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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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I am 5'10 and was wondering if the shorter windshield on the cc keeps the bugs and wind off your face for the most part.
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I am 5'10 and was wondering if the shorter windshield on the cc keeps the bugs and wind off your face for the most part.
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I'm 5'10" also. I did Ness Modular Bars and Madstad windshield bracket and windshield. I will be doing the seat too, because it's going to be my bike for a long time.
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I'm also 5' 10" and I'm getting way too much turbulence on my XC. The wind nails me straight in the helmet with the stock 9" screen. I've purchased the Cee Baileys 13" windscreen and the JTD Lowers but haven't installed them yet (too cold up here in New York to work in the garage right now!) I'll be posting more in the spring after installation and test rides. Hopefully I got it right.

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Thanks for the info, that was exactly what I was wondering.
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When I bought my XC I was amazed at how well designed the stock fairing/windscreen was, as small as it is, it keeping the wind off of me. Against my better judgement I bought a Klock Werks replacement. 100 miles later I get worse buffeting with the taller windscreen (and I am 6'2"). I took it off and went back to stock. Want to buy it?

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They brag the Klock Werks shields up like they are the cats meow. Nice to hear a riders point of view.
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They brag the Klock Werks shields up like they are the cats meow. Nice to hear a riders point of view.
Can you blame us? A lot of us riders like them. If you can pick up a used one, they are a good option for many. The stock 9" one beat the crap out of me. The Klockwerks funnels the majority of wind away and deflects all bugs and other things. The only thing some don't like is that it does not make the cockpit a "cocoon" of dead air. It is true that some wind will be present. I use a full helmet and at 5'10" and a long torso (short 29" inseam), I like the the KW. YMMV




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I have my Klockwerks mounted to the Madstad brackets and there is no buffeting. There is more airflow through the cockpit area, but no bugs splats on the inside of the windshield or in my face. I think the airflow is coming off the front of the lowers and ramping up the sloop. I also think the Madstad brackets swoop the air up the outside and inside of the windshield. They follow each other and create extra draw for the wind coming off the lowers. It's not windy, just moving. In the summer it will feel great. In the winter, I need more clothing then before the brackets (in the cocoon behind the big windshield).

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When I bought my XC I was amazed at how well designed the stock fairing/windscreen was, as small as it is, it keeping the wind off of me. Against my better judgement I bought a Klock Werks replacement. 100 miles later I get worse buffeting with the taller windscreen (and I am 6'2"). I took it off and went back to stock. Want to buy it?
That's interesting. I'm 6'1" and the stock XC windshield beat the heck out of my head. The Klock Werks shield does a much better job. The only bad air I have now is coming from under the fairing.

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Try putting your hand palm down beside the tank..... Either side, and you will quickly see where a lot of the wind comes from....I also have a kolckwerks shield, some days it seems to work like a charm... Some days not so much. Don't know why that is.....I also wear a full face style helmet.

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