I get what you're saying and I too, enjoy the breeze. What gets me is a helmet buffeting issue I just couldn't solve with the stock screen, no matter how I positioned the "spoiler". I thought it might be my full-face modular helmet at first but after trying several others, the buffeting was still there. It was bad enough in stronger winds that it actually blurred my vision a bit on occasion.
As for ear plugs, yup...I already suffer from a bit of hearing loss and don't want to make things worse, so the EarPeaces go in when it's time to ride.
2013 Wee Adv...
EnduroGuardian bash plate/highway pegs/radiator guard;
AdventureTech LLC peg lowering mounts/mirror extenders/fork brace/shifter relocation kit, 2" extended front brake line;
Saddleman Gel-Channel Tech seat;
Barkbuster Storm hand guards;
Oxford heated grips;
Blue Seas 5025 6 circuit fuse block;
12v weatherproof power port;
Eastern Beaver headlight relay kit;
Cree LED lights;
Signal Dynamics voltage monitor;
PWD Stebel horn kit;
"Home grown" tool tube;
"Sasquatched" (Adventure Power Sports) rear shock
Madstad bracket and 22" screen
Roadstercycle SH775 R/R upgrade
SW-Motech bar risers
Mr. Ed's Moto custom seat
Superbright LED headlight bulbs and other bulbs converted to LED