Hard to answer how tall it is over no screen at all, since technically the entire height of it is above 0, It's about 6" shorter than stock. With that screen I get a little significant turbulence only, but it's extremely loud...way too loud. Once I get the Madstad mount, I'll have more options, including I think significantly, the ability to increase the rake of the screen (getting it farther from vertical). I have a feeling that if i could tilt the shorty back more, it might well be an acceptable option. My plan is to go as small and low as necessary until I get 'clean' air that isn't punishing me. Once I get there, I'll play with some bigger screen options at my leisure to see if I can come up with a more protection + acceptable noise/turbulence solution. Speaking of which, does anyone know or a really small fly screen type thing for the Tenere? I Googled, but to no avail. Thanks!