1st test, New Cee Baileys Cee Silencer shield
So, Joe from Cee Baileys returned my 2011 XC yesterday with a new shield…the Cee Silencer. I saw it when I got home from Florida late last night. First impression…Boy it is huge!. But, typical CB quality, no distortion, etc, PLUS, the Gold Wing vent. I have a GW and also had this vent on my last Road Glide and love it.
This morning I tested it in three configurations, 1) with the CB hard lowers, the summer “Flectors”, 2) without the Flectors, and 3) with the 2012 Victory hard lowers (shown in the pics).
This thing rocks! With the CB lowers it was very very nice, I initially gave it a 10. It was a cool 65 degrees, but with the vent open I could clearly feel the air. Would be great on a warm day. I rode with a ¾ helmet with the face shield up. I had the XM on, at volume 10 (out of 26) at 80 mph.
With the Flectors off, there was a lot of air, it has been quite a while since I have ridden the XC without them and I guess I forgot how much air comes up from under the fairing. However, I didn’t really seem to get any buffeting. Mark is going to test this shield later this week, and I will be curious what he notices if he tests w/o the Flectors.
Last, but not least, I bolted on my new factory hard lowers. This changed the rating system. I would have put them at a 12 (scale of 10). I also rode my buddy’s Vision, which have excellent wind management, and, to me, the XC was better!
For me, this shield will be perfect in cold weather or on longer trips, thank goodness the XC shield is so easy to change out.
Multiple Bike Disorder:crzy:
2011 Cross Country:D
2006 Suzuki Burgman 650
2007 Harley Dyna
1976 BMW R75/5
1971 BSA Lightning
1947 Harley 45
Last edited by gregbenner; 09-24-2011 at 06:06 PM.