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post #1 of 7 Old Aug 14th, 2008, 12:00 pm Thread Starter
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has anybody purchased the clearview shield with the vent? I live in FL and airflow is the only way to keep cool .Also anyone have any ideas how to dissapate the heat coming off of the motor? Any ideas on keeping cool will be appreciated.
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post #2 of 7 Old Aug 15th, 2008, 9:12 am
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Re: clearview windshield

Terry:

I have a Clearview with the vent, but it is on a Concours which is an even warmer bike. As for it letting some air in on you, yes it will, but it is not a lot. My main concern with Clearview is the thickness, it is not as thick as many other brands of windshields.

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Re: clearview windshield

I'm calling bullshit on this, why?

I doubt if ANYONE on this forum has this windshield on their LT, and with a 5-7 week wait to get one? They must be VERY popular!

The part of their site that really bothers me is they say that their extremely thin 1/4" " Premium High Impact Acrylic Blend Material Exceeds Industry & DOT Standards".

I would love to know what Industry Standards and DOT Standards they are talking about - there are NONE. (last time I checked) There are also no Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for motorcycle windshields. I would also like to know what makes their acrylic "premium." Acrylic is acrylic, period.

The reason EVERY aftermarket windshield maker for the LT (with the exception of the polycarbonate V-stream) uses acrylic is that it is extremely cheap and easy to fabricate. It is also extremely dangerous since it can shatter into razor sharp shards when impacted by a an object - they also "craze" easily - get hundreds of fine spider lines over time.

I do however like their vent, and if it actually works on the LT that would be great. I like it enough for $53.00 to order one, cut a hole in my windshield and give it a try. I hope it fits, but clear silicone caulk will probably be my best friend.

EDIT: I'm pretty sure that vent they advertise is a stock Honda Gold Wing vent - it most likely won't fit my windshield.




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Re: clearview windshield

I live right across from you in the great city of Tallahassee. So I know what hot means on the LT. What I have done to make the ride a little more comfortable for me is.
1. Do ride when it is so hot.
2. If you do, ride in the AM.
3. I got the euro cut windshield, which I like a lot.
4. Windshield all the way down in the city.
5. Pull in the winglets.
6. Light colored pants/jacket and helmet.
7. I have used a bandana, soaked in water, rapped arounded the neck.


Hope this helps a little.

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Re: clearview windshield

JMO, but I feel the most distortion free shield for the LT is the PARABELLUM.
They have a vent option as well.

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Re: clearview windshield

Having ridden behind a Parabellum, a CB #2 -2, a V-Stream and the BMW full windshield, I can say the Parabellum is the most distortion free of the bunch, even with the vents.

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Re: clearview windshield

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Having ridden behind a Parabellum, a CB #2 -2, a V-Stream and the BMW full windshield, I can say the Parabellum is the most distortion free of the bunch, even with the vents.
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