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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-26-2012, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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well - a friend of mine gave me a windshield for my '04 last week.
I have never had a windshield before - figured they were just something else to put on the bike - but wow - highway riding is a breeze (no pun intended) now. and riding in the rain is not such a big deal any more. I'll have to post a picture tomorrow after it gets light enough to take one.

Who'd a figured?

I think I am addicted to them now. I use my bike to commute almost every day.

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Have a small screen on my 04, had since July 1st 11, have not taken a bug to the face yet. Legs are a different story!

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Lilburn is not far from me, maybe we'll see each other on the road sometime.

04-3,200 miles bought July 2011 with 928 miles. Loaded with acessories to many to list here, see my albums for more details! I also make a custom tank bib specific for the 750 if anyone is interested, ck my albums for some pics.
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there are a few of us over on this side of town probably will see you around

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Windshields can be good, bad, or do nothing. I had a super bad on on my Vulcan a couple of years ago. I got so much helmet buffeting it blew my face shield open and broke it. It also tried to blow my helmet off and almost strangled me with the strap. It caught the wind like a giant sail, and caused severe headshake. I almost crashed more than once because it literally took over control of the bike. It was a Memphis Shades Slim, which bolted on using bike specific hardware. While it bolted on fine, it was unusable and downright dangerous. I guess they never actually tried it to see if it would actually work on that particular bike.

I replaced it with another Memphis Shades, this time a "Shooter" model with universal fit. It is much smaller, but very high quality. Memphis Shades does make quality products, but quality doesn't matter much if it won't work on the bike. The new windshield is so small it really makes no noticeable difference, but it looks good.


Then there is my '85 Goldwing. Now there is a windshield that works. It's like riding in a car. No buffeting, no problems with wind blowing the bike all over the place. Of course it is not a handlebar mounted shield, and is part of a large fairing with lowers which Honda probably designed in a wind tunnel. Whatever, they got it right. That is if you WANT to feel like you are in a car while riding your motorcycle.

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well - a friend of mine gave me a windshield for my '04 last week.
I have never had a windshield before - ...
I think I am addicted to them now. I use my bike to commute almost every day.
Count me as another addict. I don't think I'd ever own a bike that didn't have one now. (BTW.. Be nice if you could find out what kind of windscreen it is)

And I have ridden a Goldwing...they are nothing like being in a car. Even with the top down on my MX5 it still offers more protection and comfort than a GW.

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well - a friend of mine gave me a windshield for my '04 last week.
I have never had a windshield before - figured they were just something else to put on the bike - but wow - highway riding is a breeze (no pun intended) now. and riding in the rain is not such a big deal any more. I'll have to post a picture tomorrow after it gets light enough to take one.

Who'd a figured?

I think I am addicted to them now. I use my bike to commute almost every day.
yeah,,i always said that screens were for the old men !,but having got myself one cheap,i fitted it and think its great,,wind/rain reduction is fantastic !. I keep it well waxed and the rain just runs strait off it,,this was a concern to me because i can not see over the top of it,,but no worries,i dont need to !. mind you i aint tried it in fog yet !!!.

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I am having a hard time finding a windshield that works good on my vulcan 750's. I have aftermarket handle bars that are just curved a little bit. I tried one company off of ebay and it was just terrible. Said 7/8 and 1 inch bars it mounts to. It mounted to it but broke within a week because it was made cheaply.

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I had the small Kawi windshield to begin with but have recently installed a Plexis III and really love it.
It makes the 750 almost as comfortable as my Voyager XII. It was money well spent to install the larger windshield.

Rain, bug nor big truck are no issue.

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Bring on the toys...

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I am running this one right now. Works pretty well:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-SLIP-STR...item19cd091f9d

Came with rubbers to adapt to the 7/8" bars.
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