I wrestled with the same thing last winter. I ended up finding a guy nearby on craigslist that sold me one from his strat with the locking gizmo for 200 bucks. Then I had to go to the dealership and spend another 200 bucks for the chrome mounting things that bolt onto your forks. Mine's a medium and it's really big even though I'm just over 6' tall. I was thinking about getting a short one too because they look alot better. However, I ride on the interstate alot during my daily commute so I'm concerned about how much wind protection the shorty provides. Let me know how things work out for you.