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Tall windshield users - do you look over or through?
Written by humpthegrump on 3/1/2012 at 08:43 pm

On the issue of how one desires their PC windshield height -


My '94 Black PC's had black Saaeng edging along the edges of the stock
windshield. This raised the "calm air area" by about 2 or 3 inches.

And it looked quite nice on my black bike.

That worked well for my long (& tubby) torso on my 6' frame. I looked over
the windshield and edging by some 2" with a good view.

I could tuck down about 2 or 3 inches - kind of in a slouch - and be in the
quiet air pocket.

Rain was managed wonderfully! The wind pushed the water droplets on the
windshield both to the top and the sides of the windshield, where the Saaeng
edging effectively kept it from launching over and around the windshield and
into me.

Indeed, the rain was moved to the edges of the Saaeng edging where it rolled
down and off to the side near the mirrors.

I remained remarkably dry in wet and foggy weather.

The downside? When snowing the snow would gather at the top of the
windshield and build up. Luckily, I spend precious few moments in serious
snow showers.


FWIW -





"Tuppie" Tom, a.k.a. Hump-the-Grump

"Lemmings Non Sumas!"

'94 black PC "Tuppie II", 75k rider

Lelands Rides, MSTA, AMA, No. Cal. PC'ers, ipcrc, all eleven Y2K rides

President - Brentwood Foothills Pacific Coast Owners & Riders Club - BFPCORC

In the western foothills of the Great California Central Valley

In the end it will be alright. If it is not alright, then it is not yet the
end!



"I am among the very small minority of human beings who honestly don't care
what anybody else thinks. If I did, I'd probably own a bike just like
yours...Peter Egan"

Message Thread for message #110970

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