Windscreen - Yes... No... I Can't Decide
I bought a Plexistar 2 and installed it on my new 750 a couple months ago. I've been riding a little bit with it being colder. Today it was near 80 degrees and I ran a test. I went out for an hour WITH the windscreen and then an hour WITHOUT it. What a difference.
With it on: Can see over the top just fine, but when going up or down hills I have to look through the screen. Very little wind on my hands, chest and face (opened up my visor to see), but a good deal of wind noise that comes and goes around my head, sometimes whooshing very loudly. Can't always hear the engine. Tried different positions of the screen - not much difference.
With it off: Even, constant wind over my body, LESS noise (huh??), certainly a cooler ride, better viewing field of vision - more open feeling is, well, very nice! Over 55-60 MPH the wind noise gets pretty strong (although consistent) and I notice it seems a bit less comfortable - like I have to hang on. I do hear the engine better.
My less than professional take on all this: for a commute - skip the screen? For a longer trip with higher speeds, clamp it on?
2002 Nomad 1500