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Author Topic: 125 High Screen  (Read 824 times)

Dirty Boy

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125 High Screen
« on: July 22, 2019, 03:31:04 PM »
Ooops, posted this in the wrong place earlier, Newbie mistake.

Hi all, just bought a Vara 125 and joined the forum. Hoping to learn more about the bike and draw from your collective experience.

Couple of mods I need to do, to make it mine.
High Screen
Hand Guards
USB/Cig lighter plug

So, help me here please. Which is the best replacement high screen. I want a dark tint because I noticed when I test rode the bike that 1, there is no wind protection which I want for long distance travel and 2, the angle of the clock and the sun shining on them made them difficult to read. I have seen a Givi which has a rubber beading around the edge and another brand, very dark with no beading. I have also seen a thread about a brand that has no flip along the top edge. Your thoughts on which is best please.

I am also wanting hand guards. Do Barkbuster sell a set that fit ?

I saw a photo of a Vara with a handlebar cross brace, ideal for mounting a USB plug and a Sat Nav. Any idea who/where sells those ?

Regards and thanks for having me.


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Re: 125 High Screen
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2019, 07:40:15 PM »
Hi mate. Renthal sell the brace bar. Be careful though, because the bar is only around 12-13 mm OD I believe.
A lot of bar mount clamps, are ideally suited to bars a bit thicker. I have the brace mount, but i made my own thicker brace bar at 22mm OD.

Have a look around, to see what other handguards you can fit to the 125 varadero. I have BMUU 1150 GS handguards on my xl1000.

If you fit a USB plug, try and get a one with a digital volt meter screen. It's great as a early heads up , when your charging system is playing up.

The Ram X mount is a good addition also.
Before spending money on accessories, buy a manual and make sure you know that the bike is in good working order, before buying timsel and baubels for it.

Dirty Boy

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Re: 125 High Screen
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2019, 09:20:20 PM »
Thanks for the heads up Hedley326, I hadn't thought about the OD of the brace bar being a problem, of course, mounting devices on them is not what they are intended for.  I like the idea of a voltmeter as well.

The bike has minimal milage, in good condition and is being serviced by the shop I bought it from. It runs well so Im not too concerned about the health of the bike, but your advice is much appreciated.

Time to start scouring the internet.



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Re: 125 High Screen
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2019, 10:50:10 PM »
Keep an eye on eBay for the Givi tall or 'Touring' screen, but be aware that there are 2 types (Carb & Injection models) that are not interchangeable.  They rarely come up second-hand, but sometimes cheaper from French and German sites.
I have heard bad things about other brands - prone to scratching, wind noise, vibration, flimsy, etc. - stick to Givi.

I found it easy to wire a cigar lighter socket on a trailing wire, under the seat, but a 22mm handlebar mount would have been my second choice.

I found that the handguards from a Vara 100 could be easily modified to fit the 125.

Hope that helps :)


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