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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #530 on: March 03, 2016, 04:28:14 AM »
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That was me  :124: . I too ordered the 118 screen-much worse than the stock one at speed, got rid of it in just a few days. I contemplated no windshield at all and tried to bend the brackets down to lay flat. I decided it looked silly, but ended up finding out how much they will bend and can be moved around a lot. So I bent them and changed the angle and distance in between the brackets to fit the 2016 screen perfectly. Just take your time and work the metal, it is not brittle and bends well. Set them up so the screen fits flat and lined up with the holes in the new windshield. That way there is no stress on the windshield and less vibration , no stretching of the rubber well nuts. No need for extra spacers. Works like it was made for it. I have a 2014 with the 2016 screen.

I bought your problems,literally.  :745:

I'm determined not to give up until I have exhausted every viable option at stopping the wind buffeting.Luckily,most of my riding is through the curvy mountains and my speeds are relatively low,and the buffeting isn't to awful.  :028:

I think those little side winglets, that Madstad uses on top of the middle cowl, may be the answer to a lot of the buffeting we experience.I rode in the rain and mist with this 118bikes screen.A lot of turbulent water was being sucked up under the bars, and up the front of my jacket and helmet.I'm ordering my Tusk D-Flex hand guards soon,and I am hoping they will help some,before I make my own version of Madstad's mid cowl winglets.Oh,I'm also going to laying the screen back an extra 10 degrees with nylon spacers.
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #531 on: March 03, 2016, 10:38:42 AM »
*Originally Posted by EscCtrl [+]
I bought your problems,literally.  :745:
Spend the $46.36 and live happily ever after.  :160:
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #532 on: March 03, 2016, 03:11:08 PM »
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Spend the $46.36 and live happily ever after.  :160:

That's my last ditch effort.  :080:
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #533 on: March 03, 2016, 08:29:45 PM »
I want one for my 2013 X but just tried ordering from there and on top of the $46.39 price they want $163.60 for a total of $209.99 which seems steep to send a piece of plastic to Canada...anyone know how I can get this cheaper OR source it in Canada somewhere?

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #534 on: March 03, 2016, 08:40:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by UKSKP [+]
I want one for my 2013 X but just tried ordering from there and on top of the $46.39 price they want $163.60 for a total of $209.99 which seems steep to send a piece of plastic to Canada...anyone know how I can get this cheaper OR source it in Canada somewhere?

Its a Honda part, have you tried contacting a dealer near you to see how much they are? Part number is on the previous page.
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #535 on: March 03, 2016, 09:06:45 PM »
*Originally Posted by UKSKP [+]
I want one for my 2013 X but just tried ordering from there and on top of the $46.39 price they want $163.60 for a total of $209.99 which seems steep to send a piece of plastic to Canada...anyone know how I can get this cheaper OR source it in Canada somewhere?

http://www.motorcyclegoodies.com/

or http://www.internationalmotoparts.com/

got mine from here, shipping to EU from US was 18$
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #536 on: March 04, 2016, 02:32:06 AM »
*Originally Posted by EscCtrl [+]
That's my last ditch effort.  :080:
So it's been a week with the 2016 windshield, here are my observations : I find myself no longer planing my routes not to include freeways or 70 mph trips. I am a lot more confident about the way the bike rides at speed. I actually rode the bike everyday this week to work which includes in town traffic and freeway, the windshield issue has just simply stopped being an issue. I am noticing little things I didn't before like I can now ride with my visor cracked open one or two clicks without  my contacts drying out or getting stuff in my eyes. I didn't realize that there was a difference in sound when I open my chin vent or my top vent on my helmet. I mean I can actually hear the difference. No buffeting at all. No noise just the sound of wind rushing by which is not unpleasant. I even put on a cheap pair of ear buds and listened to a morning show at a normal volume still hearing traffic and my pipe. I'm obviously sold and I know you have manipulate the brackets a little but for the money it's a no brainier.
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #537 on: March 04, 2016, 06:12:26 AM »
I wish I saw this post on a 2016 windshield fitting before purchasing a second hand Givi Windscreen. It was only $70 but OEM is still much cheaper. Rosmoe did help out with the spacers. So far so good.

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #538 on: March 04, 2016, 07:58:14 AM »
CB-500-X, what's your height and inseam?

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #539 on: March 04, 2016, 08:02:45 AM »
*Originally Posted by marktbike [+]
CB-500-X, what's your height and inseam?

I am 5'6" with an inseam of 30"

 


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