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post #21 of 71 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 04:36 PM
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I admit to times when I wish I could find a wind screen that I was happy with but at this point I would have to test ride someones bike that had one that worked for me before I would fork out the money only to be disappointed. Like I said, I am probably more sensitive to wind noise than most. Ear plugs help allot.
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On a windy day, a windshield is appreciated.

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Like some of the other posts have mentioned, all you have to do is look at the splats and crud that accumulates on the windscreen to realize what splats on you when riding. That said, I loved riding without a screen, until I started riding with one. Get one that is easily removable and that may be the best of both worlds.
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I was out yesterday in 55 degree weather. While under 50 mph it is ok but once you get on a highway. You will really need it. So as others have posted it depends. I could not ride with put it.


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remember when I first started riding back in it in the fall as it made for a more comfortable and enjoyable ride as the temps dropped...didn't do alot of hiway cruising so that really didn't play into it...although it does make for alot more comfortable ride at hiway speeds...liked the look of the mc better w/o it so figured I'd ride with it in the fall and spring and take off when the weather warmed up..first summer took it off and found I really did prefer rifding with it on..put it back on and have never ridden w/o one again. Many have had to add lowers due to buffeting problems...I didn't have such problems.

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Originally Posted by petec50c View Post
On a windy day, a windshield is appreciated.
Pete, your just trying to run up your post count. Every day is a windy day on a bike.

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I personally do not see how (why) people ride without a shield. I will be going to Ohio and when I get to Kentucky and Ohio, I will see bikes doing 80 down the highway - no shield, no helmet and occasionally without glasses.
For me, the shield is multipurpose.
1. Keeps me from being a kite when I am on the highway
2. Have fun riding in the rain without one
3. Bugs, bugs, bugs.
4. winter months and cool nights - warmth. Even with all of my heated gear etc, I would think without a shield I would be parking the bike on cold days.

Basically it just makes it so much more enjoyable for me.
Yes, when it is above 90, it would be nice to have the wind. Even tho mine is detachable, I still leave it on.....could not - no, would not ride a bike without one unless I was just doing short jaunts in town etc.
BUT, if you enjoy your bike naked, have at it.......what I enjoy, you may not. To each his own

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You're less likely to swallow a bug while singing if you have a windshield!

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I Swore the windshield was coming off my Vol. when i bought it, and eventually it did but only because I moved up to a fairing...which I also always swore I'd never have on a bike...then the bike gained crash bar chaps (again never on my bike....yeah right.). If you are more into comfort than trying to look like a badass go for the windshield. You still get plenty of air but gain protection from rocks, bugs, cig. butts, bird crap and rain.

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I like the windshield on my C50 I think of it as not only functional but also as a neat customization. I bought from my Suzuki dealer a C50T for my C50 as the T shield is taller and wider and I ride two up with the wife a lot.

I put 10,000 miles in the dirt with my TS250 and of course I never had a shield near it. But to get the dirt bike to do 75+ MPH you had to lay on the fuel tank to cut down on the wind resistance.

If you are in doubt buy one of those easy on an off shields like the switch blade. And even with an OEM Suzuki Shield it can come on and off in 15 minutes or so. But once most people put on a shield it generally stays on.

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