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Windshield Hell
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jdinaz Online
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Arizona
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Post: #11
RE: Windshield Hell
I was/am a big fan of the Vetters too, I know where I can get an old one, but not sure I am talented enough to figure out the bracketing. As good as they were, I wonder why they went out of business?

John
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12-04-2017 08:51 AM
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kvdv Offline
1st Service Completed

U.S.
Posts: 149
Joined: Jul 2015
Post: #12
RE: Windshield Hell
Count me among those who have given up on windshields, at least the add-on type. The only windshield I ever got along with was the built-in electrically adjustable screen on an '07 Yamaha FJR. They nailed it. Prior to that, I had a Vulcan 900 onto which I installed a National Cycles windscreen...it was torture over 60mph. I researched, bought an add-on "Laminar Lip." Not only did that setup look horrendous, but it did little for the buffeting problem. Years later, I did a 9-week 10,000 mile tour across the US and back on an '07 Bonnie T100 with nothing but an OEM flyscreen on the front. Absolute heaven. No buffeting, clean air to the helmet, no pressure at the chest even at 80mph. These experiences and the flat out ugliness of most (all?) after market windshields for naked bikes led me to choose the Road Comet II for my '14 DLX...absolutely perfect in function and appearance. Everyone's experience is different of course, but I've found flyscreens or cowlings like the Road Coment are perfect for me...mind you, that's with a full-face helmet only.
12-04-2017 09:24 AM
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RLS Offline
1st Service Completed

Memphis, TN
Posts: 56
Joined: Aug 2017
Post: #13
RE: Windshield Hell
I tried a couple of windscreens, a Puig and a National and neither worked well. I decided the CB is not supposed to have a windscreen.
12-04-2017 09:25 AM
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dwcurton Offline
Break-In Period

League City Texas
Posts: 45
Joined: May 2016
Post: #14
RE: Windshield Hell
(12-04-2017 08:51 AM)jdinaz Wrote:  I was/am a big fan of the Vetters too, I know where I can get an old one, but not sure I am talented enough to figure out the bracketing. As good as they were, I wonder why they went out of business?

I read a little on the Vetter fan page, but basically by the early 80's most of the bike companies decided to start offering their own fairings and get a little of that sweet cash in their pockets. The rise of the Goldwing, among others, really bit into the aftermarket pie. Why buy a naked bike and then outfit it with aftermarket parts when Honda/Kawa/Etc. offered full dress versions already.
12-04-2017 11:32 AM
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LongRanger Online
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Evergreen, CO
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Joined: Aug 2015
Post: #15
RE: Windshield Hell
I gave up on aftermarket screens years ago. Unless the screen is at least as high as the top of your helmet, you'll probably get buffeting and wind noise. For me, naked is much quieter than any aftermarket screen, with or without an accessory lip attached to it.

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(This post was last modified: 12-04-2017 11:54 AM by LongRanger.)
12-04-2017 11:54 AM
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nhawk7504 Offline
Running Like a Top

Boston
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Joined: Sep 2013
Post: #16
RE: Windshield Hell
My Dad was an aeronautical engineer. You cannot just put something horizontal up in the wind. That makes the wind do spaghetti buffeting behind the screen. It has to come back towards the rider like every jumbo jet/car does. I rented a Harley one time and took the screen off for that very reason. My naked bikes with various screens, mostly wasted money. It depends on how tall you are but the faster you go, the worse it gets. I like naked bikes for that reason, or well designed tourers and sport bikes. Windjammer yes, but then, to me, it becomes the Queen Elizabeth II. But yeah it works.
12-04-2017 01:04 PM
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MMC Offline
Running Like a Top

Fountain Valley California
Posts: 275
Joined: Nov 2015
Post: #17
Windshield Hell
I don’t like any. The only thing that was acceptable was on my Vulcan Classic. Even then I had to have lowers on too. Without those it sucked. Have you considered trying lowers?


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(This post was last modified: 12-04-2017 01:14 PM by MMC.)
12-04-2017 01:14 PM
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Scooter12 Offline
Break-In Period

Washington State
Posts: 45
Joined: Jul 2017
Post: #18
RE: Windshield Hell
I have a Puig Universal on my '14 Std and I like it. It looks good and I don't get any helmet buffeting until 80 mph.

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. - Mark Twain -

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1976 GL1000 LTD
12-05-2017 12:33 PM
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clearviewx Offline
Running Like a Top

New England
Posts: 537
Joined: Dec 2013
Post: #19
RE: Windshield Hell
I don't know how anyone can not have a windshield on their bike. If you don't have one and you are going over 50 if feels like you have to hold on for dear life.

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12-05-2017 12:43 PM
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Houtman Offline
High Mileage

NC USA
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Joined: May 2013
Post: #20
RE: Windshield Hell
On the Interstate at 80 mph I have no problem at all holding the bike steady , I am 67 but still strong enough to not need a shield.
(This post was last modified: 12-05-2017 01:42 PM by Houtman.)
12-05-2017 01:40 PM
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