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    Breakfast at Greyton this morning. Beautiful Winter's day.


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    Stopped on our ride yesterday to take some pics of my pal's "new" Redbird. (18 years old and 80k kms, looks new.)

















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    looks too nice, what a beauty to ride too
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    Ever since I sold my 2008 CBR600RR I've missed it. I've kept my eye out for another one, but I've come to the conclusion that a well cared for 2007/08 CBR600RR doesn't exist anymore.

    Well, one of my pals had one and he's just sold it to me. It's in mint condition, has only 14k kms on it, and he's already spent the money that I would have on an Akra slip-on, Power Commander and dyno tuning by the Maestro, Julian at Superbike Solutions.










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    Wow! What a beauty! I am super-jealous! Enjoy and have many safe (s)miles together
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColleenC View Post
    Wow! What a beauty! I am super-jealous! Enjoy and have many safe (s)miles together
    Thanks Colleen! To my eyes, one of the best looking bikes out there. Are you still on your trusty CBR250?

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    Yup still pottering around on my little 250
    Have had thoughts about upgrading but it has been a busy year and deep down I still love riding my baby I am a bit faster than most of my riding buddies so not really necessary to upgrade at this point but we will see what the new year brings
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    Breakfast run this morning:


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    On my 600 I've found that to keep up with my pals on litre bikes, I have to spend a good part of the ride in full tuck. To my surprise, the really low OEM screen is quite effective and I can even look through it if I'm low enough.

    Nevertheless, I'm keen to try a slightly taller after-market screen.

    So I looked for a Zero Gravity Corsa screen like I have on my Fireblade. Sadly, simply not available in SA.

    However, the importer and distributor of the German MRA screens lives near to me, so I ordered one. He only keeps tinted screens, so I had to wait while he imported a clear one for me. I want to actually look though it, and I already have a tinted visor.

    It arrived a few days ago. It is not as good looking as the ZG Corsa, but it feels better made, and is thicker.



    It has a funny bulge at the front of the upper bubble, the logo is a bit fussy and untidy, and it has strange looking nostrils cut into it.



    Perhaps anticipating that reaction, I found this in the packaging:


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    I have been using MRA screens since 2008 on my DL1000. The guys down in Cape Town provides awesome service and the MRA screen just do the job so well. It was excellent and beyond on the DL1000. Way better than standard. On the older GS it was great for your head, but not so much the shoulders as it did not have the bulges the standard screen had. On the newer LC, they are the bees knees again. Well thought out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMZ View Post
    I have been using MRA screens since 2008 on my DL1000. The guys down in Cape Town provides awesome service and the MRA screen just do the job so well. It was excellent and beyond on the DL1000. Way better than standard. On the older GS it was great for your head, but not so much the shoulders as it did not have the bulges the standard screen had. On the newer LC, they are the bees knees again. Well thought out.
    Thanks for the confirmation AMZ.
    From my on-line research I gained the impression that MRA screens are very highly regarded. From one American based site, I read that MRA is more expensive in the USA than Zero Gravity, but that they are worth the extra. I actually paid slightly less for the MRA here than I paid for the ZG Corsa screen a few years back.

    I do feel that the ZG Corsa is the best shaped screen for a sportbike. The shape of this MRA screen is slightly whacky.



    BUT, I am deeply disappointed by the durability of the ZG screen. After some fast riding it is showing every little stone chip and has two awful "flying seagull" cracks too. It's making the whole bike look a bit tatty.



    The MRA claims to be made from "High Impact Acrylic" that meets all sorts of German standards. It is also noticeably thicker than the ZG. So hopefully it won't let me down like this one has.

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    Went to mount my new MRA screen and thought, do I really want to mess this up?


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    Mounted.
    GIF to show before and after:






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    I don't think it makes a negative difference in terms of looks Carbon. How does it feel when riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMZ View Post
    I don't think it makes a negative difference in terms of looks Carbon. How does it feel when riding?
    Will tell you tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMZ View Post
    I don't think it makes a negative difference in terms of looks Carbon. How does it feel when riding?
    Having made a few windscreens myself (with vents), i would also like to know if this screen makes a difference.
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    Well, we rode all the way to Swellendam today to attend a Remembrance Service.

    I took the Fireblade, so can't yet report on the 600's screen.

    Sad day.

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    I really don't want this untidy logo on the front of my bike. What were they thinking?



    At first I thought it was behind the acrylic, but closer inspection revealed it to be silver paint on the front surface.
    So I polished it off.



    I really think that looks a lot better.

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    It still doesn't look as neat as the OEM screen, so I removed it again.


    On the inside of the screen I masked out a strip over the black painted area.




    And then very carefully polished right through the black paint.




    I previously had a local signage business cut out some reverse lettering for me in silver adhesive vinyl.




    I then very carefully stuck this inside the curved surface, straight, centered, and without bubbles.


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