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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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So, took my NXC to Indianapolis for my sister-in-laws fathers funeral Tuesday. 2 things really woke me up;
1. Even with 17 inch Cee Baileys shield my helmet was really getting beat up.
2. Need somehow to stretch out my legs forward.

So, while riding 75-80 I took my hand and placed 3 fingers at teh top of the shield and the buffeting all but stopped. Measured my fingers and they are about 3 inches tall stacked. So if I add 3 inches to the Cee Baileys height that puts me in a 20 inch shield for what Baileys suggests a 6'4' and taller and I am but 5'10". Any other short guys ahve this tall a shield?

For the legs, how do guys like the floorboard mounted pegs? Can short guys reach them OK?

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Hey C-S, your from my neck of the woods, lived most of my life in West Aurora before re-locating to rural IA 15 yrs ago.

As far as the hwy pegs, I just got some Kury Dually Offset pegs and attached them to the tubular bars. I am 6'1" With a 30" inseam and with these pegs set at there shortest setting, they are PEFFECT for me.

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I have the forged bars unfortunately. Yes I am going to the rally in Spirit Lake, got my room booked


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Victory highway pegs.


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Victory highway pegs.

I had those for a week, my feet could barely reach them. Now I have the Cee Baileys lowers on there


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Your buffeting problem is coming from down under. Cee Bailey flectors and Kewlmetal winglets are your friend. This bike also likes a w/shield with a curve at the top, Gustafson Euroflip works very well.
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The XCT has a 20" I think (Victory "tall" windshield). I'm 5'9" and have to look through it, but have zero buffeting on the highway when I (rarely) wear a helmet.

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I am 5'10" also, with 32" inseam Have the floor board mounted pegs on my 11 XC. fit is great. I can reach them with no problem. I ride with my feet propped up on them and heels on the floor boards most of the time. read install notes carefully, as the board springs are "fun" to reassemble. Take good pics before disassembly!

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Your buffeting problem is coming from down under. Cee Bailey flectors and Kewlmetal winglets are your friend. This bike also likes a w/shield with a curve at the top, Gustafson Euroflip works very well.
I have the CB flectors on it now, still get a hellacious buffet coming over the shield


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I am 5'10" also, with 32" inseam Have the floor board mounted pegs on my 11 XC. fit is great. I can reach them with no problem. I ride with my feet propped up on them and heels on the floor boards most of the time. read install notes carefully, as the board springs are "fun" to reassemble. Take good pics before disassembly!
Thanks, I guess I'll give them a try


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