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Re: C14 windshield options
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2017, 01:26:59 pm »
For those of you with the tall shields;
Someone posted a fix to reinforce the Kawasaki windshield mechanism.
Sorry, don't recall exactly where it was, but I saw it recently.
   {Maybe someone can post it here?}

I went with the MRA Vario shield on my bike. {I live in the South}
The Vario is a little/ short shield that a person would think couldn't offer much wind/rain protection.
But it does, and it does not put the extra strain on the Kawasaki windshield mechanism.

For those of you up North in the cold, it might not be ideal year round.
But it offers far more wind protection than you might imagine.

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Re: C14 windshield options
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2017, 01:39:21 pm »
For those of you with the tall shields;
Someone posted a fix to reinforce the Kawasaki windshield mechanism.
Sorry, don't recall exactly where it was, but I saw it recently.
   {Maybe someone can post it here?}

I went with the MRA Vario shield on my bike. {I live in the South}
The Vario is a little/ short shield that a person would think couldn't offer much wind/rain protection.
But it does, and it does not put the extra strain on the Kawasaki windshield mechanism.

For those of you up North in the cold, it might not be ideal year round.
But it offers far more wind protection than you might imagine.

Ride safe, Ted

+1 for the shorties here.

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Re: C14 windshield options
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2017, 01:52:59 pm »
I have the Cee Bailey extra tall ultra tour domed (CBXTUTD) windshield. Whew! Say that five times fast. Steve Sefsick aptly names it the "barn door". Hey, I'm 6' 4" and it's still about four inches too short for me. I have to duck my head down with the screen at its highest setting to stop all of the wind buffeting. I have a long torso and a Baldwin saddle that raises my ride height an inch or so. The only bike I've ridden with a stock windshield that's taller than I need is a K1600GTL. The saddle is non-adjustable and way too low for my liking, but the shield fully blocks the wind even at lower positions.

As others have mentioned, the CBXTUTD windshield is so large that I lower it while passing semi tractor trailers, due to the excessive wind buffeting. I also lower the shield for high speeds. I keep the same shield on all year. I don't like bugs plastering my face shield and jacket in the summer time. Yes, even for the three seasons of summer in Texas - early summer, summer and late summer.
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Re: C14 windshield options
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2017, 10:10:45 pm »
God help you in the summer. I'm 6 foot 6 with a long torso, Sargent seat. That CB extra tall domed shield is a tad too low, but good enough except for trying to push air down my back. I wear a neck warmer, so no problems there. That barn door in the summer? I would pass out from heat exhaustion. CCalSci medium in the summer. :)

Agreed on putting barn door down for rigs. Can tell just by watching the screen with different shields theres more weight on the xtra tall. That thing is as thick as a Chinese phone book too.

Shame CeeBailey dont make them, or any other motorcycle widscreens anymore.

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Re: C14 windshield options
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2017, 11:50:40 pm »
Actually, Akumu... I guess a rider's height makes a lot of difference.
At 6', during hot weather with the CBHDUT screen, say like when slowing down going through towns, ( 45 mph or slower) I'm able to lower mine all the way down and get lots of air.
Then, as speed picks back up above 55 mph, I raise it up about 3". I still see over mine plenty, ( hate looking through a screen while riding...) but cuts out the wind buffetting.

I'm using the Kawasaki gel seat, which is about the same height as a Sargent low version, about 1" lower than stock. All the way up, I'm looking through the top half, but blocks all wind and rain. So it works for me, and gives the best of all worlds. (Until it gets really hot...)
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Re: C14 windshield options
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2017, 09:47:09 pm »
I have a 2017 Connie.  I’m 6-7/235.  I didn’t see any info about the Puig Touring windscreen.  Does anyone have any experience with this windscreen?  I have one on my Versys1000 and it works well, but the Connie is a whole different beast.