Five years ago I got into a long stretch of South Dakota wind, too. It culminated in a 60-70 mph wind sheer hitting me from the 10 o'clock position, pushing me over into the right lane of I-90 in an instant and when I looked at my windscreen it had about 200 fractures in it!
This was on the way to
Sturgis. Had to buy a roll of clear packaging tape to tape up the window inside and out, in case it wanted to disintegrate on the 750-mile trip home. I posted photos, so the long-timers here know it's not BS.
That's TOO much!
What Fossil/Bill described is supposed to be the "right way" to handle heavy winds, but it IS tough to pull off. I just rode 55mph max after this event, even though the speed limit was 75mph. Took a whole lot of crap off Harley riders passing me all the way home....
Kevin, I too ended up with a windshield that was full of stress cracks. It was brand new and was destroyed from here (NJ) to Niagara Falls. I thought it was due to a poor quality shield, but the wind could have played a part in it. Still don't remember winds that bad to wreck it like that tho.
The FIRST GWOF IB TRIO. July 16, 2016
Fossil92 - WingNutGordo - GoldWingKing
GWOF IB Couples ride. 1008.3 Mi. September 14, 2016
GWOF IB Couples ride II. 1045.6 Mi. September 16, 2016
Traxxion Dynamics, Mega Monte.