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I am trying to find heights of the different OEM windshield options to figure out what size Cee Bailey's to order. Right now I have the short OEM shield and it measures about 17.25" from the top of the headlight cutout to the middle top of the shield. Could someone measure their OEM mid-height and tall windscreens so we have the actual heights for reference? Thanks!

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Mid-height is 20.25" from center of cut-out to center top. Note that Victory advertises their winshields as +3" or -3" frome the mid-height windshield. If nobody replies with the measurement for the tall windshield you can assume that it is 23.25".

Also you may want to see if they have modded a windshield for use on XR with forged bars. Bigseadaddy said on his post that the windshield would'nt work with the forged bars. This is also mentioned on the Cee Bailey website; the windshield will contact the forged bars at full lock left or right.

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Also you may want to see if they have modded a windshield for use on XR with forged bars...
They do make a shield compatible with the forged bars. They call that the Original Design. The Built-In Lower Design is the one that is not compatible with forged bars. They have them in one inch increments from 15" all the way to 23" - here's an image straight from their website:

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Thanks guys. Yes, I do have the forged bars and would need the one on the left. I'll probably get a 19" eventually. I would order sooner but had to replace my rear tire today at the 500 mile service because I had a screw in it and it was flat. Scary thing is I rode the 40 miles to the dealer on the highway today with the flat and didn't realize it. And I was definitely going a bit above the speed limit. I got lucky I guess.

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So I have a question on shield height.

I am 5' 9" with a 30" inseam. At about 60+MPH the buffeting starts and at 70MPH my fillings begin to shake loose and I loose vision. If I place my hand at the top of the shield, it takes it down a bit.

I like the Cee Bailey option because of cost. I have the 2010 XR and wanted to know if I should get a taller shield and/or lowers? Are others able to reduce buffeting while still being able to see over the top of the shield?

Speed here in Austin is typically 60mph or greater, but it's the 20mph headwind that's creates the largest problem. If I head into the wind, the buffeting begins at 55mph.
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I'm 6' 1" with 32" inseam and get very little buffeting with the mid height windshield and I average 70 MPH. What size shield do you have? It seems that anything taller than mid height you would have to look through.

As far as lowers go it wouldn't hurt to try them; not many people have them on XR because the windshield has built in lowers.

Some may argue with me but I think differently about buffeting than most. I rode for years without a windshield so any protection feels good to me. The way I see it is that if you ride a motorcyle you should feel wind. The same rule applies with vibration; you're straddling a solid mounted engine -- if it's running you should feel it.

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So I have a question on shield height.

I am 5' 9" with a 30" inseam. At about 60+MPH the buffeting starts and at 70MPH my fillings begin to shake loose and I loose vision. If I place my hand at the top of the shield, it takes it down a bit.

I like the Cee Bailey option because of cost. I have the 2010 XR and wanted to know if I should get a taller shield and/or lowers? Are others able to reduce buffeting while still being able to see over the top of the shield?

Speed here in Austin is typically 60mph or greater, but it's the 20mph headwind that's creates the largest problem. If I head into the wind, the buffeting begins at 55mph.
I think the lowers would help you the most. The buffeting is a lot better for me since adding the lowers. It doesn't stop all the wind from hitting your legs, but it cleans up the air quite a bit. For me, the buffeting issue is about 80% better than what it was by adding the lowers. Hopefully I can get the last 20% by adding a little taller screen (mine is the short).

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I found the problem with buffeting on XR was due to windshield angle.Windsheld is mounted to front forks with same rake.While this looks good visully,the Angle is somewhat steep for most riders.This causes dirty air.
Solution is to change angle of shield but keep hight near or right at eye level. If you have any mechanicial skills or access to simple tools this can accomplished relitively easy and inexspensive.


My fix: Fab two pieces of flat stock (HOT ROLL) 1/8"x 3/4"x 6" for each side
Drill a couple of holes 5/16"
one piece will set windshield to hight (top piece)and the other will set the angle from the bottom. A couple of stainless Allen head bolts and nuts will finish it off.
Now the bottom of shield will be directly above blinkers.
But adjustments can be made as the whole windshield
can swing up and down.
Luckly I have a friend that plates with nickle and chrome.
As for the XC buffetting cant say? But for me it has been great. I would leave the shield off due to turbalence, now it on and love it.
I am 5'-8 with 30" inseam.
Hope this helps.
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I found the problem with buffeting on XR was due to windshield angle.Windsheld is mounted to front forks with same rake.While this looks good visully,the Angle is somewhat steep for most riders.This causes dirty air.
Solution is to change angle of shield but keep hight near or right at eye level. If you have any mechanicial skills or access to simple tools this can accomplished relitively easy and inexspensive.


My fix: Fab two pieces of flat stock (HOT ROLL) 1/8"x 3/4"x 6" for each side
Drill a couple of holes 5/16"
one piece will set windshield to hight (top piece)and the other will set the angle from the bottom. A couple of stainless Allen head bolts and nuts will finish it off.
Now the bottom of shield will be directly above blinkers.
But adjustments can be made as the whole windshield
can swing up and down.
Luckly I have a friend that plates with nickle and chrome.
As for the XC buffetting cant say? But for me it has been great. I would leave the shield off due to turbalence, now it on and love it.
I am 5'-8 with 30" inseam.
Hope this helps.
Great fix! Could you post some pics for the visually inclined? Thanks.

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I've got a 21" 7Jurock in light grey and a 21" Cee Bailey design light grey I want to sell. I will sell my stock mid height as well if someone wants it. Each have roughly 3k miles on them but are in great shape.

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