I've removed my stock windscreen. Not only is it quieter but the bike is more stable, especially in cross-winds. At 80+ I have to lean in a little but otherwise it's a comfortable ride - ffilmar
That stock screen really knocked a lot of wind-blast off of the rider. - county #1318
I removed my windscreen the first day I got the bike, figuring I'd drop it during the learning process and crack it. Since then, I've put it on a taken it off few times for comparison and I've noticed that I get a lot more wind pushing at my upper torso without the windshield, so I've left mine on. - jamaguy
It'll grow on you. I leave mine in the lowest position most of the time and raise it for rain or cold. - County #1318
Its great, the wind now hits my forhead just a little bit (i am 6'1"). I like the adjustable part, when its really warm out i want to feel the wind. - jkogler
At first, in town at low speeds, 60km, I wasn't so sure about it. Then I took it on the highway, all the way up to 130km. WOW! There was still a lot of wind but, again, not on my upper body, I was able turn my head to check my blind spot without feeling that it was going to be ripped from my shoulders. - Busker BBG#32
After 9000km with the Vario, it was a no-brainer to put in on my new CS. It gives me (at 5'8") good coverage, with the lower setting being great arund town and in summer. If you do get it, check the tension on the rubber screws on the slide - the F650CS will vibrate them a little loose, like every other bolt on the bike - they're just harderto replace if they come off. - CaroanBill BBG #67.
The Vario was great for keeping the wind off me whilst I rode in winter but now the warmer days are with us in the south of England, I've switched back to the stock screen. I couldn't get the height of the Vario right to stop the wind roar so I found it very noisy. I agree that it reduces wind blast considerably but this isn't too important on my 25 mile daily commute to work - DanDare
I'm tall. 6'2" so the wind really gets me with the stock shield. This new one is great. I get the wind just at the top of my helmet now and it is a real BIG difference riding. I tell you guys one thing, it DOES go faster now. No kidding. I guess it's just the comfort and less wind resistance. - Shaneroy
(shaneroy's) windshield looks just like mine except mine is clear. I've been very happy with it. - lionlady
Q. I have GS Handguards on my CS, will they fit with the Cee Bailey's screen?
A. Yep. There is a much better fit between the handguards and this
windscreen. They still contact it when you turn all the way in one direction,
but once the handlebar is locked there is no contact. I think this is a big
improvement. Another plus is that I used the cutouts in the windscreen to "perfectly"
align my handguards so that they are both at the same height ... something that
I was not able to get right with the stock screen. I did not have to move the
handlebars again. - Shaneroy
It uses the existing drill holes to mount. No sticky stuff, no extra work. 55mph, and the screen didn't vibrate like I thought it would. I felt wind going all AROUND my body--it works great! I am 5'9" and got the Medium. They state on the website that if you are not sure that will be tall enough, then just get the Tall. If your wife is within the height perameters they list for a Medium, definitely don't get the Tall. If ya'll end up getting it, I'd like to know how she likes it.
I just purchased a parabellum for my 2003 CS. I loved it, but alas, I ordered the tint and it is too dark for the great northwest. They are exchanging it for a clear. I had the bike up to 80 with the parabellum and the aerodynamics were awesome. - dennis1522