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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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windsheild for storm

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 10:40 AM
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windscreen mathematics?

Is there a way to "calculate" for:

The least amount of windscreen surface area/deflection angle/width height etc., required for satisfactory rider protection/comfort???

Assuming 65 mph and minimal headwinds, I would like to plug in variables such as rider seated height and maximum height with 2-up.

All recommendations and input from the cruiser crowd out there are welcome.

Hope to install on a 2011 Storm

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I have the dart windshield that does what it says. Deflects wind from your body to make highway more comfy. I am 5'11" and for me the only issue is I blows the wind into my mouth. If wearing a helmet would be no issue. I just ordered to try the national cycle quick release screen as slightly bigger. Think this should be perfect. Will post when I try it out.


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I have the SE with full size windshield and love it. There is minimal buffeting at 80-85 mph with it. I am thinking of going with a Memphis Shades batwing fairing which should also offer protection to my hands.

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I appreciate the input.
Busyelbow, please post your experience with the 'national cycle' screen experience after a few rides.
MickeyBoy, do you experience any visual distortion or night time headlight reflections looking thru the screen? Has the clarity held up to all the hits the screen takes from bugs and kicked up gravel?
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windshield

I have the switchblade on my storm. Not quite big enough for touring saw a wind vest on another storm looked bigger $429 really?
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I appreciate the input.
Busyelbow, please post your experience with the 'national cycle' screen experience after a few rides.
MickeyBoy, do you experience any visual distortion or night time headlight reflections looking thru the screen? Has the clarity held up to all the hits the screen takes from bugs and kicked up gravel?
The only issue is if I wear polarized lenses. I can see the honeycomb effect that is also noticeable in automobile windows. There is no distortion or reflection at night. It does collect a lot of bugs that would otherwise be part of my wardrobe and they can be a pain to clean. With regards to durability, I have 25,000 miles on her and there is one minor ding where I took a rock from a gravel truck.

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I have the SE with full size windshield and love it. There is minimal buffeting at 80-85 mph with it. I am thinking of going with a Memphis Shades batwing fairing which should also offer protection to my hands.
Hey Mickey, I have a pair of these on my SE and they work pretty well. There is a marked reduction in wind on my hands. Probably not the degree of protection that a fairing would afford, but definitely better than nothing and they work with my Triumph wind screen. Bonus: I can take them off in the summer.

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Do your hands stay warmer? That is my biggest goal by going with a batwing. Keeping the wind off my hands at 35 degrees.

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Do your hands stay warmer? That is my biggest goal by going with a batwing. Keeping the wind off my hands at 35 degrees.
Warmet, yes. Perfect, no. They reduce the wind but do not eliminate it.
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