I know there are like 100 threads about different windshileds here, but I thought I add one more!
I wanted a taller windshiled for my '09 as the wind was comming right throught my jacket zipper and annouying this old fart.
I use this bike to commute and well, half the time here in N.E.Pa. is cold weather riding, keeping the wind off this tired old body is important-o.
My last KLR, ('08) I tried the taller windshield and it threw the wind RIGHT into my glasses, causing them to flutter and with the visor down on my Arai, it made a terrible wind noise.
"This isn't gonna make it".
Installed the stock one and bought a side car rig to run when it was cold, (I don't need much of an excuse to buy another bike)!
Flash forewar to 2010, the '08 is gone, the side car rig is off with my son at college.................
I got this Cee Bailey off E bay. (I'll be dammed if I'm gonna pay $200 for a windshield for THIS bike, my Harley, sure, but a 650, naaa)
For once I got a deal, $100 and $15 fer shipping. Looks next to brand new!
I put it on Friday here at work and rode home in a drizzle.
Kept the rain off my face shield, so I knew we were on the correct track.
I had read about buffetting at high speeds and was concerned by that. Between the rain and wet leaves on the back roads I travel, I couldn't do over 45 mph Friday.
The only mods I did is after I installed the windshield, I noticed the fairing flexed at the mounting points. I can see that cracking as the temps dropped.
I took some 5/8" thick square pieces of an old plastic cutting board I had in the garage and after spraying them black, applied a little BLACK silcone to hold them in place. I lifted the windshield/fairing up and slipped them in where the fairing meets the windshield.
This holds the fairing to the dash and keeps the movement down.
On this windshield set up there is a brace with a rubber bumper in the middle that was 1/16" away from the dash.
I cut a 1/16" piece of almn. strap and again spraying it black silconed that in place. This "anchors" the windshield in place better.
This morning I took the KLR it work.
I was runnin' 55-60 mph and all seems well, no movement on the fairing, little wind on my chest. A bit on the face shield I don't know whether that's from the fairing UP or over the top the windshield.
Over all, I think this is a great windshield for keeping the cold air off of you.
It's a bit in the way when you trying to move @ on the bike when your stopped or pushing it with your feet, (like backing it in the bike shed).
It might be in the way if I went off roading, but this isn't a off road ride.
Just an old guy thoughts...........