Vulcan 900 Custom OEM Windshields - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 165
Vulcan 900 Custom OEM Windshields

Hi,

Hate to start another windshield post but I am trying to decide whether to go with the Cafe or the Short Kawasaki OEM windshield. Does the Cafe keep enough wind pressure off the chest or is it only good for looks? Kawasaki online description says the Cafe is 18" wide but does not say how tall. If anyone has a picture of the OEM Short Windshield on their 900 Custom it would be greatly appreciated. Like others I don't want to alter the cool custom look. I also saw that Kawa has a touring Shield. Pics of that would also be appreciated. The Kawa site does not have great pics.

Thanks,

Last edited by VulcanJohn; 01-17-2012 at 08:37 AM. Reason: New question
VulcanJohn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 07:19 PM
Top Contributor
 
V Twin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 711
I have owned both and at the end of the day I ended up selling them. The Cafe looks cool but worthless. Takes the air of your chest but puts it right in your face. The OEM short works a little better but still places the air right on your upper face. I ended up with a National Cycles touring shield that to be honest it doesn't look bad at all and works great.


Gitty Up & Go!

2007 VN 900 Custom modifications:
Corbin Young Guns Saddle*OEM Classic Gel Flame Saddle (when 2up)*OEM Light Bar*National Cycles Shield*OEM Ribbed Handlebar Grips*OEM Classic Rear Fender*PC III*V&H SCS Pipes (Modified)*Comet Milled BAK*Engine Guard*Genmar Risers*Clear Alternatives Integrated Tail Light*Kury Magnum Plus Mirrors*Kury Cruise Control*Upgraded Horn*Metzler 90/90/21*Avon Venom 200/70/15*Both SW Pulleys.
V Twin is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 10:13 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 77
Wink

I purchased one of these about a month ago. http://www.t-motorsports.com/19-x-17...ld-windscreen/

It is small, but it works for me and i'm 5' 10". I do get some helmet buffeting over 60 mph. I'm planning on making some lowers in the near future to see if it will help with that. I, also, have my windshield sort of layed back so as not to disrupt the lines of the custom.

Before everyone chimes in and says it's acrylic. Yes, I know that. But that can easily be replaced by lexan should the need occur. I have a friend that works for a local glass shop that said it would be no problem tracing the pattern to lexan.

I will try and put some pics up tomorrow night if you would like to see.
rick50 is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 10:58 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 77




Disregard the messy garage.
rick50 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will a stock oem exhaust off a 2010 900 Custom fit a 2012 900 Classic LT Whistler58 Vulcan 900 14 07-13-2013 06:29 AM
Vulcan 900 Custom SE OEM seat For Sale mchenster Bikes For Sale 12 08-14-2011 05:08 PM
2010 Vulcan 900 SE (OEM Seat and OEM Tinted Windshield CGCWO Bikes For Sale 4 11-21-2010 06:57 PM
Vulcan 900 Custom OEM Cafe Windshield V Twin Bikes For Sale 3 06-28-2010 09:31 AM
Vulcan 900 Custom Luggage Rack OEM cocheese72 Wanted to buy or trade Items 9 01-01-2010 04:25 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome