Fitting A Speedmaster Touring Windshield To A Bobber Black - Triumph Bobber Forum
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Talking Fitting A Speedmaster Touring Windshield To A Bobber Black

Hi Chaps,

I have successfully fitted a Speedmaster (touring) windshield to my Bobber Black and wanted to share how I accomplished this. Full disclosure - due to snow I have not test ridden it yet.

Concept & History:

I have always been on the fence with full size windshields, going back and forth as to whether or not I like them. Well last year on a road trip I rode 500 miles in one day, much at high speed which got a little uncomfortable, so started to think a windshield may be a good addition. Couple that with 'everything is bigger in America' including the bugs.. Two hit me last year, onc giving me a black eye (hit just above my shades) and the other actually drew blood (hitting me in the cheek). Hence I've pondered a windshield.

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So I liked the look of the Speedmaster touring windshield but due to the fact the forks on the Bobber Black are larger in diameter, it was clear it would not fit. Not deterred I got one anyway and started looking to modify it. I found the perfect brackets in the Motone wrap-around 47mm turn signal brackets. A quick call to Brian at A&J who hooked me up to four (two pairs).

The Motone brackets are much higher quality than the OEM ones. Also they are 'wrap-around', so there is no need to remove the forks from the yokes. Due to the design they do require placing the windshield slightly further back which I find is not an issue.

I have fitted the windshield with just cheep nuts/bolts to prove the concept and now I know it works I will order some nicer fittings.

In short Triumph says that this screen will not fit the Bobber Black and is not compatible with high bars. With a little ingenuity wrong on both accounts.

That's another winter mod done (once I get some nicer fittings) and another one I'm looking to try out as soon as it thaws.

Cheerio,

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Holy cow Roy, youíll be able to ride for miles and miles with that windshield, great job and inspiration.

What Iíve learned over the years is that everything will work, you just have to make it fit.

Bet your dying to get on the road, hurry spring
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A big windshield should be quick release...
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A big windshield should be quick release...
It's only four bolts and a few minuets, so I can live with that.

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There are quick release clamps like these for sale. You might think if they fit in your windshield.
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Thanks for that.

I will keep an open mind but suspect the 47mm BB forks may not be compatible. Either way good to know and appreciate the information and video.

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I will think about it too...

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Roy, you really are going a great job with your personal Bobber build. Attaboy!
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Roy, you really are going a great job with your personal Bobber build. Attaboy!
Thanks mate,

She really is coming together nicely. I'm hoping my powder coating will be sorted soon so I can start rebuilding those footboards. I'm also gagging for my mate to finish up my custom bars, so I can fit them, install the heated grips and see how it all looks with the new windshield.

Once the Spring hits, I can take her in to the shop and have the running lights wired up and my white walls fitted for the final 'Summer' look.

Winter may be here mate but at least we are making the best of it. Give my love to Seattle, my old stomping ground..

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