I want to start off by saying that I own a 2006 VTX 1800c. I have had the bike a little over two months now and have already put over 2k miles on it. Love the bike, love the power, love the ride. Next, this is my second bike. I started riding last August, with a shadow 750. Big difference between the two. Anyways, I never rode with my windshield on, with my 750. Always seemed to bog the bike down. Not as much power, to me. So I got used to riding without one. I have tried to ride with a shield on my 1800, and can't seem to get a good feeling while riding. It may all be in my head, but seems like the bike doesn't have as much acceleration or that the wind resistance is bogging it down. Am, I crazy feeling like this. I want to ride with a shield, especially night riding, bugs etc, but can't bring myself to put it back on. Anyone else have this problem. Thanks.