Originally Posted by messenger13
The #2 -2.5" matches the stock shield height. Mine's a -2" and is just a hair higher than my old stock shield. I love the shield, as does my wife. All the way up, it does a great job for wind and rain protection. And the shield is so much more clear than the OEM it's not funny.
I recently loaned my shield to Howard Schisler for a week or so and he ordered the #2 -2" with wings.
My '05 stock windshield is 17" tall -- 7" shorter than what Cee Bailey refers to as the "stock" BMW windshield. Be sure to compare apples to apples when you're perusing their site.
Aye, Joe did, indeed, loan me his windshield. What a difference actually seeing
and riding with the product made -- it puts things in perspective. I'd encourage you to borrow someone's, or sit on their bike, at a minimum. (Thanks again, Joe.)
I'm not 100% certain that -2" is right for me, but it's what I borrowed from Joe and it worked OK. I had that thing up and down oh, about 300 times between home and Pittsburgh and back. Put it down all the way for the curves, up all the way (looking through the windshield) when it was raining and I was on the interstate. Still didn't keep some of the road spray/rain off my face; full-face helmet is where I'm going next.
I'd LOVE to try different size windshields (and different manufacturers) and maybe even a light gray tint. Attending CCR this year is the way to go, as CB is bringing lots of product with them for testing by attendees. What a great idea!
I did order the #2 w/wings, in order to minimize buffeting and keep winter air off of us. I'll probably go with a #2 without wings for summer riding. A previous thread mentioned that summer riding behind a #2 w/wings can be too hot -- not enough air on you.