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Looking for some advice here. I want to replace my stock windshield with a Windvest windshield. The question is size. I'm 5'11". According to their chart, an 11" windshield is recommended. That seems a little tall to me. Anyone out there of similar size to me have experience on what size you use and recommend? I don't mind a little wind in the hair, but I am wanting to deflect as much wind/rain around me (especially in colder riding months here in Minnesota).
If you prefer a different windshield than Windvest, I'm open to your recommendations there as well!
 

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I'm 6'2" and am running the 9" but I have had the 11" , it may be too tall for you . I would recommend the 10" actually for your height . I like the shorter shield for the warmer temps , but now I wish I was running the 11 ...
 

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Depends on if you slouch. If so then, yes, the 11" may be a bit tall. If you tend to ride with good back posture you should be just fine with the 11". I'm 5'10" and do well will with a 13" but would be fine with an 11".

You can always trim an inch or two off but you can't add any.
 

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I'm 6'2" and am running the 9" but I have had the 11" , it may be too tall for you . I would recommend the 10" actually for your height . I like the shorter shield for the warmer temps , but now I wish I was running the 11 ...
Thanks LILMAGS500. One question: With the 11" and your height, I'm assuming you aren't looking through the windshield and your eyes are just over it. Is there a fair amount of "eye clearance" above the windshield using that size for you?
 

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Depends on if you slouch. If so then, yes, the 11" may be a bit tall. If you tend to ride with good back posture you should be just fine with the 11". I'm 5'10" and do well will with a 13" but would be fine with an 11".

You can always trim an inch or two off but you can't add any.
Thanks, Bbob. Similar question for you. With your 13" are you looking through the windshield or over it?
 

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Thanks LILMAGS500. One question: With the 11" and your height, I'm assuming you aren't looking through the windshield and your eyes are just over it. Is there a fair amount of "eye clearance" above the windshield using that size for you?
Welcome , you will look over it , you cant look through a WV its too dark . I can easily look over the 11" also ...
 

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I'm 6' and using the 11" Windvest I thought the bubble was just a little too low. I switched to a Gustafsson 12" Euroflip and its perfect.(I see fully over both)
At 5' 11" the 11" Windvest will probably be great for you
 

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I'm 6'-1" using the 10" windvest. Kinda wish I had the 11" at 65mph there is a lot of wind banging around my head. Although that could be the empty space between my ears. I look well over the 10", you don't even notice it after a while
 

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Thanks for the input, everyone. After reading these, I'm leaning toward the 11". Now I have to convince my wife this would be a great B-day gift! :laugh
 

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I'm 6'3" and have the 11" and easily look over it.
 

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does the windvest keep the wind off your head ? there looks like there is a little up curve that redirects air flow? i have the stock wondshield and i look through it not over it but it keeps the wind off my head. i like the look of the windvest but wont spend the money if my head is going to get bounced around.
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does the windvest keep the wind off your head ? there looks like there is a little up curve that redirects air flow? i have the stock wondshield and i look through it not over it but it keeps the wind off my head. i like the look of the windvest but wont spend the money if my head is going to get bounced around.
Jim
If you're running with a stock windshield.....something like the Windvest is a whole other world of comfort :grin
 

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If you're running with a stock windshield.....something like the Windvest is a whole other world of comfort :grin
I think Jim is running the "Barn Door" shield that comes stock on the XCT ......
 

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ha ha barn door... thats describes it. so PAIN what exactly do you mean ?
 

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ha ha barn door... thats describes it. so PAIN what exactly do you mean ?
I think he though you had an XC with the 6" screen , not realizing you have a Tour .... You will love the WV in warmer temps for a little more airflow and your head WILL NOT SHAKE , I run the 9" WV and love it .
 

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I think he thought you had an XC with the 6" screen , not realizing you have a Tour ..
Yep that's what I thought...sorry, I'll use my usual excuse that I wasn't finished with my first cup of coffee. :rolleyes:
 
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