Windshield for Virago 250

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Windshield for Virago 250

#1 Unread post by Thistleback » Thu May 07, 2009 9:38 am

I just got a Virago 250 but need a windshield. I think I want something a little bigger than the Slipstreamer Spitfire, but don't know how much larger I can go. What is suggested? I'd like to keep my head from being buffeted. I'm 5'6" tall.

I was looking at Memphis Slims 17" or Memphis HellCat (I think) Also, does anyone have advice on the pros & Cons of handlebar mount versus fork mount?

Thanks for any advice you can offer.
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#2 Unread post by Brackstone » Thu May 07, 2009 11:26 am

I'm not familiar with big windscreens but the tip I will offer you is remember the bigger your screen the bigger your wind resistance. It will act like a sail after a while too if the wind blows hard enough.
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It's hard to know - how big is too big?

#3 Unread post by Thistleback » Thu May 07, 2009 12:02 pm

Right - that's what I understand. But how big is too big? Obviously too big is going to look silly on a small bike anyway . . . the Spitfire is only 15" high - would 17"x17" or so be fine? Will it keep the wind off my head, or only off my chest? I'm 5' 6".

I'm hoping other Virago owners will pipe up and let me know what windshield they have.

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#4 Unread post by japac1 » Thu May 07, 2009 1:31 pm

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#5 Unread post by Johnj » Thu May 07, 2009 2:09 pm

I've used Spitfire windshields before and would again.
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Protect head too, or just chest?

#6 Unread post by Thistleback » Thu May 07, 2009 2:14 pm

Johnj wrote:I've used Spitfire windshields before and would again.
Did it direct wind over your head too, or did it just protect the body? How tall are you?
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#7 Unread post by Johnj » Fri May 08, 2009 1:01 am

It directed the air off my chest and left my head in an updraft at speed. I don't recall any problem with the airflow around my head and that was before I got all helmetly and stuff. I had it mounted on a 1970 Triumph 650 that was stock more or less.

To this day I use short screens, my head is completely above the Tarrga on my Concours.
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