The MP tall touring
shield can be cut to whatever height you want
and is so wide the mirror stalks touch it at both locks.
I would want to be able to just look over
any windshield to be able to see in the rain so I'd
follow the height measurement instructions at
I have one and we are about the same height
so you could take a look.
I would love to swing by and have a look
Have you got your new V strom yet?
As Greywolf said, its absolutely imperative
when riding at those temperatures that you keep
your core warm. You need a heated vest, and probably
a temp controller. I rode around today at 29deg @65mph
for 1hr 45 minutes. Using a heated vest, gloves, and socks
the temperature was never an issue. I was never cold, and did
not have to worry about being cold. This is something coming
from a cold skinny body like me.
You also need a good windproof/waterproof balaclava
to wear under your helmet. This will make a large difference
as you lose a lot of heat out of your arteries in your neck,
and your head.
I just got a good balacava yesterday.
It dose help allot!
I don't know if the over pants or heated colthing would help or not.
When 15 or lower it feels like it's my hands that get cold
long before my body. My hands go numb and then my feet go cold.
A bit after that I start to feel sick and get sluggish in thought.
The thing is my core never
feels all that cold. It's just my legs and hands and feet.
It's as if my body temp is droping becase thos parts are
As it is I have worn all at the
same time 4 tops, a leather jacket, 3 coats,
2 pairs of sweat pants under 2 pairs of jeans, and 2 pairs of socks
under heavy winter boots. So now I am looking at more than clothing.
Would heated clothing still be better than all that?
Allso I neaver got around to finding a hot wier to tap into
or (getting a grounding block) for the fuss box thing gray wolf helped me with.
I still need to get that done with before I can start wirering in more stuff.
It's a pain trying to work on a bike when it's 15 dergress and you
don't have a grage lol.
Any big windshield will do,
from the cheap GIVI to the MP Tall shield. Tall and wide
will be good for keeping the wind off your chest. You might
also look at the Dan vessel modifications page, and see if his
new shift lever might be modified to add a large wind shield for
your toes. You can also make some homemade wind guards from your
toes to your knees that strap onto your crash bars, and fairing.
I've only seen one other person who did this on the other forum.
There are similar wind guards for gold wings and cruisers.
Grrrr. I can't find the Dan vessel modification page.
Do you know were I can find that and the person
Here's a shot of a
few different screens in one picture. Not a great angle,
but it shows the difference of a few. The bike in the rear
(mine) has a modified Burgman 650 screen, in the middle position.
In the front(Big B) has a Givi screen. I'm not sure what brand
the screen is in the middle. I'm sure someone will chime in and
say, but if not I'm sure Fourvalve wouldn't mind answering.
What is the one at the far left?
I need one taller and wider than the one I have.
This is what I am useing. I forgot the name of it.