 wheels or a skirt....i'll ride it.

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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        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.
        "The problem with most motorcycles is the nut that connects the seat to the handlebars."

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        • #5
          you still need to lean a little to deflect the wind, even on a kat.
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          • #6
            maybe you could jimmy rig one off a harley or something?
            if its got 2 wheels or a skirt....i'll ride it.

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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                Re: Taller Windscreen?

                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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                • #9
                  Awesome. Thanks!!
                  "The problem with most motorcycles is the nut that connects the seat to the handlebars."

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                  • #10
                    Re: Taller Windscreen?

                    Originally posted by chriskatana
                    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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                    • #11
                      Let me know how you like it once you get it and try it out!
                      "The problem with most motorcycles is the nut that connects the seat to the handlebars."

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                      • #12
                        I ended up ordering a MRA windscreen with a lip. The lochart one is discontinued. Much perferred over the stock windscreen.
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                        • #13
                          Now if only us pre98'ers could find one of those ...
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