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Offline RWJC

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Windshield question
« on: January 15, 2012, 10:50:57 pm »
I currently have a stock 18' shield, at 6'3", I get my head beaten about. I want to say my 02 had a 26" Cee Bailey on it. I found this one, and it is one I am considering. Anyone have one or experience with one:??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2006-ZG1000-Concours-TARGA-Tall-Clear-Windscreen-/300642806652?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item45ffb52b7c#ht_2058wt_1143
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Re: Windshield question
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012, 11:11:38 pm »
I think it is going to be a couple of inches too short for you...I'm 5'10" and mine had quite a bit of buffeting behind it, as well...

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Re: Windshield question
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 12:33:55 am »
I've not ridden behind a Targa, but heard not so good things about them.
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Re: Windshield question
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012, 12:59:49 am »
If I'm not mistaken, the Targa does not have the lip like the stock, a lot of buffeting is generated by the lip. At that height, your helmet might be in clear air?
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Re: Windshield question
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 02:05:32 am »
I have a Targa in the barn boxed up. I wasn't very impressed with it. I like my Cee Bailey much better.

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Re: Windshield question
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2012, 09:56:56 am »
The Targa is the only one I've ridden behind. I'm 6'3" w/34" inseam. I don't get a lot of buffeting, my complaint would be the wind noise. Stock bars w/risers.
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Re: Windshield question
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2012, 11:52:51 am »
Yea, just realized 21.5" is the only size they make...I'd need at least a 24". I like the Clearview, with the GL1800 vent, very nice. Thanks for the response on the Targas, The no lip thing may be a wind noise issue...looks like it was for several people..Thanks again... 
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Re: Windshield question
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2012, 05:55:39 pm »
I have a Targa in the barn boxed up. I wasn't very impressed with it. I like my Cee Bailey much better.


I can second that, my '88 came with a Targa and I made my own replacement. From what I have heard/ read the Cee Bailey would be my choice for a full height shield.

There are a couple of photos here: Make Your Own Windshield that compare my home-made windshield to the Cee Bailey.
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Re: Windshield question
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2012, 06:18:54 pm »
My old 91 came with a Targa.  I thought I would go deaf on my first trip, no screen would have been an improvement.  I'm 6' with 34" inseam, corbin seat and stock bars.  I now run a 23 and 25 CB.   

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Re: Windshield question
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2012, 08:50:58 pm »
Making accurate comparo's to someone else is very difficult IMHO.  A difference of an inch or two either way can change how any given shield will perform for you in your riding position. 

Comparing your standing height with someone else's, unless you know their inseam as well is going to be inaccurate.  Then you need to know their arm length vs. yours, the differences of which could significantly alter how far your head is from the shield. 

If you lean into the windshield from your standard riding position, and then away, you'll probably find differences in how the wind hits you with a small amount of movement.  Same with raising yourself up a bit to move your head up and down relative to the shield.

Add in potential seat height and handlebar placement differences that can present additional variables.

In short, its not an exact science and you can end up playing windshield roulette.

Best way would be to find someone at a COG event with a bike setup similar to yours, and with a shield model you think might work.  Try to work out a bike swap for a bit during the ride to see how the shield works for you and go from there.

That said, I'm 6'1" with a 34" inseam.  I tried cut down stockers, homemade as high as 24" and a 24.5" Rifle (total height) and found that a 26.5" Cee Bailey worked best for me, determined only after having bought and sold a number of windshields models.
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Re: Windshield question
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2012, 09:39:18 pm »
I used to own a Targa and liked it. (I'm 5'-9")
I did add 2ea 2"holes to the bottom of the screen to reduce buffeting. (It does help)

I liked my old Targa so much I bought another.
At approx the same time, my son, and my buddy also bought Targa's.

In your photo you see the top/last screw holding the shield onto the bike. (The one nearest the camera)

All 3 of our new Targa's broke at that screw hole.
All had been tightened correctly and lined up as I had done many times on my original Targa shield.....
The curve on the shield seem to be slightly off.
I sent 2 of them back to Targa asking for some help.
(#3 is in my garage).

Targa kept the shields and basically sed it was our fault that they broke....

No more Targa's for me.....
I now have a Cee Bailey.... Love it.

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Re: Windshield question
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2012, 12:29:44 am »
I'm 5' 11" and I have a 29" inseam which means I have a long body.  My 26.5" Cee Bailey does a pretty good job.  However, I have to slouch a little to get out of the wind buffeting noise.  I think I would like it to be another inch taller.  But then I might have trouble looking over it in the fog or rain.
It's much better than the stock windshield.

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Re: Windshield question
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2012, 02:14:39 am »

In short, its not an exact science and you can end up playing windshield roulette.

... worked best for me, determined only after having bought and sold a number of windshields models.

How true!   :'(

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Re: Windshield question
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2012, 04:00:04 am »
THX for all the feedback & opinions....Clearview it is...
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