It seems to me that my windshield offers less wind resistance than my body so it must improve mileage. (the weight of my street shieldex i ounces, not pounds)so shouldn't add so much to the vehicle)...
[QUOTE=omgwtfbyobbq;67626]Based on perusing different message boards...
I have one of these (called a plexi-barn or something) and another one I'm using now that I modified by cutting the lower tails off.
I did that because the low pressure behind the windscreen full size gathers exhaust and I smell kind of "rich" after a ride. But it worked.
I never liked them but I never tried them either. Now I'll always have one. Sooooo much less stressfull and safe I might add. Once back in the day I caught a 60mph Blue Jay in the chest and well it hurt and made it hard to breath for a few minutes.
As far as mpg goes?? My old Goldwing cant' tell the difference with or without a plexi-barn.
'76 Porsche 911 w/'79 3.0L 6cyl. MSD 6AL/blaster coil. 27mpg
'75 Honda Goldwing GL1000 (1st yr. made) w/1100 model carbs. 49mpg.
'06 Hyundai Sonata
I miss my Metro
Once back in the day I caught a 60mph Blue Jay in the chest and well it hurt and made it hard to breath for a few minutes.
LOL, I know how that goes, I was on a bicycle, going downhill real fast, well for a cycle, I guess I was approaching 50, and a big fat bumblebee hit me between the eyes on the forehead and it damn near knocked me off... that was a real hairy moment, swerving all over the place, tryna keep it together on a bike that was really not designed to be doing 50 in the first place... bee must have been flying 15mph or so towards me for the little bugger to stun me so bad.... damn thing was about the size of the top joint of my thumb though.
I remember The RoadWarrior..To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time..the world was powered by the black fuel & the desert sprouted great cities..Gone now, swept away..two mighty warrior tribes went to war & touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing..thundering machines sputtered & stopped..Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice