Winshield: short or not at all?

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Winshield: short or not at all?

Post by David8513 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:57 am

Has anyone ever ridden without their windshield? I chopped my stock one several years ago, and am in the process of chopping it even more. It kinda looks cool without it at all. Just about to take a ride to try it. Can hardly take this heat and humidity any more.
Thanks for any help.
I'll try anything once, maybe twice...

Just got back from a short ride. The air really feels good. There's no buffetting, and the airflow goes through my riding jacket. I like it, so I'm going to try it for a while. The stock windshield is ready to be cut if needed.

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Re: Winshield: short or not at all?

Post by CrystalPistol » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:15 pm

I have one that I cut down too much for a windshield that I have considered cutting down and shaping for just a chest shield and trying it on my 1200.

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Re: Winshield: short or not at all?

Post by Uncle Fester » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:54 pm

This is why I like my Wind Bender windscreen, a lot of adjustment in it, down to even removing the top have of the screen, check it out.
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Re: Winshield: short or not at all?

Post by hugger-4641 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:15 pm

I rode mine once without a windshield, you will not like it if you are not used to riding without a windscreen. Too much air comes over the front right into your face compared to a bike with no fairing at all.

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Re: Winshield: short or not at all?

Post by bstig60 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:35 pm

And it won't be fun riding long distance..... Be ready to duck with that big truck throws a rock or a piece of tire.

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Re: Winshield: short or not at all?

Post by FM-USA » Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:20 am

Accident busted the shield all the way off.
Checking it over after the accident I needed to test ride for other possible problems.
Like hugger said not only do you get more air, its speed is faster.
Unless you like that, you're not gonna like it.

Too bad someone hasn't made a "Swiss Cheese" windshield where on a button push all the holes close up.
:roll: hummmm....

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