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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.

--- In, "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
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> Leland Sheppard
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