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Offline cretin

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new style windshield
« on: August 26, 2018, 03:20:43 am »
 how does the vented windshield on 2017 work  ?   /  i don't like the looks of it but if it adds a better riding experience so be it  /  anybody have any feedback on workings of the slot as far as wind and reduction of turbulance etc. ?

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Re: new style windshield
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2018, 10:57:43 am »
It works quite well.
The "flap" makes vacuum behind your back virtually non existent. This makes for a more relaxed ride, with less pressure on your wrists and less buffeting around top of helmet (depending on how tall you're).
I've tried Cee Bailey tall screen with the flap. It didn't work as good as with OE screen. Besides not working as well as OE screen, I am among those who don't like looking through windscreen(when raised).   
For me combination of OE screen and Projekt D winglets works very well.     


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Re: new style windshield
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2018, 02:56:22 am »
 thank you road kill

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Re: new style windshield
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2018, 07:52:10 pm »
I'm going to second the cudos for the OEM 15 and later screen with variable duct.
I keep the vent open at all times and like RKH stated there's very little back pressure and helmet buffeting. Full up position eliminates almost all wind noise and creates a calm & stable air pocket around the rider.
Extremely happy with the factory windshield. :great:
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Re: new style windshield
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2018, 08:55:35 pm »
I like mine half open and yes it makes a difference.
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Re: new style windshield
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2018, 10:24:14 pm »
Haven't felt the need to try any aftermarket windscreens because the OEM on my 2015 really meets my needs.  No buffeting and no back pressure with the vent fully open.
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Re: new style windshield
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2018, 10:57:20 pm »
I was quite comfortable last winter with stock screen and the Kawasaki fairing extenders, I don't  have the winglets but I can see them being a big plus. For when it gets hot the fairing extenders and stock screen come off and a Copper Dawg sport screen goes on. The stock screen is great but sometimes you kneed more air and as for buffering the Copper Dawg gives lots of smooth air until you crash and break it LOL.
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Re: new style windshield
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2018, 01:25:09 am »
Haven't felt the need to try any aftermarket windscreens because the OEM on my 2015 really meets my needs.  No buffeting and no back pressure with the vent fully open.

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Re: new style windshield
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2018, 12:08:55 am »
Does anyone no if the newer style windshield fits the older models, as in 2014 2013 etc.

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Re: new style windshield
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2018, 12:14:33 am »
Something I tried that might work is a Madstad bracket. I used it on the stock windscreen and was able to adjust it to provide quiet airspace in the cockpit while also being able to lower it for airflow. It was half the price of a new windscreen. FWIW...
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Re: new style windshield
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2018, 10:33:36 am »
Does anyone no if the newer style windshield fits the older models, as in 2014 2013 etc.

All years are interchangeable
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Re: new style windshield
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2018, 12:10:10 pm »
Does anyone no if the newer style windshield fits the older models, as in 2014 2013 etc.
You will have to change the mounting hardware but yes interchangeable.  I have the old style hardware in order to mount my Copper Dawg.  Your best bet is Partzilla and look at the parts breakdown for both and you will see all you need.
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Re: new style windshield
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2018, 05:11:39 am »
Ok I must be doing something wrong, I’m 5’10” and I’m getting beat up with the OEM screen on my 2017, definitely worse with the vent closed, As it get colder I’m assuming I would want it closed. So before I start down the new shield rabbit hole any thought?

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Re: new style windshield
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2018, 06:23:54 am »
Im 6' tall and the stock windshield on my 2016 C-14 wasnt high enough to deflect air and noise so i went with the Casci windshield which worked. I went with the extra wide, extra large.https://calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Concoursprod.html
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Re: new style windshield
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2018, 02:36:19 pm »
Ok I must be doing something wrong, I’m 5’10” and I’m getting beat up with the OEM screen on my 2017, definitely worse with the vent closed, As it get colder I’m assuming I would want it closed. So before I start down the new shield rabbit hole any thought?

JJ
No keep it fully open to minimize back pressure. It doesn't affect flow as much as it reduces vacuum build up behind the screen.

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Re: new style windshield
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2018, 02:39:06 pm »
Im 6' tall and the stock windshield on my 2016 C-14 wasnt high enough to deflect air and noise so i went with the Casci windshield which worked. I went with the extra wide, extra large.https://calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Concoursprod.html
This screen will not work with ProjektD winglets. Winglets work amazingly if AST pull back raisers are used. Even in summer at +90F I had no need to remove them. No air pressure on hands at all. 

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