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Offline android12

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Best windshield for '04 bandit1200s?
« on: April 23, 2009, 10:52:28 PM »
Im looking to replace my OEM windshield on my '04 b12s, whats the best one? That doesnt radically change the turbulence on the rider cause Im fine with the OEM. Thanks in advance.
'03 b12s Holeshot 17" comp 1 slip on, 5 deg timing adv, and stage 1 jet kit
'06 Ford Ranger 4x4 XLT

Offline PaulVS

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Re: Best windshield for '04 bandit1200s?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009, 11:48:49 PM »
Im looking to replace my OEM windshield on my '04 b12s, whats the best one? That doesnt radically change the turbulence on the rider cause Im fine with the OEM. Thanks in advance.

There is no universal "best one".  It depends mostly on your height, and what you are looking for specifically, i.e. highway cruising, sport riding, etc.

Frankly, even then, there's dozens of various shaped/sized shields out there, and even more opinions of what works and what doesn't.

Almost like tires or oil... everyone has an opinion. 

Most "Sport Touring" shields are about 2" over stock.  They all work pretty good if you're under 6' tall or so.  Popular ones are Givi, Zero Gravity, and also the Suzuki aftermarket shield.

The Touring shields are typically about 4-6" over stock height.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2009, 11:50:53 PM by PaulVS »


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Re: Best windshield for '04 bandit1200s?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 09:23:49 PM »
Thanks Paul, Im 6'0, riding is a mix of everything. Id like the same height of windshield w/o changing the breaking point of the turbulence. The only reason Im thinking about replacing OEM is its got streaks I cant clean, works great though.
'03 b12s Holeshot 17" comp 1 slip on, 5 deg timing adv, and stage 1 jet kit
'06 Ford Ranger 4x4 XLT

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Re: Best windshield for '04 bandit1200s?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2009, 10:11:19 PM »
If you want a replacement the same size as stock... this is a smokin' deal... $24 shipped...

Smoked Bandit Windscreen

I bought one for my Bandit...  you can see it in this pic...

http://w4.bikepics.com/pics/2009/02/27/bikepics-1584536-full.jpg

And even a video...

http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y156/PaulVS/?action=view&current=bandws2.flv


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Re: Best windshield for '04 bandit1200s?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012, 10:01:40 PM »
I'm thinking of scoring one of those cheap windshields on ebay........you still like it?