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Hilltopper46



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject: Windshield replacement Reply with quote

Other than the VStream from National Cycle, does anyone have any comments on any of the replacement windshield currently (summer 2018) available in North America?

Cee Bailey seems to be defunct, but there appears to be 7JuRock (currently $120 ++) and Parabellum (currently $180++). Have I missed any?

My old windshield is hazed over. I've been able to improve it some, but riding west on a sunny day after 3PM or so it's difficult to see. I ride looking over the top of the windshield, so on the road it's not so bad - it's the riding through city traffic that makes me wish I could see better.

Thanks for any insight into this.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I lived in Seattle and parallel parked on the street in the city a fair amount I used a smoked windscreen on my LT. The reason was that it made the bike easier to see so that idiots parking cars would be less likely to back over the bike when parking.

Gustafson also makes an LT windscreen but it's a bit spendy:

https://bikescreen.com/products/bmw-k-1100-lt-1994-1997
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you checked with any bike breakers to see if they have a decent used one?
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Hilltopper46



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott_Anderson wrote:
Have you checked with any bike breakers to see if they have a decent used one?



I've thought about this, but
the used ones I see on eBay are more than a new aftermarket replacement, and they all say they have some scratches.

I left my email address with beemer boneyard some months ago and never heard back from them.

Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What height are you looking for? I've got a few spares hanging around.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flying Duck wrote:
What height are you looking for? I've got a few spares hanging around.


Wow! Thanks for the offer. It's not so much about the money as it is about the quality of the windshield and experience with the company.

As far as the windshield, standard height is good. I typically ride with it less than halfway up the travel range. If you have one with decent optical clarity, let me know what you want for the shield and shipping.

I think you can PM me through the forum.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flying Duck wrote:


Gustafson also makes an LT windscreen but it's a bit spendy:

https://bikescreen.com/products/bmw-k-1100-lt-1994-1997


I looked at their website - not only is it more spendy, but you get to drill your own mounting holes - really!?!?!? Shocked Shocked

Of course, they do provide a special acrylic bit.... Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have V Streams on both K bikes. Much better than OEM.

They were giving K11 members a discount at one time.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim wrote:
I have V Streams on both K bikes. Much better than OEM.

They were giving K11 members a discount at one time.


Thanks for this - I feel a little pull in the direction of the V Stream. Any thoughts about the standard height vs the tall one? The height of the stock screen seems about right for me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hilltopper46 wrote:
Any thoughts about the standard height vs the tall one? The height of the stock screen seems about right for me.


I recently put the taller one on my bike and love it compared to the stock height. Keeping it all the way down, the wind is a nice steady whisper over my head compared to the buffeting I got from the stock height.
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