M70 windscreen

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Re: M70 windscreen

Post by sallen » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:41 pm

windmill wrote:I really like those military windscreens, but I've read that the soft portion poses some problems in extended use, and at freeway speeds?
I've never seen any references to them being used on a M70 or Retro, but since they're so similar to the M72 they were designed for I suspect there wouldn't be a fitment issue.
My highway speed is around 55/60, haven't had any problem. There are stiffeners that go into the apron to support it at higher speeds.
Not sure what problems you've heard of, but would be happy to send you pics of the wind screen from all angles with measurements. It's a very simple setup
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Re: M70 windscreen

Post by windmill » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:51 pm

sallen wrote:
windmill wrote:I really like those military windscreens, but I've read that the soft portion poses some problems in extended use, and at freeway speeds?
I've never seen any references to them being used on a M70 or Retro, but since they're so similar to the M72 they were designed for I suspect there wouldn't be a fitment issue.
My highway speed is around 55/60, haven't had any problem. There are stiffeners that go into the apron to support it at higher speeds.
Not sure what problems you've heard of, but would be happy to send you pics of the wind screen from all angles with measurements. It's a very simple setup
Pictures, and where you got it from would be great, assuming it isn't the usual NOS Soviet era windscreen.
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Re: M70 windscreen

Post by mr. cob » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:25 pm

Howdy Barry,

I have tried to call you, email you, PM you for over two years with no response, I was wondering if you were OK, had moved or what happened. Call me.

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Re: M70 windscreen

Post by windmill » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:45 pm

mr. cob wrote:Howdy Barry,

I have tried to call you, email you, PM you for over two years with no response, I was wondering if you were OK, had moved or what happened. Call me.

Dave
Hi Dave, Good to hear from you!

Other than working my backside off, I've been doing fine in the same old place. You're not the first person who's said they've had a hard time contacting me. I don't know whats up with that, maybe because I use outdated systems. Madina has been teasing me about still using yahoo e-mail.

Haven't been on my rig in 4 months, been having a regular yet sporadic electrical issue and haven't had any luck tracking it down. Suspect it' gonna require a major rewire.

BTW, I haven't gone crazy, I've always had a secret lust for the M70 and Retro, 1wd and all. I placed a custom order to be in on the first shipment of 2018's.
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Re: M70 windscreen

Post by mr. cob » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:15 pm

windmill wrote:
mr. cob wrote:Howdy Barry,

I have tried to call you, email you, PM you for over two years with no response, I was wondering if you were OK, had moved or what happened. Call me.

Dave
Hi Dave, Good to hear from you!

Other than working my backside off, I've been doing fine in the same old place. You're not the first person who's said they've had a hard time contacting me. I don't know whats up with that, maybe because I use outdated systems. Madina has been teasing me about still using yahoo e-mail.

Haven't been on my rig in 4 months, been having a regular yet sporadic electrical issue and haven't had any luck tracking it down. Suspect it' gonna require a major rewire.

BTW, I haven't gone crazy, I've always had a secret lust for the M70 and Retro, 1wd and all. I placed a custom order to be in on the first shipment of 2018's.
Howdy Barry,

PM me your contact information, after not being able to get a hold of you for two years I assumed you had moved away and so I deleted all your contact information.

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Re: M70 windscreen

Post by Peterpiper938 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:58 am

Hi Barry

I bought a National Cycles Heavy Duty beaded windshield for mine. Mounting's a challenge because of the headlight. If going this route don't use the holes in the headlight bracket for mounting as they will develop stress cracks. I made brackets for lower mounts to the fork bolts, and upper to the handlebars ( similar to the Ural factory windshield mount ). Definitely not quick release. If I can figure out how to post pictures, I will ( if you're interested ). Good luck with the new bike, it's a way more comfortable ride than the Gear up.

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Re: M70 windscreen

Post by windmill » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:37 am

Peterpiper938 wrote:Hi Barry

I bought a National Cycles Heavy Duty beaded windshield for mine. Mounting's a challenge because of the headlight. If going this route don't use the holes in the headlight bracket for mounting as they will develop stress cracks. I made brackets for lower mounts to the fork bolts, and upper to the handlebars ( similar to the Ural factory windshield mount ). Definitely not quick release. If I can figure out how to post pictures, I will ( if you're interested ). Good luck with the new bike, it's a way more comfortable ride than the Gear up.

