Puig Naked New Generation Windscreen Honda CB500F 2013-2015
Great addon to your naked bike.
I have a 2014 Honda CB500F ABS that I bought in the summer. It was great not having a windscreen during the warm days but not really fun on the highway at 65mph. It felt like I would almost blow off the bike if I let go.
This windscreen solved most of those issues. The windscreen shunts most of the wind off to the side. Any wind over the top hits me about right near my sternum (I'm 5'11" and 160). It has made my morning commute so much easier and nicer.
Installation was a bit problematic when undoing bolts and realigning things but not too much of a problem. I'd say anyone who has socket and Allen wrenches should be able to install with no problem. Just make sure everything is in place before tightening things down.
The only issue I have continuing is at low speeds (10-25mph), the screen wiggles with the engine and the wind and makes quite an annoying vibrating sound. I've installed the bumper to help mitigate the issue, and it did help, but didn't solve the problem entirely. It only happens at low speeds I've noticed.
Otherwise, it looks great on my bike (I got the Dark Smoke version) and I would recommend this.
January 28, 2016
Does what I wanted
Keeps the wind up a bit. I'm short so it hits right below helmet. So with no jacket, shirt collar gets whipped around and pulled down with the wind. No biggie. Overall great unit.
September 14, 2015
Looks great and a relatively easy install
First of all, does a windshield look stupid on a Honda CB500F? Once I put it on, heck no.
Lets talk about the install first. As usual, installation instructions are a little understated so a couple of things I learned during my install. Although you have to remove the top two black screws, do not fully remove the bottom two chrome screws. Just loosen them enough to slid the bracket underneath. When you take the windshield out of the box, the brackets are already attached to the windshield. You'll have to remove these to install the brackets. Once you get them fitted on your two lower screws and their two upper screws, tighten them down. You'll need a box wrench, probably a 1/2 or 10mm to finish the top two. And bam, you're done.
I ordered the dark smoke cause I thought it would go better with my black CB500 and it does. I am 6'2" and the wind now kind of hits me in the upper chest, lower helmet range which I can deal with. Better then what it was like. So overall, I like this windshield, looks great on the bike and was easy to install.
September 8, 2015
Looks great on Girlfriend's Honda CB500F and does the job well.
Compact and good looking, and creates a nice pocket out of the wind. High quality and durable.
August 3, 2015
Well designed and form-fitted for the Honda CB500F
Simple install, after cracking the seal on the bike's bolts. The attachment is solid. I got the "smoke" color, to be able to see through it. It's clearer than I imagined, which I like.
The windscreen has shifted the wind a bit higher on my body (I'm 5' 9"), which is not a great advantage on short rides. BUT, on long rides, if I lean forward a bit and rest on my strap-on tank bag, I'll be out of the wind. Worth the price.
June 28, 2015
Does the job I bought it for and looks fantastic.
I'm 5' 11". This moves the wind off my chest and up near my neck and helmet. I hardly notice wind anymore. It wasn't too difficult to install but still took me a while because I had to take down the headlight to install.
I would 100% buy this simply for how incredible it looks on the CB500F. Everything else it does is an added benefit.
May 13, 2015
Added to help knock down wind pressure on my chest above 60 mph. At 5'10" north of 60-65 first wind contact is about a chin level. This took me from hating the freeway to to it being tolerable.
I am not crazy about how the thing looks, (or windscreens in general) but this is hands down the most attractive option out there. Once I get the money for purely aesthetic changes I will swap out the mirrors, as the angularity of this windscreen clashes with the already ugly rounded mirrors. Still unclear why they put oval shaped mirrors on a bike made of sharp angles. Oh well.
I've uploaded a pic to show what it looks like while you are on the bike as well. I have it in dark smoke.
May 11, 2015
It does what it can.
Some people have commented that it's not very effective for people taller than 6'. I'd have to agree, but it's a small bike, and an effective windscreen would be aesthetically disagreeable. It deflects wind enough to be a more tolerable ride. I've found there are zones where the turbulence is greater and areas that are less turbulent. I try to lean into those peaceful areas.
Installation was easy except i lost one of the stock bolts to the headlight nacelle. I couldn't get it out, and I didn't have time to disassemble it. Just try to use a magnet on your tools. Another review commented that it's a bit buzzy, but a small piece of foam will fix that.
I got the smoke shade because it was the only one available at the time. I wish I would have gotten either the dark smoke or clear version. I think they look better in the long run.
April 3, 2015