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post #21 of 174 (permalink) Old 08-15-2015, 08:51 PM
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Looks really nice.

Pat's liking of the Med. shield went into the toilet today on the way down to her 600 mile service. She said she was getting buffeting, and a lot of wind noise.

So they ordered the Large in which is 17 1/4" compared to the Med. which is 14". We will see. If not we are gonna have to wait for an after market shield. I am sure they are on the way from someone soon.

On another note ordered a Scottoiler for her bike today. They are supposed to be the life saver of chains and sprockets so I am looking forward to installing it next week for her. Big selling point is the lube is "clean" not tacky like chain lubes. And I will not have to buy a stand just to do her chain maintenance. If you never have seen one or heard of them take a look. They said they had a chain go 40,000 miles on their system! You set it for a drop a minuet and it is supposed to keep o-ring chains in excellent shape.

So it is a wash, PitBull rear stand and 10MM spools, 150.00 Scottoiler 150.00.

Will post up once I get it on.
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post #22 of 174 (permalink) Old 08-23-2015, 07:40 AM
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SlipStreamer Stealth SS-20-C fitted up and loving it.
I went for the clear to keep with regulations.
Universal shield to suit most cruisers.




These photo's show clamp configuration as it was very difficult to work out something that would suit.


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Captain, does that get the wind over your head? Any buffeting?

Looks great otherwise, love the hand protection!
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looks AMazing!!! Tnx for posting... was looking that windshield for some time wondering how it will fit

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No offense, but it looks like a Goldwing this way. There is a limit to altering your bike IMHO, but what counts is the fact that you like at. So have a lot of fun , since you have the nicest bike there is


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Captain, does that get the wind over your head? Any buffeting?

Looks great otherwise, love the hand protection!
I don't get that thumping/buffeting turbulence like you get from the back window open in the car, but I still get wind noise out on the highway.
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No offense, but it looks like a Goldwing this way. There is a limit to altering your bike IMHO, but what counts is the fact that you like at. So have a lot of fun , since you have the nicest bike there is


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It was a tough call to make the change but I use my bike to commute and it had to be practical for everyday use.
I wish I had the funds to afford a Cafe style bike for looks alone.

I do get out on weekends for rides and take the bags off for some freedom, but honestly the shield makes such a difference to riding that I prefer it on.
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I fully understand! I have the OEM windshield and that wirks fine for me with my 6 ft. Wouldn't want the "S" without it as well


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Kawi Windshield - 2 thumbs down!

I had my Kawi Windshield (Large) installed today, and rode about 60 miles with it. The install was part of the deal when I made my purchase.

Rode for an hour at different speeds and I got more buffeting and turbulence from 45 mph/72kph and above, than I did without it. It was not an enjoyable ride. Not only did I get buffeting on my head, but the wind raps around the side and hits my torso making things a bit shaky. I'll be returning it tomorrow.

The top of the windshield hits me just above the bottom of my helmet. (see photo). I imagine that may be contributing to the problem. I had a Honda Valkyrie Interstate in the past that really kept the wind and noise away from the cockpit. Are my expectations too great regarding this problem?

For any of you who have windshields, where does to top of the windshield hit your face? Have you experienced the same problem with turbulence and buffeting?

Any comments/input would be appreciated, especially from those of you with windshields.

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I rode 43000 miles on a 900 classic, so my comments are based off of that experience.

First, that does not look like a large, or tall windshield to me. That thing should hit the bridge of your nose so you are looking right over the top of it. You don't appear to be 7 ft tall, but if you are...

Second, when you get an actual tall one (that does not look like a tall one to me), you need to get, or make, a set of lowers. That should take care of the buffeting problem.

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