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Author Born2Run
On driveway
#1 | Posted: 14 Oct 2015 14:42 
Pros and cons as regards switch from full screen, other than the obvious less weather protection, please.

Toying with the idea of changing over but never been in a 7 with aero or Brooklands previously. Just wonder what it is like to live with longer term as I can't be doing with changing them around every five minutes. Mainly a dry day driver but all year round. Aero style is probably out as I have clams and that suits the Brooklands better in terms of styling IMO.
'Always an adventure, never a disappointment.'

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#2 | Posted: 14 Oct 2015 16:59 
I've been 'Brooklands' for years, and years, and years...
Only ever go back to a screen when I really, really have to - when about to do a 100 miles on a wet/snowy day, when I really need to arrive dry.

I think that last time that happened was about 5 years ago!

And I use the 7 all year round, for just about everything!



Love'it!!!!

Eugene
Le Presidente

Author admaraujo

Driving through town
#3 | Posted: 30 Jul 2018 20:31 
Thread reincarnation...

For those of you who use Brookalnds... How do you achieve your desired screen angle?
Armadillo is in The Douro Valley and waiting for you.

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#4 | Posted: 30 Jul 2018 20:42 
Testing...

Eugene
Le Presidente

Author admaraujo

Driving through town
#5 | Posted: 30 Jul 2018 20:45 
HA!! Thanks!!! I deserved that one, I know...

I meant what should I feel... or not feel when trying.
Armadillo is in The Douro Valley and waiting for you.

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#6 | Posted: 30 Jul 2018 21:15 
Yeah, your look for the point at which there is minimal buffeting, and a more 'linear' air-flow.
The angle I have seems to be optimal for my seating position.

Brooklands
Eugene
Le Presidente

Author s47

Driving through town
#7 | Posted: 16 Aug 2018 16:19 
Brooklands are greeeeaaaaatt,
Even the missus loves 'em.
Give them a try, just remember to keep your gob shut whilst driving

Author admaraujo

Driving through town
#8 | Posted: 22 Aug 2018 18:02 | Edited by: admaraujo 
Does a single Brooklands screen need some sort of aluminium "bar" on the scuttle, or can it be bolted directly through?

Where to get Brooklands? And what kind of fixings will be needed?
Armadillo is in The Douro Valley and waiting for you.

Author The Banker

On ferry
#9 | Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:17 | Edited by: The Banker 
Eugene will comment... but the benefit of mounting on them on a bracket rather than direct to the scuttle is the ease of interchanging with the windbreak.

The Aero to 'screen swap takes ~5 minutes (including having a cup of tea)

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#10 | Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:28 
The 7 scuttle is not really strong enough for a direct mount...
Best to use the mounting bar to prevent the scuttle from deforming.

Eugene
Le Presidente

Author The Banker

On ferry
#11 | Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:31 
admaraujo:
Where to get Brooklands? And what kind of fixings will be needed?

Ask Donut...

Author admaraujo

Driving through town
#12 | Posted: 5 Sep 2018 18:05 




Will this work?

Do I get points for effort?
Armadillo is in The Douro Valley and waiting for you.

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#13 | Posted: 5 Sep 2018 20:50 
Defo points for effort!
Just think they may be a bit high, and the angle to too steep?
You'll know by the amount of buffeting you feel...

Eugene
Le Presidente

Author admaraujo

Driving through town
#14 | Posted: 5 Sep 2018 21:18 | Edited by: admaraujo 
Eugene

Thanks.

If it doesn't work I can always rivet the holes and use the metal aeroscreen as before while I wait for the proper Brooklands.
Armadillo is in The Douro Valley and waiting for you.

Author admaraujo

Driving through town
#15 | Posted: 9 Sep 2018 21:41 
Ok... do Brooklands completely eliminate any kind of buffeting? At over 90kph it becomes a dab too much on the ears but, not on the face.

It is also worse on LHS than on the RHS, maybe it has to do with the rear view mirrors I'm using?!

I think that, if I can get some guarantees that Brooklands reduce or eliminate buffeting completely, I will get them and bolt them directly to the scuttle and use some aluminium pieces on the Brooklands "ears" to fit some old fashioned bullet rear view mirrors.

Thoughts please...
Armadillo is in The Douro Valley and waiting for you.

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