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    I've found the most useful windscreen information has been from a rider who has personally tried several and can provide direct comparisons. I've now used the original screen, the Yamaha Double Bubble, and Puig Touring so here are my summary thoughts. Hope this is helpful for riders seeking solutions for wind buffeting issues. Qualifier: I am 5'9" and ride in an upright position all the time (virtually never tuck).
    1) original screen, if you're still using it I recommend you do yourself a BIG favor and get an upgrade, or just remove it or cut it down, it 'creates' significant air turbulence even at slow speeds, seriously!
    2) Yamaha Double Bubble (Puig Racing screen probably falls in this category as well although I haven't personally tried it), significantly smoother air flow at low speeds and acceptable up to about 60mph/100kph.
    3) Puig Touring, excellent at low speeds and VERY good at sustained higher speeds up to 80mph/130kph (I don't rider faster than that), I can feel air movement around my shoulders and chest but no actual pressure or turbulence and it's like my helmet is sitting in a pocket of very still smooth air with very little pressure even when turning my head for shoulder checks (was very surprising when I first felt it).
    I will be leaving the Puig Touring on the bike unless it just feels like it's blocking too much air in the hot summer days, then I'll go to the Double Bubble or go Naked (only takes 5 min. to switch windscreens). Lots of other windscreen threads on here . . but I hope this consolidated summary helps someone
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    I'll through my 2 cents in:

    Yamaha Clear Raised Bubble Windscreen- Vast improvement over the stock. No more of my head getting bobbled around. If I slightly tuck it takes all of the wind noise away. No pressure on body at 60-120. Best $60 investment I've made so far.

    I'm 5'7ish and under 140 so the wind was really kicking my but before, now after a 1.5 hour ride I don't have any of the upper body strain from the stock screen rocking my shoulders/head.

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    I added linkback tags and also stickied. great info ty
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    i always wondered what a touring screen felt like ty
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    I picked up the Puig Touring screen as well, very nice my only complaint is with the weather stripping they give you to put around it. I patiently (ok semi-patiently) put it on and now I am thinking it was a waste of time. Just doesn't look right to me. Has anyone else had the same thought? It was a real B!%@# to get it on where the bubble comes out. Oh and I learned something...the screws are plastic :jerk:. Guess I'll be looking for those White coloured replacements sooner than I thought. Anyone ever see them in colours?

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    Can you post pics of your touring windscreen?
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    Where are you finding the puig touring screens? Only thing I can find is the racing.

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    Not the best pics, I'll try to do better when in it is a normal day. The bright light is the sun even though at the time there was rain/thunder and lightning.

    I picked the touring screen up from A Vicious cycle here in Canada. Product - A Vicious Cycle

    The funny thing is the picture is the racing shield not the touring one but the description is correct, it really is the touring as you can see.
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    I noticed the same thing. I cut off about 1.5" from the stock screen and all of a sudden the buffeting stopped and I tested it up to 95 mph.....just before I crashed and totaled the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD View Post
    I picked up the Puig Touring screen as well, very nice my only complaint is with the weather stripping they give you to put around it. I patiently (ok semi-patiently) put it on and now I am thinking it was a waste of time. Just doesn't look right to me. Has anyone else had the same thought? It was a real B!%@# to get it on where the bubble comes out. Oh and I learned something...the screws are plastic :jerk:. Guess I'll be looking for those White coloured replacements sooner than I thought. Anyone ever see them in colours?
    I looked at that weather stripping and the ridges in the windscreen and didn't even bother trying to install the stripping, I'm fine with the screen without it, even if the top edge is 'exposed'. If I did install it I think I'd just put it across the top as far as the ridges but stop when it got to the ridges.
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