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Just installed a Cee Bailey #2 "Whisper Flow" (22") windscreen this weekend on my 2005 LT. So far, at least, I like it.

I'm 6'3" with a 32" inseam, meaning I'm long in the upper body so sit high on the bike. My bike came with the 17" Euro screen, so highway speeds were pretty miserable after the first 50 miles or so.

I mounted the CB screen, then took the LT out for a test ride. The difference was like night and day. Very smooth, with only a very little buffetting when I sat straight up in the seat. I briefly kicked it up to 90MPH once or thrice to check for "flapping" and vibration, but the screen was steady with no visible movement.

The wind was calm and there was very little traffic, so I can't comment on how the Whisper Flow performs with "dirty air" yet. If I get time and we get any dry days this week the wife and I will see how things go two-up.

My only negative comment is that the screen is on the ugly side. It's a bit like "raising the blast shield", but if I'd wanted style over function I would have done something else.

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It's a bit like "raising the blast shield"
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Love it! Do you have a picture? I think I saw one at the falling leaf rally this last weekend.

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Love it! Do you have a picture? I think I saw one at the falling leaf rally this last weekend.
We aim to please:

What goes up,
http://www.n7cxi.com/K1200LT/K1200LT_CB_UP_FRONT.JPG
http://www.n7cxi.com/K1200LT/K1200LT_CB_UP_SIDE.JPG

Also goes down.
http://www.n7cxi.com/K1200LT/K1200LT_CB_DOWN_FRONT.JPG
http://www.n7cxi.com/K1200LT/K1200LT_CB_DOWN_SIDE.jpg

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That is a GREAT looking bike!! The shield you have looks good. The one I saw at the rally had a big bulge in the middle and covered the side wings. A galactic blast shield to say the least. I should of grabbed a pic...

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That is a GREAT looking bike!! The shield you have looks good. The one I saw at the rally had a big bulge in the middle and covered the side wings. A galactic blast shield to say the least. I should of grabbed a pic...
Thanks! Right now she's the darling of the fleet. I can be fickle, though, so we'll have to see what early spring brings.

My shield's not quite up to Buck Rogers' level of of awesomely ugly, then. That one must've been impressive... ;-)

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Very interesting. That bears a very strong resemblance to the Vstream windshield. Maybe they're on to something?

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Update- The wife and I took the LT out the other night, so we got the opportunity to test the new windscreen. It was in the high 40's F and a few drips of rain caught us here and there.

The new screen performed beautifully. The only downside at all is that with all the buffetting and roaring gone we're free to notice that there is a little wind hitting our legs at speed. Not much and certainly not a deal-breaker, but a little more than our 2009 Victory Vision Tour Premium with a +4" Cee Bailey screen and OEM deflectors. Less than our stock 2012 GL1800, tho.

I'm considering whether so sell the Honda at this point or outfit it with a larger screen and Baker wings.
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Thanks for posting the pix as I'm in the market for one.

I'm a little on the tall side, so with the stock screen, I ride with it all the way up.

Where do you ride with the new screen, most of the time, at long highway speeds? All the way down, up, or in between.

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Where do you ride with the new screen, most of the time, at long highway speeds? All the way down, up, or in between.
At highway speeds I fight between all the way up and just down enough to see clearly over it. I'm not a big fan of looking through the screen, but I like cold wind and buffeting even less.

With the screen all the way up If I sit ramrod straight I can see over it easily, but start to get a little buffeting. When my normal poor posture takes over and I slouch a bit I get almost no buffeting, but am looking through the top of the screen. By the end of the ride I'm slouching 100% so I lower it just a smidgen.

But next week might be different... All the above probably has more to do with my being a fussbudget than anything. It's a great screen and gets me 95% of the way there. My getting stuck fussing with the last 5% has to do with me.

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I really like mine - just got back from a 2000 mile trip to the Dragon and back and it worked very well. The only downside is that it's got more area than a stock screen, so in high winds (and we hit some awful high winds and rain on Saturday - gusting at 45mph) the larger area catches the wind more than the stock screen, so I got more hammered than my buddies with stock screens. But that doesn't happen often and it's well worth the trade-off for 95% of the rest of the time. On the highway I ride with it lined up an inch or two below my nose and my wife and I are in peaceful bliss. In the twisties I prefer it most of the way down so I can see each corner better. I'm 6'0" with 32" inseam on a stock (plush) seat.

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