Opinions requested: ProLink windshields

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Opinions requested: ProLink windshields

Postby NobleHops » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:44 pm

Hello fellas,

I have acquired a really lovely 82 that I am in the early stages of refurbishing, for me to keep even. Great fun! I promise to post up a project thread and show you guys my progress.

I do however need to purchase a new windshield for it and I find that there are several options available. I am 6 foot 2 and more body than legs and I generally prefer my head up and over the wind stream. Anybody have any first-hand impressions of the different windshield mounting systems that I see available? I see some have cat-eye vents for reducing the screen back pressure and others are more replicas of the stock screen. Others have a flip at the rear. What do we like, and why do we like it? Thanks in advance for your wisdom and experience.

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Re: Opinions requested: ProLink windshields

Postby Rick Pope » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:05 am

Clearview offers a "sport" screen. If memory serves, it wasn't listed for the CBX, but for the Hondaline fairings on other models.
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Re: Opinions requested: ProLink windshields

Postby SteveG » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:56 am

6'4" here, and I have only ever used the stock '82 windshield. I have no desire to change to anything else. No buffeting, wind in the face (when I raise my helmet faceshield), good rain protection on torso. And the lines of the screen look good, as opposed to a large lip or "bulbous" bump.

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Re: Opinions requested: ProLink windshields

Postby daves79x » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:05 pm

You are going to be on the bubble at 6'2" with a stock-style screen. The Honda Sabre screen was 2 inches taller and worked for me (but that's at 5'9") . Clearview makes it. They also make a slightly taller-than-that screen with the cutouts for back pressure. Still looks fairly stock. There is also one that has no upturn at all and gives undisturbed air, but does not look exactly stock. I think Clearview makes it as well. I might still have one of those I don't need.

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Re: Opinions requested: ProLink windshields

Postby NobleHops » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:29 pm

daves79x wrote:You are going to be on the bubble at 6'2" with a stock-style screen. The Honda Sabre screen was 2 inches taller and worked for me (but that's at 5'9") . Clearview makes it. They also make a slightly taller-than-that screen with the cutouts for back pressure. Still looks fairly stock. There is also one that has no upturn at all and gives undisturbed air, but does not look exactly stock. I think Clearview makes it as well. I might still have one of those I don't need.

Dave


Well it turns out I need TWO screens :D , and so if it's not too hateful to pack, why don't you plan to send that along with my carbs or something Dave. Good plan?
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Re: Opinions requested: ProLink windshields

Postby daves79x » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:19 pm

I’ll have to check, haven’t looked for that stuff in quite a while.

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Re: Opinions requested: ProLink windshields

Postby CBXTRA6 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:35 pm

I owned a 82 pro link for several years which came equipped with a RIFLE fairing. While I preferred the look of stock fairing & screen set up, I'm also 6'2 and the buffeting was annoying on long trips, so I reverted back to the RIFLE and shipped it to Europe where it was ridden for a few years with great satisfaction and comfort, even under rainy weather. The protection was excellent. I sold it there since.
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