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I have been thinking about a windshield for the VN750. I see many to choose from, both OEM and aftermarket but can't really tell which will work best. Looking to reduce the feeling that I am being pulled off the bike at highway speeds. Any first hand experience would be welcome. Thanks.
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I have been thinking about a windshield for the VN750. I see many to choose from, both OEM andaftermarket but can't really tell which will work best. Looking to reduce the feeling that I am being pulled off the bike at highway speeds. Any first hand experience would be welcome. Thanks.

IMO the Plexistar 2 or the Plexifairing 3 is the way to go. No wind from your helmet down and you don't need a safety harness to keep you on the scoot. Plus they have built in hand guards for those cool rides.

LINK plexifairing 3

http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/c...h_model=ka-046


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I have been thinking about a windshield for the VN750. I see many to choose from, both OEM and aftermarket but can't really tell which will work best. Looking to reduce the feeling that I am being pulled off the bike at highway speeds. Any first hand experience would be welcome. Thanks.
Here is a great deal on a plexistar 2. The Plexistar is the same as the plexifairing 3 but without the lower shield.

Plexistar 2
http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/de...06&model_ID=44

Plexistar on my VN700


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EAR SHAVED AND RE-JETTED W/K&N'S
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SYNTHETIC BRAKE FLUID
SYNTHETIC OIL & GEAR LUBE
PLEXISTAR 2 WINDSHIELD
SPLINES LUBED
ACCT'S GREASED W/TOC SPRINGS
COASTERD
LEATHER SADDLE BAGS
LEATHER TOOL AND ROLL BAG
PICKUP COILS GAPPED AT .018"
NGK CAP, WIRES, IRIDUMS
BARNETT FRICTION PLATES & SPRINGS
CUSTOM GRIPS, MIRRORS, LEVERS
ORIGINAL STATOR & R/R 14.5v
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I would recommend staying away from some of the smaller shields, like the Slipstream Spitfire, unless you are short or don't mind helmet buffeting. I haven't gotten one yet, but will probably get the plexifairing 3 since it is high enough to push most, if not all of the wind over your helmet and also keeps some wind off the legs and hands.

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Great deal indeed. Does it include all mounting hardware? Also, do you look over it or through it? I am 5'10".
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if you want one you can put on for long rides, and take off for short rides try the national cycle street shield EX... I like it a lot for the highway, but will take it off for many rides that are warm and <60mph

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I have been thinking about a windshield for the VN750. I see many to choose from, both OEM and aftermarket but can't really tell which will work best. Looking to reduce the feeling that I am being pulled off the bike at highway speeds. Any first hand experience would be welcome. Thanks.
i like this style best as far as looks go. anyone have one simular?
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I have the Plexistar 2 on mine. One day I decided to take it off, and get the "wind in my hair" feeling. (still wore a helmet)

Decided maybe it's too much wind, and not enough hair, so I put it back on.

BTW, I'm 5'10" and the shield is perfect for me.

Global warming? So what if my kids never see a polar bear. I never saw a dinosaur and I'm ok.
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Great deal indeed. Does it include all mounting hardware? Also, do you look over it or through it? I am 5'10".
It includes all hardware, I am 5'7' I look through you will probably look over. Don't forget that price ends today!


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REBUILT ENGINE
CUSTOM PAINT
VANCE & HINES CRUZERS
EAR SHAVED AND RE-JETTED W/K&N'S
DUNLOP ELITE K591 FRONT & REAR
VOLTMETER
SYNTHETIC BRAKE FLUID
SYNTHETIC OIL & GEAR LUBE
PLEXISTAR 2 WINDSHIELD
SPLINES LUBED
ACCT'S GREASED W/TOC SPRINGS
COASTERD
LEATHER SADDLE BAGS
LEATHER TOOL AND ROLL BAG
PICKUP COILS GAPPED AT .018"
NGK CAP, WIRES, IRIDUMS
BARNETT FRICTION PLATES & SPRINGS
CUSTOM GRIPS, MIRRORS, LEVERS
ORIGINAL STATOR & R/R 14.5v
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The lower deflectors are really nice when it's cold outside too.

Global warming? So what if my kids never see a polar bear. I never saw a dinosaur and I'm ok.
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