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I was looking for some guidance on how to install the windscreen and didn't find any. thought I would post some of the things I learned from figuring it out, just to save others some time.

first mistake i made: you don't need to take the plastic cover off the back of the dash module to get the light off it is just holds the dash to the light housing. if you take it off and put the bracket on you will not be able to get it back on(no space). i made it through the whole thing got to the end and found this out had to completely start over.

step 1: take 10mm nuts off of lower left and right side of light housing.

step 2: pull whole light housing up to pull the two pole pieces in the top from the rubber grommet they stick in.

step 3: unscrew those two pole pieces the ducati bracket will be held on by screwing those pole pieces in. there are two unused wholes on the back side of the light. the screen comes with two screws for these holes. i found it easier to match up these holes first and do the pole pieces last.

(not sure if you would need to disconnect wire harness from the light to have extra room. I relocated my turn signals while doing this so i had the whole thing off the bike and wires being re ran. this added a lot of steps i don't need to put here but this should get you through the parts where you start questioning if the bracket even fits this bike.)

Step 4: reassemble with bracket mounted. don't forget to attach the dashboard sensor( instrument thing) to the lower left nut.(if looking at the headlight) it is held in place by that 10mm nut and bolt on that side.

step 5: put the windscreen on with supplied grommets and bolts once all other parts have been reinstalled. don't tighten one down until you have all of them started the window has to flex a little to line up the holes. assume this tension helps keep it in place even at high speeds.

if anyone is interested in the turn signal relocation or has questions let me know. i think they look so much better on the light housing like in the original monster 821 photos.
 

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I rode for a while after work yesterday and paid more attention to the screen. it does block the top row but because of the angle of the screen you can still see them clearly through the screen when they are illuminated. it doesn't feel like a hindrance at all and speed and tach are clearly visible.
 

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Volambre,

Awesome installation job on the windscreen! I am too wanting to switch my front markers to the Headlight. is it easy to do? How did you disamble the signal bracket attached on the forks? It looks to me that you would need to uninstall the tripple three and slide it up from there or break the clamp entirely to make it easier. Do you also need to take your headlight apart as well to install the markers there? I also noticed that you Marker signals stem got shorter from when it was originally installed on the forks. Do you mind giving some instructions how to do this? I want to make sure i do this properly and not screw up on it. Thanks!

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absolutely! first on the back side of the bracket is a allen bolt. just undo it, the whole clamp will come off the strut( sorry about terminology not familiar with proper terms). then there is a screw down in the center. it is what holds that extension to the actual light, you don't need it anymore but if you are careful unscrewing it and hold the whole piece tightly you can keep everything intact without breaking anything just incase you ever wanted to reinstall. it is actually one small lower piece and a bigger wrap around piece screwed together so hold both tightly to unscrew it (sounds harder than it is). once you have the outer pieces unscrewed you will need to remove the light completely. ( you can use the instructions above for most of the steps) you will have to disconnect the cable from the back of the light there is a metal clip just push it up and it will disconnect. there is not a lot of slack so don't pull the light too far until this is disconnected. I took off the plastic cover behind the instrument module because i thought I needed it off to install the window, i didn't. but to get the light completely off you will probably have to. if you can disconnect the wire harness without taking it off i would but just depends on if you can reach through the hole at the top of the light with a tool or something.
once you have the whole light off you can easily fallow the wire back to the rubber grid where all the wires go to. the connections are down in the rubber you have to pull them out. if feels like your gonna breaks something its in there so tight but just wiggle it and make sure you are not pulling directly on the wire and you should be fine. disconnect the wire connectors and you can fish the signal and wire through the pieces you no longer need after you take off the rubber band that is holding the wire bundles together. there is a allan screw at the end that goes straight into the signal keep that you will use that to mount it to the light housing.
you will need a washer that can fit around the allen screw but because of where the light wire goes into it a normal washer will and can't sit flat. easiest thing(what i did) was take a razor and just trim the edge a little so the washer can sit flat but it won't bother the wire at all or hurt with anything if you ever change it back. the other option is to cut a piece of metal that fits the odd shape and drill a whole. the washer is what will hold it tightly to the hosing and the shape of the light has a ridge made to sit right in the whole that is cover by the rubber caps.( I was going to try and put a grommet on here but couldn't find anything figured I would go back in if i needed to fix it later like if it made a noise or something but it is perfect and so tight that you could pick up the whole housing by the signal, not that i recommend that.)
normal allen wrenches won't fit int he small space but the bolt has a little grip to it. i used needle nose vise grips to take my time and get it tight.
once you get both lights mounted run your wires back to the rubber block plug in and push them back down inside. use the rubber bands to bundle the wires back together but be sure not to leave to much slack it will hang outside the light if left un fixed. from his point its just plugging things back in and getting wires bundled back together.
the headlight is really easy to take off(two nuts) if you use the instructions above.
let me know how it goes or if i need to explain something more. wish i had taken pictures while i was doing it but it wasn't till i had the light off that i realized how easy it would be to relocate them.
 

