Tulsa xtra tall windshield ?


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Tulsa xtra tall windshield ?

Post by Big Bob » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:12 pm



I have a Tulsa xtra tall windshield w/vent and when I replaced might headlamps I decided to move the windshield up a little, it was working it's way down and hitting the tupperware trim piece's by the mirrors. Worked fine for a short period of time now I noticed the windshield is a little crocked (not level) judging by with trim piece's and how much space between the windshield and them. I put the screws and deep windshield holders in the right spots and yes everything was tightened up (only 5 screws) before putting the chrome windshield cover back on. Anyone else had this happen before, whats the fix if there is one, I did notice one of the screws is not a mother Honda screw, previous owner used a hardware store screw instead. Could that be causing the slipping problem? It shifted a little, not a big problem, maybe 1/4" but I want to fix it and NOT do it again! Any thoughts.......Thanks :D

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Re: Tulsa xtra tall windshield ?

Post by joeincalif » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:58 am

Most 1500 wing owners have trouble with the windshield staying in place. But if you have the Tulsa TALL why would you want to raise it??
Many years back on my 92 I had that problem, I put rubber washers on the screws that go into the elongated windshield holders. That made the fit tighter. Some people that didn't want to adjust the shield just put a couple small screws under the windshield once they had it where they wanted it. (under the chrome cowl of course)
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Re: Tulsa xtra tall windshield ?

Post by seelyark1 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:53 am

May be a dumb question, but you did reset the latches at both sides next to the mirror didn't you?
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Re: Tulsa xtra tall windshield ?

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:46 pm

The Tulsa tall is so thick (to be able to withstand the extra force generated by the wind against that tall windshield) that the height adjustment doesn't even work. You generally have to set the height you want when you install it, and that's where it will stay. The fact that yours is moving says that either something is missing, or is assembled incorrectly.

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Re: Tulsa xtra tall windshield ?

Post by coolrunning » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:24 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:46 pm
The Tulsa tall is so thick (to be able to withstand the extra force generated by the wind against that tall windshield) that the height adjustment doesn't even work. You generally have to set the height you want when you install it, and that's where it will stay. The fact that yours is moving says that either something is missing, or is assembled incorrectly.
Thanks for clearing that up! I bought my Aspencade with the Tulsa Tall (+4) already installed by the previous owner. I quickly learned that the windshield adjustment did not work. Naturally, I made several attempts to understand why by removing it and reinstalling the windshield, inspecting all the moving parts and mounting system. No improvement. Now I understand why. I believe the reason this windshield was chosen is because the bike was living in Billings, Montana known for some pretty cold, wet weather. The Tulsa Tall was probably really good at keeping the elements of the riders. The bike now resides in El Paso, Texas (106F yesterday), and the lack of even the slightest breeze behind this plastic wall makes me not want to ride until late September. Even the vents are ineffective. I am curious what the stock windshield height is. My Tulsa Tall measures 30-3/4" from top to bottom.

Perhaps if I had a windshield that I could look over instead of through, my helmet vents would be functional. My dash instruments are not melting, but I think I am! It is so uncomfortable, I am beginning to understand why so many riders chose to forego gearing up during the hot summer months. I gear up no matter what, so if it means risking heat exhaustion, I do not ride. I installed wind wings recently, but there was only a slight improvement in air flow. I considered the recurve design windshield, but I doubt it would help if it redirects air over the riders head. Any ideas? :idea:
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Re: Tulsa xtra tall windshield ?

Post by MikeB » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:51 pm

I would recommend going to an OEM windshield if you can find one and try that for a while. There is bound to be a few of them out there in storage.
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Re: Tulsa xtra tall windshield ?

Post by coolrunning » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:27 am

That is exactly what I was thinking about doing. I am finding that there are quite a few aftermarket windshields out therethat are standard OEM height (26"?) that are not very expensive. I was warned by a friend to stay clear of the G4 because they are coated with some kind of clear coat that tends to burn off in the sun and leave you with a ugly, dull finish that is hard to see through. Of course, that didn't happen during the warranty period.

The Tulsa Tall I have is about 3 inches above my line of sight, which eliminates all possible helmet ventilation. The TAKA Recurve I considered is the OEM Standard height, but is designed to kick the wind over the riders head, which would do the same thing. Has anyone had any experience with the stock Honda OEM windshield? It seems that everyone has switched to taller versions to avoid all contact with the wind. Total isolation from it means no cooling breeze for me.

Another negative aspect of my Tulsa Tall I discovered is that when caught out in a heavy cross wind, it catches the wind like a sail making it downright dangerous to ride! This has happened twice in the last year. I had to slow down 20 mph under the speed limit to recover stability and control. It was an unpleasant feeling to fight it to stay on the road. I suspect part of the reason is the way it acts like an airfoil when the wind is coming from any direction but head on.

Can you tell, I really don't like this windshield much?


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