Question about windshield height


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Re: Question about windshield height

Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:43 am



Bob380S2 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:53 pm
I went for the Madstad too for my GL1500 and I'm very happy with it. Yes you have to fiddle about a bit to get it right but it pays off and I much prefer being able to see over the top rather than looking through as I did before. Prior to going for the Madstad I did try cutting the old screen down so I could see over the top but then I seemed to catch everything in the face - fine if you like that. But the Madstad seems to give a happy medium and no buffeting. Works for me. Pictures below.
I thought that Madstad had dropped the 1500 from their lineup?

Something that really bothered me, as there are so many of those bikes still on the road...

When did you purchase your GL1500 Madstad?


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Re: Question about windshield height

Post by brettchallenger » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:21 am

I see no petroleum distillates listed in the ingredients of pledge:
The second listed ingredient (therefore the 2nd largest constituent) of Pledge is "isoparaffin" which is a petroleum distillate.

The advice not to use it doesn't come from me but the manufacturers of polycarbonate sheeting, the advice is repeated in the Honda Goldwing owner's manual.
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Re: Question about windshield height

Post by Bob380S2 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:16 am

I bought the Madstad in October 2017. Spoke to Patty there on the phone (Patty@madstad.com) and she was really helpful. I think they made them to order.

I think marginally the fuel consumption is probably better although I couldn't quote figures - just seem to fill up less often.

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Re: Question about windshield height

Post by 823JIM » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:31 am

brettchallenger wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:21 am
I see no petroleum distillates listed in the ingredients of pledge:
The second listed ingredient (therefore the 2nd largest constituent) of Pledge is "isoparaffin" which is a petroleum distillate.

The advice not to use it doesn't come from me but the manufacturers of polycarbonate sheeting, the advice is repeated in the Honda Goldwing owner's manual.
"Home / Dictionary / Tags / Upstream / Geochemistry /

Isoparaffin

Definition - What does Isoparaffin mean?

Isoparaffin is a synthetic solvent with a unique combination of flash point, evaporation rate and boiling range. It is produced by using a carefully controlled process condition and feedstocks which give the resulting Isoparaffin a consistent structure, composition, performance properties and low impurities. It is odorless hence it suitable for use in printing inks, hand cleaners, odorless paints, photocopiers, dry cleaning, household sprays, fragrant polishes and wallpaper manufacture."


from link provided:[urlhttps://]www.petropedia.com/definition/7023/isoparaffin[/url]
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Re: Question about windshield height

Post by brettchallenger » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:05 am

It is still derived from petroleum - https://www.e-education.psu.edu/fsc432/ ... /paraffins
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Re: Question about windshield height

Post by 823JIM » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:17 pm

brettchallenger wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:05 am
It is still derived from petroleum - https://www.e-education.psu.edu/fsc432/ ... /paraffins
OK
But then don't use the most recommended cleaner for Lexan and Pexiglass, Pexus.
http://plexusplasticcleaner.com/pdf/ple ... -sheet.pdf
Or Honda recommended Honda Spray Cleaner and Polish.
https://www.msdsdigital.com/pro-honda-s ... olish-msds
As they both contain petroleum distillates.

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Re: Question about windshield height

Post by brettchallenger » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:48 pm

I'm done.
Oh Jim, my fine fellow. Life is far too short to be falling out on such a fatuous issue. I am sure what you say is a veracious account.
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Re: Question about windshield height

Post by sylzwing2 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:29 pm

I have my second 1986 Aspencade and I'm 6' tall w/33" inseam. I've replaced a stock shield with a new stock one and winglets on my first Wing and anything over 60 mph would burble so bad I couldn't see straight. Maybe designed for old 55 mph speed limit? My 2nd one came with a wrap around tall look through that worked better but made visibility poor as another poster previously described. The best shield for me was a Madstad. It does not mount as the original and doesn't follow the Wings classic lines but works so much better deflecting wind, still see over it and it's adjustable! It mounts with a gap to allow air under the shield to force air behind it up and over my helmet. The Beemers I've had with power windshield work the same way. Like the man said that's how a Wing should ride.



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