Join Date: Aug 2012
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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