I've ridden in flooding rain where I left a wake, snow, & sleet. And I prefer a short. Because I live in S Texas where it rains 3x/year and average summer high is about 100. And because I dream of being on a sport bike and having a little wind. People have ridden around the world with NO windshield you know. I'm fine with those that want to ride around behind a barn door--that's your choice. Disparaging those who want to feel some wind as garage queens is silly imho.
Similar to the "stock seat is a torture rack" discussion. I guess we've gotten soft. My 1000 mile day venture was on my old '86 Concours (first year model with the nice low bars) with a way cut down windshield from San Antonio, TX to Phoenix. Wind doesn't kill.
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I don't know about "disparaging those that want to feel some wind" but I can say that anyone who expects everyone to agree with their windshield choice is silly. I will say it again, Windshield Discussions are a Joke. There will never be a consensus. There will never be 100 percent agreement.
Windshield, seat, oil, tires, the list is endless and pointless. Why worry about any of it? We discuss it and give feedback so that others may learn and decide for themselves. The OP performed a modification and posted it here. I would have to believe that he wanted to help others with an option and also brag a little about his ingenuity. That's what I would have had on my mind if I had done it anyway.
As far as "getting soft" I can relate to that. My Pop is quick to point out that cowboys rode all over the West on saddles that were not padded anywhere nearly as nice as the stock FJR seat. No heated grips on a horse's reins, no way to dodge the rain or the snow.
Which leads me to this thought. I spent around $16K to buy my '15ES brand new. I knew before I ever took delivery of the bike that I wanted a dark tinted Cee Bailey Sport Shield on it. Not just for wind management but for looks. If I can afford a really nice motorcycle I figure I can afford to do a few things to it to make it just like I want it. For some that means Loud Pipes. For others it means a Barn Door windshield and a comfy seat. I don't always agree with the choices that others make but as long as they don't insist that I do it to MY motorcycle, it's All Good and it's all useful information.
Of course, if someone does not agree with ME then they must be wrong!
As always, YMMV.