Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: St Petersburg, Florida
Need Taller Windshield Recommendation for V Star 950
I have a 2010 V Star 950 Tourer, and love it. My only problem (now that I've replaced the torturing seat) is the height of the windshield. I can see over it (preferred) but it is too short. The amount of harsh and extreme wind against my head/helmet at higher speeds is unacceptable. Around 55 mph it's not too bad, but I can hardly stand riding on the interstate at 70 mph or higher. It's no fun, and I avoid it.
My windshield is stock, and measures about 16" measured from just above the headlight to its top. I want to replace it asap.
I still want to be able to see above the shield. At 20" this is possible; it's obvious just by sitting on the bike.
Can a shield only 4" taller lessen considerably the amount of wind I would experience? Have any of you made a similar change? If yes, was the amount of improvement extremely noticeable?
Any other suggestions? Please note I am 5' 9 1/2" tall with a 32" inseam.
David in Florida