The WILD RAT
Power Bronze Flip Shield
|Well, as you should know by now, I
changed the handlebars on the Sprint, replacing them with the stock bars from
the Trophy. The benefit was to give me a slightly more upright riding position.
The problem was that this position placed my head directly in the airstream
from the stock shield. I examined the Corbin shield, but found that it was too
tall for my liking. I purchased the PB shield in smoke from JL's sight unseen -
it was only around $50US, so I figured that I would gamble on it. Ordered it on
Friday and received it in Florida in the US on Wednesday - fast delivery - even
better than within the US ! The pictures to the left show the difference
between the two shields - The PB extends slightly further back - about 2-3
inches and is about 2-3 inches taller. Took a spin after the install and found
that it was just enough to remove the full force of the wind hitting directly
into my helmet. I could even open my visor and not have tears in my eyes (not
my normal riding style). The only problem I had, was over tightening a bolt,
and putting a small crack near one of the bolt holes - obviously why package
warns to install hand tight only - oops.
The shield follows the lines of the fairing and does not look out of place at all - very curious to see how it performs on the first long trip ...............Well, now with more miles on it, I must say the change is dramatic. In addition to moving the wind a little higher, I find that the overall wind noise level has also been lessened. Makes the long distance high speed runs much more enjoyable!