F4 +4 or Slipstreamer T-166-V-C windshield?


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F4 +4 or Slipstreamer T-166-V-C windshield?

Postby DougR » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:55 pm



I would like to put a tall aftermarket windshield on my 1990 1500SE. Would you folk recommend an f4 +4" or Slipstreamer T-166-V-C, or another model?

I do not want to give up any turning radius. Do either of the above interfere with steering stops at low speed?

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Re: F4 +4 or Slipstreamer T-166-V-C windshield?

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:26 pm

I have the Tall Tulsa on my 1500, and the handlebars JUST touch the windshield at full lock, no actual interference.

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Re: F4 +4 or Slipstreamer T-166-V-C windshield?

Postby liquineer » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:05 am

I also have the tall Tulsa and with the addition of the switch block on top of the hand brake cylinder it does touch the windscreen on that side, but not on the other side. I don't have any problem wih that, but I am also riding a trike, so it turns easier anyway! :D
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Re: F4 +4 or Slipstreamer T-166-V-C windshield?

Postby dingdong » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:08 am

I have the Tulsa extra tall on my 1500. It does "just barely" touch the switch housing and the brake reservoir. The Tulsa is a quality windshield in that it is thicker than average so it doesn't flex at all in the wind and there is no distortion. Being so thick it is no longer adjustable in height but because it is tall there is no need to adjust it.
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Re: F4 +4 or Slipstreamer T-166-V-C windshield?

Postby DougR » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:28 pm

Sounds like a consensus on the Tulsa. So I looked into the Clear extra tall with vent...and see they give the windshield with the vent hole, but no vent.

Is it difficult to move the vent from my OEM sheild to the Tulsa?

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Re: F4 +4 or Slipstreamer T-166-V-C windshield?

Postby dingdong » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:07 am

Not sure about the vent but I have a suggestion. Get a windshield cover. Because of the lean angle of the tall windshields the reflection from sun coming from the rear when parked "will" heat up and distort the dash.

Edit: You may have to rotate the handlebars down a bit to prevent hitting the windshield.
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Re: F4 +4 or Slipstreamer T-166-V-C windshield?

Postby Happytrails » Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:21 pm

When I first got my Wing it had a Slipstreamer on it but its been replaced with an F4. I can't really give a fair assessment of the slipstreamer. Mine was fairly scratched up. Both of my shields have vents. The F4 has really good optical quality and very nice quality in general. Didn't have a clearance issue with either windshield.
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Re: F4 +4 or Slipstreamer T-166-V-C windshield?

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:08 pm

dingdong wrote:Not sure about the vent but I have a suggestion. Get a windshield cover. Because of the lean angle of the tall windshields the reflection from sun coming from the rear when parked "will" heat up and distort the dash.

Edit: You may have to rotate the handlebars down a bit to prevent hitting the windshield.


Or just an old T-shirt that you can pull over it.

I make a point of NEVER parking with the sun behind me. That works, too.

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Re: F4 +4 or Slipstreamer T-166-V-C windshield?

Postby redial » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:33 pm

I make a point of NEVER parking with the sun behind me. That works, too.


I thought that your first problem would be to find the sun :lol: From the TV news, it looks like the NorthAmericans, especially in the NE of USA, are to enjoy their Thanksgiving inside because of the snow, wind, and rain!

Looks like the snowbirds would have had to leave early this year. But, then again, you could always come down to the far South, and enjoy another summer. Yesterday was a bit warm, 44C (about 106F), with overnight temps of 25C (about 80F). In those temps you have to be sure where you park, otherwise the seat gets too hot. :roll: - but it does save on buying all those do-dads to keep your butt warm.
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Re: F4 +4 or Slipstreamer T-166-V-C windshield?

Postby wing rider 2012 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:21 pm

I had a Tulsa 4+ on my 1500, the only complaint I had about it was the slope of the windshield, at first, everytime I got off the bike I'd hit my helmet on the windshield but after awhile I learned.
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Re: F4 +4 or Slipstreamer T-166-V-C windshield?

Postby macdaddykeith » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:10 pm

Has anyone tried the Vstream windscreen? It says that it is supposed to change the wind dynamics for both the rider and passenger.




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