Author Topic: Windshield deflector  (Read 2144 times)

Offline Gabriel

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Re: Windshield deflector
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2019, 06:50:06 pm »
So it's ok to download a pdf of the overpriced FSM.  8)
Well that would be stealing right? I did not steal my visor. as a matter of fact i paid 20 bucks more than the price now

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Re: Windshield deflector
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2019, 06:53:38 pm »
having installed and used the Laminar Lip product, since I bought my C14 in '07, which I bought used from someone, IIRC it cost me $30... I would say I have no issue with buying the China version like you got, for a low price, on EBay...

I think MRA could sell the product for half what they priced it at, and still reap a 200% profit margin, I'm tired of vendors making prices like they do, thinking they are "selling gold"... screw them.

at $200+ for a clear, they can munch my undies....
https://www.twistedthrottle.com/mra-variotouring-screen-windshield-for-kawasaki-concours-gtr1400-08

 I think that price is for the whole shield and visor, however that shield is too small and you still get a lot of buffeting. Their bolt on visor is still over 100 bucks...

it's a free enterprise system, and capitalism has it's rewards...

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Re: Windshield deflector
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2019, 06:56:56 pm »
 That response was for Rich's benefit. But you paid for a ripped off copy? Is that so different?
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Re: Windshield deflector
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2019, 07:03:37 pm »
So it's ok to download a pdf of the overpriced FSM.  8)

sure... just don't post a link to it on a COG owned website...

I have no issue with either...

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Re: Windshield deflector
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2019, 07:07:43 pm »
That response was for Rich's benefit. But you paid for a ripped off copy? Is that so different?
I had/have no idea it was a rip off, but I have to say that with that bead that runs all around I would rather have the one I bought.
How do you know that this "rip off" company was not there first???
I'll say to you what i have already said here, good luck on figuring out who what where when and how a product comes to market.
I just buy what I want where i want and I will always try to by American. MRA is an over priced German product in my opinion and I have bought a lot of MRA products. One is posted right in this thread

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Re: Windshield deflector
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2019, 07:19:37 pm »
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Re: Windshield deflector
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2019, 07:30:08 pm »
I had/have no idea it was a rip off, but I have to say that with that bead that runs all around I would rather have the one I bought.
How do you know that this "rip off" company was not there first???
I'll say to you what i have already said here, good luck on figuring out who what where when and how a product comes to market.
I just buy what I want where i want and I will always try to by American. MRA is an over priced German product in my opinion and I have bought a lot of MRA products. One is posted right in this thread

actually, that "bead" is beneficial in 2 respects, and I like it from the perspectives;
it stiffens the product, and provides a stronger split free edge, while also forcing any water up against it till the "droplet" can be formed, and then flows away up and over the lip, in a controlled manner... nice touch. My Laminar Lip add on, does not have that, and as a result, torrential rain, simply waashes up and over into my face, and face shield... continuously...  I slipped a piece of clear sheet metal "edge guard material" from a bin at work, over the top edge to make that happen... worked well...
as for Gary, goading me on about FSM theft and such, I just consider the source, and know he's just jerking my chain... it's all good.

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Re: Windshield deflector
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2019, 09:21:41 pm »
the Chinese Ebay visor seems to be this upper visor shown with the windshield ... check the price !!!

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Re: Windshield deflector
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2019, 09:23:35 pm »
the Chinese Ebay visor seems to be this upper visor shown with the windshield ... check the price !!!

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

It's not, look at the third post it matches the one you have linked here. It was on my 09 c14

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Re: Windshield deflector
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2019, 04:42:41 am »
You know, I'm thinking out loud here..  It might be better to discuss the merits or deficiencies of knockoffs or copyright violations in a new post in the Open area rather than cluttering up this post with that debate.
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Re: Windshield deflector
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2019, 04:51:06 am »
You know, I'm thinking out loud here..  It might be better to discuss the merits or deficiencies of knockoffs or copyright violations in a new post in the Open area rather than cluttering up this post with that debate.

I get it, sometimes I wonder why I even bother to post. I thought I would share what I found but like most forums I usually just get trolled to death over something completely unrelated...I just don't get it.

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Re: Windshield deflector
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2019, 04:53:02 am »
Yeah, it's the same everywhere and in every forum I'm in.  You must endeavour to endure.  ;) :)
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Re: Windshield deflector
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2019, 08:30:02 am »
Yeah, you missed it somehow?
This is a blow up of one of the pictures from the link in the second post. Looks like a rim to me???



Yes it does, I went out and "looked" at mine again this time using the braille method of looking and and this time I "saw" the rim. Mine is on the inside and it wasn't visible with a quick glance from the front or side at least not on the tinted version. I'm not sure it's all that ugly, but then I hardly ever wash my bike so I'm probably not one to listen to when it comes to windshield aesthetics.
Thanks for the clarification Gabriel.  :thumbs:

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Re: Windshield deflector
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2019, 05:03:10 pm »
Gabriel: Thanks for the informative post, I need something exactly like that for my Yamaha Scooter. Don’t want to pay an arm & leg, so this might be just right.
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Re: Windshield deflector
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2019, 05:05:43 pm »
Gabriel: Thanks for the informative post, I need something exactly like that for my Yamaha Scooter. Don’t want to pay an arm & leg, so this might be just right.
It's really cheap right now, I may buy a spare?