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With regards to the fogging on a full face. This week I tried the "drop or two of liquid soap" rubbed around on the lens (was around 25 degrees for the morning commute), wow, not a single fog up during the ride, even when trying to fog it up by blowing directly up at it.

It did take me a few times at the house of wiping, then holding the lens up to look through before I was satisfied with the level of clarity through the lens. Once on the road I couldn't even tell I'd smeared the soap around on it. No distortion at all.

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Well Lois Mack, what have you decided?
C50TinAB - I am embarrassed to say that I didn't realize I have five pages of replies - I only saw page one --- my eyes are now opened!!

...and my windshield file folder is overflowing thanks to all those replies. THANK YOU one and all - I sure appreciate your experience and wisdom. absolutely definitely, I will be getting a windshield. This will be my Mother's Day request. I'll go for the quick release one for sure.

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With regards to the fogging on a full face. This week I tried the "drop or two of liquid soap" rubbed around on the lens (was around 25 degrees for the morning commute), wow, not a single fog up during the ride, even when trying to fog it up by blowing directly up at it.

It did take me a few times at the house of wiping, then holding the lens up to look through before I was satisfied with the level of clarity through the lens. Once on the road I couldn't even tell I'd smeared the soap around on it. No distortion at all.
Fizgurd -- I love this advice -- great idea -- will grab me a sample-size bottle to keep in the saddlebag. Thanks
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I will be getting a windshield. This will be my Mother's Day request. I'll go for the quick release one for sure.
Sounds like a good plan...easy to change to ride either way.
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I've used these for years, when they get too scratched after a couple of years, replace them.

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I've used these for years, when they get too scratched after a couple of years, replace them.

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I might have to add those to my list to Mrs. Claus....right along with a new bucket...my FF Bieffe though it has served me well is somewhere around 22+ years old.
Tis time for a replacement. But I really want a bubble front 3/4 so I guess it will depend on whether I can get it or have to go with another FF.
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Fizgurd -- I love this advice -- great idea -- will grab me a sample-size bottle to keep in the saddlebag. Thanks

This idea was actually given to me by another member in a thread last week I'm very glad it works though.

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I like the quick release ones too. Leave it on for the cold weather and long trips, take it off for the day rides. The last long trip I took on my Vulcan before I got my Concours, I had the shield on til we got to our destination, once there, took it off, put it in the hotel room, and didn't put it back on til we left for home. I love riding without the shield, full face helmet with the visor up and earplugs and enjoy the wind in your face.
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Not sure if this was mentioned but a shield & lowers combination will extend your riding season in comfort. At temperatures that would freeze me into a popsicle on my SV1000S (equivalent to riding a bicycle at high speed, wind protection wise) I can ride all day on the Volusia with less layering as well. The stock shield diverts a good amount of cold air away from the hands on the grips as well. If I didn't have the stock shield I would get another Switchblade shield in a second for summer city cruising.
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Guess it really is to each his own. Personally I ride all year round. And here in Pittsburgh, winter dats get pretty cold. Mine is an 09 c5. I bought it new, and currently have 22k on it. Last spring I installed a memphis shades batwing fairing wit a 5in windshield. It has made riding in the cold so, so much nicer. Not to mention it looks bad ***. Before I never rode under 48 degrees. I rode to work friday morning in 31 degrees. Other than my hands getting cold, it still was i nice ride. I freaking love mine! And in a matter if seconds, it can come right off. Best of both worlds.
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