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It looks like an Iridium tinted screen. They had a hey day as helmet visors a few years back. Very expensive, but no one could see the riders face.
It was claimed that they passed fewer UV rays towards the wearer skin.
Ask Mythbusters for a test.

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along with that god awful bobsleigh hand of a rack…
Thanks for the input, harsh as it is.
How do you carry your stuff on a long ride if you don’t have a rack to strap a bag onto?
Maybe you are pavement scratcher and dont do long rides but down here I use this for intercity visits and Sunday fun with a group of other old farts......some of whom have better bikes than this. We all take wet weather gear, tools, puncture kit, visor cleaning equipment, spare undies etc.
This is the F model after all.
 

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Thanks for the input, harsh as it is.
How do you carry your stuff on a long ride if you don’t have a rack to strap a bag onto?
Maybe you are pavement scratcher and dont do long rides but down here I use this for intercity visits and Sunday fun with a group of other old farts......some of whom have better bikes than this. We all take wet weather gear, tools, puncture kit, visor cleaning equipment, spare undies etc.
This is the F model after all.
Sorry for sounding harsh, each to their own, i have a set of panniers i fit on when i go touring and a small tank bag and rear tail pack, the pic was enough for an overnight stay.
 

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No problem with your words....
Please tell me more about your tank bag and panniers.
And I like the dark look of your bike
Givi tanklock bag that clips onto a fuel cap bracket.
Tailback is a kregar bag for short trips.
Panniers are givi that have a bracket underneath the rear tail (leave on all year round) then side frame arms that attach to it and the pillion bolts. Panniers clip to the frame.
 

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I had Givi hard panniers on my Bandit 1250... very useful.
Your comment re the high bar on my rack is accurate and deserved. I thought it should be lower too.
I tried undoing the two locking bolts but they were rusted in place and being an expert mechanic I sheered both off.
Working on a solution to that now.
 

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Personal preference but if it was my ride it would have already be changed out.
I have the same color as you just not the F model. I don't think I could keep that color either. I don't use mine for traveling as I have a Goldwing if I want to do that. If the rack works for you so be it.
 

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Thanks gentlemen for your comments.
I have seen the screens for sale in approximately eight colour/ shades on Aliexpress quite cheaply so once the spending for the holiday season is done I may well get a replacement.
I usually prefer understated liveries... the current screen is definitely not that.
 

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I use some TUSK adventure saddlebags for everyday use. For multi day trips I use some tourmaster saddlebags and tail bag if needed, Easy on and off but you will need a saddlebag system like the SW Motec.
PS: Any color on an F is good by me.
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I got a screen set up on my new 2023 GSXS1000, only cost me $97.00 landed here in Qld Australia very very well made and stop a lot of wind buffering at speed they come in clear, light smoke tint and black dark tint with very well made brackets and all mounting bolts, that happy l purchased a second one.
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That looks like a Chinese knock off of the Puig version which I sold recently. Amazing price.
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I noticed a dull patch on my reflective screen, I tried to clean it away but no success.
I have purchased a replacement in gloss black for $NZ46 and am now thinking of a matt black spray can for the one I currently have....good old matt black is the cure all for any appearance issues.
 
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