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I'd hate to see what a good cross wind would do!! Looks like the rounded top would really catch some air.
 

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there are no side windows on that rig, so not that much additional solid side area

Having an unsprung load hung way out the back seems more a wind catcher- looks like an airplane tail-
subject to Yawing the bike in a cross-wind Not pushing the whole bike- but skidding/twisting the rear end across the lane
in my occasionally humble opinion... as a Pilot, and driver of a van/trailer with a race car having a side plate-big wing on the back

Those who live to debunk my every statement- have at it
 

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There was a white Gold Wing 1500 in Nevada for sale last year and it had one of those on it. Back in the early 90's someone was producing and selling them. Not a big seller so they weren't around very long.
 

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there are no side windows on that rig, so not that much additional solid side area
I have to disagree with you Tom.

There is a LOT of side slabs on that thing, it don't matter if it has a solid sheet of glass, the frame that holds the top has more square inches in it than the windshield does, by about double.... the wind is going to catch both sides.... add in the square inches of two riders on that bike, and a 40 or 50 mph sidewind gust ( which a truck can subject you to real easy like ) and that bike is going to be a handful.

There probably is a placard on that thing that says, "Do NOT use if the WxBureau says winds will be over 15 mph. :rofl:
 

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I could see using that around town in our ten month rainy season here on the Wet Coast.
On the highway not so much.:surprise:
 

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I know I'm kind of reaching here but...

The grass in green the sun is shining. The passenger is in short sleeves. Looks like warm weather to me. But the rider has long sleeves and fairly large gauntleted gloves. And I don't see that thing offering a whole lot of rain protection. I get the impression that the rider has a skin condition of some sort that precludes a lot of exposure to sunlight. If that roof type thing allows someone who otherwise wouldn't get to ride much, the opportunity to put his knees in the wind, who are we to talk a bunch of smack about it?
 

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I know I'm kind of reaching here but...

The grass in green the sun is shining. The passenger is in short sleeves. Looks like warm weather to me. But the rider has long sleeves and fairly large gauntleted gloves. And I don't see that thing offering a whole lot of rain protection. I get the impression that the rider has a skin condition of some sort that precludes a lot of exposure to sunlight. If that roof type thing allows someone who otherwise wouldn't get to ride much, the opportunity to put his knees in the wind, who are we to talk a bunch of smack about it