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    Short Factory Windscreen on the Front Range?

    Does anyone on the front range, or anywhere in Colorado/northern New Mexico have the factory short windshield on there bike that might let me take it for a short highway ride? I have the tall one with a deflector added and am thinking of trying something different, but I would like to try before I buy...

    Mine does a great job of providing a quiet ride, but it sticks way up there and flexes a bunch in truck turbulence.

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    Just take off your windshield and ride..The stock factory windscreen does not provide anything and riding without a windshield will be close to what the stock has to offer...or tape a piece of stiff cardboard which sticks about 4" above the dash...that would give you an idea (or cut out a piece of plastic from little Walmart office trashcans-I think you can get 3 for like $9-about the shape and size of a stock windscreen, punch holes and mount-have the top edge about 4", maybe 6" above the dash)...
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    That's not a terrible idea, but I was kind of thinking of putting the adjustable deflector on top.... But I could cut the makeshift one a little tall and just keep trimming it down. Maybe it is time for an arts and crafts project.

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    haha, you're too funny Chris! :{)
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    Taking off the windscreen will _not_ give you an idea of what riding with the stock shorty is like. The stock screen creates quite a bit of turbulence and noise at the helmet, whereas no screen gives essentially clean air, albeit a whole lot of it. (-:

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    I took my Puig windscreen (and extender) off and put the stock screen on.

    It's great for summer riding as long as you never go over 50 mph. It makes city riding much easier and doesn't get in the way of my vision.

    Above that speed though, the wind noise is just too extreme. Enough to require earplugs. With my double screen setup I had only been needing ear protection for freeway rides, over 70mph, where a lot of the noise is also from the engine.
    This is the double screen setup I've been using:
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    I had to put my windscreens back on!

    I was getting too much wind noise from as low as 31 mph with a headwind. Enough to need earplugs.
    Since I dislike wearing earplugs (the foam ones take too long to fit in and my Eargasm high fidelity plugs hurt after about 20 minutes) the screens went back on. Much better, though it is a bit warmer when riding.
    As long as we have this cool weather this summer (cloudy until almost 3pm) I won't think about taking this setup off.
    Here's the Puig with the extension and the stock screen (2016):
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    It was Arts and Crafts day today in kindergarten.....
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    OMG... that is AWESOME!

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    Dude, get that thing off of your bike! Pm me your address and i'll box up my factory bikini screen and see what it will cost to send it to you... and you can have the bikini screen for $FREE.99!! Haha Dude, seriously! (no really).

    :{)
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