OK, as Scottr said, "take it off". Wow, silence is golden. What does a stock 950 wind screen cost? I definitly want to to cut down my stocker. A little worried about long trips though. Short is quiet but push back is annoying at speed. Might be worth it though. Did it on my Tiger awhile back with poor results but realize now that I didn't cut it down enough. Any ideas on how much to take off for a 6 foot guy for optimum performance, that is, just enough air flow to keep just my head in the breeze? Guess I'll experiment today. Thanks for the tip.