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    R1100RT aftermarket windshields

    I am looking to reduce wind noise and turbulence on my R1100RT. I am 5' 10" and am looking at the Cee Bailey Model #2 Euro cut +2.5". Has anyone had an aftermarket shield and what are your opinions.

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    Hi Jerry,

    I have a Cee Bailey on my Rt1100. The previous owner installed it so I don't know what model it is. I like it, but since it came with the bike, I don't have anything to compare it to.
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    I also have the Cee Bailey on mine, but it was likewise on it when I bought the bike so I don't know the specifics of the height, etc. I did not receive the OEM windshield in the purchase.

    My previous BMW experience was with 90's era K bikes and an older airhead, so the view factors were not a distraction. Personally, I don't care for the distortion in the view where the top of the Cee Bailey shield curves up. And because of that, and given the height of the shield + my height and all things considered, my best views are with it fully down, or fully up.

    From the standpoint of protection from the wind, and buffeting or noise I have no complaints. The shield is plenty big (protection), and plenty quiet and smooth.
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    Jerry,
    I'm 6' 2" and started with a + 2.5 and now have a +4.5" My riding buddy is your size and he put the +2.5"on his '04 and loves it!
    The euro cut is nice! You can adjust the right amount of air flow and keep you eyes on the road over the shield.

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    Jerry, I also have the Cee Bailey with the Euro top 2.5". I'm 5'9" and it's perfect for me. It was easy to install on my 1100rt. Jerry

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    Thank you

    Thanks for all of the input. I just ordered the Cee Bailey.

    Thanks again,

    Jerry

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    Jerry, my R1100RT came with the stock windshield. Going to the the Johnson City Rally in '09, I frequently had to get off the bike because the buffeting was causing me to nod off. It seemed to be a long ride with all the wake up stops.

    Replaced it with a Cee Bailey and wow, what a difference. Like night and day. Rode with it for about a year. Don't know which model it is. Found a Ztechnic on the Flea Market and gave it a try. It was even quieter than the Cee Bailey. The ZT hasn't come off the bike.

    I am now 5'7.5" (used to be 9.5') and both windshields are a massive improvement over stock. The seller of the Ztechnic windshield threw in a Cee Baily as well, so I actually have two Cee Bailey's in stock.
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    R1150RT-P with Aeroflow

    FWIW when I got my 2004 R1150 RT-P, I purchased a standard size Aeroflow windshield. It is a considerable improvement over the stock windshield. I am 5' 8" and have the windshield raised just enough that I can look over the top edge.

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    This morning I measured my Cee Bailey's (Euro cut) and from the top edge to bottom at the vent/recess it is 18.5 inches. Add 2.0 inches if measuring at the longest line, i.e., to the right or left of the center line vent.

    I suppose that in terms of height that makes it an inch for inch replacement for the stock unit?

    Back to the matter of protection, I am fully satisfied with the wind protection and the complete lack of buffeting is enjoyed a if godsend. But I am still getting used to the view...
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    About your height and I put on the +2.5 and love it. Just off highest on the highway and down a bit for everything else. Quiet and smooth air flow

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    I picked up a Cee Bailey shield for my 04' RT and switched it to my 97' RT. Best farkle purchase to date!

    I'm 6'2" and went with the Euro Screen in +4.5". What a great shield. I do run the stock shield in the summer to get more wind to hit me, but that is my preference.

    I have ridden with many folks who have also enjoyed their Ztechnik and Aeroflow shields for what it's worth. It'll be money well spent.
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