I got a Memphis Shades 'fats' windshield and lowers for my VS650 last summer. I was hoping I could ride on the thruway at 75mph in relative comfort.
It took me over a month to get the windshield and the lowers adjusted just right, so the ride would be... acceptable. Spent $500 for acceptable.
Kinda disappointing overall, but it is better at 75mph than the straight windblast trying to take me off the bike. Also the windshield is good in the spring and late fall when the temp is below 50F.
I cant really say the money was wasted, because I will get some use out of it. BTW, you might need to experiment with your lowers and windshield more to get rid of the buffeting. Every bike and rider profile is different, for me the windshield is on the same plane as the forks, the lowers are right up to the bottom of the windshield, and side to side they closely match the curve (angle) of the bottom of the windshield. Its as if the windshield extends down over the forks around the headlight bucket. If I angle the lowers flat into the wind, or angled back too far twisted on the forks, the laminar airflow collapses and I get head buffeting.
I dont like riding with it on the bike, it sucks the life out of the 650. Id would much rather ride the bike with no windshield at 60mph on a secondary road, than ride it at 75 to 80mph on a divided highway.
Last edited by KCW; 09-12-2018 at 01:43 PM.