1985 GL1200..who sells windshields, What MPG should i get?


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1985 GL1200..who sells windshields, What MPG should i get?

Postby hip001 » Fri May 07, 2010 9:21 am



I'm new here so forgive me if this is listed somewhere already.

I just bought a 1985 GL1200 Interstate. Love the bike so far but while riding the wind hits me right in the forehead. I'm 6'3" tall and the PO was about 5'6". I know they must sell taller windshields somewhere. Can you tell me what brands are offered and where to find them?

and what mpg should i get with this bike?

Thank you VERY much for your time!!!!
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Re: 1985 GL1200..who sells windshields, What MPG should i ge

Postby Jeeper » Fri May 07, 2010 10:13 am

Chromeworld sells one that's 2" taller than stock. I've never dealt with them so I don't know how they are as a company. They even have one that has a vent for the 1200.

http://www.chromeworld.com

I know on the 1100 you can also raise the windshield up a little bit just by loosening the mounts. I think there is an inch or two in travel on the stock windshield.

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Re: 1985 GL1200..who sells windshields, What MPG should i ge

Postby hip001 » Fri May 07, 2010 11:09 am

ok thank you.

Anyone now what mpg this should get?

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Re: 1985 GL1200..who sells windshields, What MPG should i ge

Postby WingAdmin » Fri May 07, 2010 12:18 pm

I put a Slipstreamer Wraparound on my GL1100 last year. It's a couple inches taller, and also wider, and significantly reduced wind buffeting for both me and my wife. I haven't noticed any MPG change with it. I detailed it here:

How to replace your windshield

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Re: 1985 GL1200..who sells windshields, What MPG should i ge

Postby detdrbuzzard » Fri May 07, 2010 8:05 pm

http://www.wingstuff.com and http://www.cyclemax.com both sell windshields for your wing
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Re: 1985 GL1200..who sells windshields, What MPG should i ge

Postby inkman » Sun May 09, 2010 9:13 pm

i have a 87 1200 it gets 40 mpg

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Re: 1985 GL1200..who sells windshields, What MPG should i ge

Postby chevydog66 » Mon May 17, 2010 7:15 pm

I've heard 50-58 mpg from somewhere, but I haven't checked mine yet.
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Re: 1985 GL1200..who sells windshields, What MPG should i ge

Postby Jeeper » Mon May 17, 2010 8:51 pm

Yesterday I checked and I was getting 45mpg with my GL1100, which was a little higher than the owners manual 40mpg rating. I would suspect your 1200 would be in the similar range. This is mostly back roads, through towns ranging from 25mph to 60mph. I try to stay off the Interstate up here because of all the tolls.

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Re: 1985 GL1200..who sells windshields, What MPG should i ge

Postby pdg » Fri May 21, 2010 5:14 pm

Chris's Chrome.com sells oversize windshields plus alot of great accessories for the 1200. Good Luck

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Re: 1985 GL1200..who sells windshields, What MPG should i ge

Postby Mooseman » Mon May 24, 2010 12:11 pm

Mileage, I get 40-45 out and about depending on how hard I ride. Freeway at 70-75mph it's down to low 40's. On a ride and I stay off the freeway I can see right at 50mpg. Before I did the carbs it was 35mpg and lucky to see 40.
I am 6-4 and the stock windshield works for me raised to it's high position. Always had a problem with buffiting behind my helmet. Installed a windshield vent and that has really helped.
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Re: 1985 GL1200..who sells windshields, What MPG should i ge

Postby hip001 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:38 am

I checked mine last tank and it was 40mpg. I installed a goofy looking 4" extension to the top of the windshield!! I does make a difference but the GF still does get some turbulance! Maybe the vent is the answer?




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