I noticed I was getting lots of buffeting in the face at 60 MPH and above on my new 1700 Nomad and then I happened upon a picture of my '05 Nomad and saw why. The buffeting was much less on the '05 because it had bigger lower shields. The lower shields on my 1700 are about half as big as were on the old Nomad. Kawasaki wants $60.00 EACH for just the Plexiglas shields so I drew up a template of one that is similar to the '05's and went to my local Glass company who made me two Lexan shields for a total of $27.00. Problem solved! The buffeting is much less noticeable and the shields look factory fresh. I rode the bike over 100 miles today after installing them and I am very happy with the results, plus I saved $93.00!
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