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I still have the stock round headlight on my CX500C, wondering if anyone has used this particular windshield?



Boy, are there ever a ton of designs out there and I'm not particularly fond of the ones that are really rounded all over the place.



The most important thing to me is something just tall enough to deflect the wind from hitting my face - in other words it should be adjustable to where it just barely deflects to the very top of the helmet or above. I'm 5' 10" tall.



Second of course is are these built well? In other words is all the mounting harware solid such that it would be pretty well set and forget instead of slipping in adjustment from time to time.



In particular I'm looking at the National Cycle Street Shield EX Windshield For 7/8" Handlebars Light Tint N2567-02
 

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Mine isn't a custom, but it should look relatively similar.  Mine is adjusted so the top is about even with my mouth, a bit below the nose or above the chin.  It's rake is a little steeper than the fork rake, adjusted like this it sends the air above my head, or maybe right to the top of it.  No buffeting at all, but a little more wind noise than without it (with the right helmet and ear plugs that won't matter.)  If you get the quick release version it's a solid 4 pt mount, 2 to the forks at the bottom and then 2 to the handlebar.  I personally wouldn't buy the non-quick release version, the mounting for mine is really easy on and off once you've got everything all adjusted, but the set the rake angle you'll need a 19 mm open end wrench to tighten it.

















 

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I have the EX for my GL but rarely put it on. It seems to be a little to short for a 'high seat' bike like the GL. I cannot find a position that gets the turbulence to pass over my head.
 

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I have the EX for my GL but rarely put it on. It seems to be a little to short for a 'high seat' bike like the GL. I cannot find a position that gets the turbulence to pass over my head.


Seat's lower on my Custom so I should be OK, not too many shields that are much taller without being monsters - at least that I've seen.



So far it's the one I like the looks of the best but there are so many I'm sure I haven't even seen yet. What I need is a local "House of Cycle Windshields" place in town. :)
 

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Nothing wrong with the quick release. Most are designed like that. My plexistar 2 goes on in a minute or so and comes off in 30 seconds.
 

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Nothing wrong with the quick release. Most are designed like that. My plexistar 2 goes on in a minute or so and comes off in 30 seconds.


Thanks, just looked it up. Probably the same mounting system.
 

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Street Shield EX (lightly tinted) came in today, found it on Amazon from a bike place in CO that sold it for $109.99 with free shipping. They still has some left too.
 

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I had the Plexistar 2 which was on the bike when I purchased it. The only problem I have had was with the lower right attachment breaking off. It appears to be somehow glued to the plastic shield with some kind of material between the shield and the attachment. I called the manufacturer and they said they could not sell me a new attachment piece because of some obscure safety reason that the representative himself could not explain. I have driven the bike over 1000 miles with the lower right fitting flapping in the breeze without any safety problems that I could see. The complete shield retails for close to $200.00 but he said they could sell me just the shield with the attachments fastened to the plastic and I could use my current attachment hardware. I finally scraped all the crap from the plastic shield and the black plastic fastener and epoxied it together with some 5 minute epoxy. That has been about a month ago and it is holding well so far. Other than that I like the shield although with the shield off the bike, the bike seems to be quieter. BillRod
 

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If you need to repair cracks in acrylic/lexan/etc again go to any large plastics distributor and get some #4 Weld-On

http://www.rplastics.com/weldon4.html



#3 is really fast but will creep into the smallest cracks, #4 gives you a few seconds but is still thin enough to creep into cracks, #16 is somewhat thicker, slower and best only if used when a piece has completely separated.



These aren't really glues but solvents that "weld" or "fuse" the plastic back together, often leaving no signs of the crack ever having been there if you go over it later with some plastic polish.
 

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That's a pretty good price, hope you like it and post up some pics when you get it on.


I like it already and the bike's still a half hour's drive away but I've got an imagination. I think it's going to look just right for what I wanted.



I certainly can't argue about the price either, especially with free shipping.
 
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