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    Question Windshield Height Questions For Pillion Passenger

    I've seen this discussed previously but cannot recall if it was here, on advrider or elsewhere, so I'm going to ask the folks i trust the most this question:
    Today during a particularly blustery freeway jaunt, my lovely other half complained that she would be unable to travel for very long periods due to the amount of buffeting and wind she was experiencing on the back of the bike. We were cruising at speeds of 70-75, and although it was a windy day, she stated that the buffeting was constant and a real pain in the *ss.

    I have the stock short windshield on a 05 KLT and I realize i am going to need a taller shield but--do i go with the BMW stock taller screen or an aftermarket shield like a CeeBailey?

    Any suggestions input and advice will be greatly appreciated.


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    I wondered why no one posted on this until I did a search--something i stupidly should have done initially--and not only found what i was looking for, but i discovered it had been recently discussed and apparently, i had missed the posts.
    Pays to read before ya ask, eh???
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    so what'd you find out? It's hard to imagine a bike with as big a screen as the LT has, that it would be insufficient for anything, but I'm a GS rider. I'm interested as I might consider something like the LT some day if I could ever get my better half to agree to spending long hours on the back

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    Quote Originally Posted by robdogg
    so what'd you find out? It's hard to imagine a bike with as big a screen as the LT has, that it would be insufficient for anything, but I'm a GS rider. I'm interested as I might consider something like the LT some day if I could ever get my better half to agree to spending long hours on the back
    Rob--the short screen actually creates turbulence right about the area where the passenger would be. by installing the taller screen, the turbulence "point" is moved farther back, about to the midpoint of the top trunk, thereby keeping the passenger in the same "calm" pocket as the driver.
    Hope this helps.....it did for me!

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