The issue with the helmet buffeting & the different approaches to cure this has been covered in depth & detail. Just do a search with windshield as the key word, and then sift through the posts. There is so much information & data, but it seems like the critical data is skewed. The rider height is important, but the correct info.would be the helmet distance from windshield in the horizontal plane & distance in the vertical plane.
My height is 5’10’’, but have an odd body type (short torso, long arms & legs), so you can see there is a problem with just the overall rider height as being a decision to buy one windshield compared to another. There is a variable of distance from the windshield related to body type & motorcycle mods.
I have not done the measurements of my helmet to windshield. Do you think holding a level at the top of the helmet to windshield would yield a accurate horizontal data, then hold the level at the riders eye level for vertical data would work?
Personally I rarely experience the buffeting below 80mph at the mid shield setting, but I would like to have the option to travel at that speed with out having to tuck-in.
Just to clarify; Buffeting would be like someone else has described it on this forum…like some balloons beating against your helmet.
Am I just blowing in the wind or do you think we should supply more accurate info. about windshield replacements successes or failures?
One last note (besides my odd body) I have the stock shield, lower & less of a bend than the stock handlebars. (Daytona bend By Hepco).