OK, so now that I have some miles on my 1700 Classic with the Batwing, I thought I'd give my two bits on my set up. Here's the mechanics for your own purposes. I am 5 Foot 13 inches tall (6'1) and a fairly fit 215 lbs. I'm average in my upper / lower torso balance, but when riding I do slouch a bit, although the 1700 has me slouching less than my other rides (geometry?), so perhaps is a none issue.
Right now, I'm running this set up:
- Stock saddle (Mustang Daytripper is at the dealership now)
- Memphis Batwing
- Spoiler V Stream style Windshield
- Chrome World Chrome Wind deflectors
- No Left or right add-on extenders on the Batwing, although I have them in the package still.
I should say that overall I get no buffeting wind and the wind that I am getting is controlled with no evidence of the BW shaking at speed. The BW works in unison with my choice of lowers well. It's a good solid set up that gives the front end presence.
In a regular riding position, I get a healthy amount of air coming over the windshield. How much? at 60 miles per hour it feels like I'm riding at about 30 mph. To me, it's perfect. If I sit right up straight and rigid, I get much more air, but I would only ride like that if I was stretching out my back for a couple of moments on a long ride. If i could sat back an inch or two, or was an inch shorter, or sat lower in the saddle, it would even be better.
Now, if I hit a swarm of locus, I'm gonna eat my fair share, and rain, yeah I'm gonna be fighting it a bit. But still, I am impressed with how much air is going over my head as evidenced by putting my hand above my forehead at speed. Still, I'm happy to be riding right on the edge as I don't like the idea of seeing my world through plexi. My preference and each to their own.
Today, I'm going to get my DayTripper, and I feel like I can make a good comparo.
More opinion coming if you guys want me to. Well, even if you don't . . it's coming!