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post #1 of 35 Old Aug 14th, 2007, 7:53 pm Thread Starter
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Question What Windshield are you using?

Just purchased a Cee Baileys #2 -2 and it seems taller than the stock shield.
I could see over the stock shield and now seem to be shy about an inch. What is your favorite shield?
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Euro shield. Like it a lot.

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Euro shield. Like it a lot.
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90% of the time I use the Euro Shield. Trips over 1,000 miles (once a year) I use the tall BMW Shield w/ Laminar lip.

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I had a ZTechnik Vstream on mine and it worked great! Was particularly good in the rain.

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Cee Bailey #2 with wings - 2" over. My SO swears by it as reduces her buffeting immensely.
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Summer time stock tall; once the day time temps plunge into the lower 80s, I use the short one.
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CeeBailey #2 -3 w/wings, euro cut.


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Cee Bailey #2 -4 Tinted. Works great for me!!! Definately shorter then the tall stock shield and much preferred.
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I had a Cee Bailey #2 -2 but didn't like it- not enough protection.


I now have the ZTechnik Vstream. Great windshield! One small problem- occasionally blocks out my Satellite radio signal.

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Aero-Flow shield on my 02. Kind of fugly but it works. Really helped the buffeting for the pillion.

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I use the stock short shield. It came from the factory with the tall one and I found I had trouble seeing over it (5ft8in) so I had the dealer switch it for the short one. So far working fine for me and my wife.

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BMW Tall here I like looking through the shield and my SO gets less wind that way

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CB +2 and still an inch too short... but it works well enough..
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I have a Cee Bailey #2 -4 with wings. I love it, the wife thinks it is too much wind for her, esp in the down position. I had a #2-2, and sold it and got the -4. She liked the -2, so maybe a -3 would be perfect for me. 5'9".
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Just purchased a Cee Baileys #2 -2 and it seems taller than the stock shield.
I could see over the stock shield and now seem to be shy about an inch. What is your favorite shield?
The CB #2 -2 is a drop taller than the stock shield.

I am 6'1" - 33'+ inseam and love my CB #2 -3, although the first one they send me was, ahem, warped a bit. They did make good on it.

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IF everyone who posts would add their height and inseam................ it would increase the usefulness of these posts tremendously! Same deal for the pillion too! Thanks "Averill" for doing that!

(My OEM WS measures 24" along the keelbeam ((center)) and at 6-1 and 32" inseam and a Nolan 100 noisy helmet I find it impossible to "find" any quiet air. I believe my ws is a tall but standard oem in 99.

Since a new ws is in the future for me trying to decipher CB -2-4 etc with rider/ pillion specs like height and inseam would really help!

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Standard with Laminar Lip spoiler

BMW standard shield (24") with a Laminar Lip bolted on using well-nuts.

Of the 5 other shields I've tried (V-Stream, BMW Euro (17"), CB #2-4", CB #2-2" w/wings, CB #1+2" w/wings) this is the only set-up I've found that lets me and my pillion ride in quiet comfort whilst never looking through the shield.

I'm 6 ft even with a 32" inseam. Pillion: 5'7" 30" inseam, head level with mine while riding. I can see over the top from fully down to about 2 inches raised.

Shorter folks may not have that advantage, in which case I would suggest a CeeBaileys #1-n inches with the Laminar Lip (Don't get the #1 w/wings. They'll gouge your fairing!). The spoiler really works well, but it must be bolted on. The Dual-Lock the vendor provides is crap for any long term use.


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IF everyone who posts would add their height and inseam................ it would increase the usefulness of these posts tremendously! Same deal for the pillion too! Thanks "Averill" for doing that!

(My OEM WS measures 24" along the keelbeam ((center)) and at 6-1 and 32" inseam and a Nolan 100 noisy helmet I find it impossible to "find" any quiet air. I believe my ws is a tall but standard oem in 99.

Since a new ws is in the future for me trying to decipher CB -2-4 etc with rider/ pillion specs like height and inseam would really help!

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Reviewing post since I have same question. My 2001 LT had the short BMW Euro on it when I bought it. a 600 mile day proved to me that what i have is not adequate for a rider 6'3" w/36" inseam. My SO is 5'11" and wants quiet air. Any recommendations from tall riders and pillions welcome. Good news is that Lonestar BMW here in Austin is a Cee Baileys distributor as well.
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Ztechnik Vstream. Love it...much quieter than stock Euro, but I can still get enough air in 90 F Florida days. I'm 6'2" with 34 inch inseam and always look over the top. Vstream center ht is same as the Euro, but top profile is flatter and wider. Clarity is better too.

