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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-03-2017, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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Windshield vent

My GW came to me with a NC V-Stream windshield, with no vent. I like it, but I am considering an F4 +2, with a vent. I'm wondering what your opinions are on "the vent". I'm 6'4" and ride solo. I live in sweltering Florida. So, is the vent actually functional? Does it aid, at least a little, in cooling you off?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-03-2017, 12:16 AM
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Yes ! Baker wings help also, so does windshield wings ( bolt on to windshield on sides) i have small and large set

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Opened slightly its useful to reduce the low pressure behind the windshield to reduce helmet buffetting.. Good to angle air against you on hot days. I notice a huge difference when I aim it against my mesh summer jacket. Depending on the temps I'll aim the vent at my helmet chin vents just to get a little more fresh air but if its not too hot I dont necessarily want the wind blowing on me all the time. On some mornings when its foggy here it helps keep my windshield from fogging up too. Closed up in cold weather helps keep things just a little warmer. Vents are pretty awesome

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My GW came to me with a NC V-Stream windshield, with no vent. I like it, but I am considering an F4 +2, with a vent. I'm wondering what your opinions are on "the vent". I'm 6'4" and ride solo. I live in sweltering Florida. So, is the vent actually functional? Does it aid, at least a little, in cooling you off?
I live in south florida and vent is a must for me.

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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-03-2017, 08:47 AM
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yes 👍🏻 And when we have a chilly evening or morning close and all good.😬
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-03-2017, 08:49 AM
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I replaced my OEM windshield with a TAKA shield, the same size shield as the original but without a vent. I like the clean look. I thought I could always add my vent if I thought it was needed. I live in Vegas and ride year round and I haven't missed the vent at all (cleaning is slightly easier).


If you like your current shield, consider adding a vent to it.

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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-04-2017, 09:28 AM
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I never move my stock windscreen from its lowest position but I adjust the vent a lot. It is very effective at metering air to the rider and adjusting for the temperature. It does reduce air turbulence in the cockpit. Mine is open some amount most of the time.
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I have the f4+4 clear with vent and love it.

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