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ZR7 with F15 touring shield (photo)

Actually this is just an excuse to test load an image file to the forum.
The image on the left has the F15 masked in black paint (on the inside) to give some sun protection to the gauges
 

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Very nice Ron.

Did you put that black beading around the edges? Did it need it?

The F-15 sports shield that I have is a little shorter and is almost completely black in colour (ie. you can just see through it) - so no need for the black paint treatment.
 

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Yeah Scott - The F15 was very buzzy without it. The beading is actually metal reinforced and clamps on very tightly.
 

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In that case, what is it and where can I get some ! My F15 vibrates quite a bit at idle, but when I'm wearing earplugs (most of the time now) it doesn't really bother me.
 

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Scott - You can get it from any Clark Rubber store. I dunno what its actually called but it's the same stuff that's used to trim the door "opening" (not the door itself) in many older model cars.
You shouldn't have any probs moulding it right around the screen. Just make sure you seat it firmly.
Oh yeah - it only costs a couple of bucks a metre.
 
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Ron, I also have the F-15 Tour shield. Do you find it noisy when riding? If so, did the edging you put on help reduce the buffeting noise? When you put on the edging, did you have to heat it up to make it flexible? I like the paint work, did you sand the shield before painting or did you prep it with something? I'm thinking I might try the candy lightning blue paint myself. :cool:

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I was very proud of myself after I installed the F15 Tourer shield on my ZR7. Now I'm not so sure after seeing Ron's photos. I must pay Clark Rubber a visit.
 

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Pete - The vinyl beading is metal reinforced so it holds it's shape well - no heating is required.
The F15 is still a noisy ***** but I suspect all shoulder height fairings would be no different. The heavy beading is just there to help deaden the vibs that will eventually crack the plastic around the mounts.
I also have it discreetly tied to the mirror posts with very small black cable ties. This required drilling two small holes at the edges of the screen but stops the huge amount of flexing at highway speeds.
For the paint job I used a spray can of auto acrylic. I marked out the inside of the screen with masking tape and used a very fine grade wet n dry paper to completely remove all the shine right up to the edge of the tape. I gave the tape a quick dry with the wife's hair dryer and applied the paint. No primer or undercoat was used. Cost me $4.00 for the black paint :cool:
 

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Pete - The vinyl beading is metal reinforced so it holds it's shape well - no heating is required.
The F15 is still a noisy ***** but I suspect all shoulder height fairings would be no different. The heavy beading is just there to help deaden the vibs that will eventually crack the plastic around the mounts.
I also have it discreetly tied to the mirror posts with very small black cable ties. This required drilling two small holes at the edges of the screen but stops the huge amount of flexing at highway speeds.
For the paint job I used a spray can of auto acrylic. I marked out the inside of the screen with masking tape and used a very fine grade wet n dry paper to completely remove all the shine right up to the edge of the tape. I gave the tape a quick dry with the wife's hair dryer and applied the paint. No primer or undercoat was used. Cost me $4.00 for the black paint :cool:
 
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Thanks Ron! :)

I think I'll give it a shot and see how it turns out in blue. I've looking at a few pieces of aluminum strapping in my garage and trying to figure out a way to brace up the shield a little more. I'll let you know how it goes.

Ride Safe!


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Pete - Post a photo if you can, I'd like to see it. Also interested in seeing what you come up with in the way of additional bracing. I gave up on the idea in the end - mainly because it was gonna look to tacky. My current setup holds the screen quite rigid at even at high speeds (160 kmh +) - Ron
 
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F-15 Tourshield...What a big piece of flying plastic [email protected]#%ing Sh!t !
:yell: I've had it for just over two months and it is cracking at the mounts....:yell: ....I have half a mind to give National Cycle a piece of my mind....I'll never buy another product from them ever ! :yell: ...I'm going to write/email them and ask for a replacement or refund, I think I prefer the refund...I might be able to buy a better product from someone else...I'll keep you all informed of my progress with National Cycle....

Ride Safe!

Pete
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Pete, did you tighten up those rubber nut thingies really tightly, or did you leave enough so that there was a thin layer of rubber between the shield and the mounting points?

I've had no trouble at all with my F-15 (except for some vibration at idle), although admittedly I've only done just over 2,000 km since last May (ie. to work and back on fine days - that's about it).

Scott
 
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well...I called National Cycle, and they gave me a return athurization...I'll be sending the shield back and getting a replacement from them.....I have a buddy with an SV650 who wants it....I think I'm going to try a Cafe Fairing and have it paint matched.....I'll keep everyone informed as I go along...I'll never buy another National Cycle product again, the mounting system leaves a lot to be desired....:(

Ride Safe!

Pete:smilewink
 
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