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    Foam piece behind windscreen

    Hello everyone.
    My original blue hero windscreen is in very bad shape. I would like to keep it like this but also buy a new windscreen. I was thinking of an aftermarket carbon one as the guenuine Buell one are really expensive. But the carbon windscreen will come without the black piece of foam behind it. I was wondering if it was necessary or not to have it. Thanks !
    That stuff :
    Last edited by Niklos; 04-24-2020 at 06:54 AM.

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    You can go to a hardware store and buy a similar piece of weatherstripping

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    Thanks. I will try that. I also found some on aliexpress for really cheap : https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/32850...Dy6iaPV23HEx-U
    Where should I put it ? I think it was placed on the middle of the windscreen just like on that picture :

    I was thinking to put it at the top of the windscreen so the water would not come in from the top. I don't really understand what it is for.

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    ALL XB models that left the factory with transluscent bodywork and ALL replacement factory transluscent windscreens have TWO STRIPS as part of the windscreen package.

    STRIP #1-thin black piece of tape resembling common electrical tape. is installed transversely with bottom of same even with top mounting pre-drilled attachment holes. IT IS A HEADLIGHT REFLECTION DIFFUSER
    STRIP #2-piece of foam. is installed transversely just above #1. it helps block air seeping up between windscreen and gauge cluster and provides a bit of relief from helmet buffeting.


    installing these 2 bits anywhere else but where the factory intended defeats their intended purpose.

    INCLUDED WITH EVERY OEM TRANSLUSCENT WINDSCREEN. TRANSLUSCENT BEING KICK-ASH...ORANGE KRATE...HERO BLUE....CHERRY BOMB.
    strips.jpg

    TOP ARROW FOAM STRIP
    BOTTOM ARROW BLACK TAPE

    hero screen.jpg
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    2 strips! Who knew?

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    John knows all things Buell .

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    He is the Buell whisperer. The parts speak to him. When he closed his eyes and touched the bike with the tip of his fingers, he heard:

    "You need a thin strip of black tape"

    "Check the ground!"

    "Don't tighten me to factory spec" (oil drain plug)

    "All I want for Christmas is a Deka battery"



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