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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-10-2019, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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1700 Voyager windshield

So I still have the stock windshield. What does everyone recommend as a better replacement?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-10-2019, 06:19 PM
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I'm 6'1" and I prefer to look over the windshield instead of through it. I tried a 2" shorter one and i wound up looking mostly through the top edge. I tried another that was 4" shorter than the original and it works fine. At highway speeds the wind hits the top of my helmet where the vents are, and I can see fine when raining or lovebug splatters.
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Ditto for 5-10 rider
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Best screens for me my last 3 bikes have been the ones that were level or just below tip of my nose. The 14 inch works just fine for day trips/road trips on my Voyager. I am 5 foot 9 with the Kawasaki Gel Tour seat which is maybe 1/2 inch taller than stock seat.

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I also have a 10 inch Slipstreamer for summer day rides. And I run the OEM 18 inch barn door in the winter.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. HST
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I have the 12" Klock Werks and love it. Looks good, too.

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I love my 12" Klockwerks screen on my Vaquero. I'm 5'8" tall, so I'm looking over it and it keeps the wind above my face for the most part.

It's smoked, so it has a nice look to it as well.

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I put a clearview shield on my voyager. On their web site they will have instructions on measuring up from the key switch and ordering the height that way. I also put a piece masking tape on my factory shield across at the height i thought i wanted and went out riding. I wanted to look over the shield not through it and the tape helped a lot. What i noticed is my line of sight changes as i go up hills or down as you can imagine i looked through the shield at a lower point when going up hill and the opposite going down hills so the tape really helped me zero it in. Hope this helps.
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I usually cut-down my shields, once I am sure they're too tall. I use a crayon mark and ride looking at it's location. If it's right, I cut the shield and dress it smooth. I'm 6', and I currently have my shield at 15-1/2". I like the Voyager shield because you can cut the bottom, so you easily maintain the nice curvature at the top! I may try a new 12",smoked, for the summer. Then, I'll have the ability to switch shields as needed.
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This is my first bike with any form of wind screen and fairing. I only have a few hundred miles on it so far but I am NOT used to it.

Took the bike out yesterday with NO windshield on at all and LOVED it. Looks a bit weird but I doubt I will be putting it back on. Shortest and cheapest alternative I have found is the 6" slipstreamer for $40-$50 USD on ebay. Mine should be in my hands next week.
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