Review of the 18"
Inspecting my first shield carefully after delivery and before removing the protective coating I noted that the box was open on delivery and that there was a crack at the bottom of the shield extending to the left mounting hole. I called LRS per the instructions that came with the shield instead of filing a claim through Wingstuff.
James in customer service apologized and said he would send out a replacement with a return label for the damaged shield. He didn't ask for a picture. He didn't require me to first send the damaged shield back. What company does that in today's culture? What a great company!
The shield arrived today. At 6'2" I ordered the 18" shield. After installing I took it for a test ride 2 miles against the wind at 80 MPH at the 17" level and 2 miles with the wind at the 16" level.
It does what it says it will do. If you want the wind hitting the top of your helmet for the air holes, put it lower. If not, put it a little higher. I did notice there was much less buffeting of wind on my helmet and sides. Those who are complaining about side wind may be wider in stature than I, but at 6'2" and 210 I am a good sized man. I have figured out how to eliminate all wind. Choose a vehicle with doors and a roof, windows up.
There have been some comments about distortion looking through the shield. Yes, there is some distortion at the bottom of the curve as it flattens out to the rest of the shield which you will notice in your foreground view looking through the shield. However, as mentioned several times, this is NOT A LOOK THROUGH shield. It is designed for you to ride looking over the shield, but not having the wind in your face. It works as designed.
Those who are having trouble adjusting the shield might not understand Honda's adjustment design. If you work with the middle mount with all windshields off you will find that the mount works on a ratchet principle. There are four positions. You must take the shield all the way to the top position, making sure it clicks in. This resets the ratchet and allows you to
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