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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 2006, 4:20 pm Thread Starter
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Cee Bailey Question

This is for those of you that have installed the various sizes of the Cee Bailey windshield on the GT. What position is the windshield at to get the best effect of the windshield i.e. raised up 1/2 way or....?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 2006, 4:37 pm
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I cruise with my 6"/3" at 3/4 to 7/8 high. It's a HUGE improvement over BMW's pathetic "tall" windshield.
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5' 8" with a +4 +2 - run with it between all the way down and 1/3 of the way up, which is where it goes silent, regardless of helmet.

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I cruise with my 6"/3" at 3/4 to 7/8 high. It's a HUGE improvement over BMW's pathetic "tall" windshield.
I tend to agree.

I'm 6' with a C.B. 4+Tall 2+Wide and the screen is much quieter than the stock tall screen. I wouldn't call it dead quiet, but it is far more than stock, maybe 80%? I run it around the same 3/4 to 7/8 high setting, just barely looking over the top by maybe 1" or so. It flexes a bit more than the stocker maybe as it seems thinner.

I did put a couple of those clear stick-on bumpers from Orchard Supply & Hardware on the upper portion of the front fairing just to avoid that paint rub that occurred on someone elses bike on this site.

Mine took about 10 days to get including shipping time, fwiw.
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I did put a couple of those clear stick-on bumpers from Orchard Supply & Hardware on the upper portion of the front fairing just to avoid that paint rub that occurred on someone elses bike on this site.
Same here. Put one on each side after seeing Joe's. I also put one on the windshield where it lines up with the corner of my GPS mount. I found with the Cee Baileys, there is a little flex at speed. Not moving, I have almost 1/3" of clearance between the mount and the shield with it down. When doing over 55, the air pushes it down and it touches.

This is where I put the stick-on bumpers.


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I'm about 6' 1", using a Cee Bailey +5,+3

Metro riding, <50 MPH, especially in hot weather, I run it almost all the way down to provide better helmet ventilation.

Secondary road riding 45-60 MPH, in run it about half way up, so most air hits my helmet just above the face shield. I get good ventilation, and it's fairly quiet. Good enough to hear the XM radio OK.

Interstate road riding 60-90 MPH, I run it about three fourths of the way up, finding the sweet spot where it's quiet, no buffeting, without much vacuum behind me pushing my helmet ahead.

The only time that I've needed to run it all the way up was in heavy rain, where traffic was running about 40 MPH on the interstate. This kept most of the rain off me, and I could still just barely see over it.
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This is where I put the stick-on bumpers.

Same spot as mine.

I will note that my CB screen never touches the bumpers, even if fully down.

I wonder if Cee-Bailey has made some adjustment to the original run (mine is a week old production run of early Oct . '06)? There seems to be more of a bumper gap there now.
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Same spot as mine.

I will note that my CB screen never touches the bumpers, even if fully down.

I wonder if Cee-Bailey has made some adjustment to the original run (mine is a week old production run of early Oct . '06)? There seems to be more of a bumper gap there now.
You might be right.

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Same spot as mine.

I will note that my CB screen never touches the bumpers, even if fully down.

I wonder if Cee-Bailey has made some adjustment to the original run (mine is a week old production run of early Oct . '06)? There seems to be more of a bumper gap there now.
MIne, just arrived 5 days or so ago, also does not touch......

And to stick to the intent of the thread, about 7/8 to 8/8 full when on the freeway. 90 mph for 30 miles was reasonable..........

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We need to step back for a bit here. I don't think it was about touching while in the garage, or even at 60, 80 or 90 miles an hour.

Hell, I just did another unintentional wheelie today while out riding with my sons, wife and their SO's. Nailed a curve spot on, went wide open in third and then - oops.

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