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I rented an RT yesterday and am thinking about buying one this week. Only complaint was the lack of airflow around my waist/seat. Gets pretty warm behind the fairing - especially here in AZ. How are you all dealing with that?
 

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I put a set of Ilium footpegs on to give me an alternate position on long rides. The unintended benefit was that when on those pegs it drew alot of air in around the fairing. Good in summer; not so good in cold weather.
 

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I change my windshield out for a Cee Bailey Rally Sportshield once it gets hot. It really helps airflow to the cockpit. Until then I use a Cee Bailey +2 whinshield. Both work great.

For really hot days here in the southwest a cool vest heslp a lot too.

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AntRT said:
I freeze my underwear before every ride.
:histerica :rotf:

Besides the cooling effects, I bet it makes you a
more alert rider.
 

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+1 on the Cee Baileys Sport Shield for warm weather

V-Stream for other 3 seasons
 

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Atomicman said:
+1 on the Cee Baileys Sport Shield for warm weather

V-Stream for other 3 seasons
*2.5 here in that I use the the OEM shield in the Summer and a VStream
in the fall/winter/spring.

I gotta back up a bit and say that I went from Sport bikes to a Touring
bike cause of the weather, and more specifically the Winters.

I to live in the desert where it can get 100+ in the Summer.
I was resolved to riding Sport bikes cause I could get the air flow
and sport handling I wanted in the Summer. But, after a couple years
of fall/winter riding here, I realized what I really needed was more bike
up in front of me. IMHO - the RT is the best dual {Tri?- Quad} climate bike I've
found so far.

I don't know how big you are but I'm 6'5" and just dropping the OEM shield
gives me allot of air. I can bend my body very easily out of the cover
of the RT fairing and air out what ever I need. Only complaint is my legs.
They are a little bunched up but that is OK when I get to the curves.
Other than that the riding position is great and very good on long trips.
On my sport bikes I could do 5 hrs max - but the RT is 7+ easy.
But, it's the not the miles for me as so much the journey and I tend
not to plan more than 5 hrs a day for riding on long trips so I can mosey
around town, have a glass/bottle of wine and get to know town.

Way off topic.....

You go with something like a GS - you got nothin' in front of you,
and the LT seems like the laid back heavy, ride. If, like me you
only have the cash for one bike - the RT would be the best choice
for your climate.

Grains of salt left here........ :wave
 

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Atomicman said:
+1 on the Cee Baileys Sport Shield for warm weather

V-Stream for other 3 seasons
I installed the Cee Baileys Sport Shield because I liked the looks. Really enjoyed the increased airflow this summer.
 

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Here's what the Cee Bailey Sport Shield looks like on my bike. Great for warm weather riding.
 

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cessna said:
I change my windshield out for a Cee Bailey Rally Sportshield once it gets hot. It really helps airflow to the cockpit. Until then I use a Cee Bailey +2 whinshield. Both work great.

For really hot days here in the southwest a cool vest heslp a lot too.

Regards,
Is the sport shield shorter than the stock windshield in it's lowest position or just narrower?
 

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It's shorter than stock.
 

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jdayscottsdale said:
Is the sport shield shorter than the stock windshield in it's lowest position or just narrower?
It is shorter and my passenger complains of some additional turbulence at highway speed. But .... they will make custom sizes and they do good quality work.
 

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AntRT said:
I freeze my underwear before every ride.
+1 Good stuff. Gotta love it. :histerica :rotf: And you said it with a straight face.

+1 on the Illium highway pegs. It does an effective job or redirecting air inside the saddle.

I vaguely recall seeing wind deflector fins on the sides of the windshield that had the capability to redirect air but can't seem to find it. Does anyone have information on this?
 

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The stock shield has worked for me...guess there could be some improvement.
I like to have some of the environment around me which the stock provides. I have considered in the past changing but chose not to.
Set just right and buffeting goes away but wind noise comes. Set high buffet and noise goes away but also goes the environment and aerodynamics and a battering on the system.
Some people rave about this one or that...and probably all so true. What climate must also play a factor..so for me for now the stock will work even with its short comings if that is so.
 
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