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I've just finished a lot of web searching and I am no closer to a decision than when I began. Its too important/costly to just buy something that looks nice in a photo. I've ridden this new bike about 3000 miles without a shield and usually enjoy that feel. I plan to take some longer trips in the summer and I know I'll be sorry if I don't get a shield. I wear a fullfaced helmet and am not looking for complete protection from the wind. How high must the shield be (relative to my face) to give some wind reduction to my helmet, but not totally isolate me? Ease of removal is an issue also since I'll only want it on for longer rides. I'm also worried about the severe buffeting others have said their shields created......that can be more fatigueing than roadspeed wind. Any advice would be appreciated.
 

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National Cycle has a quick release system called switchblade. They may have what you're looking for. To stop the buffeting you need lowers. Check out Moxy lowers, not sure if he making them for the 2000 though.

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A good fit for you on a shield is that your eyes can just see over the top of the shield in the event of a rainstorm....you can still see past the wet shield....and not lose visibility. Keep in mind that if your helmet is too high above the shield then you will recieve buffetting that way as well.....Keep in mind you'll want to include lowers in your purchase when buying a shield.
 

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Depending on your height and if you are going to change the seat a 17" Memphis Shades with lowers looks and works very good. The lowers are required to stop helmet buffeting that comes up under the windshield. I am 6' tall and bought a 15" shield. After installing a Mustang saddle I found that I sit up higher and ordered a 17".
 

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A bud of mine has a VN2000 with the Rifle windshield and it looks good. It is also vertically adjustable in a couple of increments. The thing I liked about the Rifle over my Memphis Shades is the Rifle hardware had chrome plating where the Memphis is brushed aluminum.
 

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Windshield Choices

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I went with the Memphis Slim. Its not too Gawdy and it covers just enough of you to make you comfortable on long rides. You may think it feels good with the wind against your body without a windshield, but after awhile your back starts to hurt from you subconciously leaning into the wind. The flow of the wind after it hits the windshield is in an upward motion so it mainly gets blown over your helmet. Dont get one too high, they get in the way. Sit on your bike with a ruler and measure from the headlight up to your desired height. Memphis shades website has a pretty good instruction page for figuring out the height and their polished aluminum hardware looks rather well against the chrome forks. Good Luck
 
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