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post #16 of 30 Old 01-20-2018, 12:58 PM
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The bikes I rode in the '70's and 80's were all naked bikes. Dirt bikes, and street.

As a result, I know what the air feels like hitting me when it is not disturbed by fairings -- it's generally a lot smoother airflow, so it make less rumbling and popping as it goes past the helmet.

I've ridden with handlebar mounted windscreens..... if they are sized right, and shaped well, they can create a still air pocket around the rider's head.

Fairing/chassis mounted windscreens are almost always too far away from the rider to make that pocket of still air work. Unless you go to the extremes that a Goldwing does.

Personally, no windscreen as all would work as well for me as anything else. The OEM screen is short enough, that it produces minimal turbulence for me, when I ride in the position I use most often.
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Aesthetically I didn't like the ZG but it did move more air.
How much better is it than stock? Been thinking about one for this summer. In thinking stages of a long motorcycle ride on the ZX6R. North to Canada and maybe on to the west coast on the ZX6R. PowerGroove, enjoy being 43, for me that was something like 20 years ago!
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hello everyone, anytime I ride on the highways I like to tuck down behind my windshield; I feel like it gives me less buffeting on my helmet. Is this the proper way to ride on the highway? or is it more of whatever feels good to you kind of thing. My reason asking is because I have a zero gravity aftermarket windshield, but it's tinted so I can't see out of it (came on the bike when I bought it). I would also like to trade if anyone wants to sacrifice visibility for aesthetics lol.

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I definitely prefer see through windshield (tinted in the storage room) .....I do highways and track days and after my first track day I always use kind of racer position even if riding 100km/h on highway .......much much less fatigue for my torso, wrist and in general.....just time to time I do upright position to stretch my neck .....I like my Ninja but track days are fun !!
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Depends on the wind here. Its not uncommon for the wind to blow between 20 and 30 on a normal afternoon. It comes out of the southwest too which is the direction i go on the ride home. I'll tuck a bit to save my neck some strain but it doesnt do alot of good since i have my windscreen trimmed back due to my clipon setup and the type of riding i do.
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i live right by a track too (motorsport ranch in texas) but truth be told i'm afraid of my bike haha. it's -1 +2 and feels very spicy. my only other street riding experience was an 04 sv650s that i had planned on taking to the track, but i ended up trading that bike for this essentially (traded the sv for an s14, then traded s14 for this bike) so my riding experience is very low. I guess ill keep an eye out for a stock windscreen and then sell this zero gravity one in the near future.
If you are at all interested in a track day RideSmart - Texas Track Day Motorcycle School is a very good track org and which ever motorsport ranch you live near they probably do track days there. You can also get a free rental on a set of leathers your first time. You would sitll need helmet, gloves and boots though. They also require classroom sessions in novice and intermediate.

No tucking for me on the street. I get so tired and my neck gets sore. I just lean into the wind and let it hold me up.
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Hey, let me know when you go out riding when this weather gets a little better. Im over in Burleson, hadnt had much a chance to ride with anyone since I moved to Texas. I had a group back in Nebraska of about 25-30 that would go out. Im definitely ready for the warmer weather.

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i live right by a track too (motorsport ranch in texas) but truth be told i'm afraid of my bike haha. it's -1 +2 and feels very spicy. my only other street riding experience was an 04 sv650s that i had planned on taking to the track, but i ended up trading that bike for this essentially (traded the sv for an s14, then traded s14 for this bike) so my riding experience is very low. I guess ill keep an eye out for a stock windscreen and then sell this zero gravity one in the near future.
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On the street!!!!!!!!!

absofuckinglootely NO TUCK

look like an idiot
less viewing area
look like an idiot
hard to sustain for long periods of time without getting fatigued, unless you ride like this all the time and actually do get accustomed to it
look like an idiot
draws unwanted attention
look like an idiot
you do not look like rossi, you look like an idiot who wants to pretend to be something he/she is not and not on a venue that is appropriate for what you think you look like you are on (racetrack and professional racer)
You can't see nearly as well or as far
People can't see you as well either
and again........... You look like a total fucking douchebag idiot

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Man, you've not ridden in cold enough weather I guess lol.

I've tucked on the street if it is around or below freezing. Also on wicked long rides it's nice to get out of the wind sometimes, especially in the highway. It feels good to change positions even if the one you move to will tire you out faster. From Albany to about two hours from Nashville is my longest straight through ride and after that distance you'll do anything to change it up a little.

