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post #1 of 26 Old 05-15-2005, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Windshield recommendations for an almost 6'3" rider

I have spent the last 45 minutes completing searchs and reading until my head hurts. I am looking for a windshield that will fix the buffeting on my 05 650. I am kust a tad under 6'03", with a 34" inseam.

Most of the posts I have read seemed geared towards people 6ft and under...

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post #2 of 26 Old 05-15-2005, 04:24 PM
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6'2 1/2", 36 inseam. Ended up being very pleased with Manta Screen in the lowest position. ZERO turbulence.

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6'2", 34" inseam, laminar lip, every thing in the high position.......very satisfied. Easy install, low cost, does not change look of bike, buffeting minute. 8)
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6'2 1/2", 36 inseam. Ended up being very pleased with Manta Screen in the lowest position. ZERO turbulence.
Are you able to look over the top of the Manta?

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Easily. . . .

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Hey Rich -

Shoot me a message. I have a Cee Bailey's Tall screen that you're welcome to try to see how it does for you. I am 6'6". On my bike I angled the stock screen downward with some washers and longer screws, but I am still experimenting, as I am not completely happy yet.

I live in Oakwood and it's supposed to be a nice weekend.

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post #7 of 26 Old 05-17-2005, 11:08 AM
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well

I will be installing a vario tour very soon, I am also 6'3". It was the only one that got consistamtly good reviews from all over the net.. I will post my reviews once I install it.
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I'm 6'3" with a 36" inseam, passenger is 5'6" with a 29" inseam. I have a MRA Vario Touring in the 4th position (I'm currently fiddling with the gap under the screen in this highest position).

The screen does not "generate" any detectable buffetting or turbulence for me or my passenger. The stock screen was a bit annoying for me, and made the experience quite difficult for my pillion.

Now the Vario is not a panacea. Remember it is still a small screen. When I am decending a hill at 85MPH on the highway amongst trucks and campers I am well aware of the "surrounding" turbulence and crosswinds. Heavy bugs are not deflected!! Plenty of air on the arms too, so if it's cold I can get that way too... (but that will be good when it gets warmer).

This is my 95% screen. In the case of some cold weather touring perhaps a screen that covers more would be nice, but this one is a keeper for most conditions I ride in.
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I am 6'3" and also use the vari tour.. I like it in the fully extended position.
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post #10 of 26 Old 06-14-2005, 06:51 AM
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Ok

The other day, I was passing a LONG line of trucks, I don’t know how fast I was going when I passed the last one, but It know It was Triple digits, anyway at those speeds you do get a kind of annoying buzz from the wind blast, how ever with vario tour on its highest sitting I can actually duck out of 90% of that and I am 6'3" of course it not practical for me to ride like I was on a crotch rocket. besides its fricken hot and humid now, so I WANT the wind blast..
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