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    National V-Stream Winshield

    Admittedly, I am a slow learner. Therefore, I went through two Cee Bailey +6s that shattered or cracked before I tried something else.

    Next was the Laminar Lip - which actually worked quite well, except it is ugly and very difficult to clean where the Lip joins the windshield.

    I had wondered about the V-Stream from sometime, but I have auxiliary lights mounted on the mirror brackets and wasn't sure the V-Stream would clear them. I took the leap, bought one - and it fits perfectly.

    I've had it on the bike for a month or so, but only recently was able to test it on a longer ride. A two day, 700 mile ride convinced me I've made a good purchase. It keeps the wind off just was well as my old 6+ Cee Bailey, and I don't even have the V-Stream in the topmost position. I'm six foot, with Heli-bar risers on the NT, so I sit in a very upright position. I didn't notice any optical distortion, except in the very lowest places that I'm not going to be looking through anyway.

    Now - to see how it does long-term. The Cee Bailey's were fine until they broke after prolonged riding. We'll see how the V-Stream does. I know it is manufactured from polycarbonate rather than acrylic. We'll see if that makes any difference.


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    Re: National V-Stream Winshield

    I don't have a problem with my stock shield height-wise, but I would like to know if any shield covers a wider area. IOW- does anything shield your shoulders or arms better? Or am I looking for the impossible?
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    Re: National V-Stream Winshield

    I had wondered about the V-Stream for sometime.
    I've had it on the bike for a month or so, but only recently was able to test it on a longer ride. A two day, 700 mile ride convinced me I've made a good purchase. It keeps the wind off just was well as my old 6+ Cee Bailey, and I don't even have the V-Stream in the topmost position. I'm six foot, with Heli-bar risers on the NT, so I sit in a very upright position. I didn't notice any optical distortion, except in the very lowest places that I'm not going to be looking through anyway.[/QUOTE]

    Hi Comanche:
    I still use the stock shield on my NT but want to change it out due to head buffeting, etc. I have been looking at the National V-Stream for a little while now. I like the what you were saying about the shield providing protection without being in the top position. I believe I read a post on this forum where somebody wrote that the National V-Stream Shield did a very good job of substantially reducing the head buffeting. I will probably pull the trigger very soon.
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    Re: National V-Stream Winshield

    Quote Originally Posted by Vintage View Post
    I don't have a problem with my stock shield height-wise, but I would like to know if any shield covers a wider area. IOW- does anything shield your shoulders or arms better? Or am I looking for the impossible?
    Yes, it does. It keeps the wind off my shoulders better than the stock, and about the same as my old Cee Bailey.

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    Re: National V-Stream Winshield

    Is that windshield taller and or wider than the stock shield? Does anyone know if it is available in a light or dark grey smoke tint?
    Will be replacing my stock shield, but not sure which brand to go with. Friend of mine has suggested "Gustofson".
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    Re: National V-Stream Winshield

    I haven’t heard of the “Gustofson” shield. My CeeBailey +4” screen has worked fine for me – except for the fact that this is my 3rd one in 113,000 miles. Two have cracked and when this one does, I’ll try the V-Stream windshield.
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    Re: National V-Stream Winshield

    I mis spelled the name. They are located in St. Augustine, Fla.
    Had one on a Buell S2 back in the 90s.
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    Re: National V-Stream Winshield

    Quote Originally Posted by Electraclyde View Post
    Is that windshield taller and or wider than the stock shield? Does anyone know if it is available in a light or dark grey smoke tint?
    Will be replacing my stock shield, but not sure which brand to go with. Friend of mine has suggested "Gustofson".
    They have both a light tint and a dark tint.

    The V-Stream is taller than the OEM screen and it is wider, particularly up near the shoulder area.

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    Re: National V-Stream Winshield

    I got a V Stream about a year ago and it has the best quiet zone on any bike I have ever had. I replaced a Cee Bailey after it cracked on a day of higher speed driving.

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    Re: National V-Stream Winshield

    Well I had a look at National Cycle's site, and the V-Stream is over 5 inches wider at the top than stock, and is 4 inches taller.
    So, of course I ordered one! Thanks Doug, from my Visa account!

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