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Quiet Ride Werks windshield review

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Bmrboy02

Just installed the Werks windshield on my 2016 RT LC and wanted to give the forum my thoughts. Quality is outstanding in every respect. I’m 6’ 1” and bought the 26” tall after some discussion with Terry, the company owner. It is perfect for me, as I can run it lower than the stock one yet still have a nice quiet turbulence free zone. I’m running the stock seat in the high position with stock bars. I bought the slightly  tinted version and really like the looks on my bike. Unit arrived 2 days after I ordered it, and it was packed very well, arriving in flawless condition. Installation instructions are very clear, making installation super easy. When I called Terry to discuss my sizing questions, he immediately answered the phone, and was extremely pleasant and friendly to deal with. I highly recommend this windscreen, but more importantly, I find dealing with a small company like Werks is the best when it comes to customer service. I’ve been riding motorcycles for over 55 years, mostly BMWs, and have experience with Cee Bailey, Aeroflow and V-Stream windshields. You can’t go wrong with this one.

 

Larry. 

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Rinkydink

+1. Exact same experience. I was a Cee Bailey guy but I’ve jumped ship. Not that I really had a choice. Terry talked me into a two inch higher shield than I would’ve ordered and the light tint on my ‘17 RT. He was spot on. 

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Ltripreno

bmrboy02, my experience is virtually identical to yours.  I received mine (26", tinted) last week.  Immediately put it on and rode on Saturday.  Very quiet.  I am anxious to hear from my wife when she rides passenger in the summer.  My expectations are high.

I am 6'1", 32" inseam, 1250RT, seat on high, bar risers and foot peg lower.

And, yes, dealing with a small entrepreneur like Terry is awesome.

Cheers, 

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MichiganBob

I bought one for my 2018RT and it works great.  I was a Cee Bailey fan for the last few bikes and was very satisfied with their product. When I got this new ride and found out that Cee Baily no longer served motorcycles, I was bummed. But I did my research, communicated with WERKS a few times about height, and am very satisfied with the result.

 

Ride safe,

 

MB

 

 

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realshelby

Cee Bailey made some of, if not the best, motorcycle windshields and accessories when they were in business. I used how well I had a Cee Bailey working on my '04 RT as a benchmark to develop the Quiet Ride for the current RT's.

 

Most know I have a partner in the windshield part of my business. Julio owns his own plastics company and has quality standards that fit mine. He builds these for me. 

 

Julio used to work for Cee Bailey!  It was a few years before Cee Bailey quit the motorcycle division that Julio started his business. But I have often wondered if that might have been part of why CB ( bought out by an investment group ) made the decision to close that division. Hard to replace good people in a business like that. 

 

Thanks for the kind words!

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migrant

I've had Cee Bailey and Aeroflow shields on other RTs, and my adventure-style bikes have all received aftermarket shields. Guess you could say I'm picky when it comes to noise and comfort. When I bought my '18 RT last year I searched options and discovered Werks and ordered the 26" clear shield (6'2", 34" inseam). Talked to Terry on the phone and found him to be a fellow gear-head that loved to ride.

 

After getting the shield I had my seat done at RDL, now the low setting is where the high setting used to be. Added Ilium bar risers and Knight pegs to complete my rider triangle, now I'm tempted to change to the 28" shield but with summer coming I'll wait to see if the added air flow of the 26" is an acceptable compromise.

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realshelby
32 minutes ago, migrant said:

After getting the shield I had my seat done at RDL, now the low setting is where the high setting used to be. Added Ilium bar risers and Knight pegs to complete my rider triangle, now I'm tempted to change to the 28" shield but with summer coming I'll wait to see if the added air flow of the 26" is an acceptable compromise.

Doesn't take too much of a change in height to make a difference in how a screen acts! 

 

I suspect the key here is the Knight pegs. I have those too and they make a BIG difference in high mileage days. What they do for me is it allows me to keep my Russell in the low position and still be more comfortable than I was with the stock pegs and the Russell in the high position. The lower you sit on the bike, the easier it is to control the airflow. Which is more than just the windshield, the fairing, deflectors, even mirrors come into play. 

 

If you are happy with the seat in the low position for long trips now, then the 26" will probably be what you want to stick with. Go to the high position on the seat, and if you find the 26" is being run past 3/4 up the 28" might be better for higher speeds. BUT...you may not get direct airflow onto your visor when all the way down with the 28". That is important to blow off rain. 

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craydds

Call me a skeptic.  How can a guy in Texas make a better windscreen than the German engineers at BMW?  After reading many glowing reviews, I made the purchase. I must now say, I am AMAZED!  This is my glowing review.  Stock windshield - loud wind blast hit me right in the face.  Had to raise it significantly to get a smooth and quiet airflow over my head. Installed the Werks Quiet Ride and took a test ride.  I immediately noticed a big difference - not a subtle change.  Most definitely a very smooth and quiet airflow over my helmet with the windscreen at the lowest position.  Helmet face shield fully open with no wind blast in my face. The Werks Quiet Ride is an astounding improvement over the stock shield!

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old_farmer

I'm 5'7" running standard Sargent seat in low position. The 24" Werks shield works well for me. It's one of the most cost-effective improvements you can make.

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Paul De

After I bought my Waterhead, I was saddened to find out Cee Bailey exited the M/C windshield business as I had great results with their +2H+4W (I think) for winter riding and the Euro cut was an all around great performer on my oilhead.   So like many others I decided to give the Werks Quiet Ride a try and couldn't be happier.  Since I don't ride at temps below 45F much anymore I went with the Standard 24" height which still allows a ton of fresh air to cool you in the lowest position in the high heat of summer, particularly while tooling through those little towns along the way.   Great performance at speed with a nice large turbulence free pocket. as well. 

 

Interesting comment from Terry about his fabrication partner because when I got the Quiet Ride windshield I was happy to find it to be every bit the same high quality of my Cee Bailey windshields.

 

FYI 5'10" Sargent saddle in low position, unless going long distance, then the saddle is set to the high position.

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BobW03

Adding to this post as I bought the shorter 22" with light tint for my 2016 Ebony. Looks and feels fantastic over stock. I have a Sargent seat in low position. With my 5'5" and 29 " inch inseam I really like the shorter height. I also have ilium bar risers so sit a bit more upright. The factory shield could barely be raised before I was looking through it vs over. In the lowest position I have great view of the road and no have more range to raise the windscreen on the highway.

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