Windshield and Front Wheel

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Windshield and Front Wheel

Postby Remy » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:50 am

Looking to buy a new windshield for a 2005 GL1800A. Thought a National Cycle Vstream would be a good choice then i read reviews and they were terrible. Any ideas on aftermarket windshields that are worth the money?
Also, my front rim is pretty dirty. Are there any products or treatment or services that would make it shine again?

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Re: Windshield and Front Wheel

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:26 am

When I replaced the windshield on my '06 I got one from MEMPHIS SHADES. It's a little thicker than the stock one but the coating on it holds up better. If you get a vented one you will have to use their vent as the Honda vent will not work. As for the front rim I have used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to remove the build-up of brake dust and road grime then used my Eastwood buffing kit to polish. Afterwards I coated with Shark Hide and they stay shiney for about 9 months. Then just wash, quick buff with Mothers Mag and Aluminum polish, recoat with Sharkhide and they are as good as new.

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Re: Windshield and Front Wheel

Postby Mikeabutler » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:01 pm

My dad and I both have a goldwing I have a 02 dad has a 08 he just had both his rims powercoated he says they look great and the dust come off with just water not really expensive either he Said he paid about 100.00 for both tires.

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Re: Windshield and Front Wheel

Postby Red Ron » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:14 am

Most of the reviews that I have seen on the V-stream have been very good. Another good one is the F-4. Both the V-stream and F-4 are very expensive. As far as the wheels, I have taken to using steel wool and then a coat of wax.

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