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Cee Bailey #2 -2. Love it though I wish I had a -3. 6ft, 34" inseam

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Feels great!

Gentlemen:

I purchased the Cee Baileys #2 with +2 it is sweet.
I was a DA and miscalculated what I wanted after talking with the rep.
I ended up with a taller shield but over the course of my 11,000 mile trip this summer it turned out to be awesome. In the up position I was able to hang out in the sweet spot with no fatigue or forward vaccume suck.
With it down the air blast was just above my face shield. In a good rain I just sat up straight and the rain was blasted away.
I had plenty of air flow even in the desert West like Death Valley and the Hot Humid thick air of the South in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida.

The stock shield in the up position battered my eardrums.

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I need to look over the windshield also. I'm currently using the euro style from BMW and I love it. My wife on the other hand would like less buffeting. Sooooooo looks like the next one might be a ZTechnik

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I have been using a Aeroflow windshield for about 6 years now.
Great weather protection, excellent visability, and very neutral wind pressure
design.It is a little difficult to clean with the secoundary bottom shield, but worth the hassle. I have been using "Pledge" to clean the shield with good results. Cuts the dry bug juice and smells "lemony fresh".
Also, BMW's stock shield drove me nuts with the colors I used to see thru it with my polorized sunglasses. Not the case with the Aeroflow.

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cee baileys #2 with wings -2. Really like it a lot, wife said it made a huge difference for her with the wind buffeting.
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Cb #2 -4

Quote:
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Just purchased a Cee Baileys #2 -2 and it seems taller than the stock shield.
I could see over the stock shield and now seem to be shy about an inch. What is your favorite shield?
Height 5' 8", 30" inseam. I did some comparison measurements between CB and BMW stock and posted them here.

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I'll be the odd man out here-

I have CB #1 with Wings and +1.5". The wings make a huge difference in wind noise.

Tried the #2- it just didn't work for me.

Have the short Euro/Summer shield and like it in the summer heat, but not above 60 MPH due to turbulence.

I wish they could get the LT windshield to be a non-turbulent as the new GT. The new GT's air hits me about upper chest, but the air is NOT turbulent. Wonderful- my helmet vents worked great and wind noise even in the Arai was very low...I doubt I would need ear plugs.

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I bought a ZTechnik VStream for my 12RT this summer. After replacing 3 Cee Baileys shields with cracks and scratches, I wanted a tougher shield. I saw a guy at the MOA National rally in WI beating on the ZTechnik screen with a bat without breaking it, which sold me. Bought one at the rally and rode it home. I am 6'3", so looking for their new taller version coming soon.
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And Dave (Schweintechnik) warned me -4 was not enough, but would I listen? Hell no. Got the opportunity to have the shield redone and I went - 6" Love it and Dave was in fact right.

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I just switched from stock to a Cee Bailey #2 (no wings) -3. They say that the -3 is comparable to stock shield in terms of turbulance. I Love it!
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Parabellum

original was the tbmw tall, but had a terrible bending affect when in the twisties...i look thur the shield...the parabellum regular is visually seamless...seems to get some "forward push", but i just raise the shield a bit...5'9, 29 inseam...made a huge difference mentally in the curves...Ingledew
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Windshield

BMW Euro with the Laminar lip. Tried the taller BMW shield, worked good as far as wind protection but even when down at lowest position I had to look through it (5"10"). For me the Laminar lip didn't offer quite the same wind protection as the taller windscreen, but it does a great job of "cleaning up" the airflow and signficantly reduced buffeting and I can still see over the wind screen.

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Cee Baileys #2 -2 with wings. I feel it's far superior to the stock windshield. I may buy a -4 in addition to it though.
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I am 5'9", and had a Cee Bailey #2 -2 2 with wings. I loved the windshield, but could barely see over it in the down position, so I sold it and bought a #2 -4 with wings. Now I can see over it, but I think it let too much air in, especially for the passenger. I think a -3 would be perfect. I also ride with a V-Tech sometimes, and the clarity of the screen is superior, but I don't think it gives as much wind protection as the Cee Bailey--in either -4 or -2.
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