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I've been going back and forth on the whole windshield thing for a while now. The stock one sucked which will come as no surprise to anyone here. Buffeting was so bad that anything faster than 55-60mph resulted in a nasty wobble because of the pressure on my shoulders and the Mrs. absolutely hated being on the back because of the pain in her ears. The stock shield has been off since the day I got the bike home and hasn't been looked at since. I actually like the way the bike looks without it better than with it on.

BUT, while it makes no difference to me riding back roads without a shield, highway riding isn't exactly pleasant. I have a long trip coming up this summer that will involve some time on the slab and a buddy and I are planning a saddle sore 1k (possibly a 1500 but we're not sure yet) which will be pretty much all highway. With that said, a shield is going to be a must have to get those rides done.

The Cee Baileys has me interested because of the optional vent (stagnant air when riding slowly is another reason why I've been avoiding putting a new shield on). I'm curious though, if anyone has any experience with the product and can tell me what effect it has on buffeting. The plan would be to get the version with the built in lowers and a vent.

I'm 6'5" for whatever bearing that may have on the discussion.

I know many have these shields on their cross country bikes but I haven't seen many (or any) on cross roads.

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Your height will make a difference. I get some buffeting at 75 but I'm only 6ft. Was thinking of getting the larger windshield from victory but that price is outrageous. Do u have the link for the cee Bailey shield.
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I've got a XR with Cee Baileys Tall Windshield & built in lowers and it works great but I'm 5'9". If I sit bolt upright I can just see over the top but usually I just look through it. Never thought I would like to look through a windshield but it is so comfortable @ any speed up to 80mph that I'm used to it. I too had the stock mid height shield which was awful. Unfortunately, You have to have the stock windshield to get the brackets. As far as I know, Vic does not sale them separately.

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I am 6'1" and have the short Vic windshield and I do not have hardly any buffeting. I do have some but nothing bad. The wind coming over the shield with the shorty hits me in the forehead and I think it cuts out some of the turbulent air underneath.

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I've been going back and forth on the whole windshield thing for a while now. The stock one sucked which will come as no surprise to anyone here. Buffeting was so bad that anything faster than 55-60mph resulted in a nasty wobble because of the pressure on my shoulders and the Mrs. absolutely hated being on the back because of the pain in her ears. The stock shield has been off since the day I got the bike home and hasn't been looked at since. I actually like the way the bike looks without it better than with it on.

BUT, while it makes no difference to me riding back roads without a shield, highway riding isn't exactly pleasant. I have a long trip coming up this summer that will involve some time on the slab and a buddy and I are planning a saddle sore 1k (possibly a 1500 but we're not sure yet) which will be pretty much all highway. With that said, a shield is going to be a must have to get those rides done.

The Cee Baileys has me interested because of the optional vent (stagnant air when riding slowly is another reason why I've been avoiding putting a new shield on). I'm curious though, if anyone has any experience with the product and can tell me what effect it has on buffeting. The plan would be to get the version with the built in lowers and a vent.

I'm 6'5" for whatever bearing that may have on the discussion.

I know many have these shields on their cross country bikes but I haven't seen many (or any) on cross roads.
I'm 6' 2" and have a 24" Cee Bailey windshield with built in lowers. I look just over the top and I don't have any issues with severe buffeting at high speed (75+).

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Your height will make a difference. I get some buffeting at 75 but I'm only 6ft. Was thinking of getting the larger windshield from victory but that price is outrageous. Do u have the link for the cee Bailey shield.
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I actually keep the link bookmarked so I can't lose it:
http://www.ceebaileys.com/victory/cr...s_2010_ws.html

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I've got a XR with Cee Baileys Tall Windshield & built in lowers and it works great but I'm 5'9". If I sit bolt upright I can just see over the top but usually I just look through it. Never thought I would like to look through a windshield but it is so comfortable @ any speed up to 80mph that I'm used to it. I too had the stock mid height shield which was awful. Unfortunately, You have to have the stock windshield to get the brackets. As far as I know, Vic does not sale them separately.
I don't really care if I look over or through the windshield as long as it keeps the wind pressure off me going down the highway. Thankfully my bike did come with a factory screen so I have all the mounting hardware to transfer over to whatever I end up with.

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I'm 6' 2" and have a 24" Cee Bailey windshield with built in lowers. I look just over the top and I don't have any issues with severe buffeting at high speed (75+).
Ok, that's what I was looking for. Granted I have a couple inches on you but if you don't have anything severe than I will probably be ok with maybe a little more wind pressure on my forehead from the extra height.

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I purchased a taller, wider, windshield from these people for my 2010 XR. They are very accommodating. I used them for my last bike too.

http://www.7jurock.com/store/index.php

Do you have lower wind deflectors? They make a world of difference.

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I purchased a taller, wider, windshield from these people for my 2010 XR. They are very accommodating. I used them for my last bike too.

http://www.7jurock.com/store/index.php

Do you have lower wind deflectors? They make a world of difference.
I looked at them but was drawn to the cee baileys because of the vent option. I've ridden bikes with big windshields before and while it's great on the highway, on hot or even warm days on a back road there's just not enough air movement to keep me from overheating.

I do not have lower deflectors which is another reason i was looking at the baileys screen since I can get one with the deflectors built in.

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I have a Cee Bailey Dragon 19" on my Cross Country. 6'0" just right to look over the top. Angled back design helps wind & buffeting
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I have the biggest one CB sells for the XR on mine........and love it! No buffeting and super clear, no distortion. Cruising on the freeway is a pleasure now

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