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Another windshield.............6ft 4 235lbs 34in inseam

Well I am new to forum. I have been reading back posts for days now it seems. I have even emailed a couple of you guys here about windshields. Here is the deal. I am 6ft 4 235lbs with stock seat. My inseam is 34 inches. Long in torso. I am looking for a windshield that takes me out of the wind completely as possible.

Anybody here close to my size, that has the results I am looking for? Brand/price. Thanks in advance. Kevin
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Well I am new to forum. I have been reading back posts for days now it seems. I have even emailed a couple of you guys here about windshields. Here is the deal. I am 6ft 4 235lbs with stock seat. My inseam is 34 inches. Long in torso. I am looking for a windshield that takes me out of the wind completely as possible.

Anybody here close to my size, that has the results I am looking for? Brand/price. Thanks in advance. Kevin
I'm 6'3" with a 34 inseam. I have the CalSci Versys XX-Large Windshield $183.22 with shipping.
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How does it work for you?
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I'm happy with the performance and how it handles the wind. I adjusted my handlebars down a little and my handguards out so my handguards don't contact it until full-lock.

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Kevin,
I am 6'5" and 240. I have tried a number of Screens, and also have a Cal sci XXL.

It does a great job of reducing noise and buffeting. Great in the wet cold weather here
in Seattle.

What I have found I prefer, after a great deal of expermenting ,is a cut down stock screen that the top is as high as the 2nd hole from the top of the screen bracket!!! I have put @ 10,000 miles on this summer with this set-up.

The only time I prefer the larger screen is in the rain, so it has been off the bike since early sping, and will not go back on unless I plan a long trip in the cold and wet.

The cut down screen puts the wind in my chest , so my helmet is in quiet air. With our height, normal screens are going to put the turbulance right in your face. So , for me either high enough, as the XXL Calsci to put the turbulance over the head, or very short.

My preference for day to day riding----very short!!
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How about a couple of pics of that cut down wind screen, Bob?



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I havn't purchased an after market screen yet, was thinking about mikes touring in tinted, but I have flipped my stock windshield and am also enjoying the results!
Did you try that before cutting Bob?


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What is your height / weight/ inseam Randy- where does the air hit you with it upside down?
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6'1" 170 lbs. 34 inseam set at highest position upside down air right below helmet . This weekend I'm going to move it all the way down and try it. I had the windshield on the highest setting in the normal position before and it was buffet city. Flipping it was a shocking diff. in the air, was alot better--must be the shape.

update: didn't move the shield down due to getting into the headlight area all the way down, might try the middle setting to see if i can move the air more down the chest.


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2009 Lime green Versys
Baldwin reg. saddle w/lime grn. thread and gel insert
Hepco & Becker crash bars
Givi side carriers w/ E21's
Fenda Extenda
Motowerk foot peg lowering blocks & mirror extenders
cut tail fender
black lower panels
Mikesshields Gran Touring, clear
Alaskan Leather Pillion 1 buttpad (trip use only)
Sw-Motech 20mm riser

Versys gone..replace with Victory Hammer

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