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Old 02-25-2006, 09:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Yamaha Taller Windshield vs Puig

I've seen other small discussions about the pros and cons of the yamaha tall windshield and the puig, but I was hoping to gather more information. I don't think that I am the only one still curious about this. I really like the look of the puig, but I don't want increased noise. That would be the only reason that I would buy the yamaha is to have a quieter ride, but I've heard that it doesn't help that much.

Anyone that has either windshield, please give some feedback! Thanks!
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Old 02-25-2006, 09:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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+1 I would like to buffet the wind a little better, but I have heard the taller yamaha windscreen doesn't do much better than stock.
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I have the Puig. I've noticed no add'l wind noise over the stock screen. The Puig provides a little more wind protection, but as a result, redirects the wind-blast off the screen compared to stock. At 5'9," my stock screen protected most of my chest at hwy speed. The Puig completely protects my chest, but directs air at my neck and head. This is not uncomfortable or unpleasant, just different.

On cold mornings, it is an absolute must to cover my neck with a neck warmer due to the increase of directed, cold air (this was more or less optional last winter with my stock screen). However, once my neck is covered, I don't even feel the wind-blast. I'm curious to see if the Puig will function as a neck heater come summer...
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Old 02-25-2006, 10:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I am testing this right now. I have had the Puig for a while. It looks great but it moves the wind turbulence right on my helmet. I am 5'8" with a long inseam.

I just got my hands on a Yamaha tall version and used it for a 120 mile ride in windy conditions. Around town it diverts the wind over my head. On the highway it had smooth air right on the apex of my helmet. I am very pleased. I still need to test it on a less blustery day but I am sure the results will only improve. Since the one I have currently is on loan I will be purchasing my own immediately.
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I have both the Puig & the Yamaha Taller screen. I'm 6'2".

The Yamaha Tall screen was worse than stock for me. I also didn't care for how it looked. Would have sacrificed style for function, but no worthwhile function.

The Puig looks great, I have the blue one for my blue bike.



It does a better job for me than both the stock & Yamaha tall screen. It does redirect the wind to just below my neck, but it's smooth air. The stock and Yammy Tall screen felt like they produced a rougher air stream, for me anyway.

The one nitpik I have on the Puig is fitment. It doesn't quite bend down to the screw holes enough.

If I had to do it all over again I'd still go with the Puig. But this is one of those things that only you can really decide, and only after having tried them. Fortunately, they are pretty cheap.
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+1 on everything Hewhois said about the Yamaha Tall screen; I have one and am 6'3"; I plan to get the Puig smoke.
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5'12", 34" Inseam, Novice rider whose ONLY experience at speed is on the FZ-6 with stock and with the higher wind screen. I "think" I like the taller screen better than stock. It is different. I have not done extended cruising with either...
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5'12" ?

At 70MPH+ the tall windscreen slams all the wind against my helmet in a rough way; it buffets (<--- is that a word) my helmet all over and I have to make an effort to keep my head in the right place. My neck gets tired after 30-50 minutes of consistant highspeed highway riding.
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You might also consider Ermax's taller screen. It's expensive at nearly $200, but looks a lot better than the Yam screen. Matrix bikes stocks them.

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Dynamo Humm carries the Secdem's. They are 146.00 candian, thereofre about 125 USD. I know through talking with them they can get other colors than what is listed on their site, and I believe they can get the Ermax's also.

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I have a puig -- I'm much happier with it than stock. I've done some longer-distance riding with it and haven't felt fatigued from fighting wind at all. With my riding position / height (6' even), it feels like it directs the wind just above my shoulders so it's really only getting me at the neck. Not to mention it's a bit easier to fully tuck behind it if I feel so inclined.

I'll agree with Jake0876 on the neck warmer issue, though for me that issue wasn't really different from stock. Personally, haven't noticed any big change in wind noise over the stock part.

Don't have any experience with the Yamaha tall though.
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Do any of you find that having a colored windscreen affects your sight while in a tuck during a more "spirited" ride.
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I have the blue Puig.

It is not any noiser than the stock screen. It does not have quite the fit and finish of the stock screen though. A number of people on this forum have had to modify the mounting holes somewhat in order to get the Puig to sit down correctly on the fairing. *The Puig does not have the little extra plastic on the top two holes that the stock one has which help it to lay flush.

This can be remedied though, and should not stop one from buying the Puig... just more of a heads up on a problem it should not have, but does, yet can be easily fixed.

Other than that, it is a much nicer looking screen, and it does offer a little bit better wind protection.

As for when in a tuck, well... I have the blue one, so things just look... well, blue
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I have the blue Puig.
A number of people on this forum have had to modify the mounting holes somewhat in order to get the Puig to sit down correctly on the fairing. *The Puig does not have the little extra plastic on the top two holes that the stock one has which help it to lay flush.
So to modify, you just have to drill two holes? if so, thats not bad. I do like the more expensive screens as well, but thats the problem, they're more expensive. I think I will order a puig for my faster blue!
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So to modify, you just have to drill two holes? if so, thats not bad. I do like the more expensive screens as well, but thats the problem, they're more expensive. I think I will order a puig for my faster blue!

No you don't need to drill two new holes. The problem is on the upper two holes the Puig does not have extra plastic under those holes like the stock screen does which makes the curve of the screen sit flush.

Here is a picture of basically what many have done to correct. and a link to a thread on this which will also help to explain better.

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