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I have noticed that the crack in windscreens are usually in the upper left mount... Does anyone know why these crack at the upper left mount... I have a Givi and it has cracked in that position??????? I have ordered a new Clearview and do not want that one to crack...
 

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I've had Cee Bailey screens on the two Silverwings that I owned; my first Burg 400; and my current Burg 400. None of the screens ever cracked or gave me any problems.

Maybe it's just the Givi screen.
 

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I've had Cee Bailey screens on the two Silverwings that I owned; my first Burg 400; and my current Burg 400. None of the screens ever cracked or gave me any problems.

Maybe it's just the Givi screen.
The way the screen mounts on the 400 is very different than the way they mount on the 650. For the most part the cracking issues are occurring on the 650.

It's not just the Givi screen. There have been a number of reports of Clearview screens cracking usually on the larger versions of the Clearview that are close to the size of the Givi. I don't remember reading of a Cee Bailey cracking on a 650 but I also don't remember reading of very many people mounting Cee Bailey screens on 650s. Maybe because they don't list a screen for the Exec. If you want to mount one on an Exec you have to drill the mounting holes on the screen to fit the Exec mount.

I think a good bit of the problem is that the mounting system Suzuki designed for the 650 screen was not intended to support a screen the size of the Givi or the larger Clearview. It does not spread the load out far enough to handle the flex in these larger screens. That the cracks usually appear at one of the upper bolts is not surprising as that is where most of the stress from flex would be. Being very careful to not over tighten the mounting bolts helps as it allows a little more give in the rubber mounting nuts to absorb some of the stress. Going with a smaller size Clearview also helps. My Clearview large went over 100,000 miles before a crack developed in it.
 

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TeeMon said:
I've had Cee Bailey screens on the two Silverwings that I owned; my first Burg 400; and my current Burg 400. None of the screens ever cracked or gave me any problems.

Maybe it's just the Givi screen.
Maybe it's just that the Silverwing and the 400 are not able to travel at speeds constantly fast enough to put enough pressure on the screen to crack it :?: :lol:
 

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Thanks for the clarification regarding the differences in the windscreens & mounts in the 650 & 400. I've never looked at a 650 closely enough because I don't have much interest in them.

For Kiwi Dave, you're right about the speeds of my Burg 400 and Silverwings. We regularly experience very strong winds in this area, which is why we have hundreds of the huge wind turbines all around us and the USAF trains it's pilots out of Travis AFB nearby. The strong cross winds makes it very difficult and dangerous to try to attain higher speeds on motor scooters and even motorcycles.

I'm not joking about the strong winds here... That's why I was so concerned about the severe flexing on my OEM Burg 400 screen and went with the Cee Bailey which is much better with hardly any flex.

BTW, I do not recommend that riders travel at high speeds on public highways. I did test runs on a long, straight stretch of road that had no traffic on it at the time.
 

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I can't say for sure but one of the reasons I sold the Givi within a week was I did not feel it was well built compared to the stock.
I am very comfortable with the build on the Clearview.. Mind you - given the size of the surface I do tend to ride with it full down on the Exec as putting it up - there is a lot of flex at the mount.
 

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I've had my Clearview XXL with Vent on my Burgman 650 standard for a few years. It's experienced one short blast of 90+ MPH. It's also experienced some cross and then quartering winds of 50-60 MPH while I was riding at around that same speed because the cold front bringing in some heavy rains along with those winds.

So far it's been doing extremely good. I purchased my Clearview XXL with Vent at the time when they had experienced problems with cracking at the mounting points with the XXL model being used on the 650 Executives and people operating them at freeway speeds in the highest position. I got one of the first XXL models that received the thicker area in the bottom part of the windshield around the mounting bolt locations. At that same time Clearview eliminated the XXL option for the Burgman 650 Executive.

So if you properly tighten the mounting bolts. Then I don't foresee you having any cracking problems.

Happy Scøøterïng!

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