Puig Racing Windscreen Honda CBR500R 2013-2015
Great look, bad fit.
I bought this not only as a replacement, but also because I wanted the dark smoke instead of the clear. It looks great, but is horrible to install, and not a great fit. There are two places on each side that aren't exactly flush, but it's not extremely noticeable.
August 24, 2016
CBR 500 windscreen appliaction on race fairings!
If you are replacing a windscreen on a stock fairing stop reading here...the product is worth the money. However, if its a race fairing application, the install is tricky unless you want to drill all 4 holes in the screen. I drilled two bottom holes, then went and got longer well nuts and used the upper mounting holes of the Puig windscreen...looks kinda goofy, but it's effective.
February 15, 2016
Difficult to install for a first timer, looks great when done.
I got the solid black version, and let me tell you. This thing is solid black, there isn't any chance of anyone ever being able to see through it. It looks fantastic now that it is on and everything is together.
Putting it on was the hard part. It comes with instructions, consisting of 5 pictures and a few words of description per picture, most in a language that isn't English. All of the plastic on my bike had to be taken off from the black piece under the seat up to the front. It was a good learning experience, just be sure to remember what screws/bolts go where, because I don't.
July 29, 2015
Hard to Install
Installation requires full removal of lots of plastics. You will gain intimate knowledge of your bike. Takes some force to fit properly. However, once in place, it looks pretty good. I got the transparent red.
June 26, 2014
Reason for buying it -I bought this because it was referred to me by an avid rider friend as a recommendation since we're doing a long trip across canada and he stated it makes a big difference.
The look-( I bought the smoke colored windshield)
The height of this windshield compared to the original I replaced it with is very similar, so if your worried about it looking weird or dorky, it looks amazing and still sleek
The install -like every other review says it is a lot more time consuming then on other styles of bikes. I had my boyfriend help.Make sure that you separate the bolts with the section you took it from. And that you have the proper tools(we had a stanely 173 bit socket set from Canadian tire) certain areas are a little hard to reach. The one thing I wish it had was the little lip at the bottom of the windshield to hook in like the original.
Order - I live in northern Alberta and I'm very happy with how quickly I received the product! I believe it was a week which was Awesome
Overall- Very happy with it, I can tell that there is a difference, however I will know better after my trip.
June 16, 2014
Great item, poor fit.
Installing the windscreen on the CBR500R is about an hour job if you know exactly how to do it. Once I had the screen on and was bolting everything else back up I realized the fit was off just a little, just enough I couldn't get some bolts to thread. took it back apart and there was no adjustment etc. So I ended up putting the Honda screen back on. Now I have $90 laying on my kitchen table that I'm not using.
As for the effect of the screen when it is on the bike, when you tuck it is definitely a lot smoother, I'm 5'10 and sitting upright the screen put airflow right at my helmet. If your not gonna be running 70+ MPH often it's not really a worthy purchase.
May 27, 2014
excellent shield. I would recommend having a m/c shop install it if u have a Honda cbr500r. super hard to install. looks great when it's all said & done. wind protection same as stock one from Honda. looks great!
May 3, 2014