DL650 windshield report:Absolutely, hands down the best windshield you can get. Trade in your GIVI
cause this is way better. And, the measurements/recommendations for size are - well in a word - scientific.
The tall windshield for the DL650 would have been a perfect block in the high position. However, I live in Florida,
and need/like some air in my face in the "warmer" weather. So I have the shorter windshield in the high position.
Gives me great sound/wind-blast protection, but also gives me a little air flow in the face. If I want to cut out all
the wind/ noise I just get down an inch or so behind the windshield and voile - all you hear is the purring of the
twins. Loving it.
-- Bruce Belrose
I received my new windscreen from California Scientific today. Took 5 minutes to install. This
is a great screen! My riding experience has changed dramatically. No more buffetting and being
belted on the back of my helmet by a rubber mallet. I can ride at 160 K's with my face shield up if
I want to. I can actually hear that little sewing machine motor working its guts out - noisy little
Posted by Roger Buddle
Windscreen arrived today.
Here's my User and Road Test report:
-- Bob Bell, Ontario, Canada
The stock front sprocket is a 15 tooth. You can buy a 16 tooth sprocket from a SV650. This will lower your RPM by 6.25%, about 300 rpm on the freeway. You'll also lose 6.25% of your rear wheel torque. People who have done this report liking the more relaxed engine feel, and not noticing the loss of torque. They do not report a noticable change in gas mileage.
At least one rider is using a 17 tooth counter chaft sprocket. This lowers your RPM by 13.3%, about 600 rpm on the freeway. The one rider doing this reports a noticable increase in gas mileage at 75-90 mph.
Trans is the internal transmission ratio. Overall is the overall gear ratio in each gear. MPH is the speed in that gear at 10,000 rpm.
You can buy new sprockets at Sprocket Specialists. Front sprockets are about $13.
To raise your handlebars, just get another set of stock top brackets and four longer bolts. Put the extra top brackets under the handlebars, raising your bars about 3/4" for about $20. If you also want to move the handlebars forwards or backwards, use the kits below.
IMS Footpegs, about $80 at any motorcycle shop. Footpegs for KLR 650s or XR100s will fit. Photo by Verle Nelson.
Fastway Cleated Footpegs, About $100.
$134 from California Sport Touring
$200 from Twisted Throttle
$122 from California Sport Touring
DL650 Swing Arm Spools: 99950-70544-BLK. For lifting the bike, not for crash protection.