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Offline ace50

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Re: Windshield
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2017, 06:53:03 am »
No matter how tall a windshield you get, they are all narrow because of the handlebars and how they interfere with the width.
This makes any side wind come right in and buffet you.

I guess this makes the Tenere a 'fair' weather bike....... ::013::
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Re: Windshield
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2017, 08:29:01 am »
No matter how tall a windshield you get, they are all narrow because of the handlebars and how they interfere with the width.
This makes any side wind come right in and buffet you.

I guess this makes the Tenere a 'fair' weather bike....... ::013::

Supposedly the 22 inch Cee Bailey is 4 inches wider at the top than the tall Super Tenere windshield I am using now and the side cutouts do not interfere with the mirrors, looks like $166 delivered to my house.  Sure wish I could hear from someone that has tried this Cee Bailey windshield.
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2002 Honda GL1800, yellow, currently 465,000 smiles

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Re: Windshield
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2017, 09:35:52 am »
Oh man! I just had an inspiration on how to make the windshield as wide as you want.....somewhat.  ::014::
Cause that's my gripe every time I take a longer ride. Side wind getting to you.

Stay tuned........
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Re: Windshield
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2017, 10:46:57 am »
Supposedly the 22 inch Cee Bailey is 4 inches wider at the top than the tall Super Tenere windshield I am using now and the side cutouts do not interfere with the mirrors, looks like $166 delivered to my house.  Sure wish I could hear from someone that has tried this Cee Bailey windshield.


Have a read through this post, gives you some opinion as to what to expect........

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=16439.0
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Re: Windshield
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2017, 04:31:18 pm »
Have a read through this post, gives you some opinion as to what to expect........

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=16439.0


Thanks for the link Dogdaze, everything is perfectly clear now lol, I really should call Cee Bailey before I spend any money.
2013 Tenere heading for Alaska about May 25th 2016
2002 Honda GL1800, yellow, currently 465,000 smiles

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Re: Windshield
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2017, 08:12:22 pm »
Thanks for all your replies !
Seems like there are no board members using the 22 inch Cee Bailey windshield ?
The Puig touring screen is 19.6 inch inches tall, that's about 1.5 inches taller than what I'm currently using, it might work great for me but I just don't know and hate to spend the money and not be happy.
Madstad brackets I might be willing to try but when I put them in the shopping cart it says unavailable, how much did you have to pay for the Madstad brackets ?


I'm running the 22". What did you need to know? It's 16" wide about 4" down. It swoops in a bit then it's about 15.25" further down. Mine is on a '12 and a Touratech bracket. I like it. Better wind management than the CalSci, though shorter.
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Re: Windshield
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2017, 08:17:37 pm »
Oh man! I just had an inspiration on how to make the windshield as wide as you want.....somewhat.  ::014::
Cause that's my gripe every time I take a longer ride. Side wind getting to you.

Stay tuned........

OK, tested my idea and it works! No more side wind buffeting, just like my cruisers I've had in the past.
Idea came to me after I seen a review on a new Road Glide with that big frame mounted fairing up front.
The guy said he couldn't see the road right in front of him!

The Tenere windshield is pretty far forward (frame mounted) and the handlebar swing keeps it narrow.
Then I thought, handlebar mounted windshield!
Now you're thinking ' this guys a nut!'...........................correct-o-mundo!  ::001::

I put my cut-down stock shield on front, had a piece of old (wide) windshield for prototyping and slapped it on,
mind you, to my custom handle bars (3.5" rise), and walla! looks stupid but works pretty good!
Now just need to determine a final shape, better mounting (got that figured out already) and ride off into the sunset........................

then turn around and come home cause I don't know anybody in that direction. ::)

« Last Edit: September 09, 2017, 08:20:01 pm by ace50 »
Marriage:
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At the start, all you need is 2 hearts and a diamond....
Later, you want a club and a spade.

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Re: Windshield
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2017, 09:25:28 pm »
Interesting idea !
OK, tested my idea and it works! No more side wind buffeting, just like my cruisers I've had in the past.
Idea came to me after I seen a review on a new Road Glide with that big frame mounted fairing up front.
The guy said he couldn't see the road right in front of him!

