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The ZG double bubble on my S is getting a bit beat up and I have considered replacing it with the touring model. With any luck I'll be out doing some medium distance touring in the interior of BC with my Dad this summer. I'm looking for comfort over distance, to some degree.


How much of a difference does the touring screen make over stock or a double bubble?
Is it worth the cash or are there other options I don't know about that are better?
I'd love to hear any input, stories or other suggestions from people who have the the screen or who have toured with one. :hug:

Please excuse me if I missed another thread that covers this.
 

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Cool, thanks!
I'm about 6' 4" as well. I think I will go find one for myself.

Also, I've noticed Puig touring screens for 1st gens but nothing for the 2nd gen. Are there any other comparable touring screens worth considering?
 

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Zero Gravity makes great screens. The size/shape change between standard and touring is pretty much the same across models, so I think my experience with my Bandit might be helpful. I rode cross country with the stock screen and it put my head right in the buffer zone. I switched to a ZG touring screen and it made a huge difference. It's a couple inches higher and left me in a pocket of still air. Plus it didn't look too bad. Go with the touring screen, it'll make a big difference especially when you're doing 400+ mile days.
 

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You might give MRA a look. I have their double bubble and its absolutly great. They have Double-Bubble, The quality is exelent and the designs are well thought out.
 

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Those screens are thinner stock that the Givi material.
Take a look at the Givi touring screen if you are looking to get somethinmg taller than the DB. There will be less of a gap betwen your fiairng and scren than with the ZG screen's thin plastic

 

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Those screens are thinner stock that the Givi material.
Take a look at the Givi touring screen if you are looking to get somethinmg taller than the DB. There will be less of a gap betwen your fiairng and scren than with the ZG screen's thin plastic

I really like that screen. I've been looking at quite a few and it's hard to find good pics of what they look like on the bike - thanks!!
 

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if you havent looked at the hotbodies db windscreen you should. I have been able to ride behind both Hotbodies and ZG. To me they were very close to the same. ZG might me a smidge taller. But Hotbodies is way cheeper in price.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.co...-Prix-Windscreen-2005-Suzuki-SV650-Parts.aspx

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I've got a clear HotBodies dual-radius (double bubble) screen if you're interested. Its in perfect shape. I had it on my race bike for a while and it was fantastic on the straights, with plenty of room to get in behind, but obviously I don't have much experience sitting upright behind it.
 

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That hotbodies double bubble looks a lot shorter than the ZG one that I have on my bike, unless thats just a generic photo in the link. I was asking about taller touring screens, which in my mind are taller than all of the double bubbles i've seen offered for the SVS.

Does anyone have pictures of this "OEM touring screen" that David is talking about? I haven't heard about that.
 

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I really like that screen. I've been looking at quite a few and it's hard to find good pics of what they look like on the bike - thanks!!

I'll tell you what...I have installed many screen over the years and I have never seen one that fit with such precision as the Givi (here's another angle on it)



It slid right into place with no gaps anywhere (unlike the ZG DB I had) and the raised lip on the top def. helps cut turb. at the helmet/neck area (I am 6'1")
 

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The Givi does look thick and well made. Might well look seriously at the Givi when my ZG Touring screen life is at an end.
 

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Is that a handlebar? I have been thinking of getting one to replace my clamp bars so I can use the 650S for longer rides?
Does it handle well? Where did you get the handle bars from?

I'll tell you what...I have installed many screen over the years and I have never seen one that fit with such precision as the Givi (here's another angle on it)



It slid right into place with no gaps anywhere (unlike the ZG DB I had) and the raised lip on the top def. helps cut turb. at the helmet/neck area (I am 6'1")
 

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Is that a handlebar? I have been thinking of getting one to replace my clamp bars so I can use the 650S for longer rides?
Does it handle well? Where did you get the handle bars from?
Yes, that is a handlebar you see. My bike began it's life as a 2003 naked model and slowly was converted to an S except I left the stock bars. There is NO clearance issues when using upright bars on the S fairing.
I am swapping my stock SV front end for a 2007 GSXR750 front end this weekend. I've drilled the GSXR upper clamp to accept my SV risers so I can stay with upright bars.
 

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I'll tell you what...I have installed many screen over the years and I have never seen one that fit with such precision as the Givi (here's another angle on it)

It slid right into place with no gaps anywhere (unlike the ZG DB I had) and the raised lip on the top def. helps cut turb. at the helmet/neck area (I am 6'1")
Yes, it looks like a nice solid screen. It's a major pet peeve of mine to have an aftermarket part that looks cheap because it doesn't quite fit right. I'm 6' so it's good to know it also has adequate protection :)
 

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I just got my DB ZG ordered from Blair (SV-Racing-Parts) for a decent price... I'd probably pay a little less if I got another brand... but this is what I wanted to get...


Some people think ZG is a bad buy... I don't agree.. but there are differences in durability with the different tinting.... also some people overtighten the screws and crack them or don't follow the install instructions properly...

But you may want to consider the lighter smoke (which is still pretty dark) or one of the other colors or clear VS the dark smoke...

Here is what ZG sent to me when I asked about their product..

Hello,
Thanks for contacting us. The fracturing you're referring to happens
once in a while to screens made from Dark Smoke plastic. The pigment in
Dark Smoke is more dense than any of the other colors and is a bit brittle.

I checked with our return logs. Since the beginning of 2006 we have
received two SV650/1000 screens back due to breakage. This is two
screens in three years out of hundreds of this part number sold. Other
than the Dark Smoke situation we rarely have breakage problems with our
screens.

We stand behind our screens 100%. If there's a problem due to a defect
in workmanship or material we replace the screen at no charge any time
within the first year. After that we usually help out with discounts
depending on the circumstances. I'm not sure what happened in the
instances of the complaints about our screens on the forum you're
referring to. They never contacted us about the problem.

With regard to flexibility, our screens are the standard on the
racetrack. I've see them withstand some horrific crashes. Every shape is
different, though. Sometimes the crease for the Double Bubble adds
rigidity, which isn't a bad thing. Sometimes the stepped edge around the
perimeter also adds rigidity. But if you take a plain bubble, like our
RS250 Grand Prix race screen, you can practically turn it inside out.
Our screens are not what I would call fragile. Yes, if you hit it with a
hammer it will crack. Or if a rock hits it, it will crack (just like a
car windshield).
(Snip removed some banter)

Best regards,
Glenn / ZG
 
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