Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Southern Maryland
I cut my vent after checking out MonkeyGrass' chopped and vented stocker off his '02 Vee. This screen is actually my second version (the vent on the first was too tall). Hence the 3" vent height on this one.
Per MG's thinking, which seemed logical to me, the vent removes or greatly lessens the backpressure that most every shield out there accumulates during normal riding. This backpressure can contribute to the perceived buffeting that riders experience. So, I put in a vent . . . just my preference.
If I had another shield, I'd probably just chop it with no vent and see what kind of effect that might have on me.
Hope this helps ya.
2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT (Annabelle)
2013 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 (Juliette)
2013 Yamaha FJR 1300 (Rachel)
2008 Suzuki Bandit 1250S (Fiona)
2006 Honda VFR800 (Jenny)
2005 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 (Hannah)
2003 Honda Shadow Sabre VT1100 (Veronica)