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Windshield woes...
« on: October 11, 2018, 05:41:13 pm »
Ok I’m at my wits end on windshields, I’ve read tons of posts and thoughts. Since I can’t get the one I want what are your thoughts on just the MRA X-Creen tour with the stock screen?

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Re: Windshield woes...
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 05:55:37 pm »
Depending on your height. I'm 6"5 with a 34" inseam and I tried the MRA X-creen with stock windshield on my 08, and it was absolutely terrible. It didn't matter how I adjusted it, with windshield all the way down or all the way up. It was still awful, so I sent it back. I'm in need of some answers as well, because I need a higher windscreen for the winter.

Anyone 6"4 or above on here and would like to voice their opinions? I'm all ears.

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Re: Windshield woes...
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2018, 06:51:22 pm »
I’m only 5’10” 30” inseam and the stock shield is beating me up. Unfortunately Cee Bailey gave up and Aeroflow discontinued their offerings. So here we are..,

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Re: Windshield woes...
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2018, 07:14:09 pm »
What worked for me (6'5") was the Cee Bailey Clear-(Ultra Tour Dome) windshield with the MRA. The tall windshield blew air onto my helmet at ear level = loud. The MRA blew the air above the helmet's eyeport = much quieter.

If you add the MRA screen I suggest reinforcing the two external black plastic windshield pieces (official parts title is "Cover, Windshield, #14091A) that secure the windshield. These "covers" are the weak link in the windshield system. I experienced a number of cracked covers until a solution presented itself. Two specific recommendations: (1) Put strips of metal (e.g., part of metal hangers) in the cavities in back side of the covers and then fill these cavities with Gorilla glue (or equivalent), and (2) in place of using the OEM screws in the cover screw holes, use metal washers about the size of a quarter (bent to conform to the bracket) to distribute forces over a larger area of the cover instead of within only the tiny screw holes; this approach requires using longer screws. No cracked covers with a tall screen and MRA with these fixes.
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Re: Windshield woes...
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 12:26:58 am »
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Re: Windshield woes...
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2018, 01:16:19 am »
Just did a 1200 mile ride on my 2013, stock screen with Madstad brackets. Very happy, almost never raise it off lowest position, but I am only 6'-0" with long
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Re: Windshield woes...
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2018, 01:50:59 pm »
well you bunch of shorties... think I got you all beat... I'm 6'9"!  Like the others I have the Cee Bailey Clear-(Ultra Tour Dome) windshield with the MRA.  I ride normally in position 3 saving the "4" for rain protection.  I have the MRA so it bumps the wind up over my helmet to reduce the noise and turbulence. 

It works for me but I did break the slide bracket last year... luckily it was 1 week before the extended warranty ended.  I have done the Aussie mod on the new one to strengthen it and no problems since.
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Re: Windshield woes...
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2018, 02:45:58 pm »
Have you looked at the V-Stream windshields? I have one and it's been great. I'm about the same size as you, so the wind/noise and all-around weather is reduced greatly compared to the stock windshield. I believe Revzilla and maybe Amazon carries these.

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Re: Windshield woes...
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2018, 11:07:07 pm »
Have you looked at the V-Stream windshields? I have one and it's been great. I'm about the same size as you, so the wind/noise and all-around weather is reduced greatly compared to the stock windshield. I believe Revzilla and maybe Amazon carries these.
Just got my puig today, gonna try it I’ll post my thoughts...

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Re: Windshield woes...
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2018, 08:24:52 pm »
I'm 6'2" so i guess I'm short for this thread.  I have a 2016 stock screen.  I added the MRA xcreen, helped a lot with buffeting but the wind noise was still terrible.  Added the Madstad bracket and that helped a lot with the noise.  I always ride with the mail slot open.  This combo works for me for now. 
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Re: Windshield woes...
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2018, 02:26:53 pm »
What worked for me (6'5") was the Cee Bailey Clear-(Ultra Tour Dome) windshield with the MRA. The tall windshield blew air onto my helmet at ear level = loud. The MRA blew the air above the helmet's eyeport = much quieter.

