Originally Posted by GT1200
I am leaving on a trip from Minneapolis to north of Seattle in a few days. I expect I will be running into some stiff winds in Montana and the Dakota's. I am wondering which windshield I should use. I have a Cee Bailey +4/+2 and the original BMW shield that I believe is standard height. Would I notice much difference in handling in cross winds between these two windshields?
You shouldnt notice much difference in either cross winds or handling. The amount of tupperware on these GTs pick up plenty of windage with or without a screen and they still handle superbly as you know.
When im kitted with panniers and the 49ltr top box I get plenty of side movement in strong cross winds.
You dont say how tall you are but I am 6' tall and i run the CB 2+/2+. Ive run it up to 240ks (145mph) and no cracking, shakes or wobbles.
I find at highway speeds I only need it up about 75% to remove almost all buffeting and wind noise, I also ride with the bars in the full up position. The only time I have it fully deployed is in heavy rain. Set up like this I get to look about 3 inches above the top of the screen with good protection so depending on how tall you are you may not even need to deploy the screen much at all with the +4.
If you go onto the Cee Bailey site it will give you measurements from the bottom centre of your screen to the top for the stock screen. I think its about 22.5 or 23inches, something like that so that will tell you if your other screen is stock,tall or short.
Ride safe and enjoy the trip.
P.S. the CB website will also give you thickness specs so you will know if you have the later built thicker screen.