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Well done Alan,

I was on the highway today, cruse control on at around 80 and with my windshield working well, this little Bobber was wonderful. For those long rides, and/or high speed cruising these little Triumphs are much more capable than some folks realize.

Not for the purists? Possibly but for those who want to get some real miles on these bikes and in as much comfort as possible, totally.

Pic is of my Bobber fully loaded 'yesterday', windshield and all on a camping trip.

Cheerio,

Roy
 

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I just did 1,300 miles in 3 days. Including a 400 mile stretch into high wind. My opinion is that a windshield is not necessary. It kills the look and defeats the minimalist thing for which one buys a Bobber. Just my two cents.
But yeah, it does great at 70-80 MPH. I think it's a totally competent mid-range road-tripper. I was completely comfortable for 4 or 5 hours at a time. If anything, the wind kinda props you up.
 

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It looks good for long trips. Can you tell us what part number it is? Last fall I stopped at the local Harley dealer and two salesmen came out and asked me a lot of questions. One sat on it. I thought they would knock it but just the opposite happened. As a former Harley guy, (5 bikes) I really don't want to put a Harley part on it, but so far no one has made a Triumph windshield except for the small fly screens.
 

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Hi Tim,

I have a full size Speedmaster windshield on my Bobber Black. It's NOT supposed to fit due to the size of the forks. I'm sure it fits a standard Bobber. For my Bobber Black I had to work out some other brackets but it's worked great and I'm thrilled with it.

Cheerio,

Roy
Thanks Roy,
Is the Speedmaster windshield detachable?
 

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It looks good for long trips. Can you tell us what part number it is? Last fall I stopped at the local Harley dealer and two salesmen came out and asked me a lot of questions. One sat on it. I thought they would knock it but just the opposite happened. As a former Harley guy, (5 bikes) I really don't want to put a Harley part on it, but so far no one has made a Triumph windshield except for the small fly screens.
I don’t know that prt number I’m afraid. A post on this forum referred to the Harley Sportster windshield so I just bought one pre-owned off eBay. There are various sizes in the detachable clamps and it’s 41mm clamps you require. I’m ex Harley owner myself along with literally every other Manufacturer and I have to say the Harley screens are without equal IMO. Great value on eBay to be had as they are quite expensive. I got the std height screen with a cheap detachable extender to aid protection. I can say that even with the std screen the protection is excellent and most importantly there is no annoying buffeting. The screen comes off in literally seconds. The clamps achieve a robust grip that gives you complete confidence that the windshield won’t budge at any speed. I’ve the screen off most of the time but handy for the longer trips or where rain is a possibility. Hope that helps.
 

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Hi Tim,

No it isn't detachable. I had to to customize it with new brackets and a little work to make it fit properly. It was never my intention to have it detachable so for me it wasn't an issue.

Last summer while switching out the headlight I did pull the windshield off with the intention of running it naked for a while, but one short ride down the road confined me to put it straight back on - must be getting old..:eek:

Cheerio,

Roy

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