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Tall windshield users - do you look over or through?
Written by ohpossum on 3/1/2012 at 08:11 pm

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 beat the
sunrise.

The reason is condensation. As you pass through a lower, valley area, the
temperatures are cooler, and as you rise they warm, and condensation forms on
the colder windshield, much like a chilled drink on a warm day. As the warm air
hits the cooler object, it gives up its moisture. When I had the presence of
mind to allow for it, I would reduce my speed as I climbed out of the valleys,
and reduce the effects, but usually had to be reminded for a day or so early
spring and late summer/fall.

And this is the reason I have cut down every windshield that I couldn't look
over. And when the sun or headlights reflect in the fogged windshield, it is
extremely dangerous, for me at least.

Similar problems with rain, at night; I have thousands of headlights to peer
through considering windshield, face shield, and glasses. Any reduction is an
improvement.

--- 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...
> snip <

Message Thread for message #110969

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