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On 2/17/2021 at 4:31 PM, Rovari said:

 I will post once installed and let you know how it works. Keep in mind I'm coming from a Goldwing with a windshield 2ft wide and 3ft tall! 

Glad to see this post and will be following. I too am coming from a Goldwing and just picked my Tracer up yesterday. In the short ride I did yesterday my head is right in the turbulence zone and it was slightly annoying even with my Shoei GT Air.

 

Tim

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15 minutes ago, Rovari said:

Maybe I can ask the wife to point the leaf blower at the front of the bike! 

Turn your garage into a wind tunnel, I like it. 

Which size of V-Stream did you get? I am 6' 3" / 190cm and initially bought the mid-size V-Stream because I thought it would look nicer, which it did. But it was clearly the wrong size for my height so I went to the larger one. It worked quite a bit better and I put many miles on it. 

That said - and you may not want to hear this - I later switched to the 26" Madstad and it was significantly smoother and quieter than either V-Stream. I did have a couple of quality problems with the Madstad brackets but was able to sort those out with time. 

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I was sold on the MadStad 24”, but not only is it $319 but they want $25 to ship it to me. I found J&P cycles is a dealer for MadStad, thought the shipping may be better, but they don’t list one specifically for the Tracer.

That said I’m now looking at the Yamaha touring windshield, which is 3” wider and 3-1/2 taller, and get this, only $179.

Anyone have any experience with this windshield?

 

thanks,

Tim

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@Just-TimI think if you look around the forum you will find that reviews were not great on the Yamaha touring screen.


He who dies with the most toys wins.

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Back when I was on my VStrom 650, I went through a few different screens before finally biting the bullet and getting the Madstad. Definitely fixed the buffeting problem for me (6'3/34 Inseam) but boy they're ugly. I don't particularly quibble about motorcycle design, but it's truly an ugly screen/bracket. But it does work! After the Vstrom and before the Tracer GT I was on an Africa Twin for the last two years and their OEM solution so far has been the best with a giant hole in the bottom of the screen to normalize any pressure. No need for any aftermarket solution at all as it was nice and quiet for me. 

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