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trak
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windshield purchase

Postby trak » Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:29 pm



howdy,,,Slipstream,,, ts166 on ebay,,, says 34 inches overall,,, think the one I have is taller,,, (w/o taking bike apart),,,, measures 32 to the rubber... any info on this product helpful,,, also ,, what do you think of the 166s,, shaded,, ? I get a lot of glare,,, also at night could cut down on the oncoming headlight brightness???? lets talk windshilds,,! thanx SS



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Re: windshield purchase

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:25 pm

F4+4 tinted/vented, 'nough said :D

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Re: windshield purchase

Postby Happytrails » Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:45 pm

F4 is nice. My bike came with a slipstreamer but it wasn't in very good condition and I think it was slightly higher than OEM. Replaced it with the F4 shortly after I got my bike. So after 3yrs I think the F4 is just as clear or at least I see it lasting a long time.
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Re: windshield purchase

Postby keithg64 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:24 pm

I have a show chrome +4+4. I cut the 4 inches off the top and look over the shield. I bought a slip streamer several years ago. I'm not sure of the model. Didn't like it myself so I sent her back.
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Re: windshield purchase

Postby bstig60 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:51 pm

I have been running one of these for the last two years, 20K miles. Its worth every extra penny I paid for it compared to stock. http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500_ ... /86/189611
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Re: windshield purchase

Postby trak » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:46 am

that's kewl,,, (haven't seen the price) would help me to know the length of the stock windshield for ordering. thanx

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Re: windshield purchase

Postby bstig60 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:07 am

I think I still have my stock shield. I will take a look this AM and take a measurement and post it should I be able to find it. My Optic Armor is a plus two which is two inches above stock and I have a riding buddy that has a plus 4 on his 1800 trike.
I can't say enough good about the Optic Armor shield I have on my 1500. It has more than once deflected a rock or other debris without leaving a scratch on the shield. It is optically clear so there is no distortion when looking thru it. One of the nice things is you can clean it with most anything unlike some of the acrylic shields. Personally, I use Pledge or an equivalent. It takes the bugs off and doesn't leave a film.
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Re: windshield purchase

Postby bstig60 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:18 am

My stock shield measures 28 1/2 inches high as measured in the center of the shield, about the same width.
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Re: windshield purchase

Postby trak » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:02 am

looking at f4 shields,,, think probly tinted,, vent?? that seems kinda crazy to me,,, your on a bike already,,, right?

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Re: windshield purchase

Postby Mh434 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:07 pm

Although I haven't tried one for my 'Wing, I had a Cee Bailey's screen on my Kawasaki Concours, and I loved it. It was tough as nails (I had it for 10 years, went through a really bad crash, and still remained clear as glass). They're made by a company that specializes in manufacturing aircraft windshields and, surprisingly, they're quite reasonably priced. They make 'em to order, for all years and models of 'Wing (plus most other bikes), and can be had with/without vents, NACA vents, tint, special heights, etc.

Here's a link...

http://www.ceebaileys.com/honda

I'm sure someone hereabouts has tried one...anyone have a review??

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Re: windshield purchase

Postby Happytrails » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:00 pm

trak wrote:looking at f4 shields,,, think probly tinted,, vent?? that seems kinda crazy to me,,, your on a bike already,,, right?


The vent is pretty awesome on a windshield. Wouldn't get one without a vent. :D
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Re: windshield purchase

Postby Mh434 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:05 pm

Concur! The vent relieves the high-pressure area in front of the windscreen, thereby helping to substantially reduce buffeting. With the stock windshield on my Concours, the buffeting was incredible - like getting punched in the head, alternating from side to side. When I bought the Cee Bailey screen, I ordered one with a NACA duct. The buffeting was so much better, it was like having a whole new bike.

On the 'Wing, the vent is almost like air conditioning on those hot days - the high pressure area vents directly to your face, and the cooling air is wonderful! The only downside - wasps get really angry when they bounce off the support structure in the vent so, by the time they get to your face, they're on a rampage (ask me how I know!! :shock: ). I've been meaning to fit a piece of screen to keep the angry, pointy-butt critters on their side of the screen...




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