Windshield recommendation.


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BigPappa46
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Windshield recommendation.

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I'm entertaining the idea of a windshield on my 1982 GL1100 Naked Wing. It's my daily ride to work. 90% highway (60 miles) & normal traffic between 75 & 85 mph. I've been a Honda guy, on both street and track, dating back to my first, a 1962 Dream 305. I've never been a fan of fairings or bags...always naked. There are many configurations to choose from. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Oh, I ride in temps between 90 & 112 deg ( I live in the SW desert). Thanks.


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Rambozo
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National Cycle still makes a bunch of options for old bikes.
https://www.nationalcycle.com/index.php ... ew/id/1670
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Joneszy
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I put a Memphis Shades Hell Cat on my 83 stripped 1100. I like it. Takes the wind blast off my chest and gives some eye/face protection from bugs. Not cheap but good quality mounting system and windscreen. They come with a selection of lower shade colours or clear. I bought the one that is black/dark on the lower part.
https://memphisshades.com/products/hell ... windshield

edit:Just checked and it seems they now come only clear or smoked lower
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Wow, I wouldn't want to be commuting that distance every day on any naked bike.

I can imagine doing so on a gl1500 or gl1800, but not on any naked bike. I guess rain is not such a problem for you?
BigPappa46
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Thanks folks for your responses.
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Sadanorakman wrote: Sat Jul 02, 2022 1:47 pm I guess rain is not such a problem for you?
Only during monsoon season...... and when it rains, it pours......


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