anyone with windshield experience on a V-Rod?

Discussion in 'VRSC Models' started by vrodtomi, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. vrodtomi

    vrodtomi Member

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    I sometimes opt for a highway stretch before I get to the backroad I'm really looking forward to and the wind gets a bit much around 100mph for anything longer than... a second ;) anyone out there with a windshield on a v-rod? I'm thinking something smaller and detachable so I can take it off easily... Does it make any difference? Any difference in the rain? Seen any that actually look good on the v-rod? :33:
     
  2. vrodtomi

    vrodtomi Member

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    ok so I got the windshield and although i don't like the looks, it certainly perfoms its function...
     
  3. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    Glad we could help....Any more questions ??:57:
     
  4. vrodtomi

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    :D that's funny always knew there was a good reason to join this forum ;) I like a good monologue every now and then...

    Didn't want to wait too long as I'm planning this cool ride to Sardinia this coming weekend and I'll probably do a stretch on the highway first... 160 get's you there faster than 120 and that's the speed that's comfortable with the windscreen now so I'm very happy! Plus cheap - €115, the customshield model from MRA

    Catalog
     
  5. mrs2cool

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    Can't tell you how many people told me a windshield would "look horrible" on a Sporty. But I love what it does and frankly I can't see how it looks when I'm riding, just how it feels. Also was told to get rid of my sissy bar as it spoils the look of a sport bike,But what would I attach my sissy bar bag to?.(I need a place for my stuff,don't I)I ride for the pleasure it gives me,not someone who is looking at me.
     
  6. vrodtomi

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    Yeah you're absolutely right - managed a 400 mile trip in 6 hours coming back from Sardinia Wednesday, and there's no way I could have done it without the windshield. Completely got used to the looks too so I'm happy all around! Really helps with the insects and rain also.
     
  7. vrodtomi

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    yeah smitty901 but I'm not sure I'm willing to sacrifice half of my horsepower to lug all that extra luggage along ;) but thanks for the tip
     
  8. vrodtomi

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    My minimal fairing takes the whole pressure off of my upper body and 50% off of my helmet and like I said, it was a pain to ride at 130 before (80mph), but now I easily ride up to 160 (100) or even more. But I imagine I could set a drink in the cup holder with the fairing on your picture :)
     
  9. wrrm

    wrrm New Member

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    What windshield did you use. HD, and if so, which one. Thanks
     
  10. vrodtomi

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    It's the customshield model from MRA, cost me €115, here's the link

    Works like a charm, isn't too big, easily adjustable, not exactly quickly detachable but detachable with simple tools.

    more pics of it mounted
     

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