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After Market Windshield
« on: February 14, 2013, 06:20:05 pm »


For those of you that have installed after market windshields, what have you installed and what's your opinion on how it performs. If you have tried more than one brand of shield, what is your preference and why. Curious minds want to know.(or another way to put it is, I'd like to avoid a mistake by profitting from yours)
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Re: After Market Windshield
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 06:28:48 pm »
My bike came with a Kawasaki branded tall windshield, I'm not sure of the height, but it seems to be OK.  I'm 6'4" so nothing I've bought has ever been tall enough.  I bought a Cee Bailey's for my KLR and was impressed with it.  It seems to be a bit thicker plexiglass than the Kawi glass on the C14.  If I needed to replace the C14's, I'd go with Cee Bailey's again.  Great product!

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Re: After Market Windshield
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 07:55:56 pm »
I hope to have my Cee Bailey's Ultra Tour Windshield installed this weekend.
I have no comments on it yet but I have talked to several people that have the same windshield and love it.

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Re: After Market Windshield
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 07:56:02 pm »
I've had 5...

08/09 stock shield, nice for warmer months.

Kawi tall shield, nice for cooler/wetter months.

Calsci mini, seemed quite thin to me, so I opted to sell it and get CeeBaileys.

I wanted tinted though, so now I have the dark tint CeeBaileys euro mini for summer and dark tint CeeBaileys euro tour for winter.

I really like the CB shields, good quality, thicker than the other brands out there IMO.  :great:
« Last Edit: February 14, 2013, 08:01:02 pm by ZG »
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Re: After Market Windshield
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 08:42:46 pm »
I have had just 2. The stocker that came on the bike which was inadequate  height wise and wind noise wise.
I bought the  National Cycle V stream and was pleasantly surprised. It is only about 2 inches taller than stock BUT there is virtually NO
buffeting over the top nor any of the shaking that I saw many speak of. I did take some weather stripping and place behind the mount
and it has no effect and doesnt touch the front of bike until it is all the way down.  I think it must be the airflow of the design  that makes for good effect on aerodynamics.  to help assess the  windshield I am   5'11"  32 inseam  on a Corbin seat. I am fairly happy at this point with the set up. there is NO protection around hands from either wind or rain. Rode 100 miles to lunch today and got poured on  >:(   the handgrip warmers were full blast on so I made it through... also shape of windshield is very cool looking and I think  makes the bike look better  rather than worse like some of the huge  CeeBailey or Calsci...   
ADD 5:36 PM *****  I have  Ceebailey on my Victory Vision and it is Hands down better than stock... Love it and may have to put it on connie for long distance  anyway......*******
 
« Last Edit: February 15, 2013, 12:37:49 am by devilboy »

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Re: After Market Windshield
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 08:44:47 pm »
I have ridden all of Kawasaki's shields, V-Stream, and Cee Baileys; right now there is a CalSci Extra Wide on the bike but I have not had the chance to ride it yet.

The Kawi shields are just okay - they are made from a compound that scratches when you blow on it..

The V-Stream worked well enough, pretty good quality, more durable than the Kawasaki stuff. Nothing unique or magical here.

The CalSci is intriguing, and if it offers the protection and quiet I am seeking for my coast-to-coast trip this summer it will stay on for that safari. That said the CalSci is made from an impact modified acrylic compound that does not quite offer the transparency and clarity of the polycarbonate-based plastics (this is a political choice by CalSci, as the GE "Lexan" polycarb is now owned by a Saudi Arabian firm and CalSci won't support states that sponsor terrorism. We report, you decide). The CalSci plastic is thinner than the usual Lexan. CalSci are great to work with and have responded quickly and professionally to a few questions I had, and their packaging is the best I have seen (for windshields).

Hands down, the best made, best looking and "hardest" windscreen is the Cee Bailey. I have a light grey tinted Euro Cut and it looks fantastic on the C14. For me it is a bit noisy and buffet-y - not what I want to work with on a 7,000 mile excursion. For local riding and events it's the Cee Bailey all the way.
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Re: After Market Windshield
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013, 08:46:27 pm »
Cee Baily's Euro Tour Domed

I would recommend it to anyone, it's low enough where i can get some air and high enough where it cuts all wind noise and buffeting.  Thicker than stock and better quality as well
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Re: After Market Windshield
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2013, 10:09:43 pm »
I like the Cee Baileys Ultra Tour, try this link, it's a slide-show with photos showing the up & down positions. I'm 5' - 10" tall, 32" inseam.
http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc213/philipintexas/Cee%20Bailey%20Ultra%20Tour/?action=view&current=44461645.pbw
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Re: After Market Windshield
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2013, 05:23:57 am »
If you want to try 5 different windshields from 4 different manufactures, for free except for just the one way cost of shipping, then check out this thread on the other concours forum.
http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=914.0
Includes:
2 Cal-Sci
1 V Stream
1 Aeroflow
1 Cee Baileys