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    Default GS850GN What will keep the wind out of my eyeballs??

    Hello to the forum.I live inCornwall, UK and my 79 GS is nekkid like God intended. I am enjoying bugs in my teeth, who doesn't? But if i'm going to Scotland in the "summer" i'm going to need some sorta wind/midgie shield. I'm not looking for a windjammer dressing gown, more a skimpy bikini that'll look a bit military/baddass. What have you guys done to make your eye sockets from vibrating???? Show and tell time...

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    I wear a helmet with faceshield (plus earplugs).
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    Nothing small will keep the wind out of your eyes.
    A S fairing makes the wind hit you in the chest

    A better helmet, as above, is your best solution
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    Always rode and still riding with a Jet Helmet plus a Faceshield&Earplugs, Summer and Winter.

    Well, ok, come Summer sunglasses get added and the faceshield stays mostly up. Yep, no highway riding, place where I live is way too beautiful IMO :P

    But I've been meaning to upgrade the helmet and maybe switch over to ski goggles (or similar style) for those situations that call for it.

    Though, it's only a few times I've maxed out my engine for a few minutes on a late, late-morning commute, and then the instrument cluster provided me with just enough protection when hugging the tank.
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    Spoken like a true legend, sir!

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    Three words - full faced helmet. Not only keeps my head in one piece if something bad happens but it keeps the bugs out of my teeth. Besides, those things hurt at like the dickens at any speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboyup3371 View Post
    ...full faced helmet.
    With a full faced shield.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pastychamp View Post
    Hello to the forum.I live inCornwall, UK and my 79 GS is nekkid like God intended. I am enjoying bugs in my teeth, who doesn't? But if i'm going to Scotland in the "summer" i'm going to need some sorta wind/midgie shield. I'm not looking for a windjammer dressing gown, more a skimpy bikini that'll look a bit military/baddass. What have you guys done to make your eye sockets from vibrating???? Show and tell time...
    apart from a helmet, The Answer is a taller windshield. See BigT's post. When you deflect air it has to go somewhere. The flow BigT mentions is actually stronger than without a fairing..can have eddies too that slap at you. A taller ((and not too narrow)windshield that you can just peak over will shoot the air and bugs overhead and behind.

    The classic American Police Bike with its tall wide windshield and policeman (just) wearing sunglasses has a strong basis in fact and practicality.

    Or, get some very low bars and tuck in behind a shorter one.
    Last edited by Gorminrider; 03-09-2021 at 12:25 PM.

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    Thanks matey. I will watch old episodes of CHiPs and swot up after an homage to BigT!

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