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I have performed a few different adjustments on my windshield which is a Plexifaring 3. I have reached the best adjustment for my height with the least amount of buffeting. When I first removed the Vetter Faring and decided to go with a windshield only, this is the bike I used for inspiration:

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The Owner of the bike, NEDan, when asked how he liked the Plexistar 2 windshield he had on it noted that,

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"The shield is a bit noisy at speed but I'm still fiddling with it. (angle, height etc.) I'm 5'10" with a long torso. Also I wear a 1/2 helmet this time of year. 3/4 spring and late fall. Things might change."


Fast forward to my conversion and I ended up choosing the Plexifairing 3 over the Plexistar 2 because it looked like it would give me similar coverage as the Vetter faring.

From this when we first started:

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To this for the conversion back to Standard:

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Enter the recently restored '81 Standard which also happens to have a Plexistar 2:

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What a great opportunity to test the differences!

I agree with NEDan, the Plexistar 2 is quite a bit noisier than the Plexifaring 3. I tried to adjust the Plexistar 2 on the '81 to match the Plexi 3 on the '82 but it is still noisy. SO.......I swapped the windshield and put the Plexistar 2 on the '82.

I left all of the mounting hardware in exactly the same position as the Plexifaring 3 and sure enough, the Plexistar is still noisier! The head buffeting from wind over the top is hard on my head. However, the Plexistar 2 gives me the ability to see over rather than through like my Plexifaring does. Maybe that is the difference.

Get out the trusty tape measure and the Plexifairng 3 is 21 1/2" from top to center. The Plexistar 2 is only 20" at the same location. That is a full 1 1/2" lower no matter how I adjust it. :head bang: :smilie_happy:

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I went to the National Cycle website and under the Plexistar 2 it clearly states,

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The classic Plexistar 2™ is the sporty version of our famous Plexifairing 3™. The cut of the Plexistar 2 is a bit larger around the headlight opening and the lowers deflectors are shorter. It’s the favorite fairing for year-round riding for many riders who want good upper chest and hand protection.


Well, I can't beat that with a stick! :deadhorse:

Obviously, the Plexistar 2 is going to have less helmet protection because it is a smaller shield.

For the Plexifaring 3 they state,

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The Plexifairing 3 features extended hand and leg protection to make riding more comfortable. A protective gasket is closely fit around the headlight opening. The Plexifairing 3 also features QuickSet™ hardware, so riders can enjoy the advantages of wind protection, but easily leave the fairing at home when desired.


So if it is head buffeting you want under control, the Plexifaring 3 is the better choice.

If you want to look over the top easily, but deal with more wind, the Plexistar 2 will be the choice.

Thanks for listening!

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Of course you realize, I have to perform the test in reverse and install the Plexifaring 3 on the '81 to see how it fares! :yes: :hihihi: :moped:

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I think you are just looking for reasons to ride that 81 and convince yourself that you need to keep it. :hihihi:

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I think you are just looking for reasons to ride that 81 and convince yourself that you need to keep it. :hihihi:

:oops: Ooops......I got caught. :hihihi: I do have it up on Craig's List right now and out front with a sale sign.

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Thanks for that Gerry. The screen that my mate brought back from Victoria for me is Plexistar 2. I was thinking that it may be inferior but it sounds like it is designed for a different job to the 3. I do love my Windjammer 3 even if I did cut 2" off the screen. :whistling:

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If you cut 2" off your windjammer and like how it works for you, the Plexi 2 might be just fine. If you use a full face helmet, the Plexi 2 may not be an issue.

I use a 3/4 helmet for the road and a 1/2 helmet locally and the 1" height difference (3/4 is 1" higher) between them puts the 3/4 just into the turbulence to make a little noise with the Plexi 3. With the Plexi 2, it is full on turbulence.

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So I had to try the Plexi 3 on the '81 Standard.......(I know, just looking for reason to take this scoot for a ride). :hihihi:

Ride report? Hands down, the Plexifaring 3 cuts helmet buffeting way down and gives a much more pleasant ride than the Plexistar 2. The Plexi 2 has it's place, but for smoothing out wind, the Plexifaring 3 wins! :yes:

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For the sheer fun of riding the 81 is the best model wing I've had the experience to ride. The 1200 just fits me best I think.

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For the sheer fun of riding the 81 is the best model wing I've had the experience to ride. The 1200 just fits me best I think.


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I am a modular full face helmet only type of guy. Thanks again for the info Gerry, I appreciate all you efforts to fill research this. :good:

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