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Offline Slybones

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Connie Windshields, Part 2
« on: May 07, 2009, 02:01:00 am »
Look through the windshield or look over the windshield?      Seems like 99% of the responses here have been in the past look over it. But why? Seems like looking through it is so much more quiet.     Seems like visibility is the obvious answer. Personally when I duck down and look throught my Cee Bailey it is not bad at all, expecially with the visor up. When its dry its a no brainer. When its wet visibility is not as good as looking over. But it seems if you could keep the rain beading off, like with rainx or something, then it would be ok.     Why look over? Do all those Goldwing riders have it wrong?  2003 Concours, 49K  COG #6953  IBA 28004  http://mysite.verizon.net/slybones/Concours/connieMain.htm  
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Connie Windshields, Part 2
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2009, 02:21:00 pm »
I try to set mine so that I am looking just about at the split.  If I am slumping a bit I am looking through and wind is quiet.  If it is rainy or I feel I just need to see better all I have to do is sit up with good posture and I can see over it easy with just a bit more wind noise.  I have no edge molding and a Rifle system so I can hardly see the edge at all.  ----------------------------------  South Central Area Director  Email scad@cog-online.org    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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Connie Windshields, Part 2
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009, 04:01:00 pm »
One time I went through a big thermal change.  The windshield completely fogged over in a second.  Impossible to see through.  Glad I could see over.  Greg H from Mass, Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude  COG# 7010,a Tracey  CDA 120 (2.0)  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle", 05 Ninja 250  
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Connie Windshields, Part 2
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2009, 08:09:00 pm »
Smithr has it right.  Cut it down to where you can just see over in normal conditions and you can always duck a little if you are chilly.  I cut about 3" off the rifle the PO had on my bike    ROMA or Scarlet harlot acording to my wife  Why is it that for evey 1 "making Bacon" there are 20 people eating the fat?
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Connie Windshields, Part 2
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009, 10:34:00 pm »
I cut down my Rifle so I can sit up straight and look over, or slouch and look through.  I can recall several times when I got so much crap on it I HAD to look over.  The fog problem is a recurring one, since I leave for work at 4:00 am, I often encounter fog, which even a good coat of Pledge can't fix, as it doesn't bead up enough to run off.  I was on I-5 once sandwiched in between a slow driver up front, a tailgater behind, an SUV on my right, and an 18-wheeler to the left (my fault I never should have gotten in that position, and never have since).  It was raining like crazy, and the crap flung up from the drivers of the 18-wheeler coated my 'shield until it was slighty less transparent than 1/2 inch plywood.  I would have been in a real world of hurt if it was too tall to see over.  Then it started hailing....... :p  
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