Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Screen for ZX-9R

After the aftermarket screen that was on the bike when I bought it, developed even more stress cracks on the screen I decided it was about time I replaced it. I choose to get a dark tinted Airblade Screen, to my dismay when it arrived I realised that my previous screen was also an Airblade one. I was of the opinion that this screen was too rigid and had the potential to crack under stress. Unfortunately my initial thoughts were found to be correct. Within less than 100 miles on the bike the screen had developed several stress cracks on the inside of the screen. They were all in random places so it was obvious the screen was at fault.

Anyway I sent the screen back and eventually after being sent back to the manufacturer I got a complete refund. In the meantime I managed to pick up a 2nd hand screen off Ebay for less than £15 all in. It is a Blue tinted Fabbri Screen and so far it has performed flawlessly. The bubble is a little higher and narrower than the Airblade screen, but I haven’t noticed any difference really. The only minor gripe is when it is very sunny the screen casts a Blue sheen across the clocks which make them even harder to read than they already were.