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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-19-2011, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Plexistar 2 vs. Streetshield EX vs. your shield?

Looking on some feedback for windshield options. Budget is $200 or less.

So far I like the Plexistar and Streetshield from National Cycle. If you have either one of these, I'd like to know if you are happy with them. Plexistar probably has much better coverage, but the Streetshield looks to be similar to the F&S version only a little taller and wider.

I'm also interested in the quick release system and how well it works.

Does the mounting system block the view of the gauges at all?

If you are running something else that will fit in my budget, let me know what you have and how well it works for you.

By the way, am 6'1" tall with 32" inseam.

If you let me know your measurements, that'll help me compare more accurately when it comes to comments about looking over vs. through the shield and helmet buffeting at speed.

Thanks!!!

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-19-2011, 01:24 PM
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I'm 6' with 31" inseam, have the Plexistar II and like it. Comes off the bike in just a minute or two. Will probably be cutting an inch or so off it so I can see over it more easily. Right now the wind hits very near the top of the helmet.

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5'10", 32" inseam. Have the Plexistar 2. I may have it tilted back a little more than usual, but I don't like looking through it. I also have a seat cushion that raises me another 1/2'-1" approx. This is my first windscreen and I like it a lot. At speed, there's a minor amount of buffeting at the top of my fullface. Again, may be the more extreme angle I've set it on.

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I have the Plexistar II and I think it's too tall. Also the lower connection to the forks is just hose clamps, seems kind of chimpy for such a nice bike.

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Hmm... wonder if there is something else you could use on the forks for attachment.

How tall are you Bronson?

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I had no problem with the "hose clamps" as you can't really see them with the sheild on.

Mine was cut down 3-4 inches when I got it, and it worked fine...(I did get a Corbin seat, which is lower than the stock one) so the height for my 5'9"" frame was a just right for me...but I normally looked through the screen , not over it.

I have a photo of it here compared to a Memphis Shades Hellcat..(the smaller one).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/knifema...57602271287132

I really liked the PS2 and have nothing negative to say about it other than it took a few attempts to get the angle right. I ended up lowering the headlight an inch to get the airflow to work better... so try some adjustments up/down and forward/back untill it feels less turbulant behind it at speed.


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I've got the Plexifairing III on mine, and I love it.

Here's some recent pics of it:




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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-20-2011, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Asbrand,
Never seen that good a pic of vn750 with a #3 on it. For some reason I thought you had to relocate signals to handlebar mount with the 3. Obviously you don't.

Bet the lowers add a lot of air control

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Asbrand,
Never seen that good a pic of vn750 with a #3 on it. For some reason I thought you had to relocate signals to handlebar mount with the 3. Obviously you don't.

Bet the lowers add a lot of air control
Didn't have to relocate a thing.

And yeah, they help a LOT. Glad I went with a 3 and not a 2.

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Coastered
R/R relocated
Analog Voltmeter
PFIII Windshield
RAM GPS Mount w/Garmin GPS
Cigarette Lighter Power Adapter
Saddlemen's Classic Explorer Seat
Pro-Tac Driver's Backrest
LED Tail Light
LED Rear Turn Signals
Luggage Rack
Storage Trunk
Engine Guard w/Highway Pegs
Radiator Grill Cover
Turn Signal Relocation Bracket
Saddlebags
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I have the "slipstreamer enterprise". It's my second one, broke the first when I layed the bike down. I really like it. Good wind coverage and is the highest of any I could find. If you ride at night don't get the Grey one, It makes it to dark and kinda dangerous. Runs about $150. Just go to slipstream on the net. I think they might have a sale going on.
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