January 6, 2010 at 12:15 pm #3636SlugNutzParticipant
About to get a windshield, need it bad.Winter here. Dont know what size, type. It seems everywhere I look different types measures differently. I want to block out as much wind as I can. And what about quick disconnect. Are they worth the money? Seeing that these windshields are anywhere from $300 and up ( for good ones) I unfortunatly have to make sure I get the right one the first time. There isnt anywhere around here that sells them so I could go see one in person which sucks. Living here in Winston Salem NC, nothing big motorcycle related goes on here. Boring an sad,ahahaha
Keep the rubber on the road
‘DOC’January 6, 2010 at 4:31 pm #23912Gary856Participant
You want a windscreen for what kind of bike, what kind of riding (distance, speed), what kind of weather conditions (temp, dry/rain/snow)?January 6, 2010 at 5:36 pm #23915eonParticipant
If you are looking for protection from the winter elements then I would say the larger the better. My screen goes up to about my chin level which means I am very nicely protected and can still see over. I have seen extra tall shields that go over the riders head but I think those must be dangerous (no wiper to clean the water off them).
Personally I would avoid shields that attach directly to the handlebar mounts. Any wind gusts would have a direct input on the steering and that is something I would not want to contend with. Apart from that your type of bike will have a large say on what you can get. If you have to stay with a smaller one look into things like laminar lips that help deflect the air over you.January 7, 2010 at 2:18 am #23923MunchParticipant
Actually I disagree with Eon. Oh and howdy from Raleigh ( really Zebulon, but most know Raleigh). I have a Vuclan 900 and started with the OE windshield, then took that off and went with the memphis shades batwing. I am sure you could find one for your bike as well. I rode this morning at the nice temperature of 17 degrees, only thing I lack is some decent gloves. Also would recommend going to scootworks and checking out their one piece thermal suit, that thing is the answer to any cold weather riding. I am all toasty even down to 17 degrees.
As far as handle bar mount or high for mounted windshields/ fairings. As long as your not going through some shadetree workmanship most are aerodynamically set so there is little to no buffeting that can translate directly onto the handle bars. It was something I was also concerned about going to the batwing as it had more surface area for the wind to hit and it has very little to no effect on it.January 7, 2010 at 3:30 am #23924eonParticipant
I’ve no personal experience with handlebar mounted shields, but I’m sure i read somewhere they *can* be more troublesome than other types. Your personal experience is worth more than my read something somewhere sometime ago based opinionJanuary 7, 2010 at 10:49 am #23928MunchParticipant
Well after thinking about it …… you may not be totally wrong. Again as we often find out the difference could be in the type of bike….sport or cruiser. Since cruisers have a longer rake it’s likely they are less effected then sport bikes are. So we are likely both accurate. That and that’s why I left the exception of shadetree productions types also.
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