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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2014, 12:42:42 pm »
I like the idea of installing the x-creen on the touring windshield. I've seen a clamp on model as well. Any one better than the other??

Someone else will have to speak for the clamp on.  I was worried it would mount too high on an already pretty high shield, so I went for the drill and mount version.  The hardest part was getting over the thought of drilling 4 holes in a brand new Cee Bailey.
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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2014, 03:17:56 am »
Just got my MRA Tinted touring screen...MUCH better than stock.  no buffeting and less noise.  At 1st i was really worried when i pulled the screen out. it was much shorter than stock, i was like uh-oh.  But after installing and testing the shield i love it.  Not to mention i thinj it looks cool with the spoiler
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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2014, 01:37:28 pm »
 
KAP commented:
Someone else will have to speak for the clamp on.  I was worried it would mount too high on an already pretty high shield, so I went for the drill and mount version.  The hardest part was getting over the thought of drilling 4 holes in a brand new Cee Bailey.
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I recently installed the tour model on a CB tall touring shield and really like it. I actually purchased the clamp on kit also, but like the above post decided it mounted the shield too high on the CB and went ahead and drilled it. Not as bad as I expected. The difference in mounting location is about one inch higher for the clamp on as compared to drilling it.  Now with all the weather we are having I need to find the best adjustment for the deflector.

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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2015, 02:40:37 pm »

I have used the MRA Vario on several of my bikes and have nothing but good reviews for it. I have one for my '12 connie and LOVE it in the spring, summer and fall, for all the smooth airflow. I switched to a Cal Sci large for the colder temps though.
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OK, Matt, your post has been ringing in my head ever since I chose to not listen and go with the Copperdawg...which I DO like for around town, but not on long trips.  I was quite sore after last weekend - riding 6 hours on the highway each way to a rally...felt like I was rowing a boat all day - using the muscles in my back to pull myself forward and hold on!  I was averaging about 90mph (Florida, people were actually passing me quite frequently on I75!).

I have very clean air with the shield down, but if I'm doing 60 or better, I put it up about an inch, and that takes a lot of pressure off my chest.  Any higher and I'm once again dealing with loud wind around my face.  Not as bad as my vStream, but if it rains, not much protection and noisy if all the way up.

SO...I just ordered the MRA from Twisted Throttle.  $201 shipped.  I think with the adjustable part, I'll finally be able to make myself happy, although sacrificing looks now that I'm loving the way the Copperdawg makes the bike look.  I'll let you know how it works next week.  (Probably should have listened to you in the first place LOL!)
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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2015, 05:47:28 pm »
Very nice looking shield.. I really like the smoke tint and the spoiler seems to be a great addition..
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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2015, 01:58:00 am »
Mark,
I actually just received an MRA screen for my KLR!  Ordered it the other day.  :)
I am quite sure once you have it on there you are gonna be kicking yourself. Everyone I have recommended it to has been completely blown away with how well they both work and look on a C14. I am confident it will be no different with you.
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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2015, 12:36:11 pm »
I am convinced ! Twisted Throttle has them in stock and I am ready to purchase..  >:D

One last question - if have a 2015 C14 and I understand that one of the changes for this model year was the windshield.. Just want to confirm that their wont be any issues from a fit / install standpoint?
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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2015, 02:40:10 pm »
Larry,
As I understand it you will need some of the '14 and earlier hardware to install ANY aftermarket screen right now. Once the aftermarket gets up to full speed I am sure they will start including all the needed pieces for the parts to fit on a '15.
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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2015, 06:02:59 pm »
Larry,
As I understand it you will need some of the '14 and earlier hardware to install ANY aftermarket screen right now. Once the aftermarket gets up to full speed I am sure they will start including all the needed pieces for the parts to fit on a '15.
Matt

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Thanks Matt!!
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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2015, 09:34:26 pm »
I'll post pix on Tuesday night hopefully.

We're less than a month away from our annual trip to the Smokies (Asheville this year), and as much as I think I'll enjoy the Copperdawg, I'm just not excited to make a cross-country trip with it.  Now...when we're in the middle of August and it's hot-as-balls here in S. Florida, I may be singing a different tune, but based on everything I'm reading, the MRA will be the "one" (I hope).

I've given up on the idea of riding without earplugs, so now it's about staying cool and comfortable or warm and comfortable, with the emphasis on comfortable for long rides.   :motonoises:
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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2015, 10:17:40 am »
So I was all set to order my MRA screen when I decided to send an email to Twisted Throttle to make sure the screen would fit the 2015 model.. Here is their reply:

"The MRA windscreens for the 2014 Concours will not, unfortunately, fit the 2015 model. The 2015 bikes use a new screen, which has just been released by the manufacturer. It will be approximately 4-6 weeks until we receive these windscreens in stock."

