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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-16-2004, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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fly screen worth it?

one difference between the dark and the non-dark model is the inclusion of the fly screen. i like the more aggressive looks w/out the fly screen of the dark model, but i'm thinking the fly screen will help w/ the wind and well, flies (bugs, etc) from hitting me.

do you think it's a worthwhile addition?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-16-2004, 09:48 AM
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I like the look of the bikes without the fly screen too but that little bugger is good for tucking in behind when you're cranking on it!! .......I don't think the stock fairing/windscreens help much just cruising down the highway. But if you like to haul a$s....and do it often.....it's worth it for the tuck in factor.... IMO
post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-16-2004, 09:53 AM
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Re: fly screen worth it?

I second that.
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-16-2004, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Re: fly screen worth it?

argh! i'm just trying to decide between the dark and non-dark models.

i like both the matte black and the glossy black with the red stripes. and as pointed out, the differences are:
the colors
steel vs alum. handlebars
fly screen (front fairing)
seat cowl

if people had felt strongly that the fly screen was really useful and that most likely, i'd have purchased an add on later, it may have swayed me towards the non-dark.

i think i will just have to base it on the color when they come in.

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what about the alum. handlebars are the weight savings worth $500?
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-16-2004, 11:10 AM
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Personally, even though I like the Dark, I would go with the Gloss. I just prefer the look, and I also like the cleaner look you get when you have teh seat cowl and fly screen.

But one thing I can tell you, all of us on the board love our monsters. And we love them for a lot or reasons, those reasons aren't all the same. So you need to decide what speaks to you about the monster and the differences, and if its a tie, flip a coin.

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Flyscreens make 70 mph without feel like 50 mph.

They rule.
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Re: fly screen worth it?

I have the Dart Fly Screen and would never think about taking it off. It cuts down on wind on the highway (there's still a lot but less than before) and I think it looks real cool. Very unobtrusive, plus you can tuck down behind it when hauling a$$

And they are very well made and not too pricey

http://www.dartflyscreens.com/index.html

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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-18-2004, 12:08 AM
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Personally, even though I like the Dark, I would go with the Gloss. I just prefer the look, and I also like the cleaner look you get when you have teh seat cowl and fly screen.
Does this mean that you can't get a front fairing in matt black!?! Argh. That was going to be my next mod.
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-18-2004, 12:23 AM
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Re: fly screen worth it?

you'll have to repaint it

I hate fairings, but after riding a few bikes back-to-back I found at 80mph a HUGE difference no fairing, monter fairing (better) and the thing I hate on the Tuono (best) so it will be a while before I get rid of it!!

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Mmmmmmm....

Black with red stripes.

Decision made.

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