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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Windshields, Lovem Or Hatem

Im the kind of guy that likes simple clean looks on a bike, but as I am a tourer and cant travel without a windhield, I found a flyscreen (really small, sport shield). It does fit my needs and look good on the bike. It deflects wind effectively on the driver but none on the passenger.
Now that my wife is riding with me shes all complaints about wind, so maybe a big windshield will please her, just not my taste.
Any suggestions??? help me out here please
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 09:56 AM
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Being the flyscreen mounts to the headlight bucket, perhaps you could buy a second screen (handlebar maount) for when she rides with you. I understand most of them remove easly. I also bought the Flyscreen but I wouldn't say it's much of a windshield as much as the name says "flyscreen". Pretty much it keeps the bugs off the cloths. I've actuall thought of a second windshield, with the right one it might look kinda cool!
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I am not a fan of windshields at all. The one that I tried just focused the wind on my sides instead. Everyone else that I know says it deflects wind to legs, hands, whatever.

If I am doing a long ride I prefer a helmet with a face shield over a wind shield.
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well we always use fullfaced helmets, but its kinda windy here on summer.
The idea of a second windshild is not bad at all. Perhaps a memphis hellcat?
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I am not a fan of windshields at all. The one that I tried just focused the wind on my sides instead. Everyone else that I know says it deflects wind to legs, hands, whatever.

If I am doing a long ride I prefer a helmet with a face shield over a wind shield.
You just have not ridden a bike with a properly fitted windshield. They should not really "deflect" air to legs , hands, whatever..most of what you feel is the diffrence between the parts that are getting NO WIND to those that still are.

Once you find the right windscreen it is very hard to go back to not having one. But yeah, some folks just don't feel like they are on a motorcycle unless the wind is trying to blast them off the seat, so it's what you are used to.

I'll never go back to not having one. And as far as looks goes, my comfort matters to me more. If I wanted a show bike I'd buy a chromed to hell harley........

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Any suggestions???
I love the Plexifairing 3.

Sure, the bike looks better without it.

But I've only ridden it once without the windshield (when I was having it cut down a few inches). And I didn't like it at all!

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i have a small Windshield (spitfire) on my vn750. i think it looks good and it works great! it made a BIG difference. it keeps the wind from blasting me in the chest and that means less fatigue, so i can ride longer!
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I also have a Spitfire and it helps deflect the wind away. Lots of bugs take the side road . I would like to try one like the PF3 for cold days when our Wyoming wind is hitting25-30 with gusts.

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On Lulu I am using the memphis slims with lowers The amount of deflection I get is just right it keeps the wind off my chest and legs.
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First let me thank you all for hte opinions.
I just checked your suggestions. 3 complete different variations of taste, jejeje. the plexi is a big transparent cover-all shield, the spitfire a sport medium fairing attached to the handlebars, and the memphis slims is a tall reinforced shield. Everyone looked fine, best looking seems to be the spitfire, best covering the plexifairing3, but the memphis looks good enough and protects a little more than the spitfire.
O.K. I think the memphis wins the first round for me.
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