I will be placing ny order so it ships when they arrive.. Just a heads up for anyone else who has a 2015 Connie and is considering this windscreen.

And BTW - it took them less than 4 hours to respond to my inquiry.. Great cusotmer service if you ask me!
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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #36 on: April 22, 2015, 11:47:29 pm »
My understanding is that all windshields supposedly fit the 2015.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the MRA.  Only have about 10 miles on it, but I was able to ride at 70mph, and it's good. With the shield all the way up, and the lip extended, I can sit tall, and be out of the wind, NO VACUUM!  I normally "want" wind because I live in S. Florida. With the shield all the way down, it's clean air, and keeps the helmet well ventilated, yet no turbulence.

MATT WAS RIGHT.  I like this better than the Copperdawg for functionality, however, the Copperdawg is sexy and bad-a$$.
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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2015, 12:08:16 am »
Something y'all may not know about me;

I couldn't sell water to someone dying of thirst if I didn't believe wholeheartedly in it. This is why I am not a salesman, I would starve to death before I found something I could sell enough of to live on.  When I find something that lives up to, or even better surpasses my expectations I will definitely endorse it for anyone who asks about it. Otherwise, fugettaboutit!
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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2015, 12:21:30 am »
So I was all set to order my MRA screen when I decided to send an email to Twisted Throttle to make sure the screen would fit the 2015 model.. Here is their reply:

"The MRA windscreens for the 2014 Concours will not, unfortunately, fit the 2015 model. The 2015 bikes use a new screen, which has just been released by the manufacturer. It will be approximately 4-6 weeks until we receive these windscreens in stock."

My understanding is that all windshields supposedly fit the 2015.




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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2015, 12:21:07 pm »
My understanding is that all windshields supposedly fit the 2015.

So unfortunately that is not the case with the MRA I received a follow up email from Twisted Throttle that says:

"It looks like the manufacturer has changed the fitment for this bike once again. I have our purchasing department looking into this with them as we speak"

I will post any replies or updates once I have them..
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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #40 on: April 24, 2015, 02:07:01 pm »
I read through this whole thread and went ahead and ordered the tinted MRA shield for my '12 C14. I should have it by this weekend, hopefully, although I doubt I'll have time to install it. Tough decision but I'm really not happy with the stock one and with all the revues of various screens it seems they're entirely subjective and I'll just have to take chance.  ???
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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2015, 09:13:27 am »
RW,
I seriously doubt you will be disappointed with the MRA. Every single person that has bought one based on my recommendation has been very happy with their new screen.    :)

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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2015, 04:14:43 pm »
Listen to Matt...I tried the Copperdawg...looks great, but should have went with the MRA in the first place.  Got it this week, kicking myself for not listening to him.
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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2015, 07:13:39 pm »
I'm not a cold weather rider and I like the looks but whats the MRA like in a serious rain? 

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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #45 on: April 25, 2015, 10:31:17 pm »
got caught in rain from portland to seattle. mra vario was not so good. but would not trade for any other screen.

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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2015, 12:56:50 am »
I concur,
It is not the best screen for rain protection. Cal Sci XL or a large sheet of plywood maybe.  But it does everything else exceptionally well.
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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2015, 02:18:54 am »
I got and installed my MRA last weekend. Major difference with the buffeting and the backpresure. I use the throttle lock and adjust it on the fly with 2 hands. I'm really happy with it. Actually I'm going for a ride tonight (>100 mi.)
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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #48 on: April 30, 2015, 09:57:01 am »
interesting, have a few questions, i have both the oe shields, my stock 09 i use most of the year, gets me air flow all the way down, how does this replacement one compare  to the stock short screen ??
the other is the 10+ shield, helps in the cold, but cant get it low enough to get air, or high enough not to be boomey if in between. i assume the replacement will be much better than this one ??

im in MN and run as long as i can with heated gear and everything. Thanks much for the time!!
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Re: MRA-Vario Touring Screen / Tinted
« Reply #49 on: July 16, 2015, 10:33:05 pm »
Just adding another thumbs up for the MRA-Vario.
I rode 550 miles back roads round trip to buy a used tinted one in Minneapolis.  Swapped out my 08-09 short on the spot and rode home for an A-B comparison.  The Vario is much better than the stocker. Quieter and smoother behind the vario. Up or down the noise is about the same, all positions are quieter than the stocker down.  Nothing like the "hammer factory" when the stocker is up.  Not sure I prefer the look yet, maybe it'll grow on me.  It's not K1200LT quiet and calm back there but again much better than before.  I did do the 2 handed flying adjustment a few times but that's not very smart. avoided a rain trial thing.
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