Thank you George! I'm looking forward to reading the responses to this...
When we returned from a ride with my hunny in the co-pilot seat, his answer to my question... "how was the ride"... was "windy"... and adding the full set of Baker Wings then became his priority. They definitely helped, but I still experience a great deal of head buffeting.
Terry thinks the taller windshield should be next... but based on what I read in the advertisements, I'm considering this backdraft thingy...
I've also read that a wider windshield will be more effective than a taller one?
I put a Tulsa on last week, the 4" higher model, and it makes a great difference to the driver...I ride solo, so no info on the back seat person. It is abut 2" wider I believe. I had the 2" wind wings and went with the larger type...again, big difference...
I have the rear airfoil and a full set of Baker Air Hand and Trike the differance is night and day with the rear airfoil the wife says their is no air buffting and I notice I don't have as much air blowing down my back when I ride alone the only problem I have had is the Weather strip they send with it kinda of squeezed out in high Temps when I was down in your part of the world last summer other than that no problems
I kinda like the wind when I ride. :biker: I also like bugs hitting my helmet and dodging low flying birds too. Actually had one hit me in the chest in Kentucky the poor little bugger. 4: And I would certainly miss the sting of a tiny rock as it was flung up at my face at 70 mph. Not too mention Yellow Jackets falling into your lap. Protect yourself if you want but you're missin' a lot of fun
I added the Custom F4 +4". It is a good tall and wider shield. Love the protection and height it gives to the driver. Only ride solo, so no more needed. Did put the trike wings on and it helps with the heat on the legs. Did notice that the taller and wider shield caused more resistance when riding, but it does not have the same slope as the Tulsa, so maybe that is the problem.
Diesel, did you go with a tinted or a clear windshield? I'm not even sure tinted is an option? The F4 +4 is my next option and maybe the air foil if these answers from everyone keeps coming in favorably.
I got the air foil in earlier this week and got it mounted, looks kinda funny. I got the Queen on her throne and away we went for an 8 hour ride. This thing works extremely well, the bobble head doll has been replaced with the happiest woman in the world. Before the air foil she had complained of near whiplash conditions above 55mph, but even at 75-80 she claims there is no head jerking at all. I also installed a pair of Baker hand wings, they work great too, I would recommend the air foil for anyone with a passenger.
I found i had an oem burgman 650 windshield laying around and looked up the installation inst. Made a cardboard template that fit behind the seat and used my 4 in grinder with a cutting wheel and belt sander to make mine. painted the backside gloss black and looks just like the real thing. Wife said she did not notice a whole lot ..but i watched her long pigtail in the shadow along the road SIDE and it hardly moved @ 70 mph...Stopped on the side of the road after 5 miles then slide it out and into the trunk. Off we went. now her piGtail was all over the place and the cabin area was not as smooth as before.
was it worth the hour to make for free yes. Would I pay big bucks for the difference? NO...But...different heights between rider and passanger can make a huge diff in the way turbulance is felt. With my 5-4 daughter she feels nothing...smooth sailing as she is totally in my envelope up and out...Yet my wife at 5-9 amd me @ 5-10 she feels much more wind and depending on situation and speed can be uncomfortable...I just added tulsa mirror wings. will see how that works.
SECTION SIZE 15" WIDE AND 15" TALL APPROX. 10 IN. ABOVE SEAT
Hope this helps...YOUR OPINION MY VARY...THUNDERWING
Test rode a friends over the weekend - was not at all what I imagined.
How ow long does it take to get used to it? Steering seemed hypersensitive and I guess you have to sit straight up cause I felt like I was on a greased pig.
Getting my GL1800 MT ready for the 2020 riding season(s).
I want to replace my front tire, currently a Bridgestone BT45 Rear mounted in reverse.
Looking at replacement tires I am considering these two tires.
Bridgestone BT46 Rear (new model is replacing the BT45)
Avon Cobra Chrome Trike tire.
I wanted some feedback from people who put high mileage on their trikes.
I am currently searching for a used trike (would like to match my GW, if possible) or contemplating a conversion of my current GW. The reason for the trike would be an extended tour of the US, including parts of Canada...
Currently my trike (2008 GL1800, 2013 Motortrike Razor) is in the shop for it's annual "spring tonic". I'm having all three tires replaced.
The rear tires being replaced are Firestone Firehawk 245/45 R17 and they are worn evenly down to the replacement marks but they only have 11214 miles of...