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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-21-2014, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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First 100mi highway ride.

Yesterday was my first <100mi ride at highway speeds (I'm relatively young.)

On the 750, it was incredibly thrilling!
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so, you like to superslab, do ya?

that's cool.

now, do you have a windshield on your VN750?

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!
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Nope, I rode the whole way with the wind slapping my chest.

After that ride, I know exactly what I need to buy.
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After my first couple of longer rides at highway speed I thought for sure I would be buying a windshield soon. 2 years later and still no windshield....I don't even notice the wind hitting me anymore.

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I just ordered this guy. I'll test it out when it comes in two days from now.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I just ordered this guy. I'll test it out when it comes in two days from now.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Please give us a review (along with how tall you are) after you test it out.

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Sure thing. It appears that people who are 6'1 have problems with it. But I'm 5'11, so I'll let you know.
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Over the past few decades I have tried many windshields. Except for the stock windshields on Goldwings, every single one of them made things worse. The problem, extreme helmet buffeting. Without a windshield, the air blast is spread out evenly, and it's not bad at all with my full face helmet. With a windshield (that I can see over) it concentrates all that wind, and aims it directly at my helmet. I've had a couple of face shields blown off, and I has one windshield, from Memphis Shades, that made the bike downright dangerous at freeway speeds. It would catch gusts of wind from passing vehicles, especially semi trucks, like a big sail, and yank the grips right out of your hands. I have now sworn off windshields for life. Sad thing is, I spent almost enough money on windshields to have bought another new bike.

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After my first couple of longer rides at highway speed I thought for sure I would be buying a windshield soon. 2 years later and still no windshield....I don't even notice the wind hitting me anymore.
that just tells me that your're not going fast enough! lol

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Sure thing. It appears that people who are 6'1 have problems with it. But I'm 5'11, so I'll let you know.
I have that same shield. I used it on my VN750, then I put it on the Wife's EN 500 Vulcan and that is where it stayed! lol
she really likes it. I liked it when I had it on my VN750. I'm 5 & 1/2'


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Over the past few decades I have tried many windshields. Except for the stock windshields on Goldwings, every single one of them made things worse. The problem, extreme helmet buffeting. Without a windshield, the air blast is spread out evenly, and it's not bad at all with my full face helmet. With a windshield (that I can see over) it concentrates all that wind, and aims it directly at my helmet. I've had a couple of face shields blown off, and I has one windshield, from Memphis Shades, that made the bike downright dangerous at freeway speeds. It would catch gusts of wind from passing vehicles, especially semi trucks, like a big sail, and yank the grips right out of your hands. I have now sworn off windshields for life. Sad thing is, I spent almost enough money on windshields to have bought another new bike.
interesting. everyone I know that rides (including my Wife and I) all say the same thing about riding on the freeway without a windshield.......they'd rather not!

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!
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