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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-16-2016, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Need help with windshield replacement GL1500

My GL1500 needs a new windshield. I've been looking at National, F4, Optic, etc and here's my question. I've always had my shield at nose level. Almost all of these vendors are offering +2 and +4 versions that reduce buffeting and noise. I'm worried about clear vision thru a visor and tall windshield. Guess I'm looking for opinions from those that have made the change to a larger / taller shield and recommendations for which brand offers the best value.
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On my 1500 trike I had the standard height windshield and I could see through it, but not over it being 5'4" tall.
You may want to look at these; http://www.ceebaileys.com/honda-Gold...000-windshield the shortest one they offer is 19"


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The only issue with my tall windsheild is in rain at night when meeting a car outside of that i love it . In the rain on the hwy (unless its coming a turd floater) i dont even get damp unless i slow below 45 mph.

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http://www.clearviewshields.com/blog...shield-height/


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Best of both worlds get one that if you tilt your head up you see over it..and if not though it..that's what I have and no buffering for me or passenger. Note you can cut you shield to any height you want..not too hard to do.

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Being that I am 5'9" the standard one works for me. I have no problem seeing though the shield at anytime. I think that the problem is that they get the tinted one and then they have a problem seeing .
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most helmet face shields have good optical quality, as do the windshields.
I look thru both with a Tulsa tall shield and Arai full face.
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I am a fan off the standard height. It can always be raised up and give you more coverage if needed. It is nice and sometimes necessary to be able to look over the shield. Especially if you have ever been driving down a mountain road at highway speeds and your windshield fogs over. Then you really will appreciate being able to look over the shield...

ETA: I have always been a fan of Memphis Shades windshields. I have one on both my GL1500 and GL1800. They are reasonably priced and a little thicker than stock. That helps to keep them from slipping down and hold them in place when they are raised up...


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this new Optic Armor I installed 3 weeks ago....
it won't move period.

once it is secured in place, it won't move....
you best make sure it is where you want it before you put the garnish back on.
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this new Optic Armor I installed 3 weeks ago....
it won't move period.

once it is secured in place, it won't move....
you best make sure it is where you want it before you put the garnish back on.

I installed an Optic Armor +2 recently and really like it; super clear. And it hits that sweet spot where I can look over it easily most of the time, which I prefer, but can also just duck down a little in case of the need to, y'know without having to lay on the tank. Then again I was coming from the 15 year old Tulsa Tall that came with the Wing. Simply got tired of the scarring to my forehead!

The windshield will move up and down with the levers released, BUT the front garnish ("windshield trim") has to be released, too. The "setting plates," per the Honda GL1500 shop manual, and screws produce enough play for the shield to move up and down by hand, but not if that rubber gasket has hold on that polycarbonate windshield.
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