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Offline Smitty

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Kaw Windshield
« on: March 11, 2017, 04:55:04 pm »
Has anyone tried this windshield: https://www.kawasaki.com/Accessories/Item/ZG1400A8F/K46001340
Good/Bad? 
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Re: Kaw Windshield
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2017, 05:24:59 pm »
Doesn't look like you can go wrong for the price if your looking for something about 2" in taller than the stock 2008-2009 windscreens. Still kinda short if your 6' or taller or wanting moderately better wind/rain protection, I'm 5'11" and went with a Cee Bailey...the 15x18" Euro Tour if I recall, and I couldn't be happier....I cannot remember now how much taller than stock the Euro Tour is tho (maybe 4" taller than the 2008/9?), but A LOT of folks here go with the even taller Ultra Dome- which may be about 6" taller?

PS: One thing certain, the CB has nice little curl away lip at the top that further deflect wind above and over the rider and has nice polished edges- fit and finish is excellent. I have heard that some of the others weren't so impressive (i.e. CalSci XL- I have seen this one and can verify the quality is not up to CB)
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Re: Kaw Windshield
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2017, 06:14:37 pm »
Yes. It's what I use now. The stock windshield on the 08 & 09 put bug guts right at eye level on my face shield. I went to a dealer thing and won 25% off on any parts in the store. I knew the stock windshield for the 10+ was a little taller and figured it would raise the bug guts over my head so I purchased one.

I like the shield better than the original stock one but it didn't move the bug guts very far.  They now hit with regularity just above my line of sight but still are annoying. But the wind protection is better with the shield up. I still get plenty of cooling air with it down on a hot day. I have thought of putting the short shield on for the really hot days but never have got around to it. I have not experienced any buffeting with either shield. Would I but the taller Kawasaki shield again? I like it but I would have preferred something that would have put the bugs over my helmet.  Tim



I have another after market shield to try when the weather finally breaks. 
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Re: Kaw Windshield
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 12:29:10 am »
Smitty,
That is just the '10 and up stock screen. Cal Sci or Cee Bailey is a better bet for coverage and airflow/buffeting. I have a Cal Sci large and have been very happy with it for cooler riding weather. I use a couple of  shorter screens for warmer weather. Copperdawg and MRA Vario touring.
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Re: Kaw Windshield
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2017, 01:18:19 am »
Its just a stock 10+ windshield , I have it on my 09 . I got it in a trade for a CeeBailey , does pretty good in bad weather I'm 5'8" and the Ultra Dome that came with my C14 was too tall for me
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Re: Kaw Windshield
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2017, 02:44:24 am »
Thanks for the inputs, much appreciated :great:
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