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Windshield Hell
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egleaves Online
Break-In Period

Sacramento, CA
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Post: #31
RE: Windshield Hell
(12-08-2017 07:14 PM)Bheezy27403 Wrote:  What guards did you get?

$40 from Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06VVL...UTF8&psc=1

They appear to be an unbranded version of a $170 product from Acirbis:
http://shops.hookit.com/acerbis/ViewProd.../4248.aspx

Everything about them looks identical except the branding. I think the extra light is going to be great, too.

2014 CB1100 Standard
12-11-2017 10:17 AM
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Dude Offline
1st Service Completed

Austin, Tx
Posts: 59
Joined: Jun 2017
Post: #32
RE: Windshield Hell
Just installed the plexistar 2. Works as advertised. Wind noise has increased but i wear plugs anyways. First commute with it tomorrow, cant wait
12-14-2017 07:26 PM
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jdinaz Offline
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Arizona
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Post: #33
RE: Windshield Hell
That's good to hear, please let us know how you like it after your ride.

John
2014 CB1100 Deluxe #00038
12-14-2017 09:47 PM
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rotor Offline
1st Service Completed

Western Canada
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Joined: Apr 2015
Post: #34
RE: Windshield Hell
(12-03-2017 05:23 PM)Houtman Wrote:  I never had a shield on any of my bikes and still feel that I do not need one even at 80 mph. ...
Especially at 80 mph.

These things may be of some use at low speeds, rain and no cross-wind. They had some attraction in the bronze age of motorcycling, before the advent of full-face helmets and high quality rain-resistant synthetic motorcycle clothing. At higher speeds, they are an affront to the immutable laws of aerodynamics.

IMHO.
12-15-2017 03:52 AM
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Dude Offline
1st Service Completed

Austin, Tx
Posts: 59
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Post: #35
RE: Windshield Hell
(12-14-2017 09:47 PM)jdinaz Wrote:  That's good to hear, please let us know how you like it after your ride.

Used the shield on my 35 mile trip to work. Definitely some buffeting and wind noise but nothing that drives me crazy. Holy heck it felt so good not having freezing cold hands today. First ride in weeks that they werent frozen afterwards. Protects your hands really well. Overall body protection is good. It is a little more drafty down by my groin and upper legs. Overall the plexistar is a solid purchase for me.

Had the bike up to 95 mph and i think it actually works better at higher speeds. No wobble and it didnt seem to catch wind.
(This post was last modified: 12-15-2017 02:31 PM by The ferret.)
12-15-2017 01:32 PM
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kennyw Offline
High Mileage

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Post: #36
Windshield Hell
My winter screen does a good job keeping everything out of the breeze with extensions over my hands and legs. I call it the BUS [big ugly shield].─░mage

I painted the inside surface black though and it helped improve the appearance a little.
(This post was last modified: 12-15-2017 01:54 PM by kennyw.)
12-15-2017 01:53 PM
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c-breezy Offline
Running Like a Top

Irvine, CA
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Post: #37
RE: Windshield Hell
(12-15-2017 01:53 PM)kennyw Wrote:  My winter screen does a good job keeping everything out of the breeze with extensions over my hands and legs. I call it the BUS [big ugly shield].
I painted the inside surface black though and it helped improve the appearance a little.

I like it! Which shield is it?

AFFATT: All Flip Flops All The Time!
12-15-2017 05:22 PM
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Dude Offline
1st Service Completed

Austin, Tx
Posts: 59
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Post: #38
RE: Windshield Hell
(12-15-2017 01:53 PM)kennyw Wrote:  My winter screen does a good job keeping everything out of the breeze with extensions over my hands and legs. I call it the BUS [big ugly shield].─░mage

I painted the inside surface black though and it helped improve the appearance a little.

Im going to be plastidipping my shield soon!
12-15-2017 10:06 PM
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The ferret Offline
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Ohio
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Post: #39
RE: Windshield Hell
those of us with Honda ST 1300s with adjustable windshields will tell you there is NO fixed windshield that will be good in all circumstances. I adjusted my ST's windshield 3 times on this mornings ride. Maybe 1/2 inch to an inch up and down, but it made a real difference in air protection and noise management.

You have to pick a fixed shield which will make you happy "most of the time" and it will be different riding around town in the summer when it's hot, riding on the freeway or over 65 mph, depending upon which way the wind is blowing, or riding anywhere when it's cold.

.
2014 DLX and 2006 ST 1300

It doesn't matter what I ride, where I ride, or how far I ride... it only matters THAT I ride...every day...Ferret
(This post was last modified: 12-16-2017 08:45 AM by The ferret.)
12-16-2017 08:44 AM
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jdinaz Offline
1st Service Completed

Arizona
Posts: 76
Joined: Oct 2017
Post: #40
RE: Windshield Hell
I reinstalled the NC Deflector shield I have, took it out for a 60 mile ride yesterday, it was windy at times, but the small shield is a decent compromise when used with a full face helmet. Really no buffeting at all and wind noise is not bad with the turbulent wind hitting at my neck or lower. I'd like a larger screen, but I think Ferret is right. The best part was the ride on the CB1100, stable and smooth. One awesome MC !

John
2014 CB1100 Deluxe #00038
12-16-2017 10:02 AM
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