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A graveyard for our fellow creatures who could have co-existed with you as you enjoyed the ride. The ones in your teeth would have been good protein. I have a rule. Only kill what you eat.
My face shield on my FF hamlet looked like that one year heading south on I-5 past Redding, in 5 miles...from a hatch in mid April...had to pull off several times to clean off my face shield....the following year I was prepared though, I had a damp cloth between my legs BUT there was no hatch...
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As i've said before, i like my screen. Road through a hatch yesterday, saw it in time to duck my head down so at least kept my helmet clear, but the screen was plastered.
Mine is a Chinese copy though. QR clamps are good but the screen itself is thin and far too flexible and scratches easily.
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My face shield on my FF hamlet looked like that one year heading south on I-5 past Redding, in 5 miles...from a hatch in mid April...had to pull off several times to clean off my face shield....the following year I was prepared though, I had a damp cloth between my legs BUT there was no hatch...
an option could be a race visor with tear off strips
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National Cycle might finally get me to buy a shield, since I have a taller seat and they have a new tilt-able Gladiator model.

I generally prefer a uniform wind blast to a turbulent but weakened wind exposure. That is I'd rather not have a shield if I'm going to have buffeting. My 2007 DL650 V-Strom had a height-adjustable shield but it was so far forward the wind was really awful by the time it got back to me. Then the aftermarket produced a "MadStad" bracket for it that let it tilt, and it reduced the problem probably 80%, and the rest was tolerable.

So now National Cycle has their Gladiator line which is height- and rake-adjustable, so I might give it a try. It's not very big, but I bet it will make it easier to ride longer. Here it is in one shade.



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Yesterday I was bombed by birds. Think its worth it. I buy the Harley ones. DOT compliant. And they fit with less hassle.
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