Ural Windscreen - TEST REPORT

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Ural Windscreen - TEST REPORT

Post by GHGoodwin » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:42 pm

Photos on my install of the new Ural windscreen. About 2 hours of fooling around.

Here's the end result. You can even see the dash lights. :clap:
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Now for the fun. No instructions and mystery parts. The main hardware came on this card. Bottom edge indicates that the installation instructions are on the back. Yeah shure. Bonus parts in this mystery bag that was scotch taped to the card. The windscreen was well protected in a separate bag along with a small piece of plastic that acts as a rub strip.
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Here's the mystery parts. They're about half an inch long.
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Pre-assembly was pretty easy to figure out. Heres the screen with the bracing and rub strip installed.
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Install tip. The ball joint has allen screws to tighten it in place. The mount has round holes for the screws and square ones for the nuts. Make sure the round ones face outward when you mount them to the windscreen. This will make it easier to loosen them so you can flip the windscreen up for headlamp or bucket maintenance.
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Now for the PIA. The handlebar mounts didn't fit. They're designed to replace the front handlebar mounting bolts but the assembly doesn't fit. This photo shows that the bolts threaded portion is too short to compress onto the windscreen assembly mounting rod. The clamp has a recess for the bolt head (left side) but even if its turned over the spacer fits up into the recess (right side) with the same result. I left the spacer off on the right side so you can see the thread stopping just at the spacer. Essentially you run out of thread before you get any clamp pressure. I haul out a die and add a half an inch of thread. Put them in and they bottom out in the casting and I can't get them tight enough to hold. :brickwall: Shortened them and all was well. The kit came with a 60mm bolt length but a 50mm would have worked just fine. It may have been my bar backs that caused the length problem.
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After fooling around I think this is where the small metal clips go. They seem perfect for holding the rub strip ends. They were a tight slip fit and I can't find anywhere else they might fit. They need paint.
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Next up. Matching low cut sidecar windscreen.
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Re: Ural Windscreen

Post by chaos2 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:44 pm

Looks great! Interested to hear how it does with buffeting, noise, and how adjustable it is. I assume the tack is broke (I hope!)
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Post by siberman1 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:16 pm

And you have your Ural running at 6600rpm for the photos? :lol:

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Re: Ural Windscreen

Post by GHGoodwin » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:04 pm

Tach is fine. I had it disconnected for the install. It's wired into the ignition key with a relay that cuts the tach power and the coil input signals. When the engine gets turned off (BRS) it cycles to full RPM then back to zero. If I pull the key it stops wherever it is in the cycle or at idle RPM.
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Re: Ural Windscreen

Post by Speedbump » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:12 pm

Clean install. Where did you get the front aux. light bar?
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Re: Ural Windscreen

Post by lendrinkard » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:14 pm

Nice Hal
Smoke color looks great on the black Ural.
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Re: Ural Windscreen

Post by GHGoodwin » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:38 pm

Speedbump wrote:Clean install. Where did you get the front aux. light bar?

Raceway lightbar with a set of off-road only led's.
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Post by Speedbump » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:03 pm

Thanks!
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Post by KevinCraig » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:58 pm

Looks good Hal. Looking forward to seeing up close.
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Re: Ural Windscreen

Post by siberman1 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:52 pm

GHGoodwin wrote:Photos on my install of the new Ural windscreen. About 2 hours of fooling around.

Here's the end result. You can even see the dash lights. :clap:

Next up. Matching low cut sidecar windscreen.

What are the 90-degree black mirror mounting/holders? Your mirrors go out to the side a lot, but not so high? If you put stuff on the rear rack above tire, can you see backwards?

curious.

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Re: Ural Windscreen

Post by GHGoodwin » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:26 pm

siberman1 wrote:What are the 90-degree black mirror mounting/holders? Your mirrors go out to the side a lot, but not so high? If you put stuff on the rear rack above tire, can you see backwards?

curious.

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Mirrors are from a Triumph Tiger. The offsets are pretty standard, and can be purchased online, but I made these from aluminum bar stock. The mirrors are set uo so I can see the road edge, the car passenger, and just a hint of the car driver on the right. The left is set so I can see the full driver and further back down the road. Almost no blind spot. The adjustement is incredible. The Tiger morrors have three spots that lock down; the base, middle, and top at mirror. The offsets let me get a good wide or narrow fiel of view. I got sick of seeing half my shoulders with the OEM ones.

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Re: Ural Windscreen

Post by hotflash44 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:10 am

GHGoodwin, you can buy the mirror extenders on eBay cheap $8.00 ,i have a set and use shorter mirrors didn't like the grass hopper look of the OEM. :cheers:
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Post by gezerbike » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:52 am

Looks very nice, especially like the mounting hardware. Can I ask the height of the screen from the headlight bucket and just where you got it ?
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Re: Ural Windscreen - TEST REPORT

Post by GHGoodwin » Sun May 27, 2018 11:06 am

TEST REPORT

Took this out for its first real test run yesterday. Around 150 miles. Much above 35mph the wind buffeting noise is louder than the bike. I tried several positions and several different helmets with no change. I took it off this AM. Maybe for someone else but not for me. Too bad it looked great.
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Re: Ural Windscreen - TEST REPORT

Post by windmill » Sun May 27, 2018 10:53 pm

GHGoodwin wrote:TEST REPORT

Took this out for its first real test run yesterday. Around 150 miles. Much above 35mph the wind buffeting noise is louder than the bike. I tried several positions and several different helmets with no change. I took it off this AM. Maybe for someone else but not for me. Too bad it looked great.
Sounds similar to my experiences with small windscreens. I've found I prefer either a barn door, or nothing depending on weather and distance.
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