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post #1 of 21 Old 04-11-2008, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Need advice to lessen windblast on arms/shoulders

Any experience with lessening the windblast on arms and shoulders?

My Wee is equipped with the stock windshield, Madstad, and Rick's mirror extenders. I have been searching the forum and it looks like maybe a wider windshield will help the windblast? If so, what windshields or add on (Laminar Touring Lip) seem to deflect the air furthest to the sides and away from the arms/shoulders?
If it helps, I'm 5'6" with a 29" inseam.

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post #2 of 21 Old 04-11-2008, 01:22 PM
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I have a Givi. It is wider and I got it to help deal with exactly what you mention. Not perfect but it sure helps. The Givi is also taller so at 5'6" you may find it too tall. The Madstad should help with that though.

From TwistedThrottle website:"The Givi replacement windscreen measures 22.4 inches (570mm) tall x 18.9 inches (480mm) wide, approximately 7.1 inches (18cm) taller than the original windscreen."
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I also have the GIVI on a madstad. For me it is the perfect setup. It is a bit wider than the stocker so it does cut down on the sholder blast.
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Uhhh you're on a motorcycle...

there's going to be wind. Or I guess you could try a cage or Goldwing

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I have a Givi. It is wider and I got it to help deal with exactly what you mention. Not perfect but it sure helps. The Givi is also taller so at 5'6" you may find it too tall. The Madstad should help with that though.


From TwistedThrottle website:"The Givi replacement windscreen measures 22.4 inches (570mm) tall x 18.9 inches (480mm) wide, approximately 7.1 inches (18cm) taller than the original windscreen."
Thanks for the information. I'd rather not look through the windshield. I'll have to check on the "tallness".

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I also have the GIVI on a madstad. For me it is the perfect setup. It is a bit wider than the stocker so it does cut down on the sholder blast.
Thanks. Sounds like a wider shield than stock and lower than a Givi would help with my problem

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there's going to be wind. Or I guess you could try a cage or Goldwing
I know there is wind. I don't mind some wind, but at 135 lbs, I sometimes need all the help I can get. I don't quite fit an 800 lb Goldwing

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I know there is wind. I don't mind some wind, but at 135 lbs, I sometimes need all the help I can get. I don't quite fit an 800 lb Goldwing
I ride the one on the right when I don't want much wind blowing in me. You'd be surprised at how well balanced they are.


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I ride the one on the right when I don't want much wind blowing in me. You'd be surprised at how well balanced they are.

Appreciate the comments on a "big" bike, but I am looking for ways to customize the Wee for my style of riding and what I am comfortable with. I have a Sportster as well as the Wee and everytime I walk into the Harley dealership they tell me "You can ride that Road King or Electraglide no problem". Sure, balancing a big bike is no problem in a straight line while moving but moving a 700-850 pound bike in tight spots or trying to muscle it around in the garage IS a problem when you don't weigh alot.

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I ride the one on the right when I don't want much wind blowing in me. You'd be surprised at how well balanced they are.

Yea, I'd swap the Strom for the tractor too if I was in the mood for a little windless cruising. I have driven a few myself and I agree, those things balance great on four huge tires.
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try a Windstrom manta they have a curved lip on the edges of the windshield and work great. The only thing is they are a little pricey, but excellent quality.

just give it a little gas, it will be ok !!!
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the curved lip is one of the things that creates turbulence.

I have a Givi and a California Scientific tall. I use the Givi as a "summer" windshield. If you're shorter/narrower the Givi will work. Behind the CalSci the world is a quiet place.

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