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post #1 of 11 Old 02-02-2012, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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windshields??

Anyone have any comments suggestions on replacement windshields for 2008? Iím almost 6 feet tall. The wind seems to hit from my shoulders up and am looking for something to protect from the wind buffering.
Happy Trails seems to have a good assortment but not sure which.
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post #2 of 11 Old 02-02-2012, 11:58 AM
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I've been using the Madstad Adventure for a couple of years and am basically happy with it (I'd much rather ride with it than without it) but if I had it to do over, I would probably go with one of those Cee Bailey screens.

Depending on how you have the Madstad oriented, you won't be able to turn your bars far enough to lock your forks because the stock hand guards will hit the sides of the shield. It gets kind of annoying when you're maneuvering in close quarters and your hand guards keep hitting the windshield.

I can't confirm this, but it looks like the Cee Bailey design would eliminate that problem because they seem to be kind of "cut out" where the handguards might contact them.



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I've been using the Madstad Adventure for a couple of years and am basically happy with it (I'd much rather ride with it than without it) but if I had it to do over, I would probably go with one of those Cee Bailey screens.

Depending on how you have the Madstad oriented, you won't be able to turn your bars far enough to lock your forks because the stock hand guards will hit the sides of the shield. It gets kind of annoying when you're maneuvering in close quarters and your hand guards keep hitting the windshield.

I can't confirm this, but it looks like the Cee Bailey design would eliminate that problem because they seem to be kind of "cut out" where the handguards might contact them.
I do like the concept of the Cee Baileyís with the adjustable feature but am not sure if the Sport would be enough or if I need to go to the touring. I like the looks of the sport much better but not sure itís going to be enough to eliminate the buffering.
I agree the touring looks cut enough to clear the hand guards.
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Talking Kawasaki oem Tall Screen

I'm 6'2" and really like the oem after market tall screen. This is my second KLR650, 2008 & 2012, and have used this screen on both. No buffeting, super smooth air flow, cheap price, and no problem with the handguards. And you do not have to look through a windshield.
Try it, you may like it!
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post #5 of 11 Old 02-02-2012, 07:18 PM
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Hey Sammy,
I have the Cee Bailey's sport (20") and touring (24") shields. At 6'3", I was getting hit in the throat with the stock shield. I prefer the sport shield over the touring as it deflects the breeze and most bugs over my head at freeway speeds but still keeps me cool enough at slow speeds without being in the way when riding off road. In order to prevent the shield from hitting the stock mirrors, I need to have the shield adjusted to the forward most position.




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I have the Zero Gravity sport touring something or other. Search on here, there's a thread about it. Works for me.




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Question How much taller?

How much taller, in inches, is the Cee Bailey Sport screen than the stock KLR650 windshield?

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Hey Sammy,
I have the Cee Bailey's sport (20") and touring (24") shields. At 6'3", I was getting hit in the throat with the stock shield.

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Anyone have any comments suggestions on replacement windshields for 2008? Iím almost 6 feet tall. The wind seems to hit from my shoulders up and am looking for something to protect from the wind buffering.
Happy Trails seems to have a good assortment but not sure which.
Some find that cutting down the OEM gets clean air.

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I bought this one and it worked great for highway speeds since its 8 inches taller than OEM. Being 6'5" the wind was shooting directly into my visor, which got annoying. But since your 5 inches shorter it should work for you. I'm switching to the ZG touring to cut the difference between the two choices.

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How much taller, in inches, is the Cee Bailey Sport screen than the stock KLR650 windshield?
That's tough to say since the C.B. shield is at a completely different angle than the stock one. I don't have access to the stock shield right now. The 20" sport shield is about 5" higher than the mirrors in the forward most position.

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