Scott: I sent a PM last night, but signal loss was somewhere during that time also (I am using an wi fi signal from somewhere
) so I don't know if you recieved the info.. here it is --
Windshield on my bike is the Memphis Shades Pop Top and I purchased it from http://www.xtremerevolution.com/Store/VTX.aspx
OK, that takes care of the "PM" -- NOW, what the others have said about shields.
The Pop Top, Alley Cat and Big Shot all use the same fork leg mounts... so you can use whatever size you want without even removing the mounts.
I am 5' 8" and have the Mustang seat on the bike.. I use a 3/4 helmet with flip up visor.. I have the Pop Top down to about a 1/4" or so from the headlight and raked all the way back.. no buffeting up to about 115MPH indicated... There is still airflow so you don't "cook" in the desert during the summer.
I have tested the Alley Cat and Big Shot (have them all for testing purposes) and the Pop Top is best for me -- I ended up cutting the Big Shot down to the proper height for my dad's Retro -- One thing I found with the Big Shot was that it stopped so much air their was a circular "void" around the helmet and it retained road fumes.. I like the fresh air.. I haven't heard others complain about this, but I don't know how many have performed all these experiments.
The Alley Cat was better than the Big Shot for me, but too much buffeting.. If I where to use that one I would have to cut it down.
Seems that proper height and angle are critical to achieving the right airflow.. you will have to experiment and of course it depends on your needs (I do desert crossings) -- Also I like the shield way down low totally out of my line of vison.. if the shield is too close to line of sight then it is distracting when going through the hills.. around corners, up down, angle changes on the bike, etc... I have done a lot of testing with all these shields.
Again, these are MY
preferences.. I NEED AIR, but no buffeting.
The Big Shot is taller than the Pop Top, but wider... it can be cut down to whatever height you want for a custom fit.. There are many options here, the Pop Top just turned out perfect in airflow for me.
Some like the "cone of silence" (wind-wise) and for me that presented too many other factors that was unacceptable.. good luck in you search.:cheers: