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After 4 months of riding with earplugs, I've given the F-15 wind shield the flick. God what a difference in the noise level and handling. From now on I'm staying naked
 

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I agree. A couple of months ago, I mounted up a generic $50 dollar windshield for my trip from just outside LA to Monterey (about an 8-hour ride). I couldn't stand the noise, although it DID take some weight off of my chest and shoulders. Regardless, I took it off and chucked it in one of the garbage bins in one of the lookout areas on Pacific Coast Highway!

I think if I go for it, I'll maybe go for the Rifle fairing that's painted to match. At least it looks relatively sporty. But I dunno; I've grown real fond of the naked look and feel.

I was able to ride Canyondog's -7S for a few miles a couple of weeks ago (thanks Mike) and it just felt... weird. He said the same thing about my bike!

Emrah
 

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Emrah, I've got the Rifle fairing on my 7, and I don't plan on taking it off the bike anytime soon. Before that, I had the Targa blastshield on the 7, and, oh well it's taking up space in my garage. Anyone want to buy it? I believe Marty has a Maier fairing on his 7. What did ya think of his? Bottom line is I think you get more noise in the helmet with a fairing than pure "naked." But not so much wind pressure on your chest. But that's my humble opinion. And I think the Rifle fairing looks good. Tom :cool:
 

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....and I forgot to mention that the fairing takes its share of bugsplatz away from your face shield. Same with cars or trucks that run off the side of the road in front of you and throw sand and other debris your way. Tom:)
 

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From the looks, the Rifle and the Maier are real similar. I like mine. Don't plan on taking it off unless I crash it off. Then I'll probably get another one. It deflects most of the road trash away and I like the looks. Noise level did increase a bit, but not enough for me to take it off.
 

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Geez the ZR-7 is such an awesome looking naked bike, the only fairing I would contemplate is the one off the ZRX1100.

The rest look like barn doors stuck to the front of the bike. Truly awful. I really don’t understand why you just don't get a 7S.

And besides at speed, its not "abs by jake "...its abs by Kawasaki...what a workout haha

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ps: the fairing on jarels bike looks ok, the other don't tho :~
 

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You can't get an s model in Oz.:mecry:
 

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I wanted a bit of wind protection but in Australia there is not a lot of aftermarket stuff for the ZR 7. I bought a Honda flyscreen that is a genuine Honda accessory for the VTR 250 and Hornet.
With a few minor changes to the brackets is slips on and looks like it came with the bike from the factory.
It doesn't spoil the look of the bike and gives reasonable protection from wind blast especially on the chest, also there are no noise problems as with the F 15 shield.
 

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ZR-7 to ZR7-S (keeping std instuments)

120 120P0620 BOLT-SOCKET,6X20 4
130 130J0812 BOLT-FLANGED 2
130A 130J0830 BOLT-FLANGED,8X30 2
11052 11052-1102 BRACKET,UPP COWLING 1
11052A 11052-1175 BRACKET,MIRROR 1
14091 14091-1316 COVER,INNER 1
14091A 14091-1382 COVER,METER 1
39154 39154-5015 WINDSHIELD 1
55028 55028-1408-A5 COWLING,UPP,LH,C.P.RED 1
55028C 55028-1409-A5 COWLING,UPP,RH,C.P.RED 1
55028F 55028-1410-A5 COWLING,UPP,CNT,C.P.RED 1
56001 56001-1543 MIRROR-ASSY,LH 1
56001A 56001-1544 MIRROR-ASSY,RH 1
92009 92009-1655 SCREW,5X18 6
92009A 92009-1909 SCREW,5X16 5
92015 92015-1174 NUT,CAP,8MM,BLACK 4
92015A 92015-1757 NUT,WELL,5MM 9
92015B 92015-1798 NUT,5MM 2
92039 92039-1227 RIVET 4
92075 92075-1011 DAMPER 2
92075A 92075-1634 DAMPER 4
92143 92143-1226 COLLAR,BLACK 4
92151 92151-1924 BOLT,SOCKET,6X25 4
92160 92160-1646 DAMPER 1
92161 92161-1199 DAMPER,MIRROR 4
92200 92200-1480 WASHER,NYLON,5.3X11.5X0.5 11

doesn't look to difficult


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guys, i just did a review of the direction 2 lumina flyscreen and jarel posted it to the site. it's really minimal. still more wind noise than naked but about as minimal as you can get. it's dark colored so it doesn't alter the naked look too much. and cheap too, only $60 inc. shipping with a ZR7OA discount.

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Mike (tito) you have too much time on your hands :laugh: :laugh:

And Scott (araujo) - only $460 ????? That would feed a family for a month here ! :laugh: :laugh:
 

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oops!!! :eek: only$60 US, i corrected the original post. you'd think after a computer science degree and five years in the field i'd know how to type.

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Scott, please let us know if it works - seems a bit dodgy to me.
 

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Does dodgy mean low cost & effective?.....:angel:

It just cuts down on wind drag.

I sometimes use Honda Pro Cleaner if I'm in a hurry and it's been a while since I've cleaned/waxed the lid.
 

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It means "of doubtful effectiveness".

Can also mean "shonky', "a bit mickey mouse", "not the real mckoy" etc
 

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Someone told me about it when I first started riding. My neck hurt all the time. Thought all those head butts in high school were finally starting to catch up w/ me.

I use a 3/4 helmet when it gets too hot for the full face. Strange thing is, the 3/4 seems to be quieter than the full face. I still haven't figured that one out. Only thing I can think of is that the noise frequency must be different.
 

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OK, I polished my helmet quickly this morning and ...

IT SEEMS TO WORK !!!

Quieter on the way in to the office (although I did have a following wind most of the way, so I'm still not 100% convinced) - haven't tried it at speed yet.
 
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