New windscreen


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New windscreen

Postby Uncle Fester » Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:59 pm



Hey all, I got my new windscreen in today, a Wind-Bender from Firecreek Accessories . I have not got to ride with it yet, but love the way it looks on the bike ! :)

I took a TULSA +4 off my bike, I think it was a +4 anyway. It is 35" tall from very bottom to very top of the screen OFF THE BIKE. It is still in usable shape, some scratches, and normal wear, so I am making a offer. . . . . I will give it FOR FREE to anyone who is willing to ride to Oklahoma City and pick it up.

So , if you have wondered if a +4 windscreen was for you, here is your chance to find out, for free ! Just to be 100% clear, this came off my 1996 GL1500 Aspencade, so it fits from 1988 to 2000 1500s, and it is yours for free, IF you come get it. The only other requirement is. . . you have to pay it forward at some time.

The windscreen measures 35" tall at the tallest point, and 31" wide at the widest point. It also has a factory style vent in it.

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I am even willing to help swap it out when you are here, not that it is very hard to swap out . . .


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Re: New windscreen

Postby bstig60 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:49 pm

Glad you got the new shield installed. I just got a chance to take my Optic Armor on a 300 mile ride this past weekend. I wrote up a little review on it. Better protection than the stock one on the 99 and better than the slipstreamer +4 I had on the 88.
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Re: New windscreen

Postby Uncle Fester » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:19 am

I did a 450-500 mile ride for lunch with my brother , but did not have the new screen yet so will be a short ride review once I get some repair work done and the weather dries out some. . . . I ride in the rain, but that is not really the best way to test a new screen for wind protection, but I will post that info too IF/WHE that happens too.
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Re: New windscreen

Postby Uncle Fester » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:11 pm

Took the bike out for about a 25 mile ride today, some city and some interstate....so far I am NOT impressed! I will do some adjustments and see if that helps, but it was OK on the interstate but not so much in town. Has a real bad curve right in my line of sight that distorts my vision to the point of unsafe in my opinion. I am at a truck stop outside of town right now, so I will lower the screen some and see how that does.

Will keep you posted
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Re: New windscreen

Postby Uncle Fester » Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:33 pm

Okay, made a few adjustments, came home via the interstate, wife says much less buffeting back there. She no longer feels she is in a fight with Tyson, so that is good. Wih the lower position, the distortion is down far enough now I almost do not notice it, so that is good. I think I might be getting NEAR the sweet spot. One thing I have noticed, the breeze still lifts my ballcap. . . . .
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Re: New windscreen

Postby Uncle Fester » Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:08 pm

A bit more adjusting, up again, and this shield is starting yo work for both of us now. The wind over the top still cools my hair, but no longer lifts my cap. The wife is still fairly happy, more breeze than she likes, but not knocked around by Mike Tyson any more, so we shall see.

This windscreen has so many adjustments you can make it will take a bit to get dialed in, but I think it will be worth it in the long run.
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Re: New windscreen

Postby Dusty Boots » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:08 am

I came close to buying one when the new owner had them on sale (2011?), but was afraid of spending that amount of coin only to find the 2 wide mounting/adjustment bars to be too much of a distraction with them being in my sight line/peripheral field of vision

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Re: New windscreen

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:22 am

The slide bars are not a issue at all for me. . . .
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Re: New windscreen

Postby Sidcar » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:00 am

Please keep us posted. I've been looking at the windbender but they're not cheap before you add on shipping and customs duty so it's going to need to be good.
I take it you didn't go for the electric option.

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Re: New windscreen

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:35 am

Electric option was not in the budget, and I am starting to wonder if the wifes issues are not caused by her being so very short. I come in at 6'2" tall and 300lbs, she is 4'8" tall and much lighter. . . Putting her head where most ladies / passengers backs would be. Not sure yet, will have to talk to Dale this week about that.
On that note Dale ( owner of Firecreek acessories & Wind Bender windscreens ) and cyclemax.com where I bought this screen from have both been great to work with.
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Re: New windscreen

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:32 pm

Uncle Fester wrote:Electric option was not in the budget, and I am starting to wonder if the wifes issues are not caused by her being so very short. I come in at 6'2" tall and 300lbs, she is 4'8" tall and much lighter. . . Putting her head where most ladies / passengers backs would be. Not sure yet, will have to talk to Dale this week about that.
On that note Dale ( owner of Firecreek acessories & Wind Bender windscreens ) and cyclemax.com where I bought this screen from have both been great to work with.


Wow, 6'2" and 4'8"!! How does that work??? You've got a full foot and a half on her! My wife is 5'2" and I'm 6'0" and I thought that was pretty much at the limits (I can rest my chin on the top of her head).

As for it affecting the buffeting, I suppose that's a possibility. Particularly you being tall, curving the wind up over you and directly down into the back of her.

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Re: New windscreen

Postby Wingsconsin » Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:38 pm

Your ballcap won't blow off if you hold it on with the strap from your helmet... :o
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Re: New windscreen

Postby seelyark1 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:07 pm

That was the same thing that I thought when I read it. Maybe someday he will understand.
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Re: New windscreen

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:06 pm

Getting closer guys, bought a half helmet today. . . :D

Do wish I could find a full face that fit my big head, but no luck yet, too fat in the cheeks. :?


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