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I'm thinking of getting a new windshield so that I can see over the shield a little bit. I've seen F4 at a couple of rallies and I'm wondering if you guys have any experience with them. Pretty expensive in my opinion, but maybe I'm just spoiled. I'm used to buying LRS shields for my other bike so I'm also looking at the LRS Taka, but I don't know how good their Goldwing shields are either. Any opinions on either or both are welcome.
 

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@slowrollin, I know my pal @GoldWingKing had a not so good experience with the Taka product. Not the company but the product.

The F4 is a premier product and high quality. I'm sure other manufactures will start making windscreens for the 2018 @Vegas
 

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Thanks Don. What I'm really concerned about is wind buffeting. I'm thinking of going a little lower so that I can see over the shield. I've had good luck with other bikes, using a recurve. How does the F4 Sport shield do with the buffeting? Also, are you going to be installing shields at Wing Ding 40 this year?
 

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I'm looking at buying the 2018 Tour DCT and getting the F4 shield. But DAYUM that thing is expensive!!!


The new V stream is out, 200.00 price range and it is hard coated too.
 

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I ended up going with the F4+4 and love it. I usually ride with it full up on the 2018. When I have it full down, I get what wind I want then put it back up. Only complaint is with a light rain, it doesn't like to shed the water very well in the full up position. So I drop it down to let the windscreen clear.
 

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I’ve been using windex as your site says to use that. I love rainex, and will start applying it to the shield. Thanks.
 

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I just purchased an F4 for my 2018, and it is more expensive, but it’s worth it. My wife got a shield for her Can Am Spyder from F4 at Daytona two years ago, and it still looks like new with no scratches even though it’s been covered with bugs and grime. That sold me.
 

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I purchased an F4+2 three years ago to replace the OEM 2008 shield. I have two small chips due to rocks tossed up by trucks. I don't have any scratches at all. The F4 is clear as glass.

I use F4's cleaner before every ride. The rain water runs off without a problem and it does rain just a little here in Oregon.

Other than the OEM shield that came on the bike the F4 is the only shield I have used and the way it is holding up I feel it's well worth what I paid for it.

Here's a picture of Eastern Oregon taken through the F4 this past September.
 

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F4 Customs Windshield

I ended up going with the F4+4 and love it. I usually ride with it full up on the 2018. When I have it full down, I get what wind I want then put it back up. Only complaint is with a light rain, it doesn't like to shed the water very well in the full up position. So I drop it down to let the windscreen clear.
We suggest you use rubbing Alcohol occasionally and paper towels to clean the shield. This will make the rain shedding pop right back as new.
Thanks for all of the comments!
Don
 
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