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Got mine yesterday and put it on right away. I have to say I was happily surprised to find out it is perfect. After some of the comments I read about the one Honda sold for the CTX 700 I was afraid it wouldn't work as well as I hoped. I paid around $125 for it. It went on pretty easily, but I would have never figured out how to remove all the panels without having a shop manual. There were a lot of panels that had to be removed just to get the front "garnish panel" off to swap the windscreens.
The ride is superb. I ran it up to 95 MPH and there is absolutely no buffeting at any speed. The wind is directed completely over my helmet and completely around my body. There is a very slight fluttering at my shoulders, but it is only noticeable in shirtsleeves.
I took a three hour ride on interstate, highways and back roads today from Jacksonville to Leesburg ( Fla) and I have to say it was awesome. Will post up a pic a little later.
 

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Oh, I forgot the best part...I can hear my music now!
 

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Tall windshield pic

This site is a pain to post pics on. Not as easy as VTX Cafe, but maybe I will figure it out.
 

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How many of the front panels did you have to take off to get to the mounting bolts? Is it similar to the Goldwing or much more involved?
 

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oh and thanks for the review!!! I can't wait till mine comes in!
 

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Thanks for the review. Did you earlier mention how tall you are and inseam (to determine how tall you sit in the saddle)? Where does the top of the shield come to, chin, nose, etc.?

Thanks!
 

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I concur!!

I took delivery of my Deluxe today, also blue grey, with dealer installed tall windshield. 135 blissful miles through rural NC piedmont country roads. THE TALL WINDSHIELD EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS!! I also had speeds above 80 mph and was amazed that the incredible comfort of wind protection. Honda did it right. I'm to pleasently pooped out to go into detail. All in all the CTX1300 with the shield was the most enjoyable ride of the 10 previous bikes I've owned!!!! I also tried the sound, steaming Radio Paridase. com at high speeds and could hear the music. THE BIKE IS A DREAM..... Hum , an old Honda model reincarnated in a grand way!!!
 
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Height

By the way, I'm 5'8" tall sit with good posture, I would estimate the windshield at chin level. I could see well over it. It also was amazed at the air vents flow without any seemingly negative affects. For being a relatively short Tall windshield it works incredibly well...
 
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That's RADIO PARADISE.COM. check it out, listener supported, commercial free , incredible mix of music, also synced with ongoing awesome slide show.
 

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thanks happytrails for the review!! It really sounds like it was a nice ride home for you!! All of these reports are really making me get excited for my tall windshield to get in :):):):)
 

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By the way, I'm 5'8" tall sit with good posture, I would estimate the windshield at chin level. I could see well over it. It also was amazed at the air vents flow without any seemingly negative affects. For being a relatively short Tall windshield it works incredibly well...
The air vents could very well have something to do with how smooth the air flows over the shield. One cause (of many) of turbulence is the negative air pressure behind a windshield when the air moving over it pulls out the air behind it and there's nowhere for new air to come back in.

All these reviews now have got me a little more seriously thinking of a larger windshield, too, and I really hadn't been considering one. Maybe not the full Honda tall shield, but something in between. Maybe I'm just getting old and starting to not mind a little more peace and quiet in the saddle than I'm used to.
 

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Hi Wondering if anyone can comment on this regarding the new CTX1300 and the taller windshield. When I ride in summer I personally do not do well when I over heat. So the electric windshield on my ST1300 is ideal because when I come off the Freeway I can drop it down and let some air in. I see the taller windshield has vents, how much air does it let in. Does anyone else have the issue I have and moved to the new CTX and if so how are you finding it.
When I bought my ST I said I would never buy another bike without an electric windshield but I need to go to a different riding position to relax the pressure on my hips.
Thanks Jim
 

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ST1300 power windshield vs CTX1300 tall windshield.

I just sold my ST last week. I told the new owner, " I'll miss that power shield more than anything on that bike.".
The tall shield on the CTX was approximately like having the ST shield about half way up. The vent will help, but not significantly. Like the ST it's a lot of heat deflecting around the cowling and heads. 82 degrees yesterday. I was comfortable , with a light vented First gear jacket. Like the ST , throw your knees out for deflecting cool air in to the crauch and torsoe.
THE CTX IS INCREDIBLY A MORE COMFORTABLE RIDE!!!! Worth giving up the power shield. Never mind the ease of parking lot handling etc.....
 

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Thanks Capt Tom, appreciate your comments. Certainly the thing I like you will miss will be the electric windshield Jim
 

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I took a 350 or so mile ride this weekend to the Leesburg Bikefest. The shield worked perfectly at all speeds. I am 5'-8" with a 29" inseam and the top of the shield is at about chin level. The air is directed completely over my helmet. At one point I slid back onto the passenger part of the seat and the air was just hitting the top of my helmet, so I am thinking it will also be very comfy for a passenger.

As far as letting air in, the vent holes do that, but it just blends into the vacuum behind the shield. The air between my chest and the windshield was pretty still...maybe a little movement, but not much. I noticed that the ride is a little warmer than the VTX was. At first I thought it was engine heat, but later figured out that road heat comes up around the forks in that large open area. Don't think there is anything that can be done for that. The temp was 84 for most of my ride today, but the ride was very comfortable. I am curious to see where water goes when riding in the rain.

To install the shield you have to remove the two black bottom shrouds that are just below the valve covers. There is one Allen screw near the bottom that you actually only need to loosen because it has a bulging rubber grommet on the nut side that will slip out of it's notch when loose enough. There are also two Allen screws under the engine guards that stick out on each side and a couple of those push pins.

Then you remove the mirror covers...they just snap off. This exposes the clips that the mirror cover snaps into. They have one Phillips head screw in the center. You remove all three on each side.

Next you remove the two storage pockets and the two black covers under the speakers. Then remove the side shroud pieces on each side. Honda calls them the middle shrouds. There is one push pin on the bottom near the front. Then just pull the back end straight out to the side, wiggle it and pull to the front and it will come off. Once you have it off you can see the tabs and slots that you have to align to get it back on.

After all that, the front garnish is held on by some Velcro under the top center. One side of the Velcro is stuck to the windshield. My new windshield didn't have any Velcro in the same spot, so I had to carefully remove it from the small shield and install it in the right place on the tall shield.

Everything goes back together pretty easily, but the mirror covers took a lot of fiddling to get them back on. They were a lot harder than the ones on the ST1300, which I have removed before.

Anyway, I hope this helps. Let me know if you need something I didn't cover.
 

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Kookopelli, if you get a chance, can you measure how far it is from the edge of the plastic to the top of the tall windshield? I've seen enough pictures, but I want to get a better idea for myself of how high it actually goes. Thanx!
 

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Kookopelli, if you get a chance, can you measure how far it is from the edge of the plastic to the top of the tall windshield? I've seen enough pictures, but I want to get a better idea for myself of how high it actually goes. Thanx!
Sorry, but I don't log on as often as some of these guys do.
I saw on someone else's post that it is 10-1/2" taller. Hope you already saw that.
 
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