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4 months 2 weeks ago #4895 by mjmorrisva
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Much appreciated. I've called both companies and they both have reasonable customer service and produce a good product. I'm tending toward the Parabellum simply for ease of installation.

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4 months 2 weeks ago #4896 by 9166
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One other point I forgot to mention was stability. The Parabellum windshields are sturdier at speed. I tried one of the others. Quality was good but it flexed a bit more than the one I settled on. And they do seem to be a bit better aerodynamically.

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4 months 2 weeks ago - 4 months 2 weeks ago #4898 by Wobbly
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I'm looking for any and all suggestions/recommendations for replacing the screen. I'm partial to keep the bike OEM but the height of the original doesn't hit me the way I would like. If there are aftermarket screens you have used and like please let me know and share your thoughts.


► It's impossible for any maker to offer a windshield height that fits every rider. Buy the tall version and then modify the height to suit your needs. All it takes is wide tape, a long dowel, a Sharpie marker and a saber saw. First, tape up the side of the screen the saw will ride on, then using a long flexible dowel to get the shape of the arc correct, trace a curve onto the tape with the marker. Using a fine tooth blade, cut the screen by tracing the curve. Try it and repeat the process until you like the new height. Then finish the job by sanding the edges.

You will learn so much about your personal aerodynamics by doing this.

► Earlier you hinted you wanted to keep the bike stock, or at last stock looking. All the Parabellum screens I've ever seen looked sort of "futuristic" and oddly shaped. While I can appreciate that their design comes from "function over form", IMHO a lot of their products are simply not very pleasing to look at.

Both are equally good products, but the Parabellum is definitely NOT stock looking.

Hope this helps.

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4 months 2 weeks ago #4900 by 8166
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I don't recall any issues with the Clearview, except that there's a rubber trim strip at the bottom of the shield on the outside that doesn't want to stay on now. The high zoot double face tape I've used just doesn't seem to want to stick to it.

I also don't like the fact that the extra weight of the Clearview is enough to make the height adjustments slip, allowing the shield to drop from the full up position.

I don't understand Wobbly's comment about the Parabellum's appearance; to me it's hard to tell it from stock:
parabellum.com/R100RT-R80RT-Windshield-System-P2.aspx

FWIW, a friend has a Parabellum on his '93 RT and has reported no problems at all.

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4 months 2 weeks ago #4903 by mjmorrisva
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Thanks all for the advice, recommendations, and support. Truly appreciated by the noobs. I’m ordering the Parabellum. Worst case I ditch it and get the Clearview. Bigger issue now is getting the three bolts off the oil filter cover....will post my issue on the wrenching forum!

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4 months 2 weeks ago #4905 by Wobbly
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8166 wrote: I don't understand Wobbly's comment about the Parabellum's appearance...


My bad. I must not have seen ALL Parabellum windscreens !!

As I remember they were full of very sharp angled surfaces.

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