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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-18-2017, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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You guys that ride the highways are you just super bad ass and don't need a windshield or do you have full face helmets? Is there a windshield out there yet? I don't mind the wind in my face but on the highway I think it would make me a little crazy. I'm still a new rider (only 700 miles) but I freaking love it. Do I have to buck up or is there a secret I don't know about?

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I have the OEM windshield (meter visor) which helps a little, but I also never ride without a full face helmet.

I have no desire to catch a bug/rock in the face doing 60+ lol.

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I'm no badass. But I don't need or want any sort of windscreen. I don't like them. Every one I've ever tried just added turbulence. And killed my much needed airflow in the summer.

Full face helmet all the way, all the time.
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No windshield.
Summer time, so I'm currently rocking a 3/4 open face helmet while wearing a scarf thing.
Keeps the bugs, dust, and small pebbles out. Without my scarf thing, it gets kind of hard to breath at highway speeds to be honest.

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Full face all the way. Plus a quality full-face is the best protection for your head should something happen.
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Full face definitely but wish I had a windscreen. 80 mph on this bike at 16 mph winds is a drag *pun intended*
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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-18-2017, 01:20 PM
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I also don't like windshields they take away the looks, but as I have to drive on a freeway everyday for work, I bought this one

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...sal-windscreen

the pictures are in this thread.
https://www.hondarebel3forum.com/foru...html#post44177


with a little tweak and adjustment of the angle, I find riding on freeway far more easier now. The bike is more stable and I don't get any wind on my chest and my shoulders are much more relaxed. I also have a full face helmet.
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-18-2017, 02:14 PM
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i road on the highway for the first time yesterday. i don't have the windshield but i do wear a full face helmet. i did notice that around 70 the wind was blowing my head around like a bobble head doll. i figured out if i kinda tilt my head down that it cuts the wind better. probably also depends on what shape and style your helmet is.
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I haven't taken it out to the highway yet as I don't feel too comfortable taking it out there....

I do anywhere from 45-50 when allowed and to me the bike doesn't seem to be able to really handle anything above that...

Am I just crazy? I have the 500.
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You're either crazy or just afraid of the speed.

I commute to/from work (50 mile round trip) on good weather days averaging 60 to 70mph cruising speeds, smooth as can be with plenty of throttle left.

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