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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #50 on: February 10, 2014, 03:34:30 am »
I see your other windscreens 1/2 and 3/4 the price of this one why the big difference ?
That's a lot of money for something I'm not sure I would like till I tried it.





think about this for a Cee Bailey or MRA screen they are almost $200 and its just all plastic,  the New C14 windscreen is molded and painted to match your bike.  a lot more goes into this, like parts and labor.  Not to mention it separates your bike from everyone elses.  I cant wait to get mine.  Patrick i saw the pics i want to order it, call me thanks

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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #51 on: February 10, 2014, 04:02:25 am »
I see your other windscreens 1/2 and 3/4 the price of this one why the big difference ?
That's a lot of money for something I'm not sure I would like till I tried it.

 >:D - Yeah it's pricey but I'm going to give it a go! The C14 is a great bike, don't know about you but I've spent very little on mods since it's well equipped for the average rider. This is a 'sports screen' and for the most part that's how I ride so if it eliminates some of the wind noise and buffeting with the added bonus of the aggressive and integrated look - to me (for my needs) it's worth it. Besides, I still have my stock windshield when I need it. One more thing, I just bought a 2013 Versys, I installed a Givi screen, that little piece of clear plastic, cost me $150. It works great but does nothing for looks which we all know is a major factor of motorcycle ownership. There were other screens that were stylish and added some appeal but were close to $300 (for an 8K bike) and they were still 'just plastic'. Personally, I kind of like having what others don't so I'm OK that it's a bit out of range. If you wait a while, as more are sold the price may go down and we all know how the clone market works. I'm an early adopter. So far (even though I've payed a bit more) I've been very satisfied. I'll let you know once I receive it and installed / tested.
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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #52 on: February 10, 2014, 11:02:34 am »
I see your other windscreens 1/2 and 3/4 the price of this one why the big difference ?
That's a lot of money for something I'm not sure I would like till I tried it.

We don’t sell any screens at half the price of the C14 Sportscreen. Period. However the cost of some of the items we sell that have the word “screen” in their name do sell for less. But if one were to take a close look at what the differences are they would find plenty.

It is likely you are referring to our FZ1 “SpeedScreen” which is selling for about 75% of the cost of the C14 SportScreen. The C14 SportScreen has three times the molded parts, has twice the area in terms of materials used (paints, resins, cloth, etc.) but moreover takes twice as long to produce. By any estimation (in terms of manufacturing cost) it is twice the screen – not 25% more. It simply costs a lot more to make it - even though (to an undiscriminating eye) it may look similar. 

We realize that this C14 SportScreen is new and has no comparative item of its type in the stock or aftermarket world, in that; it replaces a relatively inexpensive item – a clear plastic windshield. As such, real comparisons cannot be made. However if one were to look into the aftermarket for companies that make similar items - factory paint matched custom pieces, I believe that you will find that not only are our parts fairly priced, their an incredible bargain

There is a lot of work that goes into your product and it shows. Its a bargain for the price. I hope you sell a ton of them and have to bring on many new employees.
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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #53 on: February 14, 2014, 12:02:36 am »
Very nice looking windscreen!  I may have to get one for my red 2012.
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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #54 on: February 14, 2014, 02:21:48 am »
Could we see a picture of the screen up,  from 15-25 foot away
 Thank You
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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #55 on: February 15, 2014, 05:47:06 pm »
I bought one of these as soon as I saw it on here.  On my quest to turn my C14 into a comfortable ZX14, this screen pretty much completes the process, and gets rid of the dorky big windscreen issue.  Thanks Copperdawg!

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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #56 on: February 16, 2014, 08:33:53 pm »
Got mine Saturday....

Now time to paint to match!!!!! :beerchug:
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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #57 on: February 16, 2014, 08:44:45 pm »
Did you get a discount since it was unpainted?
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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #58 on: February 17, 2014, 03:50:02 am »
Got mine Saturday....

Now time to paint to match!!!!! :beerchug:
Fast shipping!!!!


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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #59 on: February 19, 2014, 02:35:51 am »

Painted and installed.Now hopefully if it doesn't snow tomorrow I can ride finally!!!! ::) :beerchug:

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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #60 on: February 19, 2014, 03:17:47 am »
Looks kinda anime.

