Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Encinitas, CA, USA
MRA Adjustable Windshield
I promised Pirate I would let him know how well the new windshield works on my S. Pirate, since you've posted to this site recently, I thought I'd post it here for our brethren who may not have seen your site.
I bought the windshield hoping to accomplish two objectives: minimize the turbulence to my pillion rider (my 16 year old son who is 5'9). We had a chance to take a 3,200 mile ride in August, and I was interested in his opinion of the S versus the KGT (my last bike). More than anything else, on that long ride he noticed buffeting to his helmet to a greater degree than the GT. I had the laminar lip on the GT, so that probably made a difference.
The second objective - more of a hope - was that I'd be able to read the display a little easier in the sun since the shield is smoked.
I'm happy to report the windshield scores on both fronts. My son and I went for a ride today, and I didn't say anything to him beforehand because I wanted to see if he noticed a difference without being asked. At the first stop, he volunteered that he's getting no buffeting other than the ocasional cross-wind that you can't do anything about anyway. He said it's a huge improvement. I noticed that the LCD display is easier to read in the sun - slightly. It's not a huge improvement, but it helps.
I think the windshield looks better than the stock, and I now know it performs better too. Highly recommended.