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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 22nd, 2006, 10:42 am Thread Starter
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Need Help Picking a taller windscreen

6'4", 34" inseam. Also broad shoulders.

SO on the freeway, with the windscreen up I get lots of wind noise and I can feel it on my helmet.

When I crouch down the windscreen does a good job, because then I just hear engine noise.

SO I want to get one big enough so that freeway driving is comfortable, but not overly big.

So I was thinking +5 height, +3 width. COuld drop it to +4, +2. Any opinions?

I think, Messenger13 (Joe) said he had a +6 , +4 and wishes he had droped it to a +4, +2, although he realy never said why?

Oh yeah, next summer I will get a dark grey short screen.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 22nd, 2006, 10:53 am
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Hi Hazard,

I am 6'2" with a 32" inseam, seat in the high position.

I have a CB +5/+3, and I'm very content of it. I tried the different sizes by taping a cardboard to my original screen with duct tape. I hesitated between a +4/+3 and a +5/+3, and now a +4/+3 could have done the job: in the highest position I look thru the shield, in the lowest position I look well over it.

Results however are very good: still a little bit of windnoise, but not that unbearable buffeting I had with the large stock screen. I can now do 100 mph with my Sys V screen open. When the screen is all up the wind flows over your helmet.

Since you are 2" taller I think +5/+3 would be the best, also since you indicate you have broad shoulders.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 22nd, 2006, 11:04 am
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I am 6' - just added the +4/+3. The flip of the CB helps, the height helps but the big change i believe is from the added side width. I would certainly recommend the +3 to the sides and no less.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 22nd, 2006, 11:13 am
 
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6'4", 34" inseam. Also broad shoulders.

SO on the freeway, with the windscreen up I get lots of wind noise and I can feel it on my helmet.

When I crouch down the windscreen does a good job, because then I just hear engine noise.

SO I want to get one big enough so that freeway driving is comfortable, but not overly big.

So I was thinking +5 height, +3 width. COuld drop it to +4, +2. Any opinions?

I think, Messenger13 (Joe) said he had a +6 , +4 and wishes he had droped it to a +4, +2, although he realy never said why?

Oh yeah, next summer I will get a dark grey short screen.
i'm only 5'6" so i have nothing to help here

but.....
please remember that the CeeBailey numbers refer to the STANDARD/LOW BMW screen, not the tall one you got.... that is +2 already

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6'4", 34" inseam. Also broad shoulders.

SO on the freeway, with the windscreen up I get lots of wind noise and I can feel it on my helmet.

When I crouch down the windscreen does a good job, because then I just hear engine noise.

SO I want to get one big enough so that freeway driving is comfortable, but not overly big.

So I was thinking +5 height, +3 width. COuld drop it to +4, +2. Any opinions?

I think, Messenger13 (Joe) said he had a +6 , +4 and wishes he had droped it to a +4, +2, although he realy never said why?

Oh yeah, next summer I will get a dark grey short screen.
I'm 6'1", 32" inseam. I have the +5,+3 and find it almost perfect. I run it a bit over midway up most of the time so the wind just brushes my helmet for better ventilation in hot weather. In the rain I have it all the way up, and can just barely see over it.

My wife's (she's 5'10") uses a +3,+3, and it's a bit short for me, perfect for her.

I'd recommend either a +5,+3 or a +6,+3 for you. If you're going to use a different shield for hot weather, the +6,+3 would probably be the better mild weather shield for you. You'll likely be please with how much quieter the Cee Bailey is compared to stock.
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6'4", 34" inseam. Also broad shoulders.

SO on the freeway, with the windscreen up I get lots of wind noise and I can feel it on my helmet.

When I crouch down the windscreen does a good job, because then I just hear engine noise.

SO I want to get one big enough so that freeway driving is comfortable, but not overly big.

So I was thinking +5 height, +3 width. COuld drop it to +4, +2. Any opinions?

I think, Messenger13 (Joe) said he had a +6 , +4 and wishes he had droped it to a +4, +2, although he realy never said why?

Oh yeah, next summer I will get a dark grey short screen.
I am 6'3" and 34 inseam, broad shoulders.

I have the Cee Bailey's windshield, plus 5" taller and 2" wider. I am very happy with it. However I don't think another inch in height and width would be a problem.
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So you and the wife ride the same bikes. What colors are they and do you switch off riding each other's bikes ?

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 22nd, 2006, 4:24 pm
 
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I am 6'1" and use the +4+2. It works well for me and I do not need any more height or width.

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My wife's (she's 5'10") uses a +3,+3, and it's a bit short for me, perfect for her.

I'd recommend either a +5,+3 or a +6,+3 for you. If you're going to use a different shield for hot weather, the +6,+3 would probably be the better mild weather shield for you. You'll likely be please with how much quieter the Cee Bailey is compared to stock.
Sounds like the same height as me, can I ask her inseam so I can understand the overall sitting height.

Thanks.

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