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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #61 on: February 19, 2014, 04:19:48 am »

Painted and installed.Now hopefully if it doesn't snow tomorrow I can ride finally!!!! ::) :beerchug:


Yummy!  :great: :beerchug:


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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #62 on: February 19, 2014, 05:20:00 am »


Animation showing three screen options - approximately. SportScreen, Kawi low, Kawi high. All screens in fully lowered position.
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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #63 on: February 20, 2014, 01:33:19 am »
Could we see a picture of the screen up,  from 15-25 foot away
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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #64 on: February 21, 2014, 04:32:34 am »
just recieved my tracking number for my Sportscreen!!  its on its way!! ill post pics of it

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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #65 on: February 21, 2014, 07:31:02 pm »
I guess it must look pretty ugly in the up position huh?
since you don't want to post a picture? ;)
I have the dash that police mount the radar on to mount my GPS that might be another concern.
I've got three windshields so I guess I'll cut down the stock and add tint, do like your idea since I live in hell (Naples Fl.)
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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #66 on: February 21, 2014, 10:03:58 pm »
 :D  I guess that depends on ones own opinion. I’m curious, do you think you would spend a lot of time ridding around with this screen in the up position? In Florida? I can tell you this, I have about 8000 miles riding behind the SportScreen and I have only twice ridden with it raised, Once in the cold this past October up in the Carolinas for about an hour and once in a down pour here in Florida.

Since you’re in Naples, would you be coming over to the COG event at Daytona  Bike Week in March or to the Wrenching session in April? I am going to try and make both of these events and if I do I will bring a screen and let anyone try it out on their own bike if they like.

In the mean time, I will see if I can get some pics for you tomorrow,

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P.S. What is your bar setup?

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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #67 on: February 21, 2014, 11:49:22 pm »
I'll be in Daytona , I do the least amount of wrenching I can , those were my younger days ...
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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #68 on: February 22, 2014, 02:58:34 am »
I'm never going to get to try this thing out.18 degrees and 2"on snow and looking worse till next week. :'(Better load up on some beer and wait it out :great: :beerchug:

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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #69 on: February 22, 2014, 02:43:43 pm »
Now that somebody has made a sports bike styled windscreen, I think someone should come up with appropriate styled handlebars. The existing bars are to high for this styled windscreen. Just my thoughts...bill

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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #70 on: February 22, 2014, 03:47:45 pm »
I'm never going to get to try this thing out.18 degrees and 2"on snow and looking worse till next week. :'(Better load up on some beer and wait it out :great: :beerchug:

18 degrees! :o Yeah - I'd beer that one out too.  :beerchug: I mean after all, you did just put air conditioning on your bike.  :great: We had awesome weather here this last week but now rain has set in but at least it is in the upper 70s.

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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #71 on: February 22, 2014, 03:53:54 pm »
Now that somebody has made a sports bike styled windscreen, I think someone should come up with appropriate styled handlebars. The existing bars are to high for this styled windscreen. Just my thoughts...bill

Interesting. I tend to be more on the "Sport" side of sport touring and when I first got the Connie I was not sure I could deal with what looked more like ape hangers compared to a sport bike but after a few thousand miles I found that the riding position suited me perfectly. In fact when I park the 14 next to my FZ1 (which I have lowered the bars on) - it is amazing to see just how close the bars/footpegs and seat line up.

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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #72 on: February 22, 2014, 06:17:33 pm »
Just a bet lower and forward would be nice. Keeping the same design, something like the vfr800....bill

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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #73 on: February 23, 2014, 12:07:37 pm »
Just a bet lower and forward would be nice. Keeping the same design, something like the vfr800....bill

Well you can only lower them so far, as I have tried to make this bike as much like a zx14 as possible, and you physically can't get the bars that low or forward because of the design of everything else up front.  You wouldn't be able to turn your handlebars to either side, because first you would hit the windshield, and second you would hit the side black plastics.   Believe me, I have tried lots of different combinations....

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Re: Introduction and a New Hot Weather Windshield for C14
« Reply #74 on: February 26, 2014, 03:04:06 pm »
I have lowered my bars by an inch by cutting a chunk out and rewelding them. Another member lowered his by an inch and a half. Any more than that and they will hit the tank at full lock.
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