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Motorcycle Windshield Sizing Tips

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A very simple rule of thumb is that you want to have the top of the windshield about even with the middle of your chin, between your lower lip and the bottom of your chin. This will allow you to either look over the windshield during clear weather or tuck in behind it and look through the windshield if you need during inclement weather.

Most riders like to be able to see over their windshields. But in order to do this and still get ample protection, the windshield must reach up between the tip and the bridge of a riders nose. If it doesn't, a rider will experience mild to severe buffeting.

Many riders like looking through their windshields, but what they often fail to account for is rain. When it rains everyone has to look over the top of the windshield in order to see clearly. When choosing a windshield it's vital a rider chooses one that isn't so high that he or she can't comfortably extend themselves to see up over the top of the windshield.

If you are measuring for a windshield in the comfort of your own garage, here is the simple step by step guide for windshield measurement:

  1. Sit on your bike in your standard riding position, both hands on the bars
  2. Have a friend hold up a tape measure just about an inch above the headlight
  3. Angle the tape at roughly the same angle of the forks ( maybe a little more upright)
  4. Run your hand from your nose out to the shield
  5. Have your friend read you the Inch Number your hand is near

The next step is to choose the style of shield you are looking for and make the purchase of shield and mounting brackets.

Note: Most windshields and mounting kits are sold separately

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