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Reply #15 on: September 25, 2015, 02:53:19 pm
  **Enclosing pictures of an R69S BMW I had, with similarity to your body work. Then me & my G5 Deluxe.

Stunning BMW.  I wish I had that one sitting in my garage.
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Reply #16 on: September 28, 2015, 03:05:04 am
Thanks Bill, I've been looking for something like this.


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Reply #17 on: September 28, 2015, 05:37:35 am
still impressed with each ride so well worth the $$$
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Reply #18 on: September 28, 2015, 06:45:40 pm
 The bike, the fly screen or both ?
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Reply #19 on: November 14, 2015, 04:57:19 pm
Bill,

Thanks for the review. I bought one from Hitchcock's and love it. One week shipping time from the U.K. to Florida isn't bad either.


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Reply #20 on: November 14, 2015, 05:19:51 pm
glad to hear you like it - I plan to buy one myself shortly  ::)
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Reply #21 on: November 11, 2018, 04:36:07 pm
Bought the Motociclo unit for my 2017 Classic 500 - tried fitting it over the weekend but found that the headlight ring on my bike is 30mm wide and the ring for the flyscreen is 20mm. As a consequence it won't fit as the back of the headlight bulb hits the speedo cable. Anyone got any thoughts on how to deal with this or am I stuck...


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Reply #22 on: November 11, 2018, 06:52:03 pm
on the earlier bikes the headlight connector lead was a three piece lead and not the newer plug and much easier to fit the flyscreen.
on the later bikes I too had the same problem. I opted to fitting a digital speedo which solved it pretty easy but another idea would be to pull the three lin plug and run wires from it to the headlight bulb to give you the required room to place the housing....or return the unit and just say it doesn't fit your model bike.
although the screen does work well ..only my opinion though and after all... I don't even have a bike1...LOL
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Reply #23 on: November 11, 2018, 07:18:33 pm
wildbill -- excellent review superb pictures thanks.  It that a new Mazda in the background?
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Reply #24 on: November 11, 2018, 07:33:40 pm
that was my old mazdaspeed nb turbo...now have a fiat abarth
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Reply #25 on: November 12, 2018, 12:24:53 pm
I think that is a pretty cool product and like the way it looks too. But I am not understanding how it is difficult to mount. How does this possibly interfere with the speedo cable? I am missing something. It is approx $150 USD and I have other stuff I am going to be ordering from Hitchcocks so shipping will not add too much.
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Reply #26 on: November 12, 2018, 02:51:03 pm
I have one of those Flyscreens from Hitchcocks, when I first received it the mounting holes did not match up ( a fix would have been made by elongating the holes), contacted them they sent a replacement that did fit properly plus the inner ring was deeper allowing the headlight assembly to clear the speedo cable. It is a great addition to my bike.

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Reply #27 on: November 12, 2018, 04:48:21 pm
earlier model bikes had 3 wires to connect to their headlight socket. during the later model upgrades enfield decided to upgrade it to a more thick block style plug. in doing so this worked fine with the original housing but with the Hitchcock mini flyscreen  which was probably made for the old style connector plug - problems.
I too have had problems with the screw fitments...lol but saying that once fitted the screen does work fine. ;)
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Reply #28 on: November 12, 2018, 05:07:01 pm
The reason I contacted Hitchcocks about my original Flyscreen was because for the price it should have fit properly out of the box, it shouldn't need the holes elongated to make it fit. With the new one the outer ring with the headlight attached can now be remove with loosing the one bolt leaving the inner ring attached to the bike.

It does work very well, I'm very pleased with its performance.

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Reply #29 on: November 12, 2018, 05:58:53 pm
One more question, at least for now, at what speed does this screen start to become effective at decreasing buffeting? Does it do anything at 50mph? thank,
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