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Regarding the indicators, I installed the ducati led ones and they look much better than the original ones.
do you have any pics i am thinking of doing that also but this only cost me two washers so figured i would start here and change it later when i find some i really like.
 

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Thanks for the markers swap instruction Volambre. It seems like a lot of fiddiling around and re-wiring, but will do once i have the time. It does look a lot nicer on the Headlight. Anyways, you mentioned that you have a shorter windscreen than mine? i didn't even know that it comes shorter? Are you sure we have the same screen? i bought mine from Proitalia.com and here is the part number for it. you can check if you and i have the same?
DUCATI MONSTER 821 & 1200 SMOKED TALL TOURING WINDSCREEN
Part SKU: 97180131A
 

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ok mine is the same part number. just doesn't say tall in the description. as far as the pics, might just be the angle of the camera confusing me.
 

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I hear a lot of rumers that the windscreen on the Stirpe model gives a good wind protection as well and it may be available the next year with different colour options! i would love to get a Dark stripe windscreen version! i love the fairing part of it and the screen together. It gives a more sporty look to it in my opinion.
 

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i have yet to see the stripe version in person. the dealer here doesn't have any yet. when i get a chance to see it though i may want one too. though i have a $350 deterant on my bike already. lol
 

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i have yet to see the stripe version in person. the dealer here doesn't have any yet. when i get a chance to see it though i may want one too. though i have a $350 deterant on my bike already. lol
Have you checked out the full six carbon screen? Would look good on the black monster
 

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can you link the website all i could find on there website was carbon fiber parts no wind screen, but the site was acting weird.
 

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that looks really good. i like the different levels. the straight on picture really shows how nice it looks. some windscreens don't look that good from dead on but look ok from the side pictures.
 

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That nose windscreen fairing is pretty cool! Hate to find out how much it cost though? I like it but i am going to wait and see if Ducati comes out with a Dark version oem windscreen like the Stripe has.
 

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Click the link above the photos. You can change the currency to suit your location
$355 us that includes 17.5% vat which you wouldn't pay if not in Europe.
 

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yeah that looks really good and seems it would actually help with being able to see the display better. i do prefer the ducati oval one though just from design. that one reminds me of the puig windscreen which would have saved me a bunch but i really didn't like the design on that one. this is better with the rounded edges but still very predatorish if that makes any sense. i plan on buying some of those carbon parts for my bike. thanks for the info about the website.
 

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So I got my windscreen (Ducati Accessory WS) on yesterday and went for about a 60 mile ride- all back roads. I could a tell a difference with it on, however the big test will be to see how it helps on the highway at 80mph...

So far I am content with my purchase.

Also, the OP's info on the install is spot on. That was very helpful with the install. Thanks.
 
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