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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-07-2020, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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2009 FJR 1300 windscreen swap

Hello all...
After looking at aftermarket windscreens for the FJR, and even contemplating the Yamaha option one, I chose the one from the group in England.

I purchased the one that has the flip bent into the top of the windscreen.
I was looking for more deflection for longer distance rides locally.

I received the two I purchased.
One is clear & the other is the optional smoked gray.

I chose to install the smoked gray one and it fit without any issues.
Clears both side mirrors.

I can tell that there is a weight difference between the Yamaha plastic and this one.
These are lighter in weight vs the stock unit.
Must be different material.
Only thought that came to mind is road debris protection.
We shall see.

Two notes to mention :

1: Yamaha uses a stamped foam fabric piece at the base of the windscreen.
This aftermarket windscreen did not come with that.
I may consider alternate weather bearing fabric in that position later after test ride.

2: The stock Yamaha PLASTIC screws.
Someone over tightened one of these before my ownership.
These seems to be rather easy to damage.
Use caution to loosen or to not over tighten these.
I might consider different screws later.



Rain coming forces me to wait to test ride it.
I'll know by next weekend (3-14-20) of the results.

Just to mention,
I use a Shoei NeoTec 2.
It already is a little bit quieter even with the wind noise from the stock Yamaha windscreen.

Hoping for even better wind noise reduction with this one.

I'll post my results after the test ride.
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Update

Obviously,
Since the virus outbreak, we are all adjusting.
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I had this down time to create a seal template to mimmic the stock Yamaha seal.

This is a crude handmade attempt but I feel will do the job.

I found some NEOPRENE in a sheet with just a little bit thicker dimension.

Created a template and X-acto knifed out the shape.

The center hole is just a little bit larger in diameter than a US quarter coin.

It matches close enough to the Yamaha piece.

I "might" need a little bit longer screw; but we will see.
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Neoprene gasket installed.

I was going to add a few dabs of clear silicone but it fits and seals just fine, as is.

It sticks up just a little bit but nothing to be concerned with.
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WindScreen installed.

Down, up, & for comparison.... with the original Yamaha piece.
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Results...

This works good.

When down, air is mostly deflected to the top of my helmet.
Much quieter.

When all the way up, air is deflected to the top of my helmet and above.

At about 80 mph, I can hear the engine working.

Before, with the stock Yamaha windscreen, I never heard it much.

So at 80 mph, I lowered it about 2-3" and it was good!

That's my result.
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Update on the windscreen

Mentioned the stock plastic screws Yamaha uses.
4 of them backed out and caused the windscreen to move quite a bit.

My solution was installing aluminum M5 screws

Now it stays put and seems more stable overall.

Will add some nylon washers to prevent over time grooving from the underside.

Major improvement.

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The plastic screws serve a purpose they snap in the event of an off. A broken screen with sharp edges and you going over the top of it will not end well.
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Hello all...
After looking at aftermarket windscreens for the FJR, and even contemplating the Yamaha option one, I chose the one from the group in England.

I purchased the one that has the flip bent into the top of the windscreen.
I was looking for more deflection for longer distance rides locally.

I received the two I purchased.
One is clear & the other is the optional smoked gray.

I chose to install the smoked gray one and it fit without any issues.
Clears both side mirrors.

I can tell that there is a weight difference between the Yamaha plastic and this one.
These are lighter in weight vs the stock unit.
Must be different material.
Only thought that came to mind is road debris protection.
We shall see.

Two notes to mention :

1: Yamaha uses a stamped foam fabric piece at the base of the windscreen.
This aftermarket windscreen did not come with that.
I may consider alternate weather bearing fabric in that position later after test ride.

2: The stock Yamaha PLASTIC screws.
Someone over tightened one of these before my ownership.
These seems to be rather easy to damage.
Use caution to loosen or to not over tighten these.
I might consider different screws later.



Rain coming forces me to wait to test ride it.
I'll know by next weekend (3-14-20) of the results.

Just to mention,
I use a Shoei NeoTec 2.
It already is a little bit quieter even with the wind noise from the stock Yamaha windscreen.

Hoping for even better wind noise reduction with this one.

I'll post my results after the test ride.
Couple of questions Agave, how tall are you, and inseam? And what brand is that shield you went with, link?? I am 6' with a 30" inseam and I am looking for a taller shield. I am still waiting for my helmet to come in and with it all the way up I am still getting a lot of air about my head
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David, note, Gen1, 2 and 3 windshields are unique and do not interchange.
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Agave, the MOST IMPORTANT thing is that you install windscreen that is made from POLYCARBONATE !!!
Most other plastics will shatter into sharp pieces and possibly cause serious injuries.

I installed VStream, excellent and thick screen, doesn't vibrate much even at high triple digits, great air deflection to the sides.

https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/10-...indscreen.html


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