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Old April 29th, 2012   #1
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I am looking to replace my OEM windsheild I am 5'9'' and depending on my mood and the weather I have the sheild as low as possible at times. I am looking at the Aeroflow ( which is kinda pricey) , Cee Bailey and Clearveiw.
Any input would be appreciated
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Old April 29th, 2012   #2
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I really like my Aeroflows (both original and summer versions).

But you're right, they're a bit pricey. But that's because there is more to it. It has a inner flow shield that deflects airflow up against the inside back of the main shild - which equalizes the back pressure.

Some folks like the Clearview shields. The cateye cutouts help equilize the air pressure behind the shield.

The Cee Bailey shield is another I like but, it's a bit thicker.

Those are the only ones I like. But it's a personal choice, like a seat.
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We put a Cee Bailey on Dad's FJR and we were very pleased, both with the product and the customer service. It was broken when we took it out of the box and they had another one on the way before I got the first one shipped back. I too am looking at a possible replacement because I put the bar risers on, which shifted my position slightly. I also just made a great deal on a replacement seat...
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I did not see a summer version, I did see a "sport" and A "touring" version
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I really like my Aeroflows (both original and summer versions).

But you're right, they're a bit pricey. But that's because there is more to it. It has a inner flow shield that deflects airflow up against the inside back of the main shild - which equalizes the back pressure.

Some folks like the Clearview shields. The cateye cutouts help equilize the air pressure behind the shield.

The Cee Bailey shield is another I like but, it's a bit thicker.

Those are the only ones I like. But it's a personal choice, like a seat.
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I have just purchased a national cycles V stream quantum shield.This was my choice because I felt that the manufacturing and the material specifications were of a much superior quality than any other item that I had seen.
Other users reported that they felt that it gave an improved air flow and a much reduced noise and buffeting for both the rider and pilion.
On my machine I do not have the electric operated windscreen and I have it in the lowest position .
So far I have only done about 500 kilometers with it and it seems quite satisfactory for me.
There is no buffeting noticable on my helmet and there is more calm air behind it than I had with the OEM screen
Check out WWW.nationalcycle.com

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Sport = Summer = narrower.

Touring = winter = wider.

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I did not see a summer version, I did see a "sport" and A "touring" version
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I am not trying to hijack this thread but...since I installed my dash mount for the GPS I notice it has disrupted the air flow behind the windshield. I notice more noise, less cooling airflow. I know some of you have some fairly elaborate shelves with more than just a GPS, does this affect your windshield preferences?
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Happy with my Clearview for past 3 yrs.--they offer great discounts on some of their screens that have very slight imperfections--check them out--also easy to deal with.
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Default Re: advise on replacement windsheild

I recently installed the V-Stream on my 05 ST.
I have about 2,000km riding with it, and it works just as they claim.
With the OEM shield, the buffeting would be very tiring at highway speeds. With the V-Stream, calm air!!
I recommend this shield for anyone that wants a smoother, calmer environment to ride in.
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Before buying a new shield, I tried a modification that I found on another forum. Here is the picture of the finished modification.

Basically, buy some longer bolts to mount the shield and then install a 3/4" spacer at the bottom and a 1/2" spacer at the top. Get some hardware to refasten the cosmetic covers and you are good to go. The bottom right windshield mounting hole was redrilled so there is no stress on the electric mechanism. Easy mod, did it on a rainy afternoon, lots of those this year in Vancouver

I have mounted my screen on the high mount and with this mod, the airflow is SMOOOOOTH!



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