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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Windshields can be good, bad, or do nothing. I had a super bad on on my Vulcan a couple of years ago. I got so much helmet buffeting it blew my face shield open and broke it. It also tried to blow my helmet off and almost strangled me with the strap. It caught the wind like a giant sail, and caused severe headshake. I almost crashed more than once because it literally took over control of the bike. It was a Memphis Shades Slim, which bolted on using bike specific hardware. While it bolted on fine, it was unusable and downright dangerous. I guess they never actually tried it to see if it would actually work on that particular bike.
I replaced it with another Memphis Shades, this time a "Shooter" model with universal fit. It is much smaller, but very high quality. Memphis Shades does make quality products, but quality doesn't matter much if it won't work on the bike. The new windshield is so small it really makes no noticeable difference, but it looks good.
Then there is my '85 Goldwing. Now there is a windshield that works. It's like riding in a car. No buffeting, no problems with wind blowing the bike all over the place. Of course it is not a handlebar mounted shield, and is part of a large fairing with lowers which Honda probably designed in a wind tunnel. Whatever, they got it right. That is if you WANT to feel like you are in a car while riding your motorcycle.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike