Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Apopka Florida, a twist in the road just northwest of Orlando Florida My home for over 30 years
Now. I must make my 2 cents known on this subject. As I figured this out as well.
My original windshield was glazed over and very dull. I could see foggy images only. So I purchased a replacement and took the old one off temporarily. Riding without the windshield I felt way more wind in the face. And this is my first bike with a windshield.
So i'm way used to having no protection up front.
I rode that way for two weeks. New glass came in and I installed it
but adjusted it for the top to be a bit more tilted up.
Before it was adjusted to be more laid back.
And yes the wind hit me (6' 1") right at the top of the helmet.
buffeting was bad at above 55 mph. After tilting the shield forward at the top the problem went right over my head and I found myself in smooth air for the first time. Power and mpg might suffer more but
was well worth the price to get a smoother cruise.
Been this way for more than 6 months and I still get over 45 mpg in town. 60 mpg on the highway.
2000 Vstar 650 Classic , Firethorn orange Metal flake Urethane, OEM tall Windshield, 47 Harley Tail light mod, progressive springs, hard bags painted to match w/chr. bullet accents Custom Modified rear rack/backrest, Cobra Modified exhaust w/ chrome Pencil tips, Hyper charger kit,
PRV 15, Riser mounted speakers, Chrome levers,Fringe grips, studded Leather bib with pocket, Billet Oil filter relocation kit , 3.5 PMS w/ stock pilots, mains- 122.5, Custom billet t signals