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Old 01-01-2013, 08:57 PM   #2146
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:13 AM   #2147
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I've been tempted to try one but I absolutely need to be able to see over the screen, not through it.

Hell, I'm only 50 miles away from you. Maybe a get together in the spring so I could have a look-see before making the investment?
Absolutely! I ride all the time during the winter, anyway, so if we get a nice weekend day I'll be glad to ride to wherever you are located. Any excuse to ride is a good excuse!

I am 6'3" and I can see over the windshield in its up position, but I am looking through the windshield at anything within 20-25 feet in front of the bike. I don't even notice it since I'm usually looking farther ahead.

If you want to meet, let me know... I'll be glad to ride to where you are. Like I said, any excuse to ride....
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:15 AM   #2148
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If you're willing, you might try something different with your handlebar positions. May be pleasantly surprised.
Hmm... I hadn't considered that. Great idea! Although I will say, my seating position now is pretty comfortable. I just need to slouch a bit....

Anyway, I will have to work my Google-fu on how to adjust my handlebars, since I ain't exactly sure how. I'm sure the nice folks over at fjrforum will be able to provide some answers.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:17 AM   #2149
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Hmm... I hadn't considered that. Great idea! Although I will say, my seating position now is pretty comfortable. I just need to slouch a bit....

Anyway, I will have to work my Google-fu on how to adjust my handlebars, since I ain't exactly sure how. I'm sure the nice folks over at fjrforum will be able to provide some answers.
I'm 6'3" and for me the best was to adjust the handlebars to the forward position.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:51 AM   #2150
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:09 PM   #2151
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I'm 6'3" and for me the best was to adjust the handlebars to the forward position.
Do you find that you're leaning forward just a little bit, or significantly more?
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:10 PM   #2152
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Do you find that you're leaning forward just a little bit, or significantly more?
Just a little, and more confortable.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:21 PM   #2153
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Absolutely! I ride all the time during the winter, anyway, so if we get a nice weekend day I'll be glad to ride to wherever you are located. Any excuse to ride is a good excuse!

I am 6'3" and I can see over the windshield in its up position, but I am looking through the windshield at anything within 20-25 feet in front of the bike. I don't even notice it since I'm usually looking farther ahead.

If you want to meet, let me know... I'll be glad to ride to where you are. Like I said, any excuse to ride....
Thanks for the offer, I'll send a PM in the spring. I've become a warm weather rider. Once the temps go below 60* the FJR goes into storage mode. I think it is a result of advanced age, my old body doesn't like the cold.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:01 AM   #2154
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Thanks for the offer, I'll send a PM in the spring. I've become a warm weather rider. Once the temps go below 60* the FJR goes into storage mode. I think it is a result of advanced age, my old body doesn't like the cold.

I'm with ya on that.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:26 AM   #2155
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Thanks for the offer, I'll send a PM in the spring. I've become a warm weather rider. Once the temps go below 60* the FJR goes into storage mode. I think it is a result of advanced age, my old body doesn't like the cold.
Well, I'm sort of slow on the uptake, if you know what I mean, but I've just discovered the marvels of heated gear. Took me years of suffering in the cold.

Anyway, the offer is always open. Even if you just want me to ride over so you can sit on the bike to see if you like the windshield height, let me know.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:39 AM   #2156
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Just a little, and more confortable.
Well, I'm definitely not the smartest guy in the room even when I'm alone, but I figured out my "problem" with the windshield. It's not that the windshield is one inch too short, causing the buffeting/roaring sound, it's that I ride with my visor cracked in the winter to keep it from fogging up.

But lo and behold, if I actually seal the visor all the way down, I'm suddenly riding in a perfectly quiet pocket of still air. I can hear everything!!!

So my problem wasn't my windshield, it was me!!! The non-existent "problem" was the air rushing around the visor opening on my helmet. Stop laughing at me; I'm doing the best I can with the limited number of brain cells I have remaining.

Today I feel smart. I also feel stoopid about the last six days.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:25 AM   #2157
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Hmm... I hadn't considered that. Great idea! Although I will say, my seating position now is pretty comfortable. I just need to slouch a bit....

Anyway, I will have to work my Google-fu on how to adjust my handlebars, since I ain't exactly sure how. I'm sure the nice folks over at fjrforum will be able to provide some answers.
http://www.fjrforum.com/forum//index...3&#entry278743
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:04 AM   #2158
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Already found it.

I also found that the wind roar/buffeting problem is not due to the height of the windshield, but that I'm a moron who rides with his visor cracked open to prevent fogging. When I close the visor, no wind sound whatsoever.

Y'all can stop laughing at me now.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:40 AM   #2159
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Already found it.

I also found that the wind roar/buffeting problem is not due to the height of the windshield, but that I'm a moron who rides with his visor cracked open to prevent fogging. When I close the visor, no wind sound whatsoever.

Y'all can stop laughing at me now.
It is an old dog trick to seal the visor, so you wont have fogging problems, I recommend installing a visor Ralieri inside.

http://www.raleri.com/new/prodottiLightShadeuk.html

About the handlebars, the information is also in the user manual.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:21 AM   #2160
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About the handlebars, the information is also in the user manual.
I bought the bike used, and there was no user manual with it. I have a manual on pdf, though, so I can browse through it.
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