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PostSubject: Legshields   Legshields I_icon_minitimeTue Feb 03, 2015 11:15 am

I really like the composition of the new forum photo.

Paul, are they DIY leg shields I see on your scoot?

I have something similar on my '03 but, even after all the coaching by Jeff & Bigbird, I'm still unable to post a photo. I made up a pattern for my 'windwings' using scrap fiberboard (masonite?) then used the pattern to trace and cut the leg shields out of rubber baseboard material from Home Depot. Two 4' sections of baseboard and some black screws, all for under $10.

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PostSubject: Re: Legshields   Legshields I_icon_minitimeTue Feb 03, 2015 8:34 pm

Thanks Tim!  They are not DIY.  They were available from Three Brothers and it seems like they were only available for a short time.  I think I paid $39US.  They have held up very well!  At first I thought I would install them for fall/winter and then remove them during the summer for more air circulation. They are a permanent install now as the added rain protection and also a bit of body protection are a bonus!

I have just added a LegShields Pictorial in the Accessory & Modification section.
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PostSubject: Re: Legshields   Legshields I_icon_minitimeTue Feb 03, 2015 8:40 pm

Wish we could see a pic Tim. Posting pics from a regular pc is relatively easy! Impossible with my iPad though, at least for me! It won't allow me to copy n paste the image like the regular computer will! Anyone with an iPad ever successfully post a pic?
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PostSubject: Re: Legshields   Legshields I_icon_minitimeTue Feb 03, 2015 8:47 pm

The leg shields look ok, the front light bar, not so much Neutral .
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PostSubject: Re: Legshields   Legshields I_icon_minitimeTue Feb 03, 2015 8:58 pm

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
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PostSubject: Re: Legshields   Legshields I_icon_minitimeTue Feb 03, 2015 10:38 pm

Modifications are to make the owner happy be they for looks or for function. If they achieve that goal then they are beautiful to the owner.
I use beads on my scooters seat and my tush says they are beautiful, looks wise, maybe not so much. The Leroy Beal's backrest mod is to me one of the best mods I've done(I couldn't do without it),but looks wise, maybe not so much. One member of our local scooter club has two sets of lights and a set of horns on a modified DennisB light bar. The first time I saw them I thought they looked busy or overkill, but after seeing them a few times I changed my mind and now think they look really nice and have complimented him on their looks.

masscoot are all three sets of lights on all the time? If I had them I think I would have one set adjusted to use with the low beams, one set adjusted to use with the high beams and the amber set as turn signals and running lights. How do you have them set up for use? Just looking at your scooter I can tell that you have it setup very pleasing to you, and you should be proud of the job you've done to it.
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PostSubject: Re: Legshields   Legshields I_icon_minitimeTue Feb 03, 2015 10:41 pm

If anyone is interested I posted three pictures of the Honda leg shields in the photo section of this site. These are on my old 06 Silverwing, purchased from David Silver Spares in the UK around 2010 or so. About a year after I bought these the price doubled for some odd reason.

https://www.silverwing600.com/gallery/Personal-album-of-trouble1100/wind-def-4-pic_964.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Legshields   Legshields I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 04, 2015 4:08 am

Very nice Ron.
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PostSubject: Re: Legshields   Legshields I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 04, 2015 5:28 am

I have the same one's on my Swing. My cost from the UK was $295.00 ,and worth every penny. Make's a world of difference to those that have knee replacements that want's to keep on riding.
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PostSubject: Re: Legshields   Legshields I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 04, 2015 6:00 am

masscoot wrote:
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Like some women- nice from behind, scare you when they turn around Razz !
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PostSubject: Re: Legshields   Legshields I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 04, 2015 8:38 am

Hotwings, you are not alone in your opinion and I respect that.  I have long ago stopped caring what other people think when it comes to my ride.  Most of my mods are home built because I like to build things.  They each serve a specific purpose, mostly safety and comfort.

