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post #11 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-03-2015, 12:36 PM
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Minimize the gap around the headlight as much as possible. Then get a tank bag -- easiest way to change the airflow and move it away from your head. Also very handy place to carry and/or store some of the bulky winter accessories you need to keep riding. Amazing how well it works. Not one of those dinky little bags, though.

You can pull the windscreen as it warms in the spring and then embrace/enjoy the wind.
I can't get by without a tank bag any more. So useful.
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Windshield???? On a motorcycle??????? Isn't that a contradiction of terms????? Holy crap, what will they think of next??? 12v and USB ports? Next thing you know people will be riding their motorcycles looking at GPS devices and listening to music!!!! Windshields...... PFFFTH......

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I used to have a lot of buffeting with my windshield too. I added lowers and that fixed about 99% of the problem. Air was coming up from below my windshield and bouncing my head around. I have a Memphis Shades windshield and added Memphis Shades lowers. Although they don't look the greatest on my bike, they do function well.
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By the way, I am also 6'2" tall. I wish my windshield had another inch or two for height, but then I lose the style of windshield that I like.
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By the way, I am also 6'2" tall. I wish my windshield had another inch or two for height, but then I lose the style of windshield that I like.
If you didn't get the tallest MS available then you can get taller replacement plastic and swap it into your hardware. Easy. Did it years ago and have been extremely happy with the result.

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I can't get by without a tank bag any more. So useful.
Never take a trip without mine. Only buffeting I encounter anymore is local jaunts without the tank bag -- not even 1% of my miles nowadays. (I use the tank bag for jaunts around my travel destinations but not around home.)



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Windshield???? On a motorcycle??????? Isn't that a contradiction of terms????? Holy crap, what will they think of next??? 12v and USB ports? Next thing you know people will be riding their motorcycles looking at GPS devices and listening to music!!!! Windshields...... PFFFTH......
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Thanks for the responses. I'm a fan of no windshield but sometimes it comes in handy (cold) I've tried different heights and sizes and angles. I didn't want to put the money into lowers because none of the arm position tests that I tried made any difference. I might try the tank bag.
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Look through or over the windshield?

SO, I was asking a couple guys at a Honda shop about this and they both looked at me like I was an idiot because I wanted to look over the windshield instead of through it.
Question: Do you look through it or over it?
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I went through 3 or 4 shields before I found one that worked. I ended up with a clearview shield with a vent. When the vent is opened and angled up, it deflects any buffeting.



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I have a smaller Slip Streamer shield that helps with some wind on the chest. But low enough to look over it. I am a Fresh air fiend.

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