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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Honest opinion

Looking for and opinion on this windscreen I put on the Z.
The reason I thought I'd try it is because headwind kills this little thing.
After a week with it /its like night and day,bike holds Hwy speeds so much easier but I'm not sure of the look of it/let me know your thoughts /thks
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I think it looks ridiculous
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 11:48 AM
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Personally not my cup of tea. However, if it's giving you the results you were looking for and you like it, who cares what anyone else thinks. I've been asked multiple times why I bought such a small bike and told I look like a bear riding a tricycle at a circus. I bought it because it suited my needs and it's fun, screw what those people think.
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I bought mine because I wanted to look like a bear on a tricycle.

Screw them is the correct response.

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I get made fun of daily, mostly at work. But I also get a lot of props and thumbs up while riding it. IMO, the only people hating are the ones that haven't had the pleasure of experiencing such a fun bike. With that being said, and back to the OP, I haven't looked to much into wind screens. I feel like that one is just too tall. The distance from the top of the headlight to the top of the windscreen feels like too much to me and makes it look goofy.
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My opinion (take free opinions for what they're worth):

Way too big. It's not a highway bike so trying to make it one by installing a disproportionately large windscreen is kind of like trying to teach your dog to meow. Don't really see the point.

Don't forget that it's nobody else's bike. If it's putting a smile on your face it's doing it's job. +1 on "Screw them is the correct response".

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I think it looks ridiculous
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 05:01 PM
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The reason I thought I'd try it is because headwind kills this little thing.
Are you implying that your top speed has increased since adding it? Because that would be cool. If you are just sick of the wind on your chest you could also try bars that are lower and further forward so you aren't as upright as you break the wind.

Not going to comment on the looks, because, as has been stated, my opinion shouldn't matter.

Dropped a gear... . . . . . . . . . . ...still here
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I do like the idea of being able to cut through the wind better especially on a stock cube motor. I know we've all experienced how much speed we can pick up by going full tuck or getting into the draft of a bigger vehicle. Having a windscreen to also create this effect would be nice.
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Well... the reason I asked is that all else equal I would expect a windscreen to slow the bike down not speed it up.

There is a sweet spot for windscreens where they present a more aerodynamic shape than your torso, and they effectively toss the air around your body. A little bit off in any direction and you are just pushing the air out of your way twice.

Big cruisers can compensate for this no issue and as a result they can just slap a nearly flat hunk of plexi on top of their forks. Lowers fatigue and bug splatter on your latest Sturgis t-shirt, happy rider. You would probably drop 5mph if you tried the same windscreen on a 125.

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