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post #11 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-03-2015, 09:13 AM
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I've got the F4+4 and have rode in lots of rain. The only time I had trouble seeing through it was the time the heavens opened up and was pouring rain from a bucket following a big truck. I found out latter it was raining over an inch per hour at that time. I had trouble seeing through my eye balls that day. My only complaint with the F4+4 is that it sheds water so well water will crawl up and over it and roll down the inside of the shield or come over the top and splat you in the face. That doesn't happen often, but it is a problem at times.

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I prefer to set mine level with the tip of my nose. This gives me a clear view of the road over the windshield while deflecting wind and most debris over my head. It's important to wear good eye protection for the occasional piece of gravel that gets through the updraft.
That's where mine is. At 5'8" I've cut down stock windshields by 2". The F4 Customs folks were nice enough to do it for me and it was a nice smooth job. I got it last Dec but went away for 6 months so only recently installed. Boy made my bike look new. The stock windshield at 16 years old was a little long toothed.
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I have the +4 on my trike. I have been in rain with no problem seeing threw it. I have not been in a hard rain with it yet......
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I have had no issues in rain or fog.
Do you guys put special stuff on the windshield so the rain sheds better?

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Do you guys put special stuff on the windshield so the rain sheds better?
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I'm kind of stuck with my Interstate and stock windshield that won't move.
I read somewhere else that it's supposed to be level with the tip of your nose and that's where mine lands.
I don't have any issues, but then again, I don't have anything else to compare it to.

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I'm kind of stuck with my Interstate and stock windshield that won't move.
I read somewhere else that it's supposed to be level with the tip of your nose and that's where mine lands.
I don't have any issues, but then again, I don't have anything else to compare it to.
Sounds like you're good to go. If you just barely see over it the wind goes over you but it doesn't block your view. Some like to see through--matter of choice.
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My F4 standard is set at about bridge of my nose. Can see over it but can tuck behind it easily too. At first the line of the top of the shield in my line of sight was annoying. Now I dont even notice it at all.
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I have my base set at the third notch and the upper section so I can see over it. If it's really hot out without top much wind, I'll lower the top section even more to get more air flow. Well, depending how bad the bugs are.

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I replaced my screen with a Tulsa Tall from Tulsa Enterprises. I look through the screen for normal relaxed riding. If it rains enough to fog up the screen, I can stretch to see over. Or even scoot my rear up to sit on the edge of the rear seat.
I do ride in the rain often and visibility is not a frequent problem.

Now having the helmet visor fog up is another problem!
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