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#996327 - 09/07/17 07:13 PM ZTechnik Windshield
Stu K Offline
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Registered: 08/13/17
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Hi...anyone using and if so how do you like vs. others and oem?
Thinking of the medium 25" as I am not a major long distance rider.
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#996332 - 09/07/17 08:56 PM Re: ZTechnik Windshield [Re: Stu K]
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i had the stock tall, the Cee Bailey Sport and tall, then got the Z Technik standard on my 1100RT. gave the rest away .
When the tall ZT came out, tried that for two weeks, then traded back . i'm 6' 4" with tall torso , stubby legs.
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#996343 - 09/07/17 10:54 PM Re: ZTechnik Windshield [Re: Stu K]
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another one of theses 'tough" decisions without having the ability to try out several.
I'm 6.0 with a 33.5 inseam
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#996346 - 09/07/17 11:29 PM Re: ZTechnik Windshield [Re: Stu K]
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Liked my Cee Bailey on my '99 RT and it is interesting to read that Z Technik was notably better. I'll be upgrading my windshield before next year as well and was leaning toward the quiet ride based on info read here, but would rule out a Z Technik.

Crap! Now more rumination will have to be done.
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#996363 - 09/08/17 12:54 AM Re: ZTechnik Windshield [Re: Stu K]
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As far as i know , ZT still has a "satisfaction" return policy where you buy the thing, try it , and send back if you don't like it.
if you don't like , you're out return postage .
pretty safe bet.
many large dealerships stock the popular ZT screens where you can buy and try in town .
at this point , don't expect them to have an R1100RT screen in stock, but newer bikes, very likely .
The tall 1100RT screen was great but i didn't care for its angle when in full down. it seemed too close to my beak.
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#996376 - 09/08/17 01:41 PM Re: ZTechnik Windshield [Re: Stu K]
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Height of the screen, which is going to matter a lot, is hard to recommend. A 25" V Stream is a lot taller than the stock 24" for instance as it is more straight from the mounting point compared to stock. So it sits taller in the parked position. The V Stream is one of two aftermarket screens that are made of polycarbonate. National Cycle makes the V STream, they also make the OEM windshields for BMW ( your Wethead RT screen has the National Cycle logo on it ).

Comparing what worked on an 1100-1150 has no bearing on what works on another bike.


Edited by realshelby (09/08/17 01:42 PM)
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#996377 - 09/08/17 02:36 PM Re: ZTechnik Windshield [Re: Paul De]
Stu K Offline
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lol, exactly my dilemma !
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#996378 - 09/08/17 02:37 PM Re: ZTechnik Windshield [Re: Tri750]
Stu K Offline
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I'll have to look into that....thxs!
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#996379 - 09/08/17 02:40 PM Re: ZTechnik Windshield [Re: realshelby]
Stu K Offline
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thanks for the info....thats why I was wondering as there are many alternatives, and wanted to get some perspective on the ZTecch as i most definitely like looking over rather than through the screen. Big difference coming off a cruiser both in terms of helmet and turbulence...still trying to figure my comfort zone.
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