Ahhhh! The TAKA
Well, maybe I'm just an Old School guy with, what I estimate are close (or over) 1 million miles on a scooter or two, mostly Gold Wings & Valkyries.
My synopsis on the TAKA is that it works. I've read all the reviews and disagree with most of the negative statements, especially the 'looking through' comments. Objectively in motorcycling one should be able to look over the shield for a clearer, more unobstructed view of the road. I believe the TAKA was developed specifically for that purpose. The flip up design will certainly provide a distortion if one is actually trying to look through it. Again, the design is intended to be a 'look over' shield, rather that a 'look through' shield. Having read the details prior to purchase would have disclosed that fact. the fact that the shield flips up provides the benefits of wind flow being diverted from the head & eyes with the additional benefit of rerouting the occasional bug/rock strike.
All shields are adjustable for the benefit of placing it at the perfect height for the body of the rider.
By the way, I am not associated with the LRS folks in any way except as an extremely satisfied customer. I have the TAKA on my GL1800 and another on my Valkyrie. I am what is best described as a Combat Tourer. Multiple 6-700 mile days with a few Iron Butts thrown in. I unhesitatingly recommend the TAKA for Gold Wing riders, but do your due diligence first. The right height for your body type and riding style (slumped back or straight up). Customer Service is absolutely top notch!
And one last thing. If you're trying to eliminate the wind, as the fellow herein said, buy a car & roll up the windows. It's a motorcycle .... it's supposed to have wind. That's the whole purpose of riding a bike after all.
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