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Well, I can't sit still lol
I decided to try a different look. Went with the national cycles street shield. Looks great! I really get a classic vibe from it. Not quite retro like the old headlight fairing but more orthodox. Quality of the shield is superb and the mounting kit is pretty good. It didn't help as much as I thought it would when riding normally. I might need to adjust the angle on it to get it right but it does take all the wind off my chest and at full tuck I'm in a bubble.

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@Blue on two wheels

Yeah - that definitely looks like an install that might work for me. There is a single nut to tighten at the bottom. The Quick-set version had two allen nuts that were impossible to get to (for me, at least). And the brackets themselves were not a good fit.

I think I'll give it another try. Thanks for all the help!
No problem 馃憤 glad I could help.
I couldn't ride my SV without my similar PUIG universal WS. They do an amazing job of keeping the wind off @ Highway speeds and reducing body buffering :)
I looked it up and that's a pretty small shield. Unless I am looking at a wrong one. Is a small shield like that as effective as you say it is? Do you think you can post a link to the exact one that you use?
@Blue on two wheels

Yeah - that definitely looks like an install that might work for me. There is a single nut to tighten at the bottom. The Quick-set version had two allen nuts that were impossible to get to (for me, at least). And the brackets themselves were not a good fit.

I think I'll give it another try. Thanks for all the help!
Yeah il post the link

Its not gonna block all the wind. But my head sits a lot lower than stock and works for me. It does help but a bigger windshield would be better in terms of wind deflection.
Yeah il post the link

Its not gonna block all the wind. But my head sits a lot lower than stock and works for me. It does help but a bigger windshield would be better in terms of wind deflection.
Iwhat it does do is smooth the wind really nice. I didn't want to be behind a barn door and feel no wind at all so its perfect for me. Also I love the look. A bigger windshield makes the bike look smaller than it is.
Yeah il post the link

Its not gonna block all the wind. But my head sits a lot lower than stock and works for me. It does help but a bigger windshield would be better in terms of wind deflection.
Sorry - that was meant for @Straticus :) I know what you have. He had mentioned a Puig he was happy with. I wanted to check that out too.
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Sorry - that was meant for @Straticus :) I know what you have. He had mentioned a Puig he was happy with. I wanted to check that out too.
Ha oh okie dokie 馃憣
I looked it up and that's a pretty small shield. Unless I am looking at a wrong one. Is a small shield like that as effective as you say it is? Do you think you can post a link to the exact one that you use?
It's the same as these PUIG copies,

AliExpress Small Windshield

Here in the UK they are available on UK eBay but doesn't seem so over there hence the AliExpress link.

Total cost around 30 beer tokens :)

Here's a short video of it,


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It's the same as these PUIG copies
Is a small shield like that as effective as you say it is?
Is a small shield like that as effective as you say it is?
I've found it so. The trick is to set the angle so the wind hits the top of you Helmet. Then if it's really windy just duck down a little.

In these videos you'll see how little the cheap camera I use shakes and how little the Wing mirrors move/vibrate when they come into shot,


There's a 50 MPH limit on my local bridge but it gets faster later on,

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Well, I can't sit still lol
I decided to try a different look. Went with the national cycles street shield. Looks great! I really get a classic vibe from it. Not quite retro like the old headlight fairing but more orthodox. Quality of the shield is superb and the mounting kit is pretty good. It didn't help as much as I thought it would when riding normally. I might need to adjust the angle on it to get it right but it does take all the wind off my chest and at full tuck I'm in a bubble.

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Looks good. I have the same thing on my 2021.
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@Blue on two wheels

Got the U-Clamp version today, and it went on without any trouble. In fact, the rods went where they were supposed to (longer ones on the top). As a result, the shield stands up pretty vertical (as it is supposed to, I think). Pretty happy so far - mostly just admiring it in the garage as for now :) Have a long trip later today, so I'll get to test it out.

I had given up on installing a shield. The conversation with you steered me to the U-Clamp version, which worked. So thanks for that!
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@Blue on two wheels

Got the U-Clamp version today, and it went on without any trouble. In fact, the rods went where they were supposed to (longer ones on the top). As a result, the shield stands up pretty vertical (as it is supposed to, I think). Pretty happy so far - mostly just admiring it in the garage as for now :) Have a long trip later today, so I'll get to test it out.

I had given up on installing a shield. The conversation with you steered me to the U-Clamp version, which worked. So thanks for that!
No problem 馃憤 I angled mine as far back as I could without hitting the cluster. But my control set up is different. Let me know what you think on the highway. I'm curious to know your thoughts on how effective it is.
Let me know what you think on the highway. I'm curious to know your thoughts on how effective it is.
I tried it yesterday, and I am sending it back :) Not too effective for me. In fact, a lot of wind buffeting, to the point of disconcerting instability. Now, it could be just weird weather conditions yesterday, but I got the feeling it was the shield. I've already tried the MR racing windshield. Out of options now. Maybe I'll just stay naked ;).

Oh - I found out that the stupid thing messed up the handlebar paint (or whatever it is). But I suppose the bike should have some battle scars anyway.
I tried it yesterday, and I am sending it back :) Not too effective for me. In fact, a lot of wind buffeting, to the point of disconcerting instability. Now, it could be just weird weather conditions yesterday, but I got the feeling it was the shield. I've already tried the MR racing windshield. Out of options now. Maybe I'll just stay naked ;).

Oh - I found out that the stupid thing messed up the handlebar paint (or whatever it is). But I suppose the bike should have some battle scars anyway.
I was battling a wind buffeting issue on my Honda Shadow cruiser bike for a while. There's a science to it and also trial and error. If only we could rent a wind tunnel and try on different shields! For me the street shield works but I have had better so I know what you're saying. The very top edge of the windshield is probably the most important. Some windshields come with a bit of a swoop up top. Other cruiser guys put the rolled up blanket in front and they say that's better than the windshield but I'm not sure never tried that.
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