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Author Topic: new guy oem windshield question  (Read 308 times)

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Offline nyrider

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new guy oem windshield question
« on: May 08, 2020, 10:07:03 pm »
hi all.
i just picked up a 2015 bolt with 662 miles on it.
great bike but looking for some wind protection.
interested in the oem yamaha mini fairing but dont want to drop 300 bucks and be disappointed
not a tall guy 5'10
anybody have one or tried one?



Offline Crazy Asian

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Re: new guy oem windshield question
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2020, 11:49:46 am »
What are you looking for in a windshield?  Wind off your chest? Wind off your face/helmet? Touring? Sport?
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Offline Crilly Wizard

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Re: new guy oem windshield question
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2020, 01:53:23 pm »
I had the Yamaha bullet on my first bolt, it was good for overall shielding, but expensive.
On my second one, I went for a Dart Piranha, which keeps wind off my body, and the quiet helmet handles the rest.

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Offline joko

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Re: new guy oem windshield question
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2020, 08:23:38 pm »
I have it, I'm 5'7 and I do get a lot of wind on my helmet at freeway speeds.  Still better than no fairing though.  It helps if you get into a slight tuck.  There's better ones out there in terms of wind protection but maybe a trade off in looks.

Offline nyrider

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Re: new guy oem windshield question
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2020, 09:10:22 pm »
I had the Yamaha bullet on my first bolt, it was good for overall shielding, but expensive.
On my second one, I went for a Dart Piranha, which keeps wind off my body, and the quiet helmet handles the rest.

i am looking for a small one that might do the job.
my last bike was a vtx1300R and it had a great windshield but that was a whole different bike.
looks like there isn't too many choices with the smaller bolt.
definitely don't want a big bulky windshield or i might as well go back to a bigger beasts
looks like i will grin and bear it..i did that for 25 years before i got a windshield.

Offline Crilly Wizard

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Re: new guy oem windshield question
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2020, 04:37:35 am »
I like the minimal look of the Dart...