Yes...I've done the research! But everyone here knows as well as I do that all the research in the world is NOT the same as seeing it and feeling a part, mod, or paint job in person.
I'm 5'7" tall. I have for my past few bikes looked THROUGH the windshield. This bike, a 2012 White Cross Country Tour has the TALL Premium Windshield...but a couple of times I have been caught in a fog and I could not get high enough to see over the windshield to see.
I LIKE looking through the windshield. That's where I want to be...I ONLY want to look over the shield when I absolutely have to be looking over!
Here's what I know (or at least what I think I know).
Madstad - New, Innovative and very functional. But the looks (although they have improved...the shields still look like they don't belong on the bike. Getting POSITIVE reviews does help here. If you have this windshield...what do you think. Also TELL ME SOMETHING BAD about this product!!
Describes my situation completely.
I'm 4" taller than you and had the stock 18" shield, with the same problem for morning fog.
I've opted for the Madstad, and got their 13" Road Glide shield. I don't have a problem with the looks, as I think it goes with the bike just fine.
What I *DO* like is with my bad posture, I can still look through the shield and sit up straight to look over.
At your height, I'd really recommend their 11" shield. You'll have 2" of upwards adjustment if it's not tall enough. My other recent thread has some pics posted:
2013 XCT Sunset Red, Tri-oval Stage 1 Exhaust, Lloydz ATS (+4), Lloyds High-flow Air Filter, Lloydz VFC III, Kicker Speakers, Electric Reverse Kit, Ultimate Seat w/Backrest, Passenger Armrest, Madstad Road Glide, Ness Beveled Gas Cap/Derby/Cam, FOBO TPMS,Centramatics Martinez, GA