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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-07-2010, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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the cold sucks so....





this windshield helped out alot!!!!

this am it was 27 deg. decided enough was enough slaped the windshield on .....

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Nick, for some reason I can't see the pic in your post, but I know what you mean about the cold. It seems I end up coming home a lot after dark and the temps begin dropping way down this time of year. Finally bought a NC Plexistar 2 and installed 2 days ago. Still need to get it adjusted a little better, but so far I'm loving it. I can tell a huge difference in having a warmer and more comfortable ride. What shield did you end up with?

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Heated gear really helps. I have heated gloves, am unsure if the bike has enough power for a vest as well. Still, warm hands make the ride vastly more pleasant.

Low-tech trick: Put a newspaper inside your jacket.

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Heated gear really helps. I have heated gloves, am unsure if the bike has enough power for a vest as well. Still, warm hands make the ride vastly more pleasant.

Low-tech trick: Put a newspaper inside your jacket.
i had my fleece and jacket over that. gloves stocking hat with my lined helmet ontop of that . my jeans are insulated ( use them when deer hunting ) and boots only thing that sucked was my cheeks and chin.

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We're sharing the same weather in central PA. Rode for 30 minutes yesterday, and spent the next 4 hours shivering inside. I've spent a lot of time researching windshields, but haven't been able to decide.

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I've spent a lot of time researching windshields, but haven't been able to decide.
Same here. I've only been riding a couple of months and hate to stop for the winter; but am not sure if and how much of a windshield I want. I'm thinking fairly small, mainly to block the chest wind. I also want one that is easily removed.
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For cold rides, I'm completely happy with my Plexy III.
Yes, it's huge, but with it's size comes so much less cold to the body.
It has lowers and hand guards (although the hand guards don't completely cover the hand grip area)
Easy to remove/install..... not a 10 second job, but less than a minute once ya figure out the way easiest for you.

Also, for my helmet I got one of these....







Not sure what all makes of helmets have such a piece available, but I know they have 'em for the HJC CL-12 (but it's made for the CL-16, yet fits perfectly)


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im not sure on who makes the shield . it came off a 1978 kaw 750 inline 2 cylinder ( aka captain america the tank and fenders are painted like an american flag) it took some bending and a little doings to get her on there but she fits total money involved was zip which makes it even better lol

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couple more thats all i can see as far as who or what type of model it is

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It was 38 degrees on Friday when I started my 250 mile trip home to the U.P. Was 28 degrees by the time I got home. The trip went well, but my toes were cold when I got home. I just put some plexiglass on my crash bar on each side. That seems to do the trick. Only thing, it's supposed to be a lot warmer when I leave to go back to Madison, WI for work. I'll have plenty of cold to come yet, though.

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