...MightyShep, how tall are you? Could you have gone higher?
I don't have another shield as of yet but from what I have read here and around that try the Madstad bracket on the oem first. Then decide if another shield is necessary, which I think it will be. But....??? Or if I was to buy another whield which brand. Sorry but I am new to the V-Strom DL650 and I am full of questions. The more answers and opinions means more info. thanks to all that have or will help. Mike in Fremont, Ca.