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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 2010, 8:49 pm Thread Starter
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Shorty windshield - long term report

Now, with new/improved cosmetics - black buttons, sent as freebie a few weeks later.

Very pleased with this. The longer I have it, the more I like it.

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like i said earlier, all that windscreen needed was some blackened hardware.

i like it.

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Now, with new/improved cosmetics - black buttons, sent as freebie a few weeks later.

Very pleased with this. The longer I have it, the more I like it.

Mark

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looks great. how does it work on the road - like where does the wind hit now? i have the touring screen but am going to return it because of the buffeting...
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I have had this short screen on for a month and love it and as far as buffeting goes it seems to work pretty good only complaint is it would be nicer if the bolt holes were recessed as the original.
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Many of the GS riders prefer low/cut down screens as well. It's definitely not an uncommon use of design.

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very nice. I have the touring screen and was thinking of getting the stock screen cut down, but I really want the dark tinting. this is a nice option.

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Nice piece of plastic!

Looks good on ur bike.
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Glad you are all happy with it, as I just ordered one. Got the news today, my RED 1200S Touring is at the dealers with lower seat and topbox fitted, pick it up on tuesday.

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looks great. how does it work on the road - like where does the wind hit now? i have the touring screen but am going to return it because of the buffeting...
Excellent question. To over simplify, there are two types of buffeting - that from the windshield itself, and that from traffic, trucks, crosswinds.

The buffeting from the shorty, I don't even notice. Must hit me somewhere in the chest. Nice clean laminar air flow at my helmet.

Of course, you're more exposed to buffeting from trucks, but this is usually momentary, versus permanent from a windshield.

I still slightly prefer the taller windshield for interstate speeds, and of course, rain. But my next two-up day trip, I'm going to keep the shorty on and see how it works. It might become my only shield.
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Excellent question. To over simplify, there are two types of buffeting - that from the windshield itself, and that from traffic, trucks, crosswinds.

The buffeting from the shorty, I don't even notice. Must hit me somewhere in the chest. Nice clean laminar air flow at my helmet.

Of course, you're more exposed to buffeting from trucks, but this is usually momentary, versus permanent from a windshield.

I still slightly prefer the taller windshield for interstate speeds, and of course, rain. But my next two-up day trip, I'm going to keep the shorty on and see how it works. It might become my only shield.

thanks - keep us posted after you take a longer trip.
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