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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 2009, 8:41 pm Thread Starter
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Strange bike handling from a new windscreen??

So I got a Cee Bailey short summer screen and I tried it out today. I like it up to about 85mph, but above that I get a lot more airflow in the full down position, of course I expected that, but when I raised the height the bike started to feel light in front. The oem low screen didn't do that. Anyone else try this screen and notice this?? I'll keep the screen for local stuff, but I think for any long road trips I'll stay stock.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 2009, 6:36 pm
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never had any issues with my Cee Baileys and my GT has been tp 150 mph+ more than a few times with it in the semi-up position where I leave it. I like it as I get better protection on my shoulders and it's thicker so it flexes less than the stock screen.

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Screen handling

I've tried CB and Aeroflow. I noticed the problem more when I had the topcase on the back with the flow. My inseam is 36-37" so I tend to sit way back in the saddle and load the rear more.

Did you have a case on when you noticed this?

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Nope no top case, suspension set at rider plus bags, and damping on normal. ( I weight 215 dressed to ride) Metzeler Z6 ( which I've never liked) Pressures 36/42 , and about 2500 miles on them with no weird wear patterns. So I'm really surprised since the Cee Bailey summer screen is lower than the low stock by a few inches. The front end felt fine until I started to raise it up to smooth the airflow.. I can understand a taller screen acting like a sail but a shorter screen.. I'm gonna have to try it again but I could really feel the front getting lighter feeling as I brought up the screen, and if I reduced speed to say 75 it was fine, I'm really puzzled. And another data point I was just up at Americade, 250 miles of slab each way at 80-90 ( or better ) with low oem shield and I never felt a change with the screen in any position. I do plan on dumping the Metzelers soon for Michelin Pilot Road 2 be interesting to see if that changes anything.
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I have the aeroflow tall and I run 90+ with no issues form the windscreen. The bike feels planted all the time.
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