Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SW Washington State
Well have about 600 more miles on it, still been windy though. I have been running over White, Cayuse and Chinnok Passes, down to Naches and doing a loop around Mt Rainier (kind of) and back home.
Today did about 280 miles in great temps, blue skies and wind about 15-25 over the mountains. But this shield is a lot better than the stock, and a bit better than the ZG double. Buffeting doesn't exist but I wasn't bothered so much with the ZG but wind noise is reduced and I can easily leave my shield up without my eyes tearing up if I dead into or away from the wind at speeds to about 75 indicated. It also picks up most of the bugs to about the point, above I'm finding them on the faceshield.
It also seems quite strong, as I was diving around a corner over 5k in 5th I found a blue jay trying to cross the road, caught it with the upper portion of the shield and with a puff of feathers it was gone. Having the face shield open during a bird strike, is kind of like a pillow fight, feathers everywhere in my eyes, nose and mouth.
Really like this shield for myself, as an aside on todays ride. Was stopped along Hwy 123, the Ohanpecosh (Drops down the eastside of Mt Rainier from Chinook pass to Hwy 12). This road is closed 6 months or more a year and is heaved, potholed and just rough. I smoked a sport bike up the hill last week and today will stopped an R6 rocketed by. I was just putting on my helmet and gloves, before I got ready a pair of H-D's rolled by and then a dump truck just as I tried to pull out.
So after about a mile I got by the dump, then it took several more miles to get by the H-D's, they weren't even traveling the posted limit, the road was just too rough for them but I smoked on by and then within another 5 miles I was on the R6's tail light. On a particulary rough sweeper, he was slowing to about the legal and I went by well over and waved (goodbye).
After a couple more corners he was trying to stay with me but... He was soon just a memory in the mirror, got to the intersection of Hwy 12 where a cell signal is available I stopped to check my messages. The R6 rider stopped by the road and looked my bike over from about 30 feet, then pulled up and said "I'll smoke you down the Hwy whenever you're ready"
I just laughed and said if you can't run it in the corners, I suppose going fast in straight line makes up for it. He took off and a bit later I saw him having a chat with one of State Troopers in the area for the enhanced weekend enforcement on the main hwy.
I LOVE THIS BIKE!!!