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1999 GL1500 windshield

Okay I got my seat custom fitted and I'm up higher and further back and my legs aren't bent like a grasshopper but now my windshield is too short. I'm 6' 1". I probably have the tallest windshield on the planet at 32". It's frustrating to look online and description says 2" or 3" taller than stock windshield. What's stock?

That doesn't help me as far as total length. Now that I'm riding higher on the seat the top of the windshields like in the middle of my field of vision. I'm looking for something taller than 32" I don't care if the adjusters don't work because they don't work on this present windshield. Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-16-2017, 10:14 PM
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Where are you measuring from? iirc from the top of the windshield garnish to top of windshield measured on the outside

A Texas Tall is the probably the tallest you will find, options include small sections that clip onto top of shield, or a shield that kicks the air up and over you- but you see above it, thats a TAKA at www.longrideshields.com

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can you post a pic of current shield- that will help eliminate some possibilities
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Hmm, how bout I send you the 9 inches I cut off mine? Mine was a Tulsa extra tall, but I hated it. Looking through it was distorting my vision. I was dodging shadows, wet spots on the road, just anything that wasn't a bump. (I'm 6'3") Looking at a windshield edge is annoying, I give you that.

Measuring it, (What I had, plus what's still there.) comes up to 33 inches. I'd rather look over the top, myself, but to each his own. If, you're going to replace it, and your old one isn't saleable, I suggest taking off two inches off your current one, and see if you like that.

I cut mine with a detail saw I got at Menards. What I liked about it was that it was slow, and the plastic didn't re-weld itself behind the cut. Then, sand it smooth, and polish the plastic edge with scouring powder. I rounded the edge like the factory did. Everyone that's seen it, thinks I bought a new windshield.
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. I'd rather look over the top, myself, but to each his own.
Even though my F4 Custom windshield is as crystal clear as the day I bought it, when it rains I have a hard time with the rain on it as well as what is on the face-shield of my helmet. Looking over the top allows me to only deal with one set of droplets.
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Thanks to everyone that responded. To Aloha Tom it is measured from the tip of the Chrome finish piece to the top of the windshield. Unfortunately I'm in Michigan and the bike is in Washington so I can't actually send you a picture. To be sure the top of the windshield in my field of vision is not an ergonomic challenge like that seat was before I got it fixed.
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Thanks purplerider for the suggestion about cutting off the top
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Purplerider thanks for offer of surplus 9" windshield but I'll pass.
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