Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Annapolis, MD, USA
Re: A Few Things
Welcome back! It looks like the oil question is covered, so I'll throw in my 2 cents' worth on the windshield and GPS questions.
For my money, it's hard to beat Cee Bailey's windshields. After putting up with the buffeting and wind noise from the stock shield for a year or so, I went with the Cee Bailey #2 Reverse Contour, at 22". If I had to do it over again, I'd probably go with the 20". I look over the shield while riding, but wish I could lower it a bit more while riding in hot, humid weather. It cut down the wind noise significantly, and got rid of any buffeting. We're about the same size, but use your own judgement.
My GPS is the Garmin Zumo 550 - also my mp3 music source. I like the left-hand buttons, water tight construction, and easy access to all functions. It's mounted on a RAM mount on a tray that sits on the front of the Stingray - not sure if that's available anymore, but mounting on the top of the clutch or brake reservoirs is a good alternative.