Originally Posted by dwfindley
Clearly changing conditions are my main issue: rain, gusty winds, high/low speeds, city vs country, mountains etc. Thanks.
Welcome to the LT forum -- THE
most amazing source of information for the LT imaginable. There are guys here that were born riding them I think.
I'm certainly no expert on the subject but will tell you how I've done it (so far).
In Rain I usually put it up to stay out of the rain -- amazingly dry pocket there while rolling. I don`t really adjust it for gusty or windy conditions -- just sort of stick with my default highway position which is high enough to stop wind from buffeting my head, but low enough that I look over it.
My lovely wife does appreciate it a little higher when she`s with me cause she gets a little wind I don`t.
When in the twisties, I usually have it slightly lower as I look around corners I`m heading into.
When in town I generally keep it a little lower .. particularly when it`s warm.
You`ll find all your settings too after a few rides.
Best wishes for a great riding season.
PS: A great Tour Bike rally just North of you in Lake George NY. It`s called AMERICADE. If you haven`t been, you should go. A great one with a tamer, older crowd.