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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-28-2015, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Need taller windsheild to prevent buffeting on passanger

I am 5'10 running a 14 inch wind splitter.. I am fine but my wife is getting beat up.. Being that she is sitting higher than I am.. Any idea on how much taller it would need to be . Or maybe a thread that has already covered this? Just a pic of bike , that has the old screen on it.. Thinking about a taller version for the two up riding.
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Your easiest way to remedy this is get a shorter wife. Beyond that, you are out of luck. A full face helmet would be your best bet if you keep this taller wife.
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She is only 5'6 its the seat that puts here taller HA HA funny though.. I do wear a full face as well.. She is not a fan of them and will wear a std helmet with screen . But the wind is pretty bad back there. I lent the bike out to a buddy and his girl is appox same height and she hated it as well.. Just looking for options..


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MadStad is what it took to actually fix the same issue for us.
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Dump the wind splitter! Either get a Madstad or use a taller standard type windshield.
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Your easiest way to remedy this is get a shorter wife. Beyond that, you are out of luck. A full face helmet would be your best bet if you keep this taller wife.
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MadStad is what it took to actually fix the same issue for us.
+1. Madstad is the only way to go for touring with the wife, keep the cool looking one for around town and the solo missions.

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I actually have a Corbin seat which seats much lower for the rider and the passenger. Elaine never complains about the wind at all. I run the Windvest 12" and now that I have the Corbin seat, I might put the 10" back on it and try it again. Makes it nice that I own both
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Steve I have a 14" Windvest that worked well when the better half rode 2up with me. We no longer need it with her having her own Roadie. She is 5'7" btw. While not being a Madstad, I think you will find the design of the Windvest to be better for you than the Windsitter.

I will dig it out if you want to give it a try. Been needing a reason to get by your shop anyhow.

Correction, the one I have is a 12".


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Do some searches for buffeting on this forum. You will find consensus is MadStad.
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