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Riding 180 miles in the rain this weekend brought back an old problem: I cannot see through the windshield. This is a stock windshield on a 99 LT. Any advice, treatments, etc?
 

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In rain, I would recommend looking just over the windshield and not through it. Mist and raindrops would almost certainly degrade the view. And the way mine might fog depending on conditions would make it worse.

Now at time I will ride looking through the windshield, like on the interstate with pretty cold temperatures or when I want the quiet on the highway.
 

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To CAD, I too always look over the windshield unless it is raining and I am trying to keep my passenger dry. I was just wondering if aftermarket windshields fog as bad as the OEM.
 

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To CAD, I too always look over the windshield unless it is raining and I am trying to keep my passenger dry. I was just wondering if aftermarket windshields fog as bad as the OEM.
in the short time I have had mine, came with a very tall vertical windshield so rain ran around to the edges and then came back and hit me waist to helmet, put a V Steam on it and the rain went over the top if down or around the sides if up and hit me in the chest, found a old stock new stock windshield and the rain goes over the top only up or down and hits me - I've always worn a rainsuit - I don't know how fast you have to go to be out of the rain - just my experience

all 3 I've had fog the same

I find the bike best in cross wind with the stock BMW windshield
 

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My OEM windshield fogged all the time even if it wasn't raining. I never had a problem with the Cee Bailey windshield fogging.
 

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I was told to I could use a wax/cleaner for polishing my bike. This wax/cleaner was also good for the windshield and mirrors. Used it for a year. Parked my bike for the winter. Spring came took the bike out and of course it was dirty so in my rush to get going I pressure washed my bike. I use a hot water pressure washer and when I hit the windscreen a film came off. Stopped immediately but continued when I realized it was a wax film. Since then the windscreen does not fog and the rain seems to move off the windscreen quicker. No promises and don't recommend this procedure, take it for what its worth.
 

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Got mixed up in tropical storm Lee last Sept. on my way to Cape Cod. Out of 12 travel days I rode in rain of an hour or more for 10 of them. Had the windshield just below my eyes and just looked over the top. Every now and again I would drop the windshield all the way down just to clear the drops off it and my face shield.

At times I could just see the taillights of the car in front of me but not the body of the car.

Took a week for the prune to get out of my fingers!!!
 

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I find it a lot easier to look over the windshield in the rain and let the rain splatter off of my helmets face shield. If not, there are too many layers of plastic to get wet and distort the vision.

I did 7+ hours in the rain last year from southern WV to Atlanta.
 

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I have always looked through the windshield when dry--and just over the top in a rain. Habit formed when I owned my previous bike with a fixed windshield...now I have choices! :dance:
 

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wrmoss said:
I have always looked through the windshield when dry--and just over the top in a rain. Habit formed when I owned my previous bike with a fixed windshield...now I have choices! :dance:
+1 water will jump off your faceshield. Windscreen can become useless at times in the rain for visibility...
 
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