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post #1 of 11 Old Nov 23rd, 2006, 7:23 am Thread Starter
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Cee Biley Windshield Height

I have the tall (24") windhield on my 06LT. I need something lower in the full down position because when I ride the Georgia mountains, going downhill forces one to look through the windshield, which I don't like. If I buy a #2-4 will the upper lip be a full 4" lower than the one I have in the full down position and a full 4" lower in the full up position?

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Sorry for the typo...should be Bailey.
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I have the tall (24") windhield on my 06LT. I need something lower in the full down position because when I ride the Georgia mountains, going downhill forces one to look through the windshield, which I don't like. If I buy a #2-4 will the upper lip be a full 4" lower than the one I have in the full down position and a full 4" lower in the full up position?

Thanks for the input.
Billy,
The short answer to your question, No.
All the windshield "stuff" can get quite confusing with all the variables. So, here is the simplified version:
The height of the CB #2 -3 will be very close to your stock 24" shield relative to your line of sight over the top in the full down position. Confusing enough?

If you want a shorter than stock shield, order the -4 or even minus more.

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A CB #2 -2.5" = the BMW "tall" shield.
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Theefore it sounds like the #2minu 4 will only be about 1 or 2 inches below the one I have now. I may go for the stock short shield which is 17.5". I'll have to see if it goes high enough to provide enough protection in the full up position.
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Stock 24" = CB #2 -3.5"

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A CB #2 -2.5" = the BMW "tall" shield.
My measurin' stick might be outta calibration, but I came up with some different #s after doing a pretty involved measurement. See http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?p=113368 for details.

The #2 -2" was about 1.5" higher in the line of sight than the stock 24" shield. I traded it back for a -4" and found it to be just slightly lower than the 24" shield.

My guess is that a -3.5" would be the same as the 24" shield in the lower position. I didn't measure the same distance with the shield in the full up position, though.

Billy, FYI, the #2 -4" is just perfect for me - I'm 5'8" with a 30" inseam. With the -4" in the lowered position, I have plenty of unobstructed field of view over the top edge, and with it in the full up position, I have plenty of windshield above my line of sight as well.

The reverse curve in the #2 means that more of that windshield "length" is headed upward at a steeper angle than the stock shield, so the "-2" or "-4" etc. is not at all representative of line-of-sight difference.

Maybe CB or someone on this forum will someday post a super-duper graphical overlay on a 1" grid showing the various OEM and CB shield orientations in upper & lower positions.... hint hint

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Thanks guys. You've been a great help. I think I'll order the #2 minus 4.
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I have 4 screens for the LT-
Stock
BMW Euro-Short
CB #1
CB #1+1.5".

Stock- well we know about that.
Short- great for around town in the summer, but VERY winding/noisey above 60 mph. Might be OK for some one who isn't 6'4".
CB#1 stock height- pretty good- better than stock.
CB#1+1.5", works best for me.

I took the stock shield (in you case, maybe the short shield) and taped cardboard to the top- about 6" over stock. Went for a ride with some scissors and started cutting the cardboard down till I had the height that worked.

With the 1.5+, I can see over it in the mountains with it down, yet it works pretty darn well at 80mph.

I would suggest borrow a screen that is shorter than stock.

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Maybe CB or someone on this forum will someday post a super-duper graphical overlay on a 1" grid showing the various OEM and CB shield orientations in upper & lower positions.... hint hint
I don't think this will come from CB. I've bought three windshields from them trying to get it right......
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What David Said

find someone nearby (within 500 miles) and borrow a windshield. Saves the aggravation of buying the wrong size, exchanging, shipping, etc.

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hi billy....i'm 6' and the CB #2 -2 with wings works for me just fine...i ride the mtns of nc every chance i get and i know your issue...if you're in doubt about the height then go a little shorter...you can always raise it up when you need to....better to be too short then to high..

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