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How to chose the best windshield height for you

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If your stock shield is mechanically adjustable, put it in the lowest position. If your windshield is electrically adjustable, put it about 1/4 to 1/3 of the way up.

Get a yard (meter) stick.
Park your bike on level ground. Measure 30’ (9 meters) from your front wheel contact patch. Drop something on the pavement, keys, a rock, whatever.
Measure 30’ (nine meters) more, you’re now 60’ (18 meters) in front of your bike. Drop something else, wallet, ex-girlfriend, whatever.
Tape the yardstick to the center of the windshield with masking tape or something, with the 20” mark aligned with the top of the windshield and the stick pointing straight up.
Sit on your bike and look at the two things you dropped on the pavement. Try to sit with your normal riding posture. Don’t cheat – if you slouch a bit when riding, slouch a bit now.
You can sight along the yard stick and see how many inches up from the top of the shield you see the 30’ and 60’ marks. This tells you how many inches taller you would like your windshield.

Your optimum windshield height is somewhere between these two heights. Lower for warmer climates and more air flow, higher for colder climates / quieter riding / more wind protection. Our shields are typically made in 1.5” (4cm) increments to help you get the best height for you.

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