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Thinking of getting a tulsa windschield ,Anyone out there have one and what are your thoughts? I'm getting tired of the buffeting.....
 

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I have one on my 1500 and I like it . It definately cuts down the buffeting on the rider and passenger as well. My wife likes it better also. However I haven't ridden in a downpour yet. Just light rain. Some say they can't see thru it when it is raining hard. The rain dropsdo flow over the top of the shield, due to the slant on it, also. Look at my avitar. Make sure youget one with the vent.
 

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dingdong wrote:
I have one on my 1500 and I like it . It definately cuts down the buffeting on the rider and passenger as well. My wife likes it better also. However I haven't ridden in a downpour yet. Just light rain. Some say they can't see thru it when it is raining hard. The rain dropsdo flow over the top of the shield, due to the slant on it, also. Look at my avitar. Make sure youget one with the vent.
Thanks DingDong...a vent for sure
 

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Hated mine (for a GL1100).. a real head/helmet banger.. it's all packaged up ready to sell.. If it doesn't sell before I need a new one, I'll cut it down..
 

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Hated mine (for a GL1100).. a real head/helmet banger.. it's all packaged up ready to sell.. If it doesn't sell before I need a new one, I'll cut it down..
Is it vented? If so then pm me some pics and a price.
 

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Got one & really dislike it. It is hot, no air for the driver, no air for helmet vents . And you have to look through it. But my passenger likes it cuz there is no wind buffetting her. Still looking for a good solution, Got a windbender windshield and I am extremely dissapointed with it.
 

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It took a while to get use to mine.. Like Sandiego said it's a head banger.. But you get over it.. The slipstream from trucks or a heavy head on wind seems to lighten the front end just slightly and a back draft will shake you.. I find rain and snow will blow over.. You are looking through the shield.. That may be something to think about.. It doesn't bother me.. The one thing that's annoying is the refection you get off the dash above the radio..It's very quite behind the shield.. All in all I've gotten use to mine and I like it.. A vent is a must........



One more thing mine is no longer adjustable.. I think they're a little thicker and at least mine will not release to go up or down.. :waving:
 

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The optical quality of the Tulsa is first-rate. The vent is a definite must-have. Makes the bike quite dry in the rain. You must look through it, not over it--which occasionally can be a problem. Sacrifices windshield adjustability with GL 1500.

I really like it.
 

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Thanks to everyone for your input.I have a memphis shade on now and it is in good shape,I may try the tulsa when I have a few bucks and can always switch back if I don't like it.........
 

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I had a Memphis Shade on my ST,a great window.. If you're not to tall I'd stick with it looking at your avatar.......
 

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I have the Tulsa tall with a vent. I love it. I put something called "raincoat" on it and it really helps in the rain.
 

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I installed the Touring Windshield by Showchrome a few months ago. It's about 3" or so taller than stock and 2" wider. I'm 5'10" and NO buffeting. It does not lean back like the Tulsa. No helmet banging. I wish I'd got the vent...the seller gave me bad info that my stock vent would fit if I cut the opening. I found that the windshield was a slightly different shape in the vent area and did not cut the opening...the vent would not have fit even though the shield is almost identical in shape/angle/looks to the factory unit. I took a pair of Baker Handwings, given to me by a friend, and attached them at the top of the shield. They direct plenty of air and I can point them to my face or chest area as needed (but the vent would have been a better way to go).
 

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I have the Tulsa tall with a vent. I love it. I put something called "raincoat" on it and it really helps in the rain.
I carry a can of Pledge and use it to clean the Tulsa Tall every night when on a trip. Screen is 4 years old and still no scratches or swirls. Spray on the pledge, let sit for a couple of minutes and bugs wipe away like soft butter. And water runs off in the rain like it does off a waxed surface. No vision issues. But water does come off the top of the screen right into your lap.

Like others have said, have to get used to looking through the shield and learn to keep your forehead away from it. If it was just me riding the bike I'd get something I could look over but my wife gets migraines if her head gets beat around by the wind. The Tulsa Tall solved that problem.

Vent is a must and I added handwings to the mirrors and they've been a godsend to keep air moving. Also keep my hands dry in the rain.
 

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I have the F4 on both of my GL1500s. When I recently purchased my latest 99 model it had a Tulsa tall on it, and from where I purchased it to home was longer than I want to ride behind one again! It is nowhere near as clear as my F4, and with I was roasting in the heat.

The only downside of the F4 is that I have had 3 of them crack around the corners on the vent, but Baker has replaced them free of charge each time. The last time they sent it with the vent installed because they were concerned that I had been tightening the 4 screws too tight. Crystal clear and very hard on the front side, but they can be scratched if you are not careful on the back side.
 

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Thinking of getting a tulsa windschield ,Anyone out there have one and what are your thoughts? I'm getting tired of the buffeting.....
I just installed a V Shield on mine I would check it out along with the Tulsa. I am not trying to bash Tulsa they have a fine product and have been around for a long time. Over the last 50 years I have had many bikes of different types including almost every Goldwing ever made. I have been thru just about every aftermarket windshield made and have found the V Stream the best for buffeting and rain. I just got back from Colorado and Montana and the last ride was the Bluetooth out of Red Lodge, and as you most likely know it can be sunny at Red Lodge and storming at the top. We came down at an average speed of 15 to 20 MPH and I could not believe how dry we were when we got back to Red Lodge. Maybe someone else will chime in to help you make a decision.

Good Hunting
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BigD
 

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I jumped on a wing today for the first time that had a Tulsa on it.........

Bam!!! Right across the forehead as I was getting on. Kind of awkward. Once on the bike, it felt great. Went for a short ride and that felt great as well.

I have a Optic Armor +4 on my 1800 and love it, but I'd bet that Tulsa, with the swept back angle would be better in the wind, and on gas..........
 
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