Just got my 1100 and want to add the batwing but does anyone know if the windscreen is adjustable? or what the height is once it is installed?
Thanks I'm only 5"4 just don't like to look thru the windshield. I guess I will have to try it to see if I like it or not. I am assuming I can get a shield custom made if I needed to .The OEM batwing's height is roughly 14-15 inch from the headlight cutout. It is good enough to deflect wind off the chest and is very sturdy. But you still get a lot of wind to your face. I used a clip-on visor to remedy that when I am driving long distance. I took it out and switched to different aftermarket windshield that is more easier to remove if I want to ride naked.
I'm 5'3" and the stock windshield on the batwing is well below my eyes. I added a Puig clip on and it also is below my line of sight. You shouldn't have any issue (except the for painful installation.Thanks I'm only 5"4 just don't like to look thru the windshield. I guess I will have to try it to see if I like it or not. I am assuming I can get a shield custom made if I needed to .
As you stated your intentions in another post of getting a taller shield would be the way to go. Why lower the buffeting zone? The ideal windshield height is when you can just see over the top edge (you don't want to have to look through the windshield or any included extension) which will push the air up over your head/helmet. It looks like the Honda batwing also has a vent at the bottom which should help break the vacuum behind the shield.I have the BW fairing. At 5'6" the helmet buffeting with the stock windshield height is severe. At 70mph it makes my vision blurry. Today I'm going to put on a smaller shield that I cut from polycarbonate to see if it lowers the buffet zone.
Can you attach an image of the National Cycle you used, I have the OEM fairing and cannot find a custom maker to build a higher windscreen for it and getting very frustrated. Agreed, the head buffeting of the OEM accessory is unacceptable.I don't like the OEM fairing. The head buffeting is too severe and I am 5'4". The clip-on visor helps but I still don't like the look. Plus it is a pain to get it on and off and I like to ride it naked sometimes if I am not riding far. Now, I am using the National Cycle Custom Heavy Duty and it is a world of difference. I rode 70 miles without a helmet and it was enjoyable!