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post #11 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 12:23 PM
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tulsa tall, OEM. LRS taka recurve

My new to me 2002 came installed with a Tulsa tall, I liked that shield. excellent for blocking the wind and rain, however even with the vent was a little hot in the summer. and I did not like looking through the shield in the rain.Like the F4 it installed in the 4th ratchet position and is not adjustable. 3/8" thick well constructed. Still being made in Evansville In. some shields in stock several options with different shields they might need a few
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Went back to the stock shield with no vent to get a little more air in the hair. Too much buffeting and not good in the rain.
Didn't like it at all except it was movable and I could look through it.

I'm now on a LRS taka recurve; 18" which is 2" shorter than stock tinted with a vent. Thanks to bblazer!!
I like this one best of all!! A lot less buffeting than stock I look over it by a good 3" on the bottom position, I have not ridden this on in the rain yet. I only ride solo so that might be a consideration, However this one is a keeper for my style riding!!
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post #12 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 12:27 PM
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Nothing but Optic Armor for me. Best windshield on the planet, in my humble opinion. Been riding Wings for 40 yrs and will have nothing but Optic Armor. Just my 2 cents worth.

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post #13 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 04:05 PM
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Windbender HPS and rake kit - no reason to look at anything else for me. Totally satisfied.
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post #14 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 04:35 PM
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I had stock, Tulsa Freedom Slide and now a Vstream from National Cycle. I like the Vstream the best. I've seen some others and didn't like them - seemed flimsy. The F4 looks like it might be ok - lots of people like those. But I'm sticking with my Vstream.

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post #15 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 05:04 PM
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F4+4--I'll look through it for the extra protection.

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post #16 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Txwingman View Post
Nothing but Optic Armor for me. Best windshield on the planet, in my humble opinion. Been riding Wings for 40 yrs and will have nothing but Optic Armor. Just my 2 cents worth.
Same here - Optic Armor is great. Got a +4 option, best protection for the passenger, you can clean it with ANYTHING, extremely scratch resistant, thicker material, can see through it while raining just fine. Never tried F4, it should be very similar (but for more money).

Optic Armor +4 with vent.

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post #17 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 05:16 PM
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post #18 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 06:33 PM
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Windbender HPS for me. I hate looking through a shield plus it throws the airflow over our heads. Wife has never complained.
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post #19 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 01:00 PM
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Windshields are like tires and oil everyone has a preference. I use a F4 + 4. Use what you like.
F4 is the best! No scratches improves visibility. That's safety and no worries about what you clean it with or what diretion you wipe for that matter.

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post #20 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 01:47 PM
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LSR Taka recurve

I put on the stock hieght this winter got about 2000 miles on it so far ,i like it over the stock shield and wife says it is much better in the wind.
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