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Old 12-03-2012, 01:16 PM   #4435
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Location: MI
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Like my '08 stock

Originally Posted by Straight View Post
Thanks for the replies regarding wind effect at speed. Is anyone satisfied with the stock shield and not looking to change it? Looks like a lot of options out there. I find that with all the bikes I've had/have. Just was hoping I could manage longish trips the way it comes stock.
I am 5'10" and like my 08 shield stock. Tried a laminar lip and hated it, gave me turbulence where I had none before. That said, a buddy of mine who's a little taller went for a ride and said he got bad buffeting. So I think it really depends on the individual and where you end up in the airstream, and also maybe to some degree your helmet, as that will of course be affected by the airflow (or lack of it). Personally I put mine back stock and am not gonna change it again.
08 KLR, 06 KLR w/Sputnik sidecar, 09 WR250R, 72 CB350F
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