I mentioned earlier my Cee Baileys was arriving today. I installed it right after work and immediately went for a ride. I was so excited... I'm going to write a comprehensive review now that I've experienced it.
The OEM Tall Windshield was scratched and would fog up really bad. I bought it used, so don't blame me
In the rain and at night, it was so bad I had to ride with it down, of course increasing the helmet noise and resistance in the wind. I could barely hear the radio... all because the windshield...
So I did the research provided by the people on here and took the plunge. Since I'm 6' exactly, and others that height said "-2", I went that route: I bought the #2-2, clear, without wings. I immediately regretted it (buyers remorse) - $200 for a windshield I hadn't even seen. Is it tall enough? Is it ugly? Well, I had to wait a week and find out.
It is perfect. It is the same "effective" height as the OEM Tall WS because of the lip. In the down position, I can see RIGHT over it by about 1-2". In the up position, I see right under the lip about 1-2". Just great.
The amazing thing is that the wind protection is better in the up position than the OEM, but when in lowest position, it's almost better than up!! It's unreal. Truely something you'd have to ride with to appreciate it. The lip works wonders. I took my baseball cap off and honestly, my hair barely blew in the wind - and I didn't even get the wings! Not only does the new shield work, it looks great and much sportier than the OEM. It comes with a nice CeeBailey signature at the bottom which makes it obvious to tell it's aftermarket.
Also, I did not have the raising issues at freeway speed. I went straight to the express way to find out and my motor must be strong enough because it went right up.
The only drawback: when it is raised all the way, there is a tiny point of distortion where the lip begins and aligns almost right with my eyes. But I must insist, this is hardly noticeable and is FAR OUTWEIGHED by the protection the shield provides.
Actually, there is one other drawback: when it hits the first bug. I kinda glared at it's guts, thought to myself "serves you right", and kept right on riding with a big smile.
IMO, if you're in the market, you can't go wrong chosing Cee Bailey. I'm considering writing their company to tell them how thrilled I am. I'm certainly glad I took the plunge. I hope this review helps out - it's definitely not fun spending $200 when you don't know what you'll get.
P.S. I also bough 2 bottles of their Aircraft Windshield cleaner and polish JUST to prevent anything like what happened to my OEM shield.