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gmorgan43
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Windshield

Postby gmorgan43 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:17 pm



Just replaced my windshield on my 1800 was easy thanks to the tech guys on this site.
Thanks for the help



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kerrsys
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Re: Windshield

Postby kerrsys » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:17 pm

WHile we're on the subject. what is the current thinking on 4+ sized windshields (ones that are higher and can be seen through)? Have heard that they're not as safe, but, I'm a taller rider and I get beat up pretty well when riding with the standard wing shield. Thoughts?

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L2R
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Re: Windshield

Postby L2R » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:34 pm

Kerrsys,

I had the tall windshield, came with my gl1500. I did not have Baker wings and that might have made a difference but there were a couple things I did not like.

1. It is hot here in NC. There is a big bubble that is created with this shield. It keeps out the rain, which is great but not hardly any air. (baker wings might be a help)

2. I am 5' 10" and kept hitting my head on it when mounting the bike.

I did NOT have any issues looking thru it although it was new to me. There was a little glare at night with lights but not bad unless that is a real issue with you while night driving.

as with all things, it is a matter of what is important to you.
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Re: Windshield

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:34 pm

I look through the Wraparound on my GL1100, and have the same issues...it can be hot in hot weather (I added the windshield vent to help with that). I can however, if I sit up very straight, look over the top of it, so I'm not worried about fog or anything else obscuring my view.

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Re: Windshield

Postby dingdong » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:45 am

I have the Tulsa extra tall on my 1500. At first I didn't like it at all but after riding and getting used to it I have come to love it. I have all the wind wings and vent so there is no problem with the heat. My wife likes it better also because it provides her with less buffeting. The angle of the screen is such that rain runs off. I have ridden in downpours with no problems except for getting wetter than usual when the water lands in my lap. Opening the vent will clear up any fogging problem. One drawback though and that is the reflection from the sun on the dash causes the plastic to warp from the heat if I park facing the wrong direction in the sun.
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gmorgan43
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Re: Windshield

Postby gmorgan43 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:41 am

I replaced my standard windshield with a Tulsa Tall with a vent and love it. I have not problem looking thru it, the wife likes it because she does not get beat up as much from the air.
We have not had any rain so I cannot say how well it deflects the rain.........

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kerrsys
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Re: Windshield

Postby kerrsys » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:59 pm

Thanks to everyone for their input and advice...It is appreciated. Ride Safe!




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