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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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Question Yamaha short windshield-

I am looking for a small windshield for my daily highway commute. I can't stand the look of them so I always go for the smaller types which still offer some protection, it also needs to be a quick release item so I can take it off immediately for my weekend fun.

I was wondering if any of you had ever tried the Yamaha short (15-3/8") shield?

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If so would you recommend it? If you still have it do you have any pics of it on your Roadliner? Any better alternative?

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I wrestled with the same thing last winter. I ended up finding a guy nearby on craigslist that sold me one from his strat with the locking gizmo for 200 bucks. Then I had to go to the dealership and spend another 200 bucks for the chrome mounting things that bolt onto your forks. Mine's a medium and it's really big even though I'm just over 6' tall. I was thinking about getting a short one too because they look alot better. However, I ride on the interstate alot during my daily commute so I'm concerned about how much wind protection the shorty provides. Let me know how things work out for you.
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-23-2012, 04:57 AM
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Roadliner Windshield

Scaramouche. I've got the small windshield on my roadliner. Works well for me and I think it looks ok.
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I am looking for a small windshield for my daily highway commute. I can't stand the look of them so I always go for the smaller types which still offer some protection, it also needs to be a quick release item so I can take it off immediately for my weekend fun.

I was wondering if any of you had ever tried the Yamaha short (15-3/8") shield?

http://www.starmotorcycles.com/asset...-00-gp-500.jpg

If so would you recommend it? If you still have it do you have any pics of it on your Roadliner? Any better alternative?

Thank you.
-Rick
I have the short yamaha windshield..No hardware, just the shield..more then happy to let you have it for 50$ plus shipping..its in perfect shape, no scratches,(But no hardware comes with it)Had to but hardware on yam med shield... Let me know always looking to help a fellow rider
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I wrestled with the same thing last winter. I ended up finding a guy nearby on craigslist that sold me one from his strat with the locking gizmo for 200 bucks. Then I had to go to the dealership and spend another 200 bucks for the chrome mounting things that bolt onto your forks. Mine's a medium and it's really big even though I'm just over 6' tall. I was thinking about getting a short one too because they look alot better. However, I ride on the interstate alot during my daily commute so I'm concerned about how much wind protection the shorty provides. Let me know how things work out for you.
You can always cut your windshield to make it shorter, it's simple, I cut almost 5 inches off the top of the Stratoliner's stock windshield. Now I look over the top of the windshield and the wind protection is still good (it was never "great" to begin with). I'm 6 foot tall.

Here it is with the cut down windshield:





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wow what a sweet pic. all the little sparkly things. i wonder if the blue paint may be slowing it down, though
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Thanks Bevo, the blue paint doesn't seem to slow it down at all. In fact I believe the sparkle is just the light's way of celebrating for finally catching up with my bike when I come to a stop.



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Thanks Bevo, the blue paint doesn't seem to slow it down at all. In fact I believe the sparkle is just the light's way of celebrating for finally catching up with my bike when I come to a stop.
Yeaqh, actually that's the light slamming into after you finally manage to wrestle that blue beast to a stop.
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Yeaqh, actually that's the light slamming into after you finally manage to wrestle that blue beast to a stop.
SEE! Another guy with a blue bike with the SAME thing happening. I don't know what Yamaha uses for blue paint but it makes the bike wicked faster. You guys with "lesser" colors need to strip off your paint and get this blue paint, it's AMAZING!



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I don't know how you found a stock blue bike... not a popular color it seems... I couldn't fine one

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