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View Poll Results: At what speed to you think a windshield become necessary?
All the time at any speed. Mine is permanent or always attached. 406 22.26%
Any speed over 25mpg 29 1.59%
Over 45 mph 129 7.07%
Only at highway speeds - 55 mph+ 598 32.79%
Never use one, never will, even at 65 mph+ 662 36.29%
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Old 11th May 2020
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Extends your riding season in spring and fall. Helps keep some bigass bugs off you. Depends on the shield. From smaller “sport shield” to batwing fairing to Harley Touring, they all have their uses. I have quick detachables on my Roadster and Dyna. Rarely take them off. I’ve tasted a few bugs, bashed by hail in the summer twice. Hit by big bugs and rocks. Windshields and face shields reduce the trauma.
about 20 years ago I had a winter windshield and leg shields on a stock 49 pan. Like ridin in a car with the window down. Haven't run one since tho
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about 20 years ago I had a winter windshield and leg shields on a stock 49 pan. Like ridin in a car with the window down. Haven't run one since tho
I don't understand. Does this mean you've gone from "ridin with the window down" to riding with the top down? I am guessing you don't like windshields.
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Honestly the windshield turned me into a pussy. And it took something away from the ride. I don't ride in weather below 20 degrees anymore so I don't really need it.
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