Sunday, November 18, 2007

Windshield Weekend

My Vulcan windshield came in that I had ordered the day of the motorcycle purchase. It was very large and I was worried that it might be too big for me to see the road clearly.

Not to worry……I assembled the windshield and put it on a few days ago. It has rained here constantly since then so I was waiting for a window of opportunity to ride with the windshield and see if it made a difference in handling, etc.

I was also a little concerned that if I rode on a cold, foggy morning that the windshield would fog up and I would be blind to the road. One of my fans (I think it was my brother) suggested that I use Rain-X glass treatment to help the water bead off and hopefully the fog wouldn’t collect. I bought the ‘wipes’ and treated the windshield inside and out, the mirrors, and all of our other bikes mirrors with one ‘wipe’. It was easy and didn’t hurt the plastic that the windshield is made of. I’m going to try it on my face shield for the same reasons.


The windshield is optically correct.....you can hardly tell it's there!

I took the bike out for a ride after its treatment, and ‘dude’! I really love this motorcycle. The windshield is great, with no distortion. At 5'3" I am looking through the area about 8" from the top of the shield. It was overcast and around 40 degrees. I didn’t dress warm enough and wore my favorite leather gloves. The ride was awesome, but my hands got so cold I decided to head back home because it was getting painful. I never learn that I need to overdress on the bike, just to be comfortable. It was a wonderful ride anyway, and there should be a couple of dry days this week when I plan to ride to work.

My ride looks pretty good with its new windshield……

6 comments:

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Liz (Rippin-Kitten) said...

That is such a SWEET looking bike! You look good on it, too!

Rick said...

Looks great!

Becky said...

Thanks guys. It's a good fit. Rides like a dream...

Bikerchickz

den-i said...

Is it bigger than the Vulcan 800?
Does your bike running on a belt drive?
What about the rear tyre, using wide size?

I already sold mine, hated it. It's so thin and it don't even look a bike.
It's really wobbly at 100Mph. Pretty scary when the rear brake drum doesn't slow the bike quickly.
I have 3 accidents on that bike.

Becky said...

I think the 900 is about the same size as the Vulcan 800. Yes it has a belt drive and a normal sized rear tire. I don't know why you say it doesn't look like a bike?! If I ever wanted to go 100 mph on it I would expect it not to be too stable. It's a 'cruiser', meant for cruising, not racing. The brakes are fine....

Bikerchickz