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Windshield Hell
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LongRanger Offline
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Post: #21
RE: Windshield Hell
I think much of it depends on how you perch yourself on your bike. If you have high bar-backs and highway pegs, I can see how the wind could be difficult. If you haven't raised your bars and don't use highway pegs, 80 mph isn't a problem. I've seen 150 mph (once) on another bike but it had low bars and fairly rear-set pegs. The wind wasn't a problem, but my nerves were. Slowing down to 80 mph felt like a walking pace. I've ridden sport bikes on the autobahn at 130-140 mph and it's not horrible.

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12-05-2017 01:54 PM
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736cc Offline
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NY
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Post: #22
RE: Windshield Hell
Vesco Rabid Transit uses a Vetter frame bracket


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12-05-2017 05:42 PM
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chync Offline
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North Carolina
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Post: #23
Windshield Hell
(12-05-2017 05:42 PM)736cc Wrote:  Vesco Rabid Transit uses a Vetter frame bracket


I use a short cafe windscreen and it’s just enough to take some pressure off my chest in the highway without any buffeting and I still get plenty of wind in my face. Not sure I would enjoy riding without the wind in my face.


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12-05-2017 08:12 PM
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dwcurton Offline
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League City Texas
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Post: #24
Windshield Hell
I guess it depends on what you're used to. I grew up riding CB's from the 70's with Windjammers, so riding highway speeds on a naked bike is a bit unnerving to me. I've adjust the seat, bars and pegs to get a relaxed, upright seating position so a windshield is now a must have for my bike.

If I had to ride a naked bike, I'd need to drop the bars and get a leaning forward ride position. And until I burn off about 20 lbs of belly fat (yeah, like that'll happen), I doubt it would be a comfortable ride.

So figure out what you like and adjust accordingly. No sense in riding miserable just cause someone else likes it that way.

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12-06-2017 04:35 AM
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jdinaz Offline
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Arizona
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Post: #25
RE: Windshield Hell
(12-05-2017 12:33 PM)Scooter12 Wrote:  I have a Puig Universal on my '14 Std and I like it. It looks good and I don't get any helmet buffeting until 80 mph.

Which Puig model are you talking about and how tall are you? Thanks

John
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12-06-2017 05:29 AM
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egleaves Online
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Sacramento, CA
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Post: #26
RE: Windshield Hell
I've had my CB since last summer and I commute 35 miles each way, most of which is highway speeds. It's gotten a bit chilly here in the mornings and evenings so I added a small windscreen just to soften the punch of 40 deg F/80 MPH wind on the center of my chest. I'm 6'2" but I slouch a lot. The new airflow makes my helmet whistle a little, but I can live with it.

I don't care much for the looks, but it makes cool weather riding much more comfortable. I have a set of hand guards on order for the same reason. All of this will come back off the bike sometime in spring.

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12-08-2017 11:00 AM
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Bheezy27403 Offline
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Triad NC
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Post: #27
RE: Windshield Hell
What guards did you get?
12-08-2017 07:14 PM
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dbarkdoll Offline
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Arkansas
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Post: #28
RE: Windshield Hell
Anyone have any experiance with the Dart flyscreens? They are the only thing Ive seen that I could somewhat live with in the looks department, but I dont see how such a small screen would make much of a difference.
12-10-2017 09:05 AM
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MMC Offline
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Fountain Valley California
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Post: #29
Windshield Hell
(12-10-2017 09:05 AM)dbarkdoll Wrote:  Anyone have any experiance with the Dart flyscreens? They are the only thing Ive seen that I could somewhat live with in the looks department, but I dont see how such a small screen would make much of a difference.


I had one on, it blocks wind from chest area but it made too much turbulence or buffeting around my head so I took it off.


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12-10-2017 09:13 AM
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dbarkdoll Offline
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Arkansas
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RE: Windshield Hell
(12-10-2017 09:13 AM)MMC Wrote:  
(12-10-2017 09:05 AM)dbarkdoll Wrote:  Anyone have any experiance with the Dart flyscreens? They are the only thing Ive seen that I could somewhat live with in the looks department, but I dont see how such a small screen would make much of a difference.


I had one on, it blocks wind from chest area but it made too much turbulence or buffeting around my head so I took it off.


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Thats kind of what I expected. No way I'm wasting my money on one in that case. I'm fine with no wind protection for now, and naked looks better than any screen I've seen IMO.
12-10-2017 09:24 AM
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