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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-04-2014, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Hey gang I have an 2013 XCT that I would like to see if there is a different windshield design for this. I do not like that vent at the center lower part of the current one. I am not sure why they designed it like that ( perhaps somebody can enlighten me) but I do not like the wind, rain, bugs and crap hitting the top of my forehead. I am convinced that is the source of my neck pain when traveling at 60+ for extended periods of time.
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Easy choice...

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The vent allows air into the pocket created by the windshield. It reduces the vacuum effect created by the windshield, and reduces buffeting by allowing the incoming air to ride up along the inside of the windshield. If you were to block that off, you would have a lot more turbulent air and that could cause a great deal of head buffeting. My GoldWing didn't have a vent and it buffeted wildly (I was just used to it until I rode an XCT lol)



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The vent helps to defog the windshield too.
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The vent helps to defog the windshield too.
Maybe...but not very well. LOL I have shortened my windshield several times because of fogging and not having the ability to look over or around the shield. Not that great at defogging.

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I wonder if someone who bought the Cee Bailey could chime in. I have a honda vtx with a Memphis shades tall windshield and it doesn't bother me nearly as bad. For arguments sake i normally have my windshield so I can just look over the top( the honda) but the Vic i mad looking THROUGH the windshield. Thoughts ?

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Maybe...but not very well. LOL I have shortened my windshield several times because of fogging and not having the ability to look over or around the shield. Not that great at defogging.
I agree it sucks at defogging, but sometimes you can get a little sliver you can see through. lol
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depot picker...LOL I started to say that. LOL

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I looked at the Cee Baileys with the fill in bottom and the vent. I have had mine fog up and the open vent at the bottom doesn't prevent that. Plus my windshield i look through it not over it as. Is the normal practice.

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I bought and loved two Cee Baileys windshields for my two HDs. They were a massive improvement over the stock shields. With that said, my Vision shield is performing very well and I have not even been tempted to replace it. I suspect, based on my HD experiences, that a Cee Baileys bought using their fitment guidance would help, but I have never tried it on a Victory.

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