Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: COUNTY OF, OR, United States
Small Screen -2 Cee Bailey
Broke down and purchased the Cee Bailey smaller screen. I ordered the -2 Tall/+2 Wide dark tinted screen for my 2006 GT. I have the +3Tall/+2Wide for the winter.
I received the new screen yesterday and got my first ride today. My goal was to get something that would get some cool air coming into me for the spring and summer. I was also looking for a screen that gave me relatively clean air so that I was not getting pounded at the helmet by wind turbulence.
The stock screen (my bike came with the OEM tall) just did not meet my needs. Wasnt tall enough or wide enough to provide good protection and too tall to give me a clean breeze. The OEM seemed to let air come around the screen and created a lot of noise and some turbulence. I am aprox 6" with a 34" Levi inseam
OK here is my opinion - the new screen is perfect for me. I get relatively clean air when all the way down and can raise it enough to get behind it when i want out of the wind. I am very surprised at how quiet it is even with the screen all the way down. The +2" wider i think really makes a huge difference for me in giving me clean air and not pounding the helmet when the screen is down.
My ride today consisted of 60 miles of twisty mountain roads and a 25 mile freeway run at speeds up to 80. I experimented with the screen both up and down on the freeway. Relatively clean air in the all the way down position, yet there is still enough screen when it is raised to provide some pretty darn good protection.
Screens i have learned are very personal and what may work to give me clean air can be terrible for someone shorter or taller. Looks like i got lucky and got a good combination of shorter and wider that works for me.
Good luck for all of you experimenting with summer screens. By the way, here are a couple of quck shots of the new screen. Excuse the crappy photography.
Last edited by Ricbob; May 5th, 2007 at 10:13 pm.