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Re: MRA X-Creen Variable Windshield Extension
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2014, 01:31:56 pm »
I have had the X-creen for 3 seasons.....it is great. No buffeting, quiet calm air when I need or want it..I found the correct position easily and haven't moved it since installation...I am sure you will enjoy the addition....Gene

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Re: MRA X-Creen Variable Windshield Extension
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2014, 10:52:05 pm »
I put another 60 cold miles on it today.  Unfortunately, it doesn't really do what I had hoped, which is to get more air off my neck.  It might be reducing back pressure some, hard to tell right now.  I never had buffeting, so I can't address that. [..]More experimentation needed.

Now with a few hundred more miles experience I can say more about it.  It absolutely reduces wind turbulence on the helmet.  Ride is quieter.  Ironically, when it is cold (it was low 40's on this ride), there is so little air on the helmet, I was having some inside fogging issues.  My face and chest were noticeably warmer than typical.  With less forward pressure on the helmet, my neck was not as stressed at higher speeds.  The mounts and controls are still rock solid.

On the down side, I think just a taller windshield would do the same thing, but without the added complexity, expense, and extra "lines" in my field of view.  A wider windshield would help more with sides.  It doesn't reduce back pressure... but it didn't seem to create additional pressure either (which is both bad and good, respectively).  Is the adjustability worth not having just a larger screen?  Still not sure.
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Re: MRA X-Creen Variable Windshield Extension
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2014, 07:45:06 am »


Maxtog - how about some photo's of where you ended up setting it to get the least helmet noise and buffeting? 

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Re: MRA X-Creen Variable Windshield Extension
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2014, 10:32:51 am »
I don't have any back pressure issues , but since your sooo sensitive...
you can cut open the area above the existing cut out to let more air flow  ;)
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Re: MRA X-Creen Variable Windshield Extension
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2014, 11:20:41 am »
Maxtog - how about some photo's of where you ended up setting it to get the least helmet noise and buffeting? 

I don't think it is that scientific.  It seemed to be effective just because it is taller.  Doesn't seem to vary all that might with height relative to the main screen.  It all the test so far, I have kept the angle the same as the main screen.
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Re: MRA X-Creen Variable Windshield Extension
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2014, 01:42:51 pm »
I have the MRA X-creen....the full screen with spoiler bought together. Really happy with it, after discovering the standard 09 screen is rubbish... Also tried a Calsci large before settling with this one.

The buffeting has been reduced considerably, and I love the look of it  8)

I am 5'9" and 170lb

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Re: MRA X-Creen Variable Windshield Extension
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2014, 05:25:32 pm »
Now with a few hundred more miles experience I can say more about it. [...]Is the adjustability worth not having just a larger screen?  Still not sure.

Haven't posted an update in a while.  Now that I have used the thing for even more months and in now in combination with my home-made shorty shield, I am convinced it is a GREAT farkle to have.  It is especially nice to have the short windscreen but still have the ability to move the X-Creen up and block even more wind when there is an unexpected temp drop.  I am amazed at how strong the plastic mounting and adjustment stuff is.  It took quite a while to figure out all the various positions to use for different situations. 

I would definitely buy this sucker again.  I posted a photo in another thread of the shorty and X-Creen together, but neglected to post it on this thread too, so here it is.

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Re: MRA X-Creen Variable Windshield Extension
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2014, 06:02:26 pm »
Thanks for the update. Still looking at this and the possibility of a new windshield to go with it.

Quick question: can you adjust the top 'air wing' while riding? It seems like the locks have to be unlocked, the top shield adjusted and then the locks re- locked. I currently have an MRA visor which has 7 click- stop positions and can be moved while riding which is a big plus for me. The downside to the visor is that I cannot clean under it quickly or easily when on the road. It is a PITA to deal with and I usually end up unscrewing it from the main windshield to clean. All of that is fine on a Sunday afternoon in the driveway but not doable when on the  road trying to make progress.... This is the attraction of the new MRA screen extension.

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Haven't posted an update in a while.  Now that I have used the thing for even more months and in now in combination with my home-made shorty shield, I am convinced it is a GREAT farkle to have.  It is especially nice to have the short windscreen but still have the ability to move the X-Creen up and block even more wind when there is an unexpected temp drop.  I am amazed at how strong the plastic mounting and adjustment stuff is.  It took quite a while to figure out all the various positions to use for different situations. 

I would definitely buy this sucker again.  I posted a photo in another thread of the shorty and X-Creen together, but neglected to post it on this thread too, so here it is.

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Re: MRA X-Creen Variable Windshield Extension
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2014, 06:08:13 pm »
Quick question: can you adjust the top 'air wing' while riding? It seems like the locks have to be unlocked, the top shield adjusted and then the locks re- locked.

You are correct, it cannot be adjusted while moving.  You can however, adjust it while stopped and without getting off the bike.
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Re: MRA X-Creen Variable Windshield Extension
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2015, 11:31:34 pm »
I'm liking the x-creen by the way, just need to fine tune the angle. Went on the Vstream fairly easy. I did realize if I put the windshield all the way up with the x-creen in the highest position, i can take phone calls in absolute silence haha, just have to look through the x-creen then.

It does take a lot of experimentation with the thing to figure it out.  Seems I tend to keep it in the lowest position all the time and just vary the angle (at least when it is on the regular windscreen).

I will say that now that I have had it a while, sometimes the arm rotator joints/adjusters get a bit finicky and I have to mess with them to get them to move.
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Re: MRA X-Creen Variable Windshield Extension
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2015, 06:00:30 am »
As Frank Barone would say "Holy Crap!, that's a lot of windshield!" 

I have the MRA Vario dark tint windscreen on my Concours.  With the Vario folded away and the screen in the lowest setting the wind hits me just under the rib cage.  Very nice during warm weather.

With the Vario extended and the windshield up high I am fully protected.

Does that huge screen cause the air to push you forward?
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Re: MRA X-Creen Variable Windshield Extension
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2015, 12:14:09 pm »



Does that huge screen cause the air to push you forward?

If you have a tailwind, you can put the bike in neutral and use it as a sail.

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Re: MRA X-Creen Variable Windshield Extension
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2015, 07:00:11 am »
I was just on the MRA X-creen website, and they dont list the C-14. Or am I bilnd?

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Re: MRA X-Creen Variable Windshield Extension
« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2015, 09:57:38 pm »
I was just on the MRA X-creen website, and they dont list the C-14. Or am I bilnd?


Try this its a little closer to home.

http://www.twistedthrottle.ca/mra-x-creen-tour-windshield-for-kawasaki-concours-gtr1400-08-14