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Just installed the 12" Gustafsson windshield on my 2014 and what a difference! I have been riding without a windshield since I got the bike, and have just over 20,000 miles. Still prefer no windshield, but if i have to ride high-speed highway/Interstate I think I'll run with this shield. I do not have it exactly where I want it, still have to do some tweeking...:D
 

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Yeah I did a couple 600 mile trips without a windshield, not gonna do that again. I really would have preferred a quick release option though, cause I don't need a shield for my normal every commute. I'll still be taking it off in the summer.
 

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20,00 miles? How many OEM front tires have you gone through?:eek:
Only reason to use OEM is when the bike came with it. I'll never replace my tires with OEM though. Only got about 6k out of 'em.
I just put michelin cmdr2 on the front and pilot 2 on the rear. We'll see how long they last.
 

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Sorry, that should of read 20,000 miles, not 20,00 miles. I was referring to dahopkins post. His pic shows OEM front tire with windshield. He suggests that he rode the bike for 20,000 miles BEFORE he added the windshield. That would suggest that he has 20,000 miles on the original tire or that this tire is a successor to the original. Just an observation. :nerd:
 

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My F6C had the Honda OEM windshield on it when I got it. I could not get it off fast enough. The Boulavard screen is perfect for me.

Anybody want a deal on a Honda Windshield?
 

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20,00 miles? How many OEM front tires have you gone through?:eek:
I've only replaced the front tire once at 15,820 miles. The rear is looking like it needs replaced soon, perhaps Thunder Beach... Currently have 22,950 miles. :D
 

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Yeah I did a couple 600 mile trips without a windshield, not gonna do that again. I really would have preferred a quick release option though, cause I don't need a shield for my normal every commute. I'll still be taking it off in the summer.
The Gustafsson comes with hex set screws or wing screws to secure the windshield. I used the wing screws so I can remove the windshield when desired. I used a little thread seal, does not harden, to keep them from working loose, however.

I'm working on a pouch so I can do so on long trips. During my commute to work, however, I sometimes hit > 80, I get out in front of the idiot cagers ASAP on the Eglin 500. The windshield is great! I also look over the top of it, so do not have to worry about a fogged or rain-blurred windscreen (yes, I ride all-weather in FL).

BTW just added flip-out foot pegs from Rivco, really helps on longer rides.:)
 

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I've only replaced the front tire once at 15,820 miles. The rear is looking like it needs replaced soon, perhaps Thunder Beach... Currently have 22,950 miles. :D
Duuuude, how the heck did you get that many miles out of the oem? I only got about 6k miles and my front was ready to blow anytime. Definitely not happy with that.
I went with mich commander 2s up front and a pilot 2 in the rear hoping to get at least a year's use out of 'em. I'd have gone darkside but can't find anyone who will mount 'em.
 

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BTW just added flip-out foot pegs from Rivco, really helps on longer rides.:)
Yeah I want the windshield on if I'm getting on the hwy for a decent amount of time but most of my summer riding doesn't require it.

Got pics, or part# for the rivco? I'm interested in doing that too. How much does it change your cornering clearance?
 

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Yeah I want the windshield on if I'm getting on the hwy for a decent amount of time but most of my summer riding doesn't require it.

Got pics, or part# for the rivco? I'm interested in doing that too. How much does it change your cornering clearance?
I'll take some pics and post. They do not change your clearance at all, if you get your feet out of the way!
 

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I'll take some pics and post. They do not change your clearance at all, if you get your feet out of the way!
Sorry, this post was not finished but posted when I logged on. Silly thing to do... As I was saying the pegs fold back, so do not limit your clearance if you move your feet! ;) I would not be using them if I expected to lean allot, they are intended for Interstate or Cherohala Skyway type riding.

The part number for the pegs is GL18003B, I bought them at the GWRRA FL District rally near Orlando a couple of weekends ago.

As for why my tires last so long? No idea. I try to ride at a steady pace (learned while riding/leading chapter rides), try to keep my wear even by leaning allot, try not to accelerate or brake too hard, and watch my tire pressure. I think the shell in some of the asphalt here helps, although it makes the roads slicker when wet.
 

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Sorry, this post was not finished but posted when I logged on. Silly thing to do... As I was saying the pegs fold back, so do not limit your clearance if you move your feet! ;) I would not be using them if I expected to lean allot, they are intended for Interstate or Cherohala Skyway type riding.
Yeah I'm more worried about if I forget I'm using them when I get off the hwy for gas/food and I make a sharp turn, if the pegs flex or flip up then at least I won't ruin them the first time I do something brainless like that.

As for why my tires last so long? No idea. I try to ride at a steady pace (learned while riding/leading chapter rides), try to keep my wear even by leaning allot, try not to accelerate or brake too hard, and watch my tire pressure. I think the shell in some of the asphalt here helps, although it makes the roads slicker when wet.
Yeah most of my miles were on straight roads and hwys so that may cut down on the tire life a bit, wearing out the center too fast. Gotta try and mix it up more.
 

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Yeah I'm more worried about if I forget I'm using them when I get off the hwy for gas/food and I make a sharp turn, if the pegs flex or flip up then at least I won't ruin them the first time I do something brainless like that.


Yeah most of my miles were on straight roads and hwys so that may cut down on the tire life a bit, wearing out the center too fast. Gotta try and mix it up more.
Here are the pictures as you can see they are quite a ways up.
 

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Anybody want a deal on a Honda Windshield?
I do, if it's still available. Bought my bike last week and have clocked 1,000 miles already. Love it, but I need to do something about the wind.

--- Just tried to IM you. I just joined here, it says I need 15 posts to be able to message members. If you still have that windshield, please message me. ----
 

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Update, Gustafsson and tires

Windshield still working great, ridden in a few more rains. Bugs clean off well. Main issue is still no place to stow it if I want to remove it during a longer ride. Riding to WingDing soon, that will be 1,400+ mile trip there-and-back. Will really need the windshield if we do allot of Interstate.

Replaced my original rear tire at 24,169 miles, it probably should have been replaced 1,000 miles earlier. There was no cord showing, but the rear started drifting on harder curves. I now expect to replace the front again @ 31,000 miles, current mileage is 25,916.
 
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