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post #1 of 10 Old 09-04-2014, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Puig Universal Screen Review

After seeing a lot of Hornets and other similarly sized naked bikes online fitted with various types of screens I figured I would give it a shot and see what kind of difference they make to the bike. Having only owned naked bikes, I have never known what its like to ride a fully faired bike or what the wind difference is like.

I looked around in store and online in New Zealand and their wasn't much to choose from. It was either buy something specifically for the Hornet and spend lots of money, or get something universal. I chose to go the universal route, and ended up purchasing from a German motorcycle parts and accessories website - www.louis.de

I bought the Puig CS14 Cockpit Fairing and had it shipped to NZ for a total of $108 NZD. Compared to buying it or something similar local which would have cost anywhere from $180 locally. It arrived in 6 days from Germany, which I was most pleased with.

We all know what the Hornet looks like without a screen.

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The installation process was easy, the screen came with a universal bracket and plenty of nuts, bolts and spacers. One thing that I particularly liked was that it also came with soft foam spacers, to put in places where the screen may vibrate against. In my case, this is where the screen touches the odometers.

All in all, I don't think it has made a HUGE improvement to wind buffeting, but any improvement is worth it, plus I think it looks great on the bike!

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post #2 of 10 Old 09-05-2014, 04:10 AM
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Looks nice. Need to post some photos from the side and of the mounting brackets.

Oh, by the way, your mirror is touching the building.

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I think in order for them to make a bigger difference in wind protection the top of the windscreen has to hit right around your man boobie area, otherwise the rest of the oncoming wind forces it right back down in your face. Having a curved lip on the top might help but as small as the screen portion of it is it would probably be really hard to find one of the right curvature. FWIW it looks really good. Great fitment overall!!!

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Looks nice. Need to post some photos from the side and of the mounting brackets.

Oh, by the way, your mirror is touching the building.
Can't seem to edit my original post, but here is a side on picture.


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post #5 of 10 Old 09-06-2014, 02:17 AM
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How's the mounting? The stock headlight bolt fits into the recess on the headlight mount, so does the screen come with a spacer to fill the gap in behind the bracket?

Like the double bubble look but might go for a clear screen on my (Black) 919.

You guys heard of Eagle Screens? They're made in my hometown, but unfortunately they'll only do mail order so I can't see and feel before buying.. Will post up a thread if I get one.

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How's the mounting? The stock headlight bolt fits into the recess on the headlight mount, so does the screen come with a spacer to fill the gap in behind the bracket?

Like the double bubble look but might go for a clear screen on my (Black) 919.

You guys heard of Eagle Screens? They're made in my hometown, but unfortunately they'll only do mail order so I can't see and feel before buying.. Will post up a thread if I get one.
The mounting was easy - came with a universal bracket and plenty of nuts, bolts and spacers. I used the supplied bolt to screw into the headlights as the stock one was not long enough. With the addition of a spacer between the bracket and headlight mount, everything was tight and fit well.

Haven't heard of Eagle Screens, but the other ones I was looking at were National Cycle screens; some cool looking ones for the 919 and universal.

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Those ones that come from National Cycle are ok universal screens but they never look quite like they should belong when I seem them.

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Like the double bubble look but might go for a clear screen on my (Black) 919.
That ain't double bubble. This is double bubble.

This one - "PUIG PLUS" - looked great in the 919.




I had it for some time, but finally i changed to Givi's because Givi's was taller. I received some wind force over 140 km/h with Puig's, while with Givi's i don't get any at any speed.



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Whoa was dat??? She's hitchiking...... Hey double bubble...


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I have BP's old Givi. Was going to put it on the 919 but ended up selling it. I think though I am gonna put it on my second Hawk for daily commuting duties and such.

It's tall enough and has that little lip at the top to further deflect the wind...
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