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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-31-2006, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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hi all, i just saw this link to fire creek and was wondering if any of you have tried one of there windshields for the 1500gl . i just bought a tulsa extra tall and now i see this one. geeeez.
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there's a thread about sport bikes riding a strip called tail of the dragon or something like that. One of the guys on that thread mentions his and has a picture of his bike with it on plus this link

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Have not used one ,but it does look very interesting ,

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Looks interesting but I was wondering if you'd get more water into the instrument panel in the rain. It's a similar idea to the electric windscreen on the BMW.

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Looks pretty cool, but $675 for the electric version! Oh well, they don't make them for the 1200 anyway.

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exavid, the windscreen on my v-strom is mounted away from the cowling by about and inch or a little more. i get no water coming under the screen for some reason. you would think that water would come up the back side of the screen but it does not????? riding in the down pour trip last spring nothing got wet behind the screen except what would be normal run off from the around the edges of the screen. something to note about this gap under the screen........ even though the screen is much smaller then the wing screen i get no buffeting and no wind slapping me in the back accross the shoulders like i do on the wing..... even with the new tulsa extra tall i get this wind on the back. maybe i need to add the vent in the screen that tulsa has for sale as an option:P i will post pics of the v-strom screen if you want to have a looksee.

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I wondered because in heavy rain I get water bubbling up behind my windshield where it contacts the rubber pad. I don't get much buffeting and I've got my windshield cut down to 20" height. I like the idea of having the minimal windshield that gives good protection. I have a vent for my screen but haven't installed it, I should go put it in but have been hesitating in case I don't like it after it's in. Kind of hard to convince myself to cut a hole in my nice Cee Bailey windshield.

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I've always ridden with the vent open to minimize the buffeting caused by low pressure behind the screen.
I'd like to hear a couple of testimonials before spending that sort of cash...

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I've got the manual version on my GL1500 last spring and have been pleased. Good quality. The slide arrangement for raise/lower held up fine in the worst gusty winds I ever expereinced last summer in ND. No problem with water on gauges and I ride with a low setting looking over. Recommended.

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I've got the manual version on my GL1500 last spring and have been pleased. Good quality. The slide arrangement for raise/lower held up fine in the worst gusty winds I ever expereinced last summer in ND. No problem with water on gauges and I ride with a low setting looking over. Recommended.
hi cld, got a couple of questions for ya if you don't mind. first off i am 6'2" tall with a 32 inch inseam. long torso, neck and head anyway that is why i bought the tulsa extra tall. it did eliminate the buffetting on the head but i am still getting slapped accross the back in the shoulder area by the wind. one of the reasons i bought the tulsa was to keep my pillion rider from getting her head buffeted around and now i am not sure this screen will help. she hasn't been on the bike yet since i changed the screen but i am still getting it in the back as with the old stock screen. how does yours work as far as wind turbulence goes

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