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Re: Shorty windshield

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:19 pm



Uncle Fester wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:06 pm
I LOVE my Wind Bender windshield, run it in the lowest position all summer, maybe up a notch for fall and up to the top for cold winter riding.... best windshield I have ever had.
Interesting. Do you get any buffeting when it is in the top position? How tall are you?



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Re: Shorty windshield

Post by Uncle Fester » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:08 am

I am 6’3” tall, and with it in the highest position, I get no buffeting.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
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Re: Shorty windshield

Post by Uncle Fester » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:09 am

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
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Re: Shorty windshield

Post by Happytrails » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:27 pm

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Love my Phase Change cooling vest. It keeps me cool and comfortable, wearing full ATGATT, in the hottest weather. I have one that goes around my neck as well that I wear in the summer cutting the lawn as well. :)
I need to check this out. I hate not going full ATGATT when its hot! I think thats why I enjoy the fall and spring so much more because its comfortable with full gear on. I'm wondering if wearing this will make my clothes wet if I'm riding to work?
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Re: Shorty windshield

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:47 pm

Uncle Fester wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:08 am
I am 6’3” tall, and with it in the highest position, I get no buffeting.
Which size of Windbender do you have on your bike?

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Re: Shorty windshield

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:48 pm

Happytrails wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:27 pm
WingAdmin wrote:
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Love my Phase Change cooling vest. It keeps me cool and comfortable, wearing full ATGATT, in the hottest weather. I have one that goes around my neck as well that I wear in the summer cutting the lawn as well. :)
I need to check this out. I hate not going full ATGATT when its hot! I think thats why I enjoy the fall and spring so much more because its comfortable with full gear on. I'm wondering if wearing this will make my clothes wet if I'm riding to work?
Not normally, no. If it is really hot and humid and I take my time putting it on sometimes you'll get moisture condensing on them. Also I might get it wet from sweating a bit if it is god-awful hot, but that's about it.

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Re: Shorty windshield

Post by AZgl1800 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:19 pm

Happytrails wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:27 pm
WingAdmin wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:13 pm
Love my Phase Change cooling vest. It keeps me cool and comfortable, wearing full ATGATT, in the hottest weather. I have one that goes around my neck as well that I wear in the summer cutting the lawn as well. :)
I need to check this out. I hate not going full ATGATT when its hot! I think that's why I enjoy the fall and spring so much more because its comfortable with full gear on. I'm wondering if wearing this will make my clothes wet if I'm riding to work?

Due to a bad accident in 2008, my body's core temperature no longer regulates itself....
I must control my environment, add clothes if cold, find Air Conditioning if hot over 85*, and this is where most folks are just beginning to enjoy the ride.

BUT, I will not get on my bike w/o total ATGATT, so I like Scott, bought a Phase Change Vest, a different brand, mine was the 1st on the market at the time, but boy, does it ever work great.
I have a rack mount for an ice chest when not pulling a trailer, and the ice chest sits there.
full of ice water, when the vest stops cooling me, I stop for gas and a tinkle, and let the vest soak in ice water. By the time my chores are done, the vest is at about 38* and I pull it out dripping wet, and put it on.....

Wow! what a change that makes.... wetting the entire vest works best, I tried just dunking the inserts into the ice water...... the performance is not half as good as wetting the entire vest.


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Re: Shorty windshield

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:12 pm

AZgl1800 wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:19 pm
I have a rack mount for an ice chest when not pulling a trailer, and the ice chest sits there.
full of ice water, when the vest stops cooling me, I stop for gas and a tinkle, and let the vest soak in ice water. By the time my chores are done, the vest is at about 38* and I pull it out dripping wet, and put it on.....
I do the same thing, but I bought two sets of inserts - so one is cooling in the ice while I can ride with the other.

I also have a Hopnel King Cooler Saddlebag Liner that fits into my saddlebag. I can fill it with ice and put the spare ones in there, or if I'm doing a short trip that I can do with two sets of inserts, I'll just throw one set of frozen ones in there, and it is insulated enough that it keeps them frozen for hours.

