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Windshield Comparo: Powerbronze vs. Stock

I know that people always have questions about screens so I thought I'd share what little insight I have.

I bought my bike used, and it came with the Powerbronze touring screen. I rode all last season with it on the lowest setting, and it would direct air directly into my face (I'm 6'2" with a 33" inseam, you do the math ). At the beginning of this season, I moved it to it's highest position. The difference was quite noticeable, as the air was directed to the very top of my helmet. I found that city speeds were quieter, but highway\freeway speeds caused my head to vibrate like crazy. Slouching seemed to alleviate this problem.

Today, I received the stock screen that I bought from powerm (thanks again), and installed it on my bike at the lowest position. Right now I find that the air hits me dead centre in the chest. The ride is much, much quieter. I only spent a couple minutes on the freeway, but I currently prefer the stocker to the Powerbronze. I'll do more extensive testing this week, in order to get a better sense of it at higher speeds.

Also, I think the stocker looks better, but that's me.

I hope this helps those that need it.

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Hi, I like the stock shield fine, but for long rides or winter riding,( I have 1300 very cold, 25- 35 deg miles on my v) I am planning on getting a parabelum.
They are not expensive, and I am impressed with the credentials of the company, the are the real deal.
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I currently have a Mike's screen. I got the tallest one and it certainly works. I could ride with a baseball cap on and I don't think it would blow off. I am 5'8" and I have it in the lowest setting. I don't need ear plugs either...what a relieve. The only problem I have with it is it has developed some very small surface cracks near the top where the lip curves back up, I am not sure if I can polish them out or not, sure hope so as other than that I am very happy with it.
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The only problem I have with it is it has developed some very small surface cracks near the top where the lip curves back up, I am not sure if I can polish them out or not, sure hope so as other than that I am very happy with it.
Can you take a pic of them for me? I haven’t noticed any cracks on mine. If they get worse let me know, I will send you another one. Also make sure you do not use Windex or a similar cleaner on Plexiglas, it can case crazing and cracks. Use a good plastic polish or automotive wax. McGuire’s headlight restorer works REALLY well.

http://www.autogeek.net/meguiars-pla...light-kit.html

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The biggest problem with the Powerbronze screen is that stupid lip they put on it. It creates more turbulence rather than improve it. I usually prefer short/no screens over larger ones, but there is a way to make the Powerbronze work better - see this thread. In the modified configuration, you get a good compromise between less pressure on your upper body, noise and turbulence which leads to less fatigue on long rides.

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