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Hey, let me know when you go out riding when this weather gets a little better. Im over in Burleson, hadnt had much a chance to ride with anyone since I moved to Texas. I had a group back in Nebraska of about 25-30 that would go out. Im definitely ready for the warmer weather.
Although I stay away from big group rides on the street hit me up when you guys are ready to hit MSRH. I am only 30-45 minutes from the track.

There's an instructor with RideSmart on this board who lives out in College Station as well.
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Man, you've not ridden in cold enough weather I guess lol.

I've tucked on the street if it is around or below freezing. Also on wicked long rides it's nice to get out of the wind sometimes, especially in the highway. It feels good to change positions even if the one you move to will tire you out faster. From Albany to about two hours from Nashville is my longest straight through ride and after that distance you'll do anything to change it up a little.
if you say so...........


I guess every spring and every fall when I go for rides and it is still in the 20's (and occassionally teens) at depart home time....it isn't cold?

I guess riding through snow storms for 3 days in a row in the colorado mountians a few years back.....it wasn't cold?

I guess my 350-500 mile rides every Sunday aren't long enough....... What did you call them- wicked long?

I guess all those times I rode from Daytona beach FL (bike week) straight through for 18 non stop hours back to home in MN- it was never cold nor ever "wicked long"
Gee I guess when they had I90 closed down all the way across WI and MN and MN61 was shut down to get north because we got some 18" of snow in about 24hrs and the wind had drifts in some areas of over 8' tall... I guess that was long nor was it cold

I guess the SWAN RIDE every November when we are very typical to be 20's and 30's for 350+ miles......yep not "wicked long" nor "cold enough"......


You really should know my experience level before you shove your whole leg down your throat


One doesn't not ride about 1.3 million miles over a 35+ year span without encountering just about every possible scenario of weather and ride length/time.............

Your Albany to a couple hours shy of Nashville is childs play, that is about the same distance I ride 3-4 times each year on "just a Sunday ride" when I travel 700+ miles in a single day ride............

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I'm too big, fat, and ugly, to tuck all the way in...

... more like nip & tuck!
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......I would say thank you for sharing, but no.😆
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if you say so...........


I guess every spring and every fall when I go for rides and it is still in the 20's (and occassionally teens) at depart home time....it isn't cold?

I guess riding through snow storms for 3 days in a row in the colorado mountians a few years back.....it wasn't cold?

I guess my 350-500 mile rides every Sunday aren't long enough....... What did you call them- wicked long?

I guess all those times I rode from Daytona beach FL (bike week) straight through for 18 non stop hours back to home in MN- it was never cold nor ever "wicked long"
Gee I guess when they had I90 closed down all the way across WI and MN and MN61 was shut down to get north because we got some 18" of snow in about 24hrs and the wind had drifts in some areas of over 8' tall... I guess that was long nor was it cold

I guess the SWAN RIDE every November when we are very typical to be 20's and 30's for 350+ miles......yep not "wicked long" nor "cold enough"......


You really should know my experience level before you shove your whole leg down your throat


One doesn't not ride about 1.3 million miles over a 35+ year span without encountering just about every possible scenario of weather and ride length/time.............

Your Albany to a couple hours shy of Nashville is childs play, that is about the same distance I ride 3-4 times each year on "just a Sunday ride" when I travel 700+ miles in a single day ride............
Look, buddy, put your cock away I'm not really interested. You ride however you want. If I'm cold I'm going to get tucked in, if I need to take tension off of certain muscles I'm going to tuck in or stand up. If you think I look like a douche bag I will refer you to the post you just made.

No one gives a fuck is what I'm trying to say, basically.

Same thing I'd say to someone who says I look like a douchebag for wearing gear.

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Look, buddy, put your cock away I'm not really interested. You ride however you want. If I'm cold I'm going to get tucked in, if I need to take tension off of certain muscles I'm going to tuck in or stand up. If you think I look like a douche bag I will refer you to the post you just made.

No one gives a fuck is what I'm trying to say, basically.

Same thing I'd say to someone who says I look like a douchebag for wearing gear.
When YOU make a complete assinide statement and claim that I do not ride long enough or in cold enough weather..........

Well you simply are proven to be a fucking idiot in your assertion and I wanted to simply point out the fact that you are completely diluded in making such a stupid ass assumption

So go ahead and get your panties in a wad because I have proven your statement to be completely false and idiotic

My dick will always be bigger!

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