Plexifairing III installation question
I recently had my Plexifairing III windshield arrive but couldn't get to messing with it until today. After trial fitting it, I've come up with several questions that I hope some of you already with the Plexifairing III can answer for me.
I see now that the "III" isn't tailor-made for the Vulcan but also fits the Shadow and Virago. If I position the screen so that the handlegrips are covered then there is a huge gap between the bottom of the screen and the headlight. I can place my fist on the instrument cluster panel, between the tach and the speedometer, and still have a thumb to spare before the bottom of the screen is touched. We're talking about a five inch open gap.
Does this sound right to you?
Also, I'm 5'11" and when the windshield is positioned thusly I'll have to trim it down some 5 or 6 inches off the top in order to look over the top edge.
Does this also sound about right for those of you having installed one already?
National Cycle assures me that this is, in fact, the correct part number windshield for the Vulcan and I was told that a small opening at the bottom is desired so that a negative vacuum won't be created when moving at speed. The guy on the phone said that without the opening, some riders are actually pulled forward towards the windshield.
Ok, I can kinda accept that I guess but 5 inches isn't small to me. (Keep your mind out of the gutter! )
So, for those out there that have already gotten theirs, are my concerns valid or groundless?
Thanks for your help.