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VN2000 windshield advise, please

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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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Hi All:
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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