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Re: Shorty windshield

Post by Uncle Fester » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:52 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:47 pm
Uncle Fester wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:08 am
I am 6’3” tall, and with it in the highest position, I get no buffeting.
Which size of Windbender do you have on your bike?
I am PRETTY SURE mine is the HP (curved top) and I rarely , never actually, have had to adjust the lower half of it, all my adjustment has been with the top half only other than when I was getting it set up.
I have my lower at the highest position, and the upper in the lowest position 75-80% of the time, and I can still ride 70-75mph on the interstate with out losing my ball cap on all but the windiest of days.
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Re: Shorty windshield

Post by AZgl1800 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:02 pm

I just ordered the Madstad 14" version tonight.

they called me back today, we talked a while, and I am fairly comfortable that I will be very happy with it.
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Re: Shorty windshield

Post by brian.peters » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:06 am

Uncle Fester wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:52 pm
WingAdmin wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:47 pm
Uncle Fester wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:08 am
I am 6’3” tall, and with it in the highest position, I get no buffeting.
Which size of Windbender do you have on your bike?
I am PRETTY SURE mine is the HP (curved top) and I rarely , never actually, have had to adjust the lower half of it, all my adjustment has been with the top half only other than when I was getting it set up.
I have my lower at the highest position, and the upper in the lowest position 75-80% of the time, and I can still ride 70-75mph on the interstate with out losing my ball cap on all but the windiest of days.
Two different sizes of HP. The 14 and the 17. This is the minimum height with a max of 21 and 24 respectively Do you know which one you have? I'm 6'2" and the look straight out at 21". My co rider sits just above the same height as she is only 5'4"

I have just about pulled the trigger on this several times. Because I'm cost conscious I was going to forgo the trade in program and buy from WingStuff as it's cheaper.

My other concern is it's not that great looking with the exposed brackets and I think i need either up or down so was looking at this http://wingstuff.com/products/33964-adj ... ing-gl1500

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Re: Shorty windshield

Post by Uncle Fester » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:48 am

brian.peters wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:06 am
Uncle Fester wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:52 pm
WingAdmin wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:47 pm


Which size of Windbender do you have on your bike?
I am PRETTY SURE mine is the HP (curved top) and I rarely , never actually, have had to adjust the lower half of it, all my adjustment has been with the top half only other than when I was getting it set up.
I have my lower at the highest position, and the upper in the lowest position 75-80% of the time, and I can still ride 70-75mph on the interstate with out losing my ball cap on all but the windiest of days.
Two different sizes of HP. The 14 and the 17. This is the minimum height with a max of 21 and 24 respectively Do you know which one you have? I'm 6'2" and the look straight out at 21". My co rider sits just above the same height as she is only 5'4"

I have just about pulled the trigger on this several times. Because I'm cost conscious I was going to forgo the trade in program and buy from WingStuff as it's cheaper.

My other concern is it's not that great looking with the exposed brackets and I think i need either up or down so was looking at this http://wingstuff.com/products/33964-adj ... ing-gl1500

Okay, mine must be the 17” one as I currently have it in the highest factory position, and windshield in the lowest position, and from the top of the chrome to the top of the windshield is 19”.
I have not heard anything bad about the one you linked, I just personally did not like the looks of it. . . . .
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
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Re: Shorty windshield

Post by brian.peters » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:25 am

I called and talked to the guy at winbender. Seems like a small outfit but they guy was super nice, guessed my height when I told him my sight line and recommended the 14, well he called it the 15, so.i ordered it. If it doesn't work for me I'll send it back for an exchange. He is telling me with it all the way down I'll get a breeze on my face and all the way up myself and my co rider will be out of the air stream. That is ideal we shall see.

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Re: Shorty windshield

Post by brian.peters » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:09 pm

Got the windbender today. Hope the LEDs are here by the weekend so I can do the lights and the shield on Saturday.

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Re: Shorty windshield

Post by Uncle Fester » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:59 am

brian.peters wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:09 pm
Got the windbender today. Hope the LEDs are here by the weekend so I can do the lights and the shield on Saturday.

I think you will be very happy with the wind-bender. I suggest you leave the windshield chrome off the bike for the first ride as it makes adjusting the factory portion of the adjustment easier. At least for me, I do not touch the factory adjustment at all, I do all my adjustment by the “rails” on the Wind-Bender, just my $0.02 on that.
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So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
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Re: Shorty windshield

Post by brian.peters » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:50 am

Thanks for the advise that's a good idea. . I was a bit surprised that the factory adjustment was eliminated but I guess they need the thickness for strength.

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Re: Shorty windshield

Post by AZgl1800 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:28 am

brian.peters wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:50 am
Thanks for the advise that's a good idea. . I was a bit surprised that the factory adjustment was eliminated but I guess they need the thickness for strength.
I have an Optic Armor, it is much thicker than OEM.
it is that thickness that stops the adjusters from working, they are not removed, still there.

too much friction for the adjusters to move the windscreen.


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