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Tall windshield users - do you look over or through?
Written by revconprince on 3/1/2012 at 01:49 pm

I prefer to see through the shield. The primary reason for that is that I always
drive with my helmet shield open. If the windsheild is to short, the wind
catches my helmet shield and either blows it closed, or rips my head off. I
can't stand riding with my helmet shield closed, so I am dependent on the bike
shield. The only time I close the helmet shield is in heavy rain.

Also one should note that if you are traveling in heavy rain, and can not see
through the bike windshield, you are driving too slow. I will never forget a
trip I made to OH one night. Just an incredible downpour. As you got up to speed
on the freeway, you could not see anything. I would wait till their were tail
lights far enough in front of me that I could count on the road being straight,
and then roll on the throttle till about 80 mph. Once we crossed about 75 mph,
the wind would carry the water off the shield so we could see and maintain that
speed or higher. It was much safer and much easier to see at 80 mph than at 50.
Just a major conquer of fear to get to that speed when you are blind. That was a
very long trip.

BTW: Your passenger will like the taller shield. I have the taller OEM shield
and it is a nice height. I'm switching to a Clearview +5, and I'm hoping its not
going to be too short.
Dave

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Leland C. Sheppard" <lcshepp@...> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> > What do you prefer and why?
>
> I prefer to see over.
>
> If the windshield got fogged up and I was looking through it, it could
> create problems.
>
> I have a place along my route to work where the shield quickly and
> completely fogs up. No rain. Not sure why this is. Anyhow, when that
> happens I'm particularly glad I can see over it...
>
> I rode a borrowed bike a few years back that had a +5 on it. Couldn't
> see over it. Got into several hundred miles of rain and had to look
> around or stand to see over the shield. Not fun.
>
> My two cents.
>
> Leland
>
> --
> Leland Sheppard
> Placerville, California, USA
>
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>
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Message Thread for message #110961

mrpacrat
2/29/2012, 04:52 am
Tall windshield users - do you look over or through?
I have a Tall stock windshield. I enjoy it because it reduces the air enough for me to wear a shorty helmet with a visor and not have the wind try and yank my head off. I am 6'3" and I see over the windshield. Never rode a bike with

    mrpacrat
    2/29/2012, 05:00 am
    Tall windshield users - do you look over or through?
    Another question: Can you use a Laminar Lip to extend the windshield a few inches and look through that part? That might be handy. --- In

    bike2vcu
    2/29/2012, 10:29 pm
    Tall windshield users - do you look over or through?
    I have the Hondaline Tall, I'm 6'1" and I look over but find that the screen gives a lot of buffeting. If I duck slightly it improves but that pose is not practical for even a couple of minutes so I'm going to start trying shorter shield

      mrpacrat
      2/29/2012, 10:59 pm
      Tall windshield users - do you look over or through?
      I already have a chopped Honda windshield. It's no secret that with it chopped you will experience full-on wind, but it's not that bad. I am interested in hearing from those who ride with a tall enough windshield that they have to look th

    krustypc96
    3/1/2012, 02:13 am
    Tall windshield users - do you look over or through?
    I bought a +6 Clearview last year and I love it. I'm 6'2" and it's about noise high if I sit up straight and can duck down if needed. The biggest difference I noticed was how it deflected the wind off my hands, much better in co

      kd5fdw
      3/1/2012, 02:27 am
      Tall windshield users - do you look over or through?
      Does anyone in the Dayton Ohio area [or within a couple hours PC800 drive] have an installed +5 or +6 that they'd be willing to let me test out. You're more than welcome to ride along on mine. I would like to be sure that it's rig

    dave_hiett
    3/1/2012, 04:00 am
    Tall windshield users - do you look over or through?
    Oh, I guess ideally you'd look over it. But if you are like me, 5'11", and your secondhand PC came with a Clearview no. 5, you 'make do'. For now, it's working fine, no plans to change. It's actually nice in bad weather, I can slouch down

      tradewinds1964
      3/1/2012, 05:54 am
      Tall windshield users - do you look over or through?
      Mr. Rat...I'm 5'10", ok, 5'9 1/2 with old age....but I have a +6 and look through it with no chance of peering over the top. I love it because of complete isolation from the wind. But I have to be honest that there is one drawback. If

    lcshepp
    3/1/2012, 07:11 am
    Tall windshield users - do you look over or through?
    Hi, > What do you prefer and why? I prefer to see over. If the windshield got fogged up and I was looking through it, it could create problems. I have a place along my route to work where the shield quickly and com

      revconprince
      3/1/2012, 01:49 pm
      Tall windshield users - do you look over or through?
      I prefer to see through the shield. The primary reason for that is that I always drive with my helmet shield open. If the windsheild is to short, the wind catches my helmet shield and either blows it closed, or rips my head off. I can't stand

        mrpacrat
        3/1/2012, 04:32 pm
        Tall windshield users - do you look over or through?
        Thanks for all the answers, guys. My windshield comes right about to my nose. It is my thought that a Laminar Lip might add just enough to the height to give me a choice of seeing through with attached or over if removed. Does that

      ohpossum
      3/1/2012, 08:11 pm
      Tall windshield users - do you look over or through?
      Leland, I have experienced the same thing for years, as I would typically drive into the sun, going to and coming home from work. It was bad enough that I would be at work as much as two hours early in the height of summer, in order to be