My windshield is the short one that came with it. Someday I'd like to get the next size up in the hopes it will reduce some of the buffeting.
One thing I did that was a big help in reducing buffeting was to add a set of chrome windshield lowers. Before installing them the wind would come around from under the gas tank and turn upwards and actually try to pull my helmet off when I was over 50 mph.
My last bike, which was an '84 Yamaha Venture, had a full faring that went all the way down to my feet and the windshield went up to the top of my head. I never got any wind or rain on me, I guess that spoiled me a little also. Actually on a warm day I like the wind I get from the V Star, but the Venture was great in cold weather. I think the $100 I spent for the lowers was well worth it, especially when you compare it to the cost of a new windshield.
If I get a chance tomorrow I'll take a photo of the lowers an add it to the other photos of my bike.
Last edited by jimmarby; 04-26-2012 at 10:22 PM.
Reason: To add more info.