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The KPM200 Scrambler: Adding a Windshield to the 100 MPG Scrambler

A windshield is a GREAT addition to any road motorcycle.

If you spend all your time on trails, you probably don't want or need a windshield. But, at highway speeds, even a small windscreen helps to deflect the wind past your helmet - AND catches many of the bugs that splatter on your visor or glasses.

When building The 100 Miles-Per-Gallon Scrambler, I tried a windshield mounted to the handlebars with POOR results. The mounts were loose, then stripped out. The attachment to the plastic screen were weak. Then I adapted a windshield from another motorcycle - one that SECURELY mounted to the forks. This was a success!

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Adding a windshield to the 100 MPG KPM200 Scrambler

The windshield complements the lines of the Lifan KPM200 Scrambler. The clear plastic doesn't clash with the minimalist scrambler. I have received compliments on the total package of the completed 100 MPG Scrambler.

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The Lifan KPM200 - transformed into the 100 MPG Scrambler!

I include a video clip that shows the view through the scrambler windshield, and the stability of the mounts.

This project also demonstrated that you should consider accessories from other brands whenever you are modifying your motorcycle. I happened to have this windshield on hand after selling a Royal Enfield Meteor. I might never have found this model otherwise. I suspect that an aftermarket windshield for a Harley Sportster might be a great possibility, too.

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The view through the windshield of the KPM200 Scrambler

As you can also see, my handlebars don't have SPACE for windshield mounts! My KPM200 Scrambler also has hand guards, camera and phone mounts, and USB outlets. The fork mounts have adjustable arms to the windshield that require snaking through the other cables and wires. But after hundreds of miles of highway riding, everything is tight and secure!

That is, with the exception of the added "spoiler/cheater" I added to the top of the windshield. This attaches with rubberized mounts that work fine - UNTIL it rains. Between the wet surface, bumpy roads, and the constant force of the wind this upper shield blows off! So far, I've caught it TWICE while riding. I am going to try some doubel-soded tape on the mounting surface. The next time it blows off, I'll let you know what I replaced it with!

Read more about the Lifan KPM200 scrambler build at see also for content related to touring on smaller, lighter, more efficient, and less expensive motorcycles.

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