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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #880 on: July 04, 2018, 03:08:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by Jukka [+]
Has anyone found smaller windscreen than OEM screen?

'13-'15 had a short windscreen. '16+ has a tall windscreen. I do not know if the '13-'15 windscreen will fit the '16+. The tall '16+ can be retrofitted to the pre '16 bikes
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #881 on: July 08, 2018, 08:01:52 PM »
I was at the British Superbikes today, and shared a table at breakfast with a Honda Africa Twin owner, he loves the bike and his only complaint is.....wait for it.....it's coming.....buffeting!!  :745:

So for those having screen problems, it looks like trading in the X for an Africa Twin would not be the answer....
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #882 on: July 08, 2018, 08:41:22 PM »
I have -15 bike and stock screen - turbulence hits helmet and makes loud noise. If screen were lower helmet would be in clean air.

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #883 on: July 08, 2018, 11:29:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by Jukka [+]
I have -15 bike and stock screen - turbulence hits helmet and makes loud noise. If screen were lower helmet would be in clean air.

Chap I was speaking to said he sits very upright and gets some buffeting, but if he leans forward a bit it disappears and he is in clean air. He was interested to hear the things our forum has tried, different screens, brackets etc....
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #884 on: July 09, 2018, 02:43:24 PM »
The mod I did allows the air to flow over my open face helmet, and no buffeting, just tyre noise now.

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #885 on: July 09, 2018, 04:51:30 PM »
Im 62 and was getting heavy wind buffering with the stock windshield

Purchased the Kappa Windshield Clear - KD1121ST from fortnine.ca for $110
The windscreen is made for the CB500X - 2017-2018 and did not interfere with the Hand Guards.

The difference is night and day and unless Im riding in a heavy cross wind no more buffering.

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #886 on: July 10, 2018, 10:16:01 PM »
Glad the kappa is working for you. I'm sold on the madstad but main concern is not having it too high so top of windscreen is too much in my main view looking down road. So at 5'11" and 30 inch inseam guide says 18 but seems I should go at least 20 and would get 22 but afraid of it being so tall that I would have top edge of windscreen in my main view.

So the kappa is 1/3 the price and has improved things tremendously for you but how close is the upper edge to your normal line of vision...recognizing you have 3" of ht on me. Wondered also about madstad users.

Have been procrastinating for too long which I am reminded of every time I go out on my x.

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #887 on: July 11, 2018, 01:31:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by left22 [+]
Im 62 and was getting heavy wind buffering with the stock windshield

Purchased the Kappa Windshield Clear - KD1121ST from fortnine.ca for $110
The windscreen is made for the CB500X - 2017-2018 and did not interfere with the Hand Guards.

The difference is night and day and unless Im riding in a heavy cross wind no more buffering.

which handguards are you talking about? Honda? BBSTORM?

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #888 on: August 01, 2018, 04:35:43 AM »

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #889 on: August 07, 2018, 05:48:24 PM »
Sorry Greg I missed the question:
The hand-guards are Honda

Youngknight, the top edge is in my view but I don't find it a issue

 


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