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    V-stream sport touring screen
    on: Jul 11, 2020, 10.28 am
    Jul 11, 2020, 10.28 am
    So far, I've ridden with a Triumph standard screen, the Triumph touring screen and not really noticed a big difference between the two. This week I've fitted a V stream Sport/touring screen (it's the middle size between the V stream Sport and Touring screens and it is very different.  I quite like it.  Biggest noticeable difference is effect it has without raising the screen...less wind hitting you around the helmet at slow speeds.  Then at higher speeds..up to 70 mph with the screen raised slightly (nowhere near as high a I would have the standard screen) a lot more effective at keeping wind away from the helmet.  As far as vision is concerned, I can see the road ahead over the top of the screen.

    As Digital has said, another advantage for me is I can access the locking mechanism of my Garmin 595 Sat nav without raising the screen; something I couldn't do with the standard screen, which was a pain when you shut down the bike then realise you have to raise the screen again to access the sat nav lock.

    I would be interested to try the full height V stream touring screen but I'm sureI would be close to looking through the screen at its lowest position.

    I think the Sport/touring screen is probably the best option for my height which is 6 foot and tall in upper body.

    I've also included a photo of the V stream Sport/touring screen laid on top of the Triumph touring screen to show the different outlines.



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    Re: V-stream sport touring screen
    Reply #1 on: Jul 11, 2020, 12.09 pm
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    Sure enough, you can reach in to access the GPS. It is a great joy for me.
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    Re: V-stream sport touring screen
    Reply #2 on: Jul 11, 2020, 09.27 pm
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    Thanks for posting this review.   I ordered one of these screens a couple weeks ago, and plan to mount it as soon as my bike is back from getting it's cylinder head replaced.  Your comments seem to indicate it will accomplish exactly what I was hoping for!
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    Re: V-stream sport touring screen
    Reply #3 on: Jul 12, 2020, 05.36 pm
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    It's a very nice screen with several members using it (V-Stream of various types that is).
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    Re: V-stream sport touring screen
    Reply #4 on: Jul 15, 2020, 02.39 am
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    Got my bike back today, and installed the screen when I got home.   Haven't ridden with it yet, but just sitting on the bike, the top edge seems considerably higher in my line of sight than the stock screen.  Appears as though I may be just barely looking over it in the lowest position.  For comparison, I normally run the stock screen up about 1/3 of travel to just look over it.  As they measure the same 'height', the only thing I can come up with for the difference is how much further forward the top edge of the v-stream is??
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    Re: V-stream sport touring screen
    Reply #5 on: Jul 15, 2020, 05.17 pm
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    *Originally Posted by dandrumheller [+]
    Got my bike back today, and installed the screen when I got home.   Haven't ridden with it yet, but just sitting on the bike, the top edge seems considerably higher in my line of sight than the stock screen.  Appears as though I may be just barely looking over it in the lowest position.  For comparison, I normally run the stock screen up about 1/3 of travel to just look over it.  As they measure the same 'height', the only thing I can come up with for the difference is how much further forward the top edge of the v-stream is??
    That why I didnt like it. The centre of the stock screen is also  lower than the outer edges

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    Re: V-stream sport touring screen
    Reply #6 on: Jul 15, 2020, 05.43 pm
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    *Originally Posted by baz1 [+]
    That why I didnt like it. The centre of the stock screen is also  lower than the outer edges

    That's why I'm glad you sold it to me.... :002:

    I can see over the screen just fine, but I am tall in upper body
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    Re: V-stream sport touring screen
    Reply #7 on: Jul 16, 2020, 03.41 pm
    Jul 16, 2020, 03.41 pm
    Got a chance to take the bike out last night for a quick run to the store, then a rare ride into work today.  So with about 60 miles of mostly 50mph two lane, and a little bit of 65+ mph highway, I would say I'm 95% satisfied with the V-stream.

    I was apparently mis-judging my sight line while sitting on the bike in the garage somewhat - at full down, I can comfortably see over the top of the shield with my normal sight line.  It is higher than stock shield in my sightline, but not such that it interferes with me looking over the shield.   Takes about half of the previous travel to get it to where I can just barely look over it, so maybe 1/6 of max travel.  For rider size reference for anyone else looking at this shield, I'm 5'8" with 30" inseam. 

    Biggest thing I notice so far is the reduction in wind noise that I wasn't really aware of before - I'm running the radio at something like 1/3 of max volume now, instead of 2/3 when running 55-60mph on the back roads, shield either all the way down or just up a bit.  With the stock shield, if I had it all the way down, forget about hearing the radio unless it was maxed out. 

    All the way down, I still get some breeze at the eyeport of my helmet for cool air to the face as well, which i was hoping for.   

    Ideally a 1" shorter version would probably be perfect for my height, but I'll definitely be keeping this one. 

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