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This is the front with mirrors and nose cover removed and ready for the new windsheild to be installed.
This is the front with mirrors and nose cover removed and ready for the new windsheild to be installed.
This is the bottom half of the WindBender shield (in smoke).
This is the bottom half of the WindBender shield (in smoke).
See the position of the tabs.  The fairing tab is BELOW the windshield clamp tab. This is how I found it from the factory.
See the position of the tabs. The fairing tab is BELOW the windshield clamp tab. This is how I found it from the factory.
I think this diagram in the service manual has a mistake.  It shows the tab on the fairing should be ABOVE.
I think this diagram in the service manual has a mistake. It shows the tab on the fairing should be ABOVE.
Top half of WindBender shield.  Air is designed to flow between the two halves.  As a result, turbulence is reduced.
Top half of WindBender shield. Air is designed to flow between the two halves. As a result, turbulence is reduced.
Here the bottom half has been installed.
Here the bottom half has been installed.
Bottom half installed with nose covers and mirrors.
Bottom half installed with nose covers and mirrors.
Installation of the top half is very easy. Just line it up and slide it on.
Installation of the top half is very easy. Just line it up and slide it on.
You can see the slots for different height settings.  This is in addition to the factory adjustment.
You can see the slots for different height settings. This is in addition to the factory adjustment.
Here is the shield fully installed from the rear. Note saftey clips that lock the shield in position.
Here is the shield fully installed from the rear. Note saftey clips that lock the shield in position.
Front view. Note airflow now goes up behind the shield. Shield still slides up and down like it always did.
Front view. Note airflow now goes up behind the shield. Shield still slides up and down like it always did.
Side view.  Now it also slides up and down on the WindBender mounts.  This allows for much greater adjustment range.
Side view. Now it also slides up and down on the WindBender mounts. This allows for much greater adjustment range.
New prototype W-I-D-E-R ST model
New prototype W-I-D-E-R ST model
THe height of the prototype is 18 inches.  The production version will probably be 17 inches, the same as the OEM
THe height of the prototype is 18 inches. The production version will probably be 17 inches, the same as the OEM
Here is the original ST against the new wider ST
Here is the original ST against the new wider ST
Here is the Cee Baileys laid against the Wider ST prototype
Here is the Cee Baileys laid against the Wider ST prototype
I elected to cut about 2 inches off the prototype (with a dremel) as it was just a bit too tall for my tastes.
I elected to cut about 2 inches off the prototype (with a dremel) as it was just a bit too tall for my tastes.
Here is the Wider version in the full UP position after I cut 2 inches off it.
Here is the Wider version in the full UP position after I cut 2 inches off it.
Here is the Wider version in the full DOWN  position after I cut 2 inches off it.
Here is the Wider version in the full DOWN position after I cut 2 inches off it.
WindsheildTab.JPG
WindsheildTab.JPG