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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-03-2019, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Windshield vs Fairing

Wanting to add wind protection to my now "totally naked" 750. Looking for pros & cons of each. Also would like sources, brands, etc. Tks.....james

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How much protection? My commute has long stretches at 70+, Vulcan seating position was blowing me off the back of he bike

I tried a generic batwing windshield and my head still got batted around. I went with a 1970's Vetter and its much better.

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I'm wanting to ride at highway speeds at temperatures down to lower 40's without having to dress like the pillsbury doughboy.

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I've got the original windshield. It keeps me from getting blown off the bike, but my head is definitely in turbulent (noisy and buffeting) air. My hands suffer terribly in cold weather, and I'm looking for either a fairing or a taller windshield and will make some hand guards.

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Always thought the Plexifairing might work well, but I'd want to see if the stripes and logos could be removed. About the size/shape of a batwing, but with a taller windshield, covers the grips. The back of the clear Plexifairing can be painted and turns out nice, add a light bar and it looks like a batwing coming at you.

http://www.nationalcycle.com/plexifairing-hd.html I'd check ebay if I got serious about getting one, $250 at NC.

Leather blocks wind probably better than anything you can wear. Then there's heated clothing, gloves, vests etc. I have some 12v seat pads for a couple of the vehicles, always figured I could wrap one around my torso, those things cook. Probably try one for the ATV and snow.

Bottom left pic is kanuck's VN with painted plexifairing, but the full pic is unplugged thanks to photofrakkit: https://www.google.com/search?client...SOwAoEQ4dUDCAY

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Thanks folks for info, links, & thoughts.

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I've got a Memphis Shades windshield on my 2006 VN 750.
The top is straight across from my nose.
I have no complaints.

I have a quick-attach Madstad on my 2018 Triumph 120.
Same height... no complaints.

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I had the Plexistar 2 windscreen, which looks like they no longer make, basically a Plexifairing without the “lowers”. Hand-guards on it fit better. Photo of it below...
Did a good job keeping me out of the wind, but not as good as a full fairing like the Vetter type.

A pair of good insulated motorcycle pants, jacket and gloves and no problems riding at those temperatures.

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I have a fairly small windshield but it deflects the stream right up to the top of my helmet. Most important for me it keeps the wind off my neck. Everything else is covered with gear. The cold has arrived in philly but has not been an issue yet.
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