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Is still use my gen 1 OEM shield in the summer. Since it's the smallest of the lot, I also have an ahamaY touring shield for winter.

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....I also have an ahamaY touring shield for winter.
Does this mean you install it backwards? [IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/FJROwners_2015/smilies/tango_face_grin.png[/IMG]

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So one thing I have noticed in my time on this forum is how many people despise the factory windshield and swap them out for different ones. My bike came with one of the bigger V streams and it was unbearably hot in August and it seems to buffet me in anything other than the low position. I put the stock one back on and it was lovely, the air was so smoothly directed onto my chest and helmet vents in the low position. There was some minor buffeting when raised but not bad at all. That being said I do have the big shield on now that it's colder. I'm not a tall guy at 5'10". Am I just crazy? Or are most of you guys that NEED the bigger shield just over 6 foot tall?
I see you're in Michigan. I'm in Arkansas, and it gets very hot and humid here in August. I often ride with the stock shield fully lowered and wish I could get more air. I'm quite happy with it. but I'm only 5'9".

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I see you're in Michigan. I'm in Arkansas, and it gets very hot and humid here in August. I often ride with the stock shield fully lowered and wish I could get more air. I'm quite happy with it. but I'm only 5'9".
Yeah, location definitely makes a difference as does time of day. I often commute in the dark and having a larger screen simply for bug protection is a big help.

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Personally I don’t hate the OE screen but the “touring screen” is the best do-it-all for me, 5’ 10” with a MV Motorad handlebar plate
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Personally I don’t hate the OE screen but the “touring screen” is the best do-it-all for me, 5’ 10” with a MV Motorad handlebar plate
I have the same setup cannot agree with you more

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Yeah, location definitely makes a difference as does time of day. I often commute in the dark and having a larger screen simply for bug protection is a big help.
I slouch when I ride, so the stock screen keeps my face shield pretty clean. But when I ride in the summer with it down the shield and I get pretty nasty.

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My bike came with what must be the Yamaha touring windscreen on it. I just opened a box that came with the bike from the dealer.
It has the stock screen and a vstream in it. Not sure why the previous owner had both touring screens or what the difference is. I was hoping for an owners manual too.
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My bike came with what must be the Yamaha touring windscreen on it. I just opened a box that came with the bike from the dealer.
It has the stock screen and a vstream in it. Not sure why the previous owner had both touring screens or what the difference is. I was hoping for an owners manual too.


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Does this mean you install it backwards? [IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/FJROwners_2015/smilies/tango_face_grin.png[/IMG]
It's what we started calling it back when the accessory became available. It's what you see from the rider's seat.


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My only complaint now is left hand pains a bit using clutch..thinking of getting shorty levers and that should fix the issue
Wouldn't a shorter lever have "less" leverage? If so, wouldn't it make operation more "difficult"?
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