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Got the new Cee Bailey windshield on today, kind of a good news/bad news deal. The good news is the windshield really is good looking, crystal clear and about .050" thicker than OEM. The bad news is that it's .050" thicker. If you should buy one of these be warned that the shoulders on the center three screws that attach the windshield to the sliders will be about .050" too thin so the windshield will be too tight to slide up and down.

My solution was to turn down three .055" thick washers whose center hole was a bit too small to fit over the screw. I turned them down by stacking them up on a bolt, tightening them down with a nut, clamping the assembly in my battery drill and grinding them down on my grinder with the drill slowly turning against the direction the wheel was spinning. Oncethey get them to the same diameter as the shoulder on the windshield screw, I cut one side of the washer with a diagonal cutter and spread it open enough to slip over the windshield screw and then squeezed it back shut around the neck of the screw. This is necessary because the neck of the screw next to the shoulder is narrower than the threaded portion. With these spacers in, the windshield fits fine, slides up and down smoothly and locks in place like it should.

Just a heads upto anyone contemplating purchasing a new windshield for the 1500, if it's thicker which is nice, it might take a bit of backyard engineering to get it to fit.
 

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Good info. I have one of those "slightly thicker than OEM" windshields as well, made by Slipstream, I think. I noticed that there should be about 1 1/2" of height adjustment based on the oblong holes at the base of the OEM. I will be taking a look at my new one and then will try to figure out what you said. I hope that I will be able to raise mine about an inch or better.

OOOOPS Just noticed that this is for your 1500. Still apply for my 1200???????

Thanks Hawker22
 

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It shouldn't matter on the 1200, you can adjust it an inch and a half or so but the screws hold the windshield tight anyway. You have to loosen them to shift the windshield.
 

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I got it done tonight. Was able to raise it about 1 1/4 " and it looks better. No chance to try it on the highway yet. Will do it tomorrow. The mirrors are a bit of abitch.

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I got it done tonight. Was able to raise it about 1 1/4 " and it looks better. No chance to try it on the highway yet. Will do it tomorrow. The mirrors are a bit of abitch.

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Yeah and they are about the same on the 1500, except worse!
 

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Anyone have the Cee Bailey with the NACA vent? If you do how do you like it. I'm going to order one for my GL1200 and trying to decide with or without vent. Right now I'm leaning towards getting it in +4" with vent.
 

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The thing I don't like about the NACA vent is you can't close it if you should need or want to. If it turns out rain does come through you'd have to use duct tape. This is approved in Canada (red/green)but maybe not in the US. If you get the 4" taller one you can always cut it down if you don't like it.
 

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The thing I don't like about the NACA vent is you can't close it if you should need or want to. If it turns out rain does come through you'd have to use duct tape. This is approved in Canada (red/green)but maybe not in the US. If you get the 4" taller one you can always cut it down if you don't like it.

Ah ha ha on the red/green thing. That guy is super cool(kewl).

I tested my slightly taller windshield today and it was a good improvement. I think I may even like one that is another 2" taller. I could still rise up to see over it in a pinch. Today, I leaned foward and placed my head down toward the center of the handle bars and I was amazed at how calm it was there. All I could hear was the steady purr of that ol engine. I was just trying to hear a bit of news about our coming Ophilia this weekend. Hopefully it will be just a breezy rain by the time it reaches the shores of NS. Paul, you will be pleased to learn that I ordered a chatterbox kit for my helmet-should be here next week. Then I won't have to lean foward to hear the news.
 

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You might have a problem with your speakers, on both my 1200 and 1500 I can hear the radio just fine with the front speakers at highway speeds. Never have to turn it up quite to half way on the volume controls. The automatic volume control does a good job, it comes in at around 45 mph and raises the volume. I had rear speakers on both bikes but always ended up using only the front. The headsets do make it better for music, I use them when I listen to classical music from our local classical station, the dynamic range of most classical pieces is just too wide to work well without them.
 

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Just got the Cee Bailey screen for my 1500 in the mail yesterday. Mine has the vent built in. I am hoping to fit it this weekend, so I am grateful for the washer info. Since I live in England, I doubt it will be long before I shall be able to report how the vent performs in rain!! I have bought the 4" higher model on the basis that if I like it I will keep it high, if not, I can cut it down.

For anyone this side of the pond, thinking of buying a Cee Bailey screen, I can thoroughly recommend the sole Agents, "Woodys" Mike the proprietor and Alison, were very helpful and a pleasure to deal with. Once I have had a chance to try out the screen in earnest, I will report on my experince of it.

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New screen fitted, now going for a test ride, two up. First reaction is, I like it because it sweeps forward, unlike Tulsa, so less chance of my smacking my nose on it as I mount and dismount!! I have concern about the vent, but it isn't raining amazingly, so probably won't be able to report on that yet.

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You might have a problem with your speakers, on both my 1200 and 1500 I can hear the radio just fine with the front speakers at highway speeds. Never have to turn it up quite to half way on the volume controls. The automatic volume control does a good job, it comes in at around 45 mph and raises the volume. I had rear speakers on both bikes but always ended up using only the front. The headsets do make it better for music, I use them when I listen to classical music from our local classical station, the dynamic range of most classical pieces is just too wide to work well without them.

Oh the speakers are OK, I just did not have the volume up quite enough, and I have yet to prove the auto volume is working. I just need to doa trial on that feature. I also just got an HJC AC-3 helmet and it covers my ears a lot better. Can't wait to get the headset.
 

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Went for a spin last night. LUXURY!! No more buffeting, for me or Helen.

I was looking through the screen, something I haven't experienced on any of my previous bikes screens. Since the screen is brand new, it is absolutely fine, with no distortion or light problems. If it gets scratched in the future, that would become a problem. The NACA vent doesn't send wind at me at all. Something I wasn't expecting, is that the headlight beam illuminates the upper edge of the bottem of the vent. At first I was worried about whether this might prove distracting, but I am happy to report that it is forgotten about, once the novelty has worn off.

We rode in very bright head on sunlight, ( dangerous at the best of times) through the dusk and into full darkness. At no time was I unhappy with the screen. The engine noise that we heard increased, so if anyone had noisy pipes that might be an issue, but for me I liked it, both because I like the sound my Wing makes and also because I would hear anything wrong with her.

Intercom sound quality is better, we do not get wind noise through the mikes, blasting in each others ears now, downside is I can't pretend I didn't hear Helen:goofygrin:

When I ordered the screen from "Woodeys" I talked at length to Mike and he is now aware of this site. I believe he is going to watch it for a while and then maybe make contact with Steve. Any riders on my side of the pond, who wish to change, I can thoroughly recommend the screen.

The only thing I was unable to test yesterday, was the rain and vent thing. Without wishing it upon us, I will let you know what I think as soon as we are "blessed" by the rain Gods!!

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I just put a new SlipStreamer with vent on my 1200 two weeks ago and did a 2,000 mile trip with it. I absolutely love it and the vent is a great bonus, allowing lots of cooling air to flow through that otherwise wouldn't. Always get the vent!
 

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Hi Curt

Can I ask where u bought your slipstream windshield. Looking to get a new one and undecided which to buy.

Joe

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