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I was wondering if anybody tried Honda Goldwing Winshield vent on LT?

I was at Honda dealer today. The price of the whole vent assembly is almost $80.

Thanks in advance,
 

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Parabellum windshields for the LT can be purchased with air ports that they call Pop Vents.
 

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LT windshields vent between the shield & faring to break the vacuum behind the shield, Goldwings don't.
 

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MattKas said:
I was wondering if anybody tried Honda Goldwing Winshield vent on LT?

I was at Honda dealer today. The price of the whole vent assembly is almost $80.

Thanks in advance,
I have also heard tales of those GoldWing vented shields leaking. Can anyone verify? END QUOTE:

I have one of those Goldwing vents in my spare parts bin. They separate into two pieces by way of 4 small screws. The two pieces then "sandwich" themselves onto the shield over the vent hole cut into the shield. Tighten up the 4 screws and that's it. There's a lever that opens and closes louvers to let fresh air in or keep it out. You can direct the air high, or low. When closed, in a heavy rain, they do leak a little bit. But it's just a dribble and not a rush of rainwater. I never had to remove my Escort 8500 off the dash for fear of damage. Also, open or closed on the GW anyway, the vent is quiet. If anyone is interested, I'd be happy to donate the vent in the interest of discovery. Especially if it was used and reported on here so we all could evaluate the end results. If you want it, post here, tell us your plans, and I'll send it to you. dwillie.
 

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On a Wing you are wet as soon as it starts to drizzle, you wouldn't even notice if it leaks. There's a large hole around the base of the handle bars that you can see the road through, mud & rain comes right up from the front wheel. On the LT you might get a little squeak when you turn the bar, but the hole is sealed up.
 

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MattKas has asked for the Honda vent to experiment with. I should be able to ship it our right after the Christmas Holiday. dwillie.
 

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messenger13 said:
I have also heard tales of those GoldWing vented shields leaking. Can anyone verify?
I hear the vents crack and you have to have it welded together buy an authorized Honda welder... or somthing like that.
Jim
 

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Is this the vent you are thinking of? If yes, it is made by Clearview and you can get it in about any windshield.

tcars
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Big_E said:
LT windshields vent between the shield & faring to break the vacuum behind the shield, Goldwings don't.
This must be why my K1200 ends up with love bugs splattered on the inside of the windshield! Wondered how they hit the backside so hard!
 

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I had the GL1800 vent installed in my Clearview shield for my Concours. Not only did it work great, but never leaked either. if I buy a new aftermarket sheild I want the same vent in it as well.
 

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Big_E said:
On a Wing you are wet as soon as it starts to drizzle, you wouldn't even notice if it leaks. There's a large hole around the base of the handle bars that you can see the road through, mud & rain comes right up from the front wheel. On the LT you might get a little squeak when you turn the bar, but the hole is sealed up.
I do not get near as wet on my 2008 GL as on I did on my 2005 LT. It has more wind protection and the vent works great. In fact in warm weather you do not get enough wind. I put the air wings under the mirrors so to direct more air on the driver. Nothing comes around the handle bars rain or wind. HD's has the same thing and they do not have water come around the handle bars.
 

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Sorry to revive this old thread, but I've just recently installed a new windshield. A Cee-Bailey's #2 (with -3" and the wings), which I really like by the way.

...cept maybe one aspect of it. While it's not exactly hot (yet) here in the Chicagoland region, I can tell that this shield offers much more wind protection versus the OEM shield. And as a result, I'm thinking that about ways to get more airflow to my body. I had a Goldwing many moons ago that had one of the4se vents, and it was fantastic. Just checking back in (3 years after this thread orignated) to see if anybody's put one of these on at LT yet?

Cheers, Toolman
 

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DaveDragon said:
I love my windscreen vent, never leaks and really cools you off.
Do you have a stock windscreen? or aftermarket?
...and did you install the same vent, meant for the Goldwing, that I linked above?
 

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Hard to believe that nobody has done this. I'm ready to buy the vent, but don't know if I should get the one for the GL1500 or the GL1800. They are two different vents (likely different contours I assume)...and I'm not sure which one would be more compatible with my Cee Baileys +2 (with wings) shield. Anybody know?
 

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beets said:
The vent pictured in post #10 is a 1800 Goldwing vent. Clearview sells them with their windshields.
OK, but that picture from the Clearviewsheilds website is just a standard picture of the vent installed in a Goldwing windsheild...not a picture of the vent installed on a K1200LT windsheild. I am specifically wondering which one is most compatible with my Cee Bailey's #2 with wings?...the vent for the GL1500 or the one from the GL1800. Both look very similar, but I assume have a different contours to them...else the vent manufacturer wouldn't sell two different vent models..and specifically state that the two are not cross compatible.
 

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I thought I would post the reply I got from ClearviewShields.com

Question: I would like to install a vent in the windsheild of my 2002 BMW
> > K1200 LT motorcycle windsheild. Do you have a vent for this
> > motorcycle...and do you sell them separately? If so, can you please tell
> > me the part/model number and the price?
> > Thanks


Answer:
> From: [email protected]
> Subject: Clearview Shields
> Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 11:50:38 -0600

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> We could sell just the vent for $59 plus $5 shipping, but I am not sure how
> it will work putting it in the stock shield. The curve of the vent may be
> different than the curve in your shield, and also your shield is thicker
> than the Honda Gold Wing that the vent was made for. What we did on the
> shields we make was form the shield different where the vent goes and we
> recess around the hole for the vent so it will squeeze together better with
> the thicker shield.
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> If you did want to give it a try it would be best to call me, I do not have
> a spot on the web to just order the vent. You may have to leave a message,
> the phones have been a little crazy.
>
> Thanks
>
> John Lauk
>
> Clearview Shields
> 303-838-0886
> 800-798-6089
> [email protected]
 

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Big_E said:
LT windshields vent between the shield & faring to break the vacuum behind the shield, Goldwings don't.
This also creates the unique condition of having to clean as many bugs off the inside of the windshield as the outside. The first time I cleaned the LT I couldn't figure out why so many bugs were splattered on the inside of the shield. It took a couple of rides and cleanings before I figured it out. During one ride in particular we drove though a swarm of moths in an ornage grove that required several stops to clean our shields and helmet visors. I could see the bugs streaming both around and inside the shield. Messy ride!
 
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