Peter
I originally planned on using a a Ural windscreen with snap in vents like on my Patrol, but the folks at IMWA told me the same thing about not using the headlight bracket. They mentioned the possibility of some new windscreens, but things like that can be hit or miss due to manufacturers balking at niche items.
It looks like I may have to fabricate something to get what I want, but was really hoping to avoid that.
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Re: M70 windscreen

Post by sallen » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:47 am

M72-2 windshield.jpg
Windshield mounting arms made from steel round stock from Lowes.
I've been running this windshield for 3+ years on my Ural and over6 years on my Dnepr with out any sign of stress cracks
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Re: M70 windscreen

Post by reduc » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:39 pm

Hey Barry, Welcome back!
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Re: M70 windscreen

Post by Tomcatfixer » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:13 pm

Barry, Flyguy has one of those windscreens, like Sam's, on his Retro and he seems to enjoy it. You could also PM him for details.
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Re: M70 windscreen

Post by Eric N » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:14 pm

Hey Barry - Any luck on the windscreen?

I'm considering a M70, also prefer the cruiser style windscreens but am not having any luck finding something that will work with the key location.

Not sure if a CJ750 windscreen would fit http://www.changjiang750sidecar.com/par ... _bike.html

I could probably rig another National Cycle Dakota like on my Patrol and just mount it higher or cut a larger headlight hole for key room, but would like a cleaner install an quick release as well.
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Re: M70 windscreen

Post by windmill » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:21 pm

Eric N wrote:Hey Barry - Any luck on the windscreen?

I'm considering a M70, also prefer the cruiser style windscreens but am not having any luck finding something that will work with the key location.

Not sure if a CJ750 windscreen would fit http://www.changjiang750sidecar.com/par ... _bike.html

I could probably rig another National Cycle Dakota like on my Patrol and just mount it higher or cut a larger headlight hole for key room, but would like a cleaner install an quick release as well.
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Eric, since my bike is still in the factory being built I haven't made any progress..... :P

The key on the M70 is on the top of the headlight shell, and I have a similar retro shell on my patrol, so I don"t foresee that being an issue.
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The national cycle plexistar 2 looks practical, is sort of quickish release, but kinda fugly. The dakota is great looking, but I'm not sure I can adapt their quick release mounts without major fabrication. The folks at IMWA mentioned they might have some new windscreens to "test" by the time my new rig arrives late november, early december.

We shall see......
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Re: M70 windscreen

Post by Red Dwarf » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:55 pm

I've got a National Cycle Plexifairing3 on my Retro.
http://www.nationalcycle.com/plexifairing-mt.html

I cut 8" off the top so I could see the road directly ahead without looking through plastic.
Also makes a cover fit better.
Fits the bike perfectly. Almost unbelievably perfectly. Near custom-quality fit.

No noises, no buffeting, no fastener issues.
Only problem encountered was occasional sun reflections off the concave parts near the bottom.

My wife--who claims such things are important--says it looks really good.
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Re: M70 windscreen

Post by windmill » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:27 am

Red Dwarf wrote:I've got a National Cycle Plexifairing3 on my Retro.
http://www.nationalcycle.com/plexifairing-mt.html

I cut 8" off the top so I could see the road directly ahead without looking through plastic.
Also makes a cover fit better.
Fits the bike perfectly. Almost unbelievably perfectly. Near custom-quality fit.

No noises, no buffeting, no fastener issues.
Only problem encountered was occasional sun reflections off the concave parts near the bottom.

My wife--who claims such things are important--says it looks really good.
I'm probably going to go with the Plexifairing GT as I will be running leg guards. The "plexi" series seems to be the only solution that will keep the key switch behind the screen, and the turn signal in front of it.
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Re: M70 windscreen

Post by windmill » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:17 pm

I finally settled on the Plexistar 2. Having it in hand, I find its quality much better than expected for a fairly inexpensive universal fit windscreen. I had a Slipstreamer mini police on my Patrol for a short time, and found it to be rather challenged in the quality department.

Once I get my new rig I'll report back how I like it compared to the OE Ural fairing.
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