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I have an 09 Silverado with the factory windshield on it. I raised it up as high as the bolt holes would allow me. I was wondering if there was a way to raise it even more? I have not looked at the mounting system yet and if it cannot be done that is ok. When I ride, the top of the windshield is at eye level. I only ask because I still get some shaking of my helmet at highway speeds. Before I raised it, it was so bad that my ballance was way off when I stopped riding. Now I do not have that problem near as bad. Thanks in advance.
 

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Dirtball,

The shaking of your helmet may not be from windshield height. On both my V Star and my liner it was not. It was turbulence caused by the low pressure behind the windshield and air coming under it and turning up. It moved my glasses at highway speed. On both bikes lower wind deflectors solved the problem. My windshield on both bikes were at nose height. I installed Yamaha chromed lowers on the V Star, and Bucks lowers on the Liner.

Not sure why it works, maybe the small gap between the bottom of the windshield and the lowers lets in a smaller amount of air. Some bikes like BMW 1200 LT and Yamaha FJR have a vent at the base of the windshield for this problem.

Dave
 

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Dave,

I did notice that when I raised the windshield, the shaking was reduced greatly. There is about a 2 inch gap between the headlight and shield now where as before it was almost touching. I have heard conflicting reports about installing lowers. I think I will save up the money and get some. Thanks for the reply
 

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I had the same problem. I was going to put on the crome Yamaha lowers, but as a gift I got Memphis Shades. They really done the job for me. If you go that route you may have to ride then adjust, ride then adjust a couple times for max effect, I ended up turning them upside down. That's where they worked best for me, bottom line they took care of the excessive turbulence. Good luck with what you choose. Have fun and ride safe.
 
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