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Offline Glenn Slothower

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« on: March 07, 2010, 01:55:00 pm »
I want to place an order for a new cee baileys windshield.I am not sure what height to get.The salesman at c baileys recomended a 20.5.I am 5-8 tall,is this tall enough? I sometimes like to get below the shield in rain or cool weather. Any help would be great  

Offline turbojoe78_MA

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010, 10:43:00 pm »
You cant go by just your height when sizing a shield, you have to consider your body height (the dimension after your inseam) and your seat.    I'm 5'9" and have a 22.5" Cee bailey shield and i can look over it in a normal seated position by an inch or more and only have to bend down a little to look through it.    I'm 5'9" with a 32" inseam and have a stock seat and I would like to have the shield just a little taller, like 23.5" which should cut out some wind noise.    Instead of getting a taller shield I got a Corbin seat, which I'm told sits you about an inch lower on the bike.  I haven't tried the seat yet but just wanted to let you know that there's more to sizing a shield than just your height.    Joe  1968 Honda 160 Scrambler,  Sold / 1979 Kawasaki SR 650, Traded in for next one,  1978 Kawasaki KZ 1000 Z1R Turbo / 1986 Kawasaki ZX 1000R Ninja / 1999 Kawasaki Concours  COG memb# 8645
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Offline Kurt_Lammon_TN

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010, 10:30:00 am »
I'm 6'-4" and just installed the tallest Cee Bailey (26"). I followed the Cee Bailey recommendation; that the top of the screen should be level with your mouth. Using that info, I just figured out how much taller the screen needed to be, and it worked out perfect for the 26". The wind buffeting I had before with the shorter screen was terrible. The taller screen makes it SO MUCH more comfortable.    Joe's recommendation on the seat is a good one, also. I already had a Corbin installed, so no worries there.     Rode in to work today at 35 degrees. Thank goodness for my Hot Hands heated grip wraps and Heat Troller from Whitehorse Gear!  
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2010, 09:51:00 pm »
yes the seat type/height will effect how you look over the shield. So will bar risers. With the bar risers I notice I sit up straighter and therefore look over the shield more. Many variables. I would call Murph and talk / order with him.   2003 Concours, 57K  COG #6953  IBA 28004  
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