If you add the MRA screen I suggest reinforcing the two external black plastic windshield pieces (official parts title is "Cover, Windshield, #14091A) that secure the windshield. These "covers" are the weak link in the windshield system. I experienced a number of cracked covers until a solution presented itself. Two specific recommendations: (1) Put strips of metal (e.g., part of metal hangers) in the cavities in back side of the covers and then fill these cavities with Gorilla glue (or equivalent), and (2) in place of using the OEM screws in the cover screw holes, use metal washers about the size of a quarter (bent to conform to the bracket) to distribute forces over a larger area of the cover instead of within only the tiny screw holes; this approach requires using longer screws. No cracked covers with a tall screen and MRA with these fixes.
Sadly I’ve bought 3 Cee Baileys and had them cancelled due to shipping costs. And only one of them was for the 15 and up with vent option...So I ordered a puig...

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Re: Windshield woes...
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2018, 02:47:30 pm »
Which Puig did you buy?
They offer one without vents and one with.
Surprisingly the one with vents costs less?

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Re: Windshield woes...
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2018, 08:48:43 pm »
Which Puig did you buy?
They offer one without vents and one with.
Surprisingly the one with vents costs less?

Ride safe, Ted
I got the one with vent...

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Re: Windshield woes...
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2018, 02:21:53 pm »
Looks good!

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Re: Windshield woes...
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2018, 11:55:24 pm »
." in place of using the OEM screws in the cover screw holes, use metal washers about the size of a quarter (bent to conform to the bracket) to distribute forces over a larger area of the cover instead of within only the tiny screw holes;"

Which screws are you referring to..  The 1 (each side) under the cover or the 2 that hold the cover down.



What worked for me (6'5") was the Cee Bailey Clear-(Ultra Tour Dome) windshield with the MRA. The tall windshield blew air onto my helmet at ear level = loud. The MRA blew the air above the helmet's eyeport = much quieter.

If you add the MRA screen I suggest reinforcing the two external black plastic windshield pieces (official parts title is "Cover, Windshield, #14091A) that secure the windshield. These "covers" are the weak link in the windshield system. I experienced a number of cracked covers until a solution presented itself. Two specific recommendations: (1) Put strips of metal (e.g., part of metal hangers) in the cavities in back side of the covers and then fill these cavities with Gorilla glue (or equivalent), and (2) in place of using the OEM screws in the cover screw holes, use metal washers about the size of a quarter (bent to conform to the bracket) to distribute forces over a larger area of the cover instead of within only the tiny screw holes; this approach requires using longer screws. No cracked covers with a tall screen and MRA with these fixes.
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Re: Windshield woes...
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2018, 02:12:12 am »
"Which screws are you referring to..  The 1 (each side) under the cover or the 2 that hold the cover down."

The two external screws that hold the cover in place

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Re: Windshield woes...
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2018, 07:16:33 pm »
I’m only 5’10” 30” inseam and the stock shield is beating me up. Unfortunately Cee Bailey gave up and Aeroflow discontinued their offerings. So here we are..,

JJ

Thanks goodness Aeroflow discontinued. THe Owner/Developer was very apologetic but stated he could not get the shield right. Mine cracked in the first 60 days, he said send it back for a refund, I did. Never saw the money and the rude woman on the phone has never let me talk to the Owner again though I have repetitively tried. Better off with them out of the picture knowing they can't get it right. Happy that my friends on Connies with Aeroflows that work are still able to enjoy them

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Re: Windshield woes...
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2018, 06:53:40 pm »
Hey Derek,

Whats the 'Aussie mod'?

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Re: Windshield woes...
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2018, 06:23:19 pm »
I am 6'5" with a 36" inseam.  I have a California Scientific windshield.  It does an excllent job of providing wind protection in the full up position.  The wind hits the top 1" of my helmut.  It is a little thiner than I would like, but is holding up just fine so far.