pastorfreak

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How does everyone like the fly screen at for those who ride with one? Does it out the wind over your head or right into your face? I am 6 foot 1 for hight comparison.

Freak
 

BanjoBart

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My guess is that the fly screen takes the push of the wind off your chest but the wind still hammers your eyeballs, unless you wear a face shield.
 

Jamie

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My guess is that the fly screen takes the push of the wind off your chest but the wind still hammers your eyeballs, unless you wear a face shield.

Correct. But with a face shield, it does a good job of deflecting the wind, up to about 100mph. I am pleased with mine. BTW, Triumph has justed added a clear (vs. painted) version of it to its 2007 catalogue. Jamie
 

HeR3tic

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I've used several height wind screens on various bikes over the years. All previously were for the sole purpose of reducing arm fatigue, from the wind pressure on my chest. I defer to those with fly screens for an assessment on how much relief that small of a screen actually provides. I'd need a lot of convincing. I now have the taller tourer wind screen but the wind strikes me, force magnified, square on the face shield (5'11"). Perhaps if I had the "summer" screen the max velocity zone would strike at a lower more comfortable zone. I don't look forward to another impact with a dragonfly on my sun glasses. Though I don't care for wasps down my jacket either. But perhaps the strike zone with a fly screen would be square on the tool shed; and, impact would be less felt.
 

Toystoretom

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I have a flyscreen and I like it, it does take some of the blast off of your chest. It does have a little bit of steering input at times but nothing bad. It will funnel bugs right into your faceshield. All in all, I'd rather have it than not.
 

bigern2300

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The flyscreen does an excellent job of taking the wind off of my torso. It does however, somewhat direct the airflow towards the face. (i'm 6 ft.) Call me crazy...but i kinda snicker every time a big ole' bug smacks my faceshield. Take that sucker! Also, me thinks it improves the look of the frontend. Bigern
 

BanjoBart

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I use the 16" Windvest which is not a lot bigger than a flyscreeen. The design keeps the wind off my eyeballs so I can ride with an open face helmet on hot day. Then I switch to a helmet with a face shield in cooler weather.

The fly screen is very stylish.
 

Baggage1

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Interesting discussion,and I have to reply that we have some pretty large flying exoskeletal UFO's cruise to oblivion on my neck,chest, face shield,arms etc.Not being partial to a windshield until just recently.My 1st impression was that it was like riding in a top down sports car just in a different riding position.
 

pastorfreak

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Interesting discussion,and I have to reply that we have some pretty large flying exoskeletal UFO's cruise to oblivion on my neck,chest, face shield,arms etc.Not being partial to a windshield until just recently.My 1st impression was that it was like riding in a top down sports car just in a different riding position.


Do you mean with the flyscreen this is how you felt?

Freak
 
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