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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 07-03-2013, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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So today was Chapter 3 in my new found conversion to a nudist.

In my experience of going out sans wind protection, I hopped on the highway, decided there was just too much wind blast, came home and reinstalled the shield.

I tried again a few days ago. That time I took back roads and really enjoyed it except even at near 70F I was very cold. Probably colder than I'd be with the shield down around 50F.

Today was a new story. Again I took back roads but this time with Mama in tow. It was ~80F and this time with my mesh jacket, the weather was perfect.

There is really something special about riding like that. I felt like some oxymoronic hybrid of Fast Freddie and Easy Pete. I found some beat up 1.2 lane farm road and pinned the throttle as Bush belted "Everything's Zen" at 10 into my ear buds. And whaddya know, they were right.

Now I feel pretty dumb for spending so much time/money trying to improve their turbulent bubble.

We got up on the highway and ran the typical 80 mph, but today I looked over and found our Republican Governor had increased our highway speeds to 70 mph. Bless his heart.

I could still see long highway drones being a bit much struggle without some relief, but for the day to day summer stuff I say stay naked my friends...

Oh yeah, Mama kinda liked it too.




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Boy I was completly headed the wrong direction with that title

Now all you need is one of those Tour cool pad like I got and your butt can be pseudo nekkid too

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Sorry but I completely disagree. I've taken my windshield off numerous times, and I don't enjoy it at all. I like the looks, but the comfort is not there.


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Sorry but I completely disagree. I've taken my windshield off numerous times, and I don't enjoy it at all. I like the looks, but the comfort is not there.
And that thar's the point.

Using a shield like a drug to numb the sensations of riding actually takes some of the fun out of it. Even if it seems more comfortable...




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And that thar's the point.

Using a shield like a drug to numb the sensations of riding actually takes some of the fun out of it. Even if it seems more comfortable...
catsup or mustard with your bugs?
posted by a numb person with a dead air pocket
behind the shield and having no fun at all.
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My FXR4 is a blast to ride with no shield cruising easy down the backroads looks far better without the shield as well .. But use it far more often than not .. At my age, days of worrying about looking cool over comfort are way overwith .. But now and then still truly love the feel of in the wind ...

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You want wind protection? Go buy a convertible.

You wanna experience motorcycle ride? Get rid of all that windshield, fairings, lowers and upper and whatever else you got in between and ride a motorcycle.

You want bug protection? Wear a full face helmet.

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I too am all about comfort. I bought my CC and enjoy the ride...not get blasted by the wind. Besides, i love my tunes and want to hear them cruising at 75

Also, do to having eyes issues, i cant have the wind blasting my face...hence my tall windshield.

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Get rid of all that windshield, fairings, lowers and upper and whatever else you got in between and ride a motorcycle.
I'm on board, but there is a limit. We aren't all fortunate enough to live in Sunny southern California. When it gets cold, the screen goes back on.




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Windshields are for pxxxxx's.. That being said, I like the protection. Here in Arkansas the bugs alone will make having a windshield a more desirable situation...


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