First new big bike EVER!

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Shiny shiny!! Nice one
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Taipan had Lextek on his 690 and rated it i think.
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I picked up a used Puig screen and fitted it today.

I'm not entirely sold on the looks,we'll see how it performs. It was cheap,so if there's no benefit,I'll do a Weeksy and punt it on. :lol:

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Skub wrote: Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:04 pm I picked up a used Puig screen and fitted it today.

I'm not entirely sold on the looks,we'll see how it performs. It was cheap,so if there's no benefit,I'll do a Weeksy and punt it on. :lol:
Can't make it look any worse :)
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Re: First new big bike EVER!

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Don't worry about all that brakes-this, exhaust-that bollocks. Get it up on t'back wheel! :thumbup:
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Asian Boss wrote: Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:05 pm Don't worry about all that brakes-this, exhaust-that bollocks. Get it up on t'back wheel! :thumbup:
There's something to be said for that theory. :lol:
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The small Puig screen on the 690 makes a big difference to the wind blast I'd not do without it, bugger the looks.

I wasn't keen on the style of those Kwaks but the more I read about the Z900s the more they are growing on me. (The 900 would be more than enough bike for me)
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Well,the screen is back off again.

It copes well with higher speeds and doesn't appear to adversely impact on the handling,but the wind noise does my head in. The screen seems to be angled just right to 'supercharge' the wind noise. Noticeably louder even at modest velocities. My head is ringing after an hour's riding.

So,back to stock and reasonably quiet on most occasions. If I change my lid,I'll maybe try it again,Arai are noisy bastards anyway.
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Druid wrote: Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:54 pm
Skub wrote: Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:04 pm I picked up a used Puig screen and fitted it today.

I'm not entirely sold on the looks,we'll see how it performs. It was cheap,so if there's no benefit,I'll do a Weeksy and punt it on. :lol:
Can't make it look any worse :)
Not sure about that..
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I don't usually need to ride at night,but sometimes the notion strikes and you have to go.

The lights are a sharply defined rectangle of blue/white light,great dip and beam....on a straight road. On bends,that defined light works against you by causing black areas just where you need to be looking. Pretty shit really. If I was a regular night abuser I'd want a couple of spots filling in the missing light.

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