crash
I am comparing the screen on the 2017 roadmaster to the screen on the 2015 roadmaster.

When I look through the screen on the 2015 roadmaster I get a true representation (well relatively at least) of the road ahead.

When I look through the screen on the 2017 roadmaster I am finding that the road ahead is distorted and some things ahead look blurry.

Does anyone else appear to the have the same problem?
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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CHF10
Drinking more with the new scoot?  [tongue]
Live free or die!
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BigTone
Kristopher wrote:
Drinking more with the new scoot?  [tongue]
Agree..stay off the turps Crash
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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ppchief61
crash wrote:
I am comparing the screen on the 2017 roadmaster to the screen on the 2015 roadmaster.

When I look through the screen on the 2015 roadmaster I get a true representation (well relatively at least) of the road ahead.

When I look through the screen on the 2017 roadmaster I am finding that the road ahead is distorted and some things ahead look blurry.

Does anyone else appear to the have the same problem?


hey mate I've not noticed that on mine, so you got your new bike I take it Crash😳😳🤙🤙🤙
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V-Twin
crash wrote:
When I look through the screen on the 2017 roadmaster I am finding that the road ahead is distorted and some things ahead look blurry.
You may have discovered, yet another penny pinching OR poor quality assurance on later model Indians we did not know before.  

From your description, it sounds like the thickness of the screen is not exactly the same across the entire screen.  Little bit like those turn-of-the-century-cottage windows.  You might have to talk to your dealer and see if they can switch your old screen for new.  It must surely be a distraction and therefore yet another safety issue.  I can't image car windscreen could have passed the ADR if they distorted vision.  😬
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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crash
I would like to get ppchiefs screen alongside mine and do a direct comparison.  When I look through the screen at the road, the white lines bow inward significantly.  I am going to try and capture the image on a camera only I am not sure that the camera will pick up the distortion in the same way. 
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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ppchief61
Yea Crash good idea buddy, see you in a couple of weeks.
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V-Twin
crash wrote:
I would like to get ppchiefs screen alongside mine and do a direct comparison.
I suspect other 2017 models built at about the same time will be the same... unfortunately.  Same batch of components, I suspect.  🙁
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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ppchief61
Then I will be complaining along with Crash if that's the case VTwin☺☺👍
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V-Twin
ppchief61 wrote:
Then I will be complaining along with Crash if that's the case VTwin☺☺👍
Is this the start of mass recall?  😜  

I guess someone has to figure out if the distortion through the windscreen is bad enough that riders can misjudge and have accidents.  If it is a safety issue, things might get sorted but with what?  Presumably there are no 'better' quality screens sitting in the warehouse?  Even if Polaris recognised that their latest batch of screens are dangerous, it could be months before replacements are available.  Another option is to ask to have them swapped with extra tall or short screens... they may be some from the previous 'good' batch?
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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ppchief61
Ha ha maybe☺😜😜👍
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Kappy
I've only done 1500 k's on Willow and can't say I've noticed that , but I will pay particular attention to that next ride.

Generally I don't like looking througfh any screen, most try to have my eyes just above the edge.

Having said that this is the 1st screen bike where it doesn't bother me.

My pillion complaint she can't hear the music with the screen down, but I can. 
Kappy

Growing Older is inevitable, Growing up is Optional.

BK AUS 1 68223
IMRG AU 101125

Current ride/s
2017 Indian Roadmaster-Willow Green/Ivory--Wicked Willow
Stage 3 BB 116
Freedom Racing slip on and Indian Fishtails.
Lots of Leather.
2000 ST1100 - AnaSTasia
Past rides irrelevant. except Suzuki RG500
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deano27970
I purchased an 18inch grey tint screen from Freedom Shields. 
Awesome investment, the wife & I are fairly tall & it works well. 
Dean. 
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Kappy
I have the Freedom 16" I think , anyways its the same height as the OEM screen.

Can't imagine anything taller.

When I need to I can look through the freedom screen with no distortion whatsoever the OEM screen was terrible to look through.

Highly recommend The Freedom product.
Kappy

Growing Older is inevitable, Growing up is Optional.

BK AUS 1 68223
IMRG AU 101125

Current ride/s
2017 Indian Roadmaster-Willow Green/Ivory--Wicked Willow
Stage 3 BB 116
Freedom Racing slip on and Indian Fishtails.
Lots of Leather.
2000 ST1100 - AnaSTasia
Past rides irrelevant. except Suzuki RG500
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V-Twin
Kappy wrote:
the OEM screen was terrible to look through.
😳 Really?  I didn’t know Indian windshields distort images. 🙄🙈
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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Kappy
V-Twin wrote:
😳 Really?  I didn’t know Indian windshields distort images. 🙄🙈


Is that sarcasm Sheldon???😭
Kappy

Growing Older is inevitable, Growing up is Optional.

BK AUS 1 68223
IMRG AU 101125

Current ride/s
2017 Indian Roadmaster-Willow Green/Ivory--Wicked Willow
Stage 3 BB 116
Freedom Racing slip on and Indian Fishtails.
Lots of Leather.
2000 ST1100 - AnaSTasia
Past rides irrelevant. except Suzuki RG500
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deano27970
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V-Twin
Kappy wrote:
Is that sarcasm Sheldon???😭
Not at all.  I was surprised that Indian used such a suber-standard quality windshield on $36K - $40K motorcycles.  It would be dangerous to distort objects through the windshield.  Although some might prefer to ‘look over’ the windshield, other might prefer to ‘look through’.  Also, depends on the climate too.  
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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TeeGee
I owned a 2015 RM before my 2017 RM and can't say that I noticed any difference (although, I probably will now! 😏).

I don't mind looking through the shield, although I find with the standard shield  fully raised brings the lip of the shield right into my eye line, so it could be that I am avoiding the fully raised shield and I tend to look over the top.

BTW, with the touring shield fitted I have the opposite problem -- fully lowered makes the lip an annoyance, so it needs to be raised so I tend to be looking through the shield most of the time.

If there is any distortion affecting your vision I would be pushing for a replacement.
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