To answer Roger, the outboard amber lights serve two functions.  As you know the US version of our Silverwings do not have 4-way strobe/hazard lights so I added them!  They are wired direct so that they can be operated with or without the ignition switch being on, there is an additional pair facing rear.  The second function of these strobe lights are for PGR mission escorts.

Moving inboard is a pair of 55w halogen lights added for better visibility (for me) when riding at night.  I have since refitted the lamp(MR16) with a LED equivalent for lower current draw.

The larger round lights in the middle are of early LED design and provide little usable (forward) light for riding but serve well as additional DRL's.  These lights are part of what I call marker lights and include amber lights that outline the side profile of the bike and red rear facing markers that also augment the pulsing brake light.

I do have all the forward facing white lights on to be conspicuous when riding.  We all know too well that cagers, even when not engrossed reading the latest inbound text have a hard time seeing bike/scoots.  The first thing they say when they hit one of us is "I didn't even see them".  Well they can't say that if they (god forbid) hit me.
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PostSubject: Re: Legshields   Legshields I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 04, 2015 8:52 am

Paul, they'll just say; "I was blinded by the light". Laughing Can't be their fault. Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Legshields   Legshields I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 04, 2015 9:09 am

On my Suzuki Bandit i installed two white strobe lights under the front cowl near the top of the shocks! The lights are from walmart and are about 1/2" by 1 1/2" rectangle that mount easily with 3m tape. The lights have a control box that can vary the strobe pattern and speed. The control box mounted perfectly on the brake reservoir. The lights are extremely intense and can be seen by a blind man at 500'! When they are off one would have to look to find them. They are probably illegal for road use but i have passed police cars many times, even a police motorcycle, and they dont bother me (so far anyways Smile). Someday i may put a set on the swing.
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PostSubject: Re: Legshields   Legshields I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 04, 2015 9:48 am

hotwings wrote:
Wish we could see a pic Tim. Posting pics from a regular pc is relatively easy! Impossible with my iPad though, at least for me! It won't allow me to copy n paste the image like the regular computer will! Anyone with an iPad ever successfully post a pic?

Ah hah! That explains it then. I'm using an iPad as well. Unfortunately the photos of my legshields and the pattern are on this iPad, so until I can get those photos onto the desktop I'm unable to post them here.

My windwinds are pretty much the same idea as those on Paul's except mine are slightly narrower, slightly different shape, slightly shorter., and of thinner material. Also I used a 10" hacksaw blade as the support strip shown on that 3 Brothers kit.

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PostSubject: Re: Legshields   Legshields I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 04, 2015 10:04 am

hotwings wrote:
On my Suzuki Bandit i installed two white strobe lights under the front cowl near the top of the shocks! The lights are from walmart and are about 1/2" by 1 1/2" rectangle that mount easily with 3m tape. The lights have a control box that can vary the strobe pattern and speed. The control box mounted perfectly on the brake reservoir. The lights are extremely intense and can be seen by a blind man at 500'! When they are off one would have to look to find them. They are probably illegal for road use but i have passed police cars many times, even a police motorcycle, and they dont bother me (so far anyways Smile). Someday i may put a set on the swing.

Sounds as if those strobes would be great for "encouraging" that cager to move from the passing lane even though he's traveling there slower than the surrounding traffic. AKA "Walking the dog".

A blast of the horn and a flash of the strobes. Yeah, that'd wake him up.

Tim
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PostSubject: Legshields   Legshields I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 05, 2015 12:08 am

Cosmic_Jumper wrote:


Sounds as if those strobes would be great for "encouraging" that cager to move from the passing lane even though he's traveling there slower than the surrounding traffic. AKA "Walking the dog".

A blast of the horn and a flash of the strobes. Yeah, that'd wake him up.

Tim

The strobe lights, blast of a loud horn or this sign still won't get some folks from driving in the passing lane.

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