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I recently installed the small Kawi windshield (15 3/4" high x 21" wide) on my bike. I still get some buffeting even with the lowers. I'm wondering if going to the large Kawi windshield (19 3/4 high x 23 3/4 wide) would make any noticeable difference.
 

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The bigger the windshield, the better. It just depends on what you want. I didn't like my full windshield. I liked the open air of no windshield, but it came with a price. The force of the air was always trying to blow me off the bike. The windshield I have now is roughly 14x14. It keeps the air blast off my chest, which is what I wanted. Not for everyone, but suits me just fine.
 

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the taller the windshield, the higher the buffet point will be. However, if possible, try adjusting the angle of the windshield. I just have a little fly screen, but when first installed i had it setup almost straight up and down, and the wind was buffeting me in the face really bad. Then I angled it back a bit and now I dont really get buffeting at all. Just a smooth flow of air.

 

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yes the bigger the shield is the more protection it will provide against air or other elements. I use the cafe (samll oem) because it looks nice and keeps the air pressure of my chest. for face protection I use a 3/4 helmet but then again i love to feel the wind in my legs, head and arms
 

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I went to a larger windshield, too. I haven't had any buffeting problems since I did.
 

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I have the smaller F&S w/lowers, no buffeting at all.

Of course I'm only 5' 6 & 9/16" tall.....and wear no helmet or just a skid lid when the law requires.
 
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