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Redhot
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Screen vent

Post by Redhot » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:46 pm



I'm going to add a screen vent to my stock shield. Honda are a silly price, I'm going to buy one from Ebay (Chinese) will the Gl1800 ones fit(there is more choice) or is the Gl1500 shield flatter/curvier.



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Re: Screen vent

Post by AZgl1800 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:23 pm

It might not matter anyway.

I installed a new Optic Armor windscreen on my 1800 and used the old vent from the Tulsa Tall windscreen.

there is a 1/4 gap in the middle where the vent does not match the curvature of the new screen.

I don't know if the vents are the same size on 1500s and 1800s...
but the one I have sure don't fit the new screen.
John
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Re: Screen vent

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:49 pm

AZgl1800 wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:23 pm
It might not matter anyway.

I installed a new Optic Armor windscreen on my 1800 and used the old vent from the Tulsa Tall windscreen.

there is a 1/4 gap in the middle where the vent does not match the curvature of the new screen.

I don't know if the vents are the same size on 1500s and 1800s...
but the one I have sure don't fit the new screen.
The vents are similar on the 1500 and 1800, but the curvature is slightly different.

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Re: Screen vent

Post by RBGERSON » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:13 am

I had a 1500 with a screened vent..just had some old window screen. I took the vent out, opened it up, inserted the screen between the two parts of the vent, put it back together..one thing it does cut down the air flow quite a bit!!
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NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Re: Screen vent

Post by Mh434 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:53 am

Cyclemax carries GL1500 windshield vents - $41.00. Here: http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500_ ... ent/86/286

Wingstuff has 'em too, for about $4 more: http://wingstuff.com/products/347-clear ... ies-gl1500

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Re: Screen vent

Post by Redhot » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:52 am

Thanks for the link, but in uk. Shipping and import duties from US are ridiculously expensive.

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Re: Screen vent

Post by Mh434 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:46 am

Sorry - I hadn't noticed that you were in the UK. As I'm not in the US either (I'm in Canada), I always specifically request shipping via the US Postal Service, rather than any of the courier companies. The two places in the links are pretty good about helping out that way, as they're aware of issues shipping from the US to other countries. The USPS is much cheaper than couriers, has been at least as reliable, and precludes the couriers adding on their outrageous "brokerage fees".

I have items shipped from the UK to Canada frequently, and the UK shipping rates aren't too bad (particularly since we're VAT-exempt!).



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