The height of the shield contributes to the superb job it does keeping sub freezing wind off me. For every inch that it might be shortened it would be worth less to me. I would just stay with my short flip screen before I started trimming this one.
I have owned a few bikes with shields that I could not easily see over and only under the most severe circumstances did I have a problem. This was always quickly remedied with a soft towel and a mile or two of pavement behind me.
I pulled my bike out of the 55 degree garage into the 35 degree morning, and before I got garage door down the fog started collecting on the shield. By the time I was two blocks away I was looking around the shield. Got on the interstate and up to speed and it lessened, but a square right in the middle remained.
This particular piece of plastic seems to attract the moisture. Is there something that you have used that will eliminate or reduce this problem?
2013 Cross Country Tour: Custom paint, stage 1 exhaust, Lloydz Hi-Flow air filter, cams (HOH-VM1-DR), timing gear (HOH-PTS), Power Commander V, Auto Tune module, Gustafson flip shield, OEM passenger backrest with Cycle Ops luggage rack, Vic HID, heel shifter, Rockford amp, Infinity speakers all around.
2011 Cross Country: Burnt and Traded