Fitting a modified Touratech Windscreen Deflector
I fitted a Touratech Windscreen Deflector to the standard Tiger Screen. The initial findings were not perfect but the Windscreen Deflector can be
mounted or dismounted in seconds. It provides as much protection as my Givi touring screen ever did and it does a reasonable job of stopping bugs
hitting my visor.
I have used this set-up for 15,000 miles. Why is life never easy? I had to
modify the original Touratech aluminium mounting by drilling two new pivot
holes and grinding away some of the alloy to enable me to mount the
deflector more upright, as supplied it was raked back too much, probably
because it was designed to fit an upright BMW screen not a sloping screen
like the Tiger.
I then found that with the standard Deflector shield some bugs still got through
to my visor. So I bought an A4 sheet of Perspex off eBay for £3.00 to make a
larger deflector and fitted it to my Tiger. I think this is the perfect compromise
for me. Most bugs now miss my visor, I get some buffeting but no direct wind
I could unmount the deflector in 30 seconds and refit it in 60 seconds. This
allowed me to ride on the motorway in relative bug free calm and when the
road becomes twisty, or the temperature gets hot, I could go back to the stock
screen. Having used the deflector I sold my Givi touring screen.
(If you are over 6'" I suggest you keep looking elsewhere as my larger
deflector might not be tall enough)
This is now one of my favourite modifications. I took the deflector
screen off the other day and forgot. On my 150 mile run to work I thought
blimey there must be a headwind today. Then my visor filled with bugs and it
reminded me just how good the deflector is.
|Below my new larger deflector.
|My new larger home made Perspex deflector
compared with the original.
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