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Great video! The added info is great to know that will save alot of time and aggravation not to mention having to buy new parts when one is lost. Now where is that raddle comming from? Thank You
 

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I did hear back from National Cycle and apparently the additional slots are not required for the installation.
 

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thanks for the video ! from reading the adds i always thought RAIN ZIP was a permanent coating put on at the factory, but now i know they just send a bottle of RAIN ZIP along and u have to apply it yourself who knows how often

did your Vstream come with a vent installed or did u have to take the vent out of your stock windshield and install it in the Vstream ?

i have been very interested in the Vstream since they first came out but with my money situation i am reluctant to buy without being very sure it would be a worthwhile investment, the fact that this is the second wing u have put a Vstream on is nice to know :thumbup: i just might buy the cheaper version without the vent :thumbup:
 

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The 6MM is the only way to go!!!

First it is a (RAIN ZIP) permanent coat, it does wear off, 2nd it came per coated from the factory!! 3rd Applying it, I think it said once every 6 to 8 months, not really sure about this, all depend on how much riding you do, to how long it take for it to wear off!

Vent comes pre installed for you!!! For the money I wouldn't have any thing else, I'm glad I saved an waited to get this one, big difference, from stock to this!!



thanks for the video ! from reading the adds i always thought RAIN ZIP was a permanent coating put on at the factory, but now i know they just send a bottle of RAIN ZIP along and u have to apply it yourself who knows how often

did your Vstream come with a vent installed or did u have to take the vent out of your stock windshield and install it in the Vstream ?

i have been very interested in the Vstream since they first came out but with my money situation i am reluctant to buy without being very sure it would be a worthwhile investment, the fact that this is the second wing u have put a Vstream on is nice to know :thumbup: i just might buy the cheaper version without the vent :thumbup:
 

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thanks for the video ! from reading the adds i always thought RAIN ZIP was a permanent coating put on at the factory, but now i know they just send a bottle of RAIN ZIP along and u have to apply it yourself who knows how often

did your Vstream come with a vent installed or did u have to take the vent out of your stock windshield and install it in the Vstream ?

i have been very interested in the Vstream since they first came out but with my money situation i am reluctant to buy without being very sure it would be a worthwhile investment, the fact that this is the second wing u have put a Vstream on is nice to know :thumbup: i just might buy the cheaper version without the vent :thumbup:
The cheaper version is only 4.5 mm thick versus the SE being 6.0 mm!


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The RainZip does seem to last quite awhile, at least 3 months in my case. I have not tried it on my helmet visor, but they say you can use it there too, so I may give that a shot.

The V-Stream is the highest quality windscreen I have used, but I have only used stock Honda and Tulsa OEM+4 model. The Tulsa was real bad about getting tiny scratches since it is no coated. V-Stream is MUCH more durable.
 

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The RainZip does seem to last quite awhile, at least 3 months in my case. I have not tried it on my helmet visor, but they say you can use it there too, so I may give that a shot.

The V-Stream is the highest quality windscreen I have used, but I have only used stock Honda and Tulsa OEM+4 model. The Tulsa was real bad about getting tiny scratches since it is no coated. V-Stream is MUCH more durable.
Good to hear your loving it!


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After a few rides on the highway, I would swear that the new V-Stream SE is more "solid" than the one I had on my '07. This one does not vibrate nearly as much. Not sure why.
 

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Great video.
 

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Cruiseman,
After I watched your windshield replacement I ordered National Cycle N20014 VStream Special Edition 6.0mm. After opening the box I noticed the vent seems to be higher than stock one and it might block my view since I am only 5'5". I was wondering if you could do me a favor and measure the distance from top of the vent to fairing edge when the windshield is at its lowest position. I didn't want to go through the installing it then learn is too high for me. See attachment.

Thanks,
Ali
 

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In the "nothing goes easy for me" category....

I just took off my stock windshield to replace it with one of two new windshields I have.

I followed the instructions in the video to a "t". Now, I have raised the new windshield to the highest point and I cannot get it to go down.

Seems there is a piece inside the center of the black panel under the windshield. This piece has notches and I imagine there is a piece that sits in the notches as I move the windshield up and down.

Maybe the piece that sits in the notch is somehow stuck? Any ideas before I take the whole front apart to look inside?
 

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Great video Cruiseman and very timely as just ordered a V-Stream.




I just took off my stock windshield to replace it with one of two new windshields I have.

I followed the instructions in the video to a "t". Now, I have raised the new windshield to the highest point and I cannot get it to go down.

Seems there is a piece inside the center of the black panel under the windshield. This piece has notches and I imagine there is a piece that sits in the notches as I move the windshield up and down.

Maybe the piece that sits in the notch is somehow stuck? Any ideas before I take the whole front apart to look inside?
SAC, it sounds like the same problem I had and I didn't have to remove the full fairing. Cam adjuster B http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.com/cyclemax/Honda_OEM/HondaMC.asp?Type=13&A=423&B=74 #25 fell out. Remove #9, #18 and #22. You have to remove the ractheting system from #22 and replace the cam adjuster B. Bolt #57 is tricky. I used needle nose pliers and a piece of stiff wire to get it back into the hole. Gave it some lube will I was in there and now works great. Hope this helps.

Vin
 

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Great video Cruiseman and very timely as just ordered a V-Stream.






SAC, it sounds like the same problem I had and I didn't have to remove the full fairing. Cam adjuster B http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.com/cyclemax/Honda_OEM/HondaMC.asp?Type=13&A=423&B=74 #25 fell out. Remove #9, #18 and #22. You have to remove the ractheting system from #22 and replace the cam adjuster B. Bolt #57 is tricky. I used needle nose pliers and a piece of stiff wire to get it back into the hole. Gave it some lube will I was in there and now works great. Hope this helps.

Vin
Thanks, I'll give it a try.
 
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