Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Willow River,mn.
After making my first multi-day trip with the stock screen and being beat up by wind (in the Dakotas), I put another Windbender short with top curve on again (had it for years on my previous bike-1500) and felt at home again. I consider getting brackets for it to allow the adjustment out but other than that, I am very pleased. Some in group rides need to clean the bugs off just to see, where I look over my windshield and could care less how many bugs it gets. Put a Windbender on my sons 1500 also,, and he agrees that it is a big improvement over stock, he says it's safer too, because it clears up the view ahead when scanning for deer.
JMartin rides an F6B, that brings up a good point about aerodynamics, the trunk will cause it's own wind issues, then put a bag on top of the rack and ride solo, and it seems like you need more windshield just to prevent the scoop affect from all that mass behind you. Then there are the windwings everyone puts on that cause another aero-issue. That is why they make all these different windshields. Choices are good, none are bad, just education $$$.$$.