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Offline Tobias

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'05 Concours Windshield
« on: June 21, 2012, 03:19:57 pm »
I was wondering if anyone has tried the MRA 'Arizona' touring windshield.
I tried Gustafson's 20 1/2" windshield and was thoroughly disappointed....
no masking, poor fit and poor design. The stock windshield did a better job.

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Re: '05 Concours Windshield
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2012, 08:05:03 pm »
   I have both Cee Bailey's and a Rifle windshield. I liked both but like the Rifle better. They both have vent slot near the base of the shield. Helps fill in the air vacumn behind the windshield. Without the vent a the air coming around the shield tries to fill the vacumn and can cause a lot of buffeting.
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Re: '05 Concours Windshield
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2012, 11:18:13 pm »
Yep. That's the one

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Re: '05 Concours Windshield
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2012, 12:23:57 pm »
Hi Mettler1.
My bike came with the Ceel & Bailey shield.  It looks great, protects well etc., but my normal line of sight is right through the distorted portion up top.  So...I have to sit UP an 2-3 inches to look over the top...rather annoying for me. I'm fairly new to the bike and I discovered I prefer to look over the top of the shield for normal touring.  I just had a small accident and need to replace the "C & B" shield.  I'm looking at the Rifle since it has no little flip of distortion up top.  Why do you like the Rifle better?  As well, do you know if the Rifle has the same angle as the stock shield?  I want to order a Rifle, but my Kawi dealer says the angle is not as severe as the C & B and my after market (lower) Corban seat makes it difficult to judge what size to order.  I probably need a 15, 16 or 17 inch (this accounts for the extra 5" the black base has).  What I need to do is find someone with a pre - 07 bike that has the stock or Rifle shield for me to measure and check out.  Does anybody know of a Concours owner in Winnipeg, Canada that I can talk to?

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Re: '05 Concours Windshield
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012, 11:27:37 pm »
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do you know if the Rifle has the same angle as the stock shield?

No.  While the Rifle base is a direct fit to where the stock shield mounts on the fairing, the stock shield curvs back towards the rider and ends with a flipped edge.

The Rifle only has a simple curve, and does not curve back toward the rider, but extends straight up along the angle of the fairing.
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Re: '05 Concours Windshield
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2012, 10:18:30 pm »
And because the Rifle has only a simple curve instead of a compound curve, I understand it is simpler to make your own extra shield out of plexi, if you should decide you want a shorty summer shield or something tinted...

I am currently rebuilding my 99 after a crash. Previously I had a Rifle and I plan to replace it with another, and probably make a tinted shorty.

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Re: '05 Concours Windshield
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2012, 10:01:04 pm »
Stasch, thanks for the info.  So if I understand you correctly, the stock shield (has a flip) curves back to the rider  much more severely than the Rifle. Well, I'm having a difficult time finding a rifle to look at... so I just might order another C&B ...but at the correct height for me.