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I have a 2006 VN900 classic which I hope to take touring in Europe in April and have been considering fitting a windscreen. I want a screen that I can comfortably look over but which doesnt just transfer all the buffet to the head . . . . anyone have any advice as to what size or model of screen might work best? Thanks - Chris
 

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I got the 17 inch Memphis Fats on a trigger lock mount. It comes off in less than ten seconds. It takes about 20 seconds to put back on. I am 5'9" and I can see well over the top without any buffeting. I do get a little wind noise. Now that I know how I fit with the 17, I'm pretty sure I would still see over the top of the 19 without any neck or back craning.

Here is a pic of my bike with the shield just after I mounted it.
 

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Windscreen for Vulcan 900 Classic

Marcus - thats really useful info. Thanks very much indeed - I'll look into it. Very nice bike too! Rgds Chris
 

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Google switchblade winshield or get it througth bike bandit I have a short but they have larger ones to
 

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Marcus,

I too have a Memphis Fats but in the nineteen inch height and I am just slightly taller than you in my bare feet. I find that if I have the windshield in it's most vertical position, it is a little too tall to see over the top but if I put it in the position that you have (sort of parallel to the forks) it looks a lot better and I can see over the top if need be but there is a significant increase in air that comes up alongside the tank. I have a custom which has a slight angle difference in the forks. Have you experimented with the angle? If so , have you noticed the difference?
 

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Marcus,

I too have a Memphis Fats but in the nineteen inch height and I am just slightly taller than you in my bare feet. I find that if I have the windshield in it's most vertical position, it is a little too tall to see over the top but if I put it in the position that you have (sort of parallel to the forks) it looks a lot better and I can see over the top if need be but there is a significant increase in air that comes up alongside the tank. I have a custom which has a slight angle difference in the forks. Have you experimented with the angle? If so , have you noticed the difference?
I haven't adjusted the angle very much. I don't think I have that much adjustment available. If I try to make it more vertical, there is too much headlight interference when I take it off or put it on. I am using the trigger lock mount. Are you? Also, at the angle it is at, it frames the headlight just right. If I change that, it looks a little sloppy. I wish you were closer and we could compare the different height windshields side by side. It would be interesting to see how they size up.
 

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Marcus,

I am also using the trigger lock system. It is great as I can just remove the shield for washing when I don't want to do the entire bike.
 

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My bike came with a 17" Memphis Shades that was awful for buffetting. I'm 6'4" tall though. They say the windshield should come to your nose. It's really hard to tell just sitting on the bike in the garage. I taped cardboard to the top of mine at different heights and rode it and ended up settling for the tallest one they sold, 21" I think. Later I added the lowers and man what a difference that made. It's nice that the shield is quick release removable to.
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This is what I see over the windshield. Again, I am 5'9" and the shield is a 17" Memphis Fats. This makes me think a 19" would work fine for me; although I don't seem to be having any problems with buffeting.
 

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do you get alot of buffeting from that?
Nope. Not usually. Sometimes I get some when there is a strong side wind, but I'm not sure a taller windshield would help. I have moved my head up and down just to see, and don't have a problem unless I am craning way up high.
 

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I've got the Memphis Fats 19". I'm 6 feet tall and it works well for me. I also have the trigger lock and like that it can be removed quickly. I get a little helmet buffeting, but not bad.
 
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