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Offline GsVs

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #100 on: May 19, 2014, 04:45:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by whitey1 [+]
Hey GsVs, thanks for the pics! Is that your bike? I didn't see any CB500X's on Madstadt's page.

I am looking forward to a report from you. I would be surprised if this isn't the best option for this, or most, bikes.

Hey ..

Yes - that is my CB500X - with a test system ...

They just are getting the design finalized .... and will be in production real soon.
See the Contact information on the web page below ..

http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.13/.f

Call or email them for more info ...

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #101 on: May 21, 2014, 02:18:49 PM »
Joncho,
Many thanks for the great tip!!

I am 6' 2" and have the standard windshield on its highest setting. The buffering/turbulence was so bad at 50 mph that I was reluctant to go much faster than 60 mph. I did try the windshield on its lowest setting but this made no difference. Last night I moved the windshield back to its highest setting and installed the 2 x 1/4 washers on the bottom mounting screws.

I drove the bike into work today and the buffering/turbulence was completely gone. Just a steady stream of air hitting me mid-chest which I have no problem with. Before splashing out on the expensive replacement windshield you might want to give this a try. The washers cost me $1.69 for 6 from Ace!

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #102 on: May 21, 2014, 03:01:23 PM »
I have a Powerbronze on my X that is about 2" taller than stock.
The outer edge is flared outward and I think that directs wind
flow farther away. I like it a lot. Way better than stock one.

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #103 on: May 22, 2014, 10:48:21 PM »
grnd0
any chance you can post a picture of your bike with the Powerbronze windshield and tell me your height?

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #104 on: May 22, 2014, 11:04:54 PM »
Finally fixed my windshield problem, lifted the stock windshield about an 1" 1/4 above the brackets it is bolted too with sections of cut fuel line as spacers & longer allen bolts.  No more buffeting or turbulance, just clean air flow.  I am 6'2" . Attached photo shows the very simple & cheap fix.  Anyone want the Givi Tall Screen, it is collecting dust now ?
« Last Edit: May 22, 2014, 11:17:40 PM by rosmoe »
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #105 on: May 23, 2014, 01:59:50 AM »
*Originally Posted by bluecap [+]
grnd0
any chance you can post a picture of your bike with the Powerbronze windshield and tell me your height?

Don't have any pics of mine yet but there are pics on Powerbronze site.
http://www.powerbronzeusa.com/15316547/818268/---HONDA-CB500X-13-14-%28390-MM-HIGH%29.model

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #106 on: May 23, 2014, 11:06:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by rosmoe [+]
Finally fixed my windshield problem, lifted the stock windshield about an 1" 1/4 above the brackets it is bolted too with sections of cut fuel line as spacers & longer allen bolts.  No more buffeting or turbulance, just clean air flow.  I am 6'2" . Attached photo shows the very simple & cheap fix.  Anyone want the Givi Tall Screen, it is collecting dust now ?


There's the answer to my questions.  I think I'm going to try that. 

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #107 on: May 23, 2014, 11:58:26 PM »
I recommend adding a Windjammer to your helmet for those getting helmet noise from the small screen blasting air at or below your chin, here is mine on my Shark vision - r:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/74721593@N05/7133571837
« Last Edit: May 24, 2014, 12:00:03 AM by Tas »

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #108 on: May 24, 2014, 07:54:51 PM »
Lowering the windshield seems to have done the trick.  My helmet is in clean and smooth air now.






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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #109 on: May 25, 2014, 12:22:44 AM »
I just adjusted my Puig screen and took a few shots, so I thought I would share them. I have 3/8" rubber spacers at the bottom. Without, the buffeting is really quite unpleasant past a certain speed. With the washers it's significantly better, though I don't know if it's 100$ better (because of a new windscreen) or 2$ better (because of the spacers). Maybe try spacers on the stock screen in the high position before splurging out, and see if that works for your height (I'm 5'4"). I rushed a little bit on this one (though I do like the look!)

And if anyone is wondering, in the lower position the VPS Barkbusters don't hit the Puig screen at all. In the higher position you'll have to adjust the angle of the handguards a little to get it right (it's very close). With the spacers pushing the screen out, I get about 1/4" of distance between the screen and the Barkbusters.

 


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