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View Poll Results: Which windshield is best?
Stock 50 40.32%
Clearview 24 19.35%
Calsci 9 7.26%
Cee Bailey 13 10.48%
Rifle 2 1.61%
AeroFlow 8 6.45%
V-Stream 16 12.90%
Other 8 6.45%
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Old October 15th, 2008   #11
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Default Re: Which Windshield do you like best?

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I don't have any problems with the stock windshield and have not tried any others. My only complaint is the wind noise, but that is mitigated by using ear plugs.
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Old October 16th, 2008   #12
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Default Re: Which Windshield do you like best?

tried afew after market screens all affected the handling in the wrong way have gone back to the stock screen
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Old October 16th, 2008   #13
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Default Re: Which Windshield do you like best?

I'm using the V-Stream and just plain love it.

The stock windshield is the worst windshield I've ever experienced on a bike. Turbulent air if not in the full up position and horrible back pressure when raised high.

I can ride with the V-Stream far lower than with the stock and it provides a very clean flow of air. Higher up there is less back pressure as well than on the stock.

But the absolut best thing is that the bike weaves FAR LESS behind trucks then it ever did with the stock windshield. With the stock it was more like a truck locator telling you there is trafic coming up. With the VStream it is more "hey dumba.. it's time to move lanes".

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Old October 16th, 2008   #14
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Cool Re: Which Windshield do you like best?

Guys,
The stocker does have the turbulence {or to me wind rushing over the fairing past the bars} Mark Lawrence @ calsci offers several"wings" to abate turbulence....the one that worked best he dropped...over the mirror one....I had suggested he make the bracket that secures behind the mirror a bit stronger. It only takes one short mile or two behind a truck to get you into another lane...that is a feeling I'd just aswell not have.....for the average fellow the w/shield is good.....I find if we are in a sporting mode I drop it some and weather mode a gigher position....when Wifey is on board ...she catches the brunt of it when its lowered....So ya can't please everybody...unless you spend money....If Nan rode with me more a w/shield might be worthwile....til then my lil set up was the least thing I could do at lowest cost....
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Old October 16th, 2008   #15
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Default Re: Which Windshield do you like best?

I used the stock screen with a Laminar Lip and found that it was a major improvement over stock alone. When my stock screen started developing cracks around the mounting screws I decided to try the Vstream. I think it is way better than stock and Swambo is very happy with the reduced buffeting when she rides on the back. It is a little more noisy than I expected; my Arai helmet is noisy too so maybe the problem is amplified. The Vstream excels at deflecting the rain and I agree with the prior post that it reduces buffeting from 18 wheelers. But I do think that my fuel consumption is worse by 2 or 3 miles per gallon.
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Old October 21st, 2008   #16
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stock over any of the after market
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Old October 21st, 2008   #17
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Default Re: Which Windshield do you like best?

I am VERY surprised that the majority of you prefer stock over an aftermarket windshield.

Do those of you who prefer stock do so because you haven't tried an aftermarket windshield?

I found that the stock windshield was terrible for causing back pressure for the rider (i.e., pushing the rider forward when raised) and caused some really bad turbulence for the passenger.

An aftermarket windshield with either a vent or a laminar type effect cured the back pressure. An aftermarket windshield that was wider cured the passenger buffetting issue.

So, those of you that prefer stock, have you actually tried an aftermarket shield and, if so, which ones did you try?

I've tried the following:
  • Stock (couldn't stand it)
  • Cee Bailey's (six inches wider and my wife was happy) That didn't sound right.
  • Stock with Laminar Lip (caused a loud buzzing sound at speed)
  • Rifle (totally useless)
  • V-Stream
  • Aeroflow (I'll use this one for winter and cold)
  • Calsci (summer and hot weather riding)
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Old October 21st, 2008   #18
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Joe, I tried the c-baily and it was the noisest shield I have ever riden behind. And I am not a new comer the motorcycles I baught my first one in 1947 and have had at least one ever sence. At one time I had 13 on my back porch

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Old October 21st, 2008   #19
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Default Re: Which Windshield do you like best?

For my usage, brisk back road riding, the stock shield was too big and I hated the back pressure when raised. The ST1300 is my big fat, comfortable sport bike. With five inches cut off the stock shield it suits my riding style just fine. Can't imagine a bigger than stock shield.

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Old October 22nd, 2008   #20
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Default Re: Which Windshield do you like best?

I don't disagree with you, John but, I wear custom earplugs so, noise was never much of an issue for me (or at least it was a lower priority than other things).

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Joe, I tried the c-baily and it was the noisest shield I have ever riden behind. And I am not a new comer the motorcycles I baught my first one in 1947 and have had at least one ever sence. At one time I had 13 on my back porch

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