I have never been happy with my Cee Bailey Windshield. It throws the wind directly into my faceshield and after a time the vibrations give me a headache. I wanted to look into other windshield options but then it is mostly a trial and error method of solving and I didn't wish to keep throwing hard earned money at it. The CB seems very solid but it is non-adjustable. I thought if I could angle it back a few degrees then it may help. The CB windshield bracket is hooked into a U-bracket on the front and then secured by two fasteners onto your handlebars. If you could raise the front bracket it would allow the windscreen to angle back and thus change the windflow.
I bought this nice black chrome Stanley torx bit set a while ago and tonight I finally opened it. Most BMW fasteners are varying sizes of torx
Then I brought out my Craftsman socket set to go about the task of removing my windshield
It detaches in mere seconds
I have always considered windshields to be safety items and I won't ride without one. Imagine rocks and debris coming into your eyes. Pebbles are like bullets when flicked up by car tires ahead. Also when it rains and you are on the highway, the water drops are like little pellets. So here is my R sort of naked without wind protection
I had a hard time trying to find Stainless Torx head bolts. It was hard enough to get metric and I didn't know what size my bolts were so I guessed and bought M5 and M4. I could have removed the windshield bolt and brought it with me to Home Depot but then I was worried about losing it, so I didn't . These are not stainless but I thought that I use them anyway and if my idea worked, then I could replace it later with the correct bolt
The bolt on the left is the original bolt and the two next to it are the M4. I also bought teflon washers
The washers on the handlebar/fork mount are broken and I am replacing them with the white ones
Here is the front U-bracket where the Cee Bailey bracket hooks under. I am going to use a spacer to raise the bracket. This will allow the windshield to angle backwards a few degrees
Yesterday I cut a piece of wood but it didn't feel solid enough but today I found a more solid spacer. I used a roller from a scooter CVT variator
Here's the piece of wood from yesterday to try it out
And tonight I replaced the wood spacer with these metal rollers. They are hollow in the middle where the bolt goes through. According to some people on the Beemer forum, a 1" spacer will change the wind flow enough to clear your helmet. I could only find an M4 bolt long enough to try a half inch spacer so that's the best I can do for now. When I can get a longer M4 bolt I can swap it out and try it again to see/feel the difference. I am sure that it should be a bit better than what it was
So here we are. You may not notice the difference but it is raked backwards a few more degrees. This also allows more airflow to enter Under the windscreen which may alieviate some negative pressure. I thought about a laminar lip but not for the price they are asking and being a special order item, it would not be returnable.