Why the front vent?
Maybe I'm missing something here, but when riding in the rain (particularly heavy rain), wouldn't that rather large, low-positioned, front-vent opening result in lots of rain water being sprayed over and around a number of electronically sensitive components located in the cockpit, including the *GPS navigation module*, bike computer, speedometer, tachometer, handlebar-mounted electronic control buttons/switches, ignition switch, etc.? Moreover, might this spray also tend to hit the rider's lower torso and crotch? Would the spray also be partially deflected upward off of the tank, causing a constant mist or spray onto one's helmet visor? Finally, it seems to me that the vent is an opening for stones and other solid windborne debris and "projectiles" to enter the cockpit area, etc.
My initial assumption is that this vent may have been intended to reduce the shield's wind drag by allowing some air to pass through it, but I'm skeptical for the reasons I've mentioned. Can one order this shield without the air vent?
Your thoughts are most welcome. Thanks!
Last edited by kurtk12gt; Apr 14th, 2007 at 3:50 pm.
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