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Offline AwesomeDad

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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 »
6'3" with a 1.5 inch baldwin saddle lift I enjoy my Cal Sci XL. Down hits me in the chest. Up with a hunch goes over my head. The counterweight likes it raised. Nice bubble.
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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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