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Thumbs down +5 +3 CeeBailey Just cracked....

Upper right (as sitting on the bike) hole. 105 to 110 mph into a 40 mph headwind......

Wonder if they'll warranty it?

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Was it their thinner shield (i.e. 3/16") instead of what they used to produce at 1/4"?

You might have a shot since someone posted they recently went back to their 1/4" material they began with.

Of course, they won't talk to me about mine.
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Was it their thinner shield (i.e. 3/16") instead of what they used to produce at 1/4"?

You might have a shot since someone posted they recently went back to their 1/4" material they began with.

Of course, they won't talk to me about mine.
It's 3/16.

I'll give them a call.

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FWIW, my +4+3 has been tested to 150mph. :p Or should I say, "Sustained high speeds"?!?
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FWIW, my +4+3 has been tested to 150mph. :p Or should I say, "Sustained high speeds"?!?
That would be an illegal speed anywhere on US roads. Of course I know that you were on a track when you went that fast.

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That would be an illegal speed anywhere on US roads. Of course I know that you were on a track when you went that fast.

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FWIW, my +4+3 has been tested to 150mph. :p Or should I say, "Sustained high speeds"?!?
My +4+3 cracked when I tested it during my simulated track day at the speed you tested yours....
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So THAT's what O.C.D. and A.D.D. mean! :yeah
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My +4+3 cracked when I tested it during my simulated track day at the speed you tested yours....
Hi Sanjaun2,

I would be very interested to know if you have a 3/16" thick screen or the 1/4" thick one?

The same goes for Joe: what thickness is yours?

Mine (+5/+3) cracked both sides at 148 mph but sustained during at least 2 to 3 miles on the German Autobahn (yep, it is legal over there!). The cracks are 3" long. Shield thickness was 3/16" (or 0.187 as CB labels it).

The GT had still power left, but since it was my first day of a 7 day trip I didn't take the chance to go further and be left with a shattered screen. So I backed off, but the cracks didn't get bigger after that.

Went for a +4/+3 now, but demanded the 0.250 thickness explicitly.

What seems to be common here is that once you reach 150 mph (as Hazard has experienced) the thinner screens (3/16") seem to be unable to handle the load. Maybe that is the reason why CB went back to the thicker material?

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Anyone succesful ever getting CB to replace on the thinner screen? I think on one of the other forums, a guy from england was given a 25% discount....


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Hi Sanjaun2,

I would be very interested to know if you have a 3/16" thick screen or the 1/4" thick one?

The same goes for Joe: what thickness is yours?

Mine (+5/+3) cracked both sides at 148 mph but sustained during at least 2 to 3 miles on the German Autobahn (yep, it is legal over there!). The cracks are 3" long. Shield thickness was 3/16" (or 0.187 as CB labels it).

The GT had still power left, but since it was my first day of a 7 day trip I didn't take the chance to go further and be left with a shattered screen. So I backed off, but the cracks didn't get bigger after that.

Went for a +4/+3 now, but demanded the 0.250 thickness explicitly.

What seems to be common here is that once you reach 150 mph (as Hazard has experienced) the thinner screens (3/16") seem to be unable to handle the load. Maybe that is the reason why CB went back to the thicker material?

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