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Offline Michel Savage

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #700 on: July 01, 2016, 04:41:05 PM »
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #701 on: July 01, 2016, 06:55:21 PM »
I though before I start buying and cutting down a windshield, I'll try if I really like it. So I took a sheet of aluminum and cut it roughly like I would cut the windshield to test what it feels like! And what can I say, for me (about 6') it feels like no windshield at all, which is exactly what I hoped for and (although just a roughly cut piece of aluminum badly painted in black) it kind of looked cool.

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #702 on: July 03, 2016, 01:36:53 AM »
For mad max....

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #703 on: July 03, 2016, 02:20:23 AM »
Lift the visor and live a little John ! bugs are good protein   :004:

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #704 on: July 03, 2016, 04:50:04 PM »
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #705 on: July 03, 2016, 11:29:19 PM »
 :001: It's going to be fine! I have only ridden motorcycles without windshields before and if I'm doing a longer tour / lots of freeway I can always try a larger screen. But I won't ever be completely happy with the 2016 screen!

I am still not sure if the 13-15 original (or third party) screens really fit the 2016. I know some have installed the '16 screen on older models (and it doesn't seem to be a perfect fit), but has anyone else tried the other way round? I am not ready to bend anything on my X (yet)...

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #706 on: July 04, 2016, 03:15:08 AM »
You can bend at will. But depending on your height, it won't change much. I settled for a copy of Givi, It's OK.
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #707 on: August 16, 2016, 08:28:29 PM »
Just a newbie.. but i just bought the 2016 I am 5.11 and i have just did a 300 mile trip and found the stock windshield just fine. I use to ride with a full fairing on a vtx 1300 and had no problem with the wind on my body or helmet I was impress on how good the windshield worked.. Thought i would have more than my full fairing but not even close..   
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #708 on: August 16, 2016, 10:07:28 PM »
I have always found my bike to be a bit less stable in the winds than I would like it to be.  I often couldn't relax my hands on the bars too much. Also, having to make constant subtle inputs to counteract the effects of the winds causes my back to get sore.   My '13 X has the optional Honda high windscreen behind which I have placed 3/8" spacers.  That change reduced noise and turbulence.  Recently, because of the very hot summer we've been having I was playing around with different windscreen positions - up and down, no screen at all, etc.  On one go I removed the top spacers but left the bottom ones in.  That increased slope more towards me.  A small change but I found it much more stable and I could relax a bit more.  The wind is still noisy but the turbulence is fairly low.  I'm going to stick with this change.

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #709 on: August 22, 2016, 01:16:49 AM »
I'm sad to report that I had a tip-over and cracked my Givi Airflow. This was originally for a V-Strom (If you think the 71 pages for this thread was big, Google the 1000's of opinions for the V-Strom sceen). The Givi Airflow is a great screen, no buffeting, low noise.. only problem is my gas mileage dropped as do a lot of highway riding and this screen blocked a lot of air.
I've gone back to the stock screen with the wind at shoulder level, with the Givi it was over my head. I may break down and spend the $300 for a new Givi (it was originally an $80 Kijiji buy) or try and mount the Givi sliding screen on the stock Honda screen.

 


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