I guess I'm not alone in removing that terrible fairing. I bought my 2010 Thunderbird SE for long touring. I wanted my girlfriend to have a backrest. My VFR for one person is so much more comfortable. Lockable Hard luggage to boot...Triumph?????
I really do enjoy my Thunderbird, but I may be waiting forever for an upgrade to luggage and a Fairing. Even the tail rack is not long enough for a full bag.
Thanks for your post about the flyscreen info. I thought about picking one up but now I guess I will pass. I was hoping the flyscreen would dump the air out at about neck level,like my VFR.