[QUOTE=scottr]This is gonna take some gettin used to:
You'll like it more and more. I did the same radical cut about a year ago and have ridden all along with the XD (am 6"4"). I don't mind being in the wind so long as the wind is consistent. The OEM shield was the worst, buffeting that Arai like there was no tomorrow. The cut has made all the difference. For all but 400+ mile days, it works just great.