The Tenere windshield is pretty far forward (frame mounted) and the handlebar swing keeps it narrow.
Then I thought, handlebar mounted windshield!
Now you're thinking ' this guys a nut!'...........................correct-o-mundo!  ::001::

I put my cut-down stock shield on front, had a piece of old (wide) windshield for prototyping and slapped it on,
mind you, to my custom handle bars (3.5" rise), and walla! looks stupid but works pretty good!
Now just need to determine a final shape, better mounting (got that figured out already) and ride off into the sunset........................

then turn around and come home cause I don't know anybody in that direction. ::)
2013 Tenere heading for Alaska about May 25th 2016
2002 Honda GL1800, yellow, currently 465,000 smiles

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Re: Windshield
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2017, 09:31:29 pm »

I'm running the 22". What did you need to know? It's 16" wide about 4" down. It swoops in a bit then it's about 15.25" further down. Mine is on a '12 and a Touratech bracket. I like it. Better wind management than the CalSci, though shorter.

Thanks for the reply Don,  glad to hear you like the 22 inch Cee Bailey,  so you used the Touratech bracket because you wanted to mount your GPS there or was there some other reason ?
2013 Tenere heading for Alaska about May 25th 2016
2002 Honda GL1800, yellow, currently 465,000 smiles

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Re: Windshield
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2017, 09:48:17 pm »
Thanks for the reply Don,  glad to hear you like the 22 inch Cee Bailey,  so you used the Touratech bracket because you wanted to mount your GPS there or was there some other reason ?


Increased range of adjustability for the bracket. It's to far forward for my poor eyes, the gps is on a RAM mount on the bars. I can read that.
Don in Lodi
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Offline ace50

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Re: Windshield
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2017, 07:56:46 am »
Interesting idea !

Think I came up with a final shape, now just find some plastic to cut it to.

I did do a wind test, it was windy yesterday, just right for testing with plenty of side blasts and it worked great, even in traffic.
Just a smudge of wind noise on the hi-way. I didn't even wear my earplugs (I normally do) and was quite tolerable.

I took the Cee Bailey comment as a challange, that the Tenere is a terrible bike to make a good windshield for.
Just have to think outside the box, only problem is, I don't know where I am now........ ::014::

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=3125

BTW, does anybody have an old Memphis Shades Fat windshield plastic they want to get rid of?
I think I could make that work.  ::26::
« Last Edit: September 11, 2017, 08:28:20 am by ace50 »
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Re: Windshield
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2017, 09:08:34 am »
FWIW as an idea to check out, when I had the Gen1 bike, I found one of the windshield companies was massively discounting discontinued models. I picked up a Burgman scooter windshield and cut it to shape. It was too much coverage for summer, when I'd put the stocker back on.



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Offline ace50

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Re: Windshield
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2017, 09:22:09 am »
That's a good idea!

It still requires a narrow shape, but plenty of height though!  ::013::
Marriage:
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At the start, all you need is 2 hearts and a diamond....
Later, you want a club and a spade.

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Re: Windshield
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2017, 06:50:28 pm »

Increased range of adjustability for the bracket. It's to far forward for my poor eyes, the gps is on a RAM mount on the bars. I can read that.

Sounds like We both have pretty much the same vision issues, my gps is mounted on a RAM ball that replaces the left front handlebar clamp bolt, for me it's about the best possible location and doesn't block any of the gauges.
Windshield I'm not 100% sure yet but it's most likely going to be a 22 inch Cee Bailey on the stock mounts
2013 Tenere heading for Alaska about May 25th 2016
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Re: Windshield
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2017, 12:12:15 am »

I'm running the 22". What did you need to know? It's 16" wide about 4" down. It swoops in a bit then it's about 15.25" further down. Mine is on a '12 and a Touratech bracket. I like it. Better wind management than the CalSci, though shorter.

Don my tall Yamaha shield measures 15.5 inches from the top center down to the slot for the ignition key, what does your 22 inch Cee  Bailey measure ?
2013 Tenere heading for Alaska about May 25th 2016
2002 Honda GL1800, yellow, currently 465,000 smiles

 

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