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    Ermax Touring Screen
    on: Mar 09, 2020, 05.33 pm
    Mar 09, 2020, 05.33 pm
    What's the general concensus on Ermax screens...........would this Touring model give better protection than the Honda touring screen (is it taller) ??

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    Re: Ermax Touring Screen
    Reply #1 on: Mar 30, 2020, 07.47 pm
    Mar 30, 2020, 07.47 pm
    Sad to report that I have bought one but really regret doing so.
    It is worse than the standard screen, badly finished and suggests dispensing with the quality honda fixing arrangement.
    It is only slightly taller than the standard screen and actually is narrow at the bottom, where I think all the noise comes from.

    I am back on the original. A waste of money and a great disappointment.
    Avoid!
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    Re: Ermax Touring Screen
    Reply #2 on: Apr 03, 2020, 02.40 pm
    Apr 03, 2020, 02.40 pm
    *Originally Posted by robinreliant [+]
    Sad to report that I have bought one but really regret doing so.
    It is worse than the standard screen, badly finished and suggests dispensing with the quality honda fixing arrangement.
    It is only slightly taller than the standard screen and actually is narrow at the bottom, where I think all the noise comes from.

    I am back on the original. A waste of money and a great disappointment.
    Avoid!

    Ooops!!!

    Too late, thanks for the honest opinion but I bought one a couple of weeks ago. I suppose I would be within my rights to cancel the sale and get a refund as the screen hasn't left Ermax (france) yet because of the lockdown.

    Did you really find it that bad ??
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    Re: Ermax Touring Screen
    Reply #3 on: Apr 03, 2020, 07.31 pm
    Apr 03, 2020, 07.31 pm
    Sad to say, it is certainly not as good as the standard honda screen. Subjectively, I think that it is worse!
    Although it claims to be taller than the original, because of the shape and profile in reality that increase is smaller than claimed. And for some reason the most narrow part of the screen is at its base which, if you test, is a significant contributor to wind-rush.
    I should say that I am nearly 6'3 so it might work better if you are shorter.
    Also, I was disappointed to find that the shading on the screen is just an over spray of matt black paint. It had a scratch on it already when taken out of the packaging. Finally, it comes with no fittings or washers but suggests removing the high quality original rubber mount with captive nut, so you have to find another solution. I just put some washers on top of the Honda fitting and used the standard bolts. Glad that I did as I could easily fit the Honda screen back.
    Sorry!
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    Re: Ermax Touring Screen
    Reply #4 on: Apr 22, 2020, 02.26 pm
    Apr 22, 2020, 02.26 pm
    Arrived today...

    Picture incase anyone is considering one.........there isn't a lot of pics on the interweb.
    I'm a little dissapointed with the size, it is a bit smaller than the Honda touring screen. But I like it!!!!

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    Re: Ermax Touring Screen
    Reply #5 on: Apr 22, 2020, 07.15 pm
    Apr 22, 2020, 07.15 pm
    Everybody's always thinking completely wrong about screens.
    If you want to sit out of the wind you should get a car... or a Goldwing.
    In case of turbulence a bigger screen often makes it worse, when i bought my CT it came with a original Honda touring screen and it was hell.
    Just as with my previous bike (a VTEC) i changed the screen for a MRA Vario touring. Comes in a smoke version witch looks better and has an adjustable top screen with 7 settings.
    The base screen looks exact like the standard Honda but has a slightly bigger opening on the bottom for a better airflow witch makes is just al little better than the X-screen to fit on your standard windscreen.
    You dont's get fully out of the wind but with the 7 settings there's always one witch take away the turbulence and even reduces the pressure on the head.
    The highest setting works best but can have a negative effect on the stability at higher speeds (above 160km/h or 100mph). That was in my case but a full set of Hepco & Becker Explorer panniers will also be a big part of that instability. That instability is a light front causing a wobbly front wheel and might be ending in speedwobble if not corrected the right way.

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    Re: Ermax Touring Screen
    Reply #6 on: Apr 23, 2020, 08.18 am
    Apr 23, 2020, 08.18 am


    As you can see also from the first pic......in the high position, a good portion of the mounting bracket is visible. I have yet to ride with it but I'll report back when I do.
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    Re: Ermax Touring Screen
    Reply #7 on: Apr 23, 2020, 09.50 am
    Apr 23, 2020, 09.50 am
    *Originally Posted by __Ray__ [+]
    Everybody's always thinking completely wrong about screens.
    If you want to sit out of the wind you should get a car... or a Goldwing.
    In case of turbulence a bigger screen often makes it worse, when i bought my CT it came with a original Honda touring screen and it was hell.
    Just as with my previous bike (a VTEC) i changed the screen for a MRA Vario touring. Comes in a smoke version witch looks better and has an adjustable top screen with 7 settings.
    The base screen looks exact like the standard Honda but has a slightly bigger opening on the bottom for a better airflow witch makes is just al little better than the X-screen to fit on your standard windscreen.
    You dont's get fully out of the wind but with the 7 settings there's always one witch take away the turbulence and even reduces the pressure on the head.
    The highest setting works best but can have a negative effect on the stability at higher speeds (above 160km/h or 100mph). That was in my case but a full set of Hepco & Becker Explorer panniers will also be a big part of that instability. That instability is a light front causing a wobbly front wheel and might be ending in speedwobble if not corrected the right way.

    For me it was a toss up between the Ermax and the Puig Touring Screen..........but what you say makes perfect sense and I think if I don't get on with this one, I will give that little MRA a try (it also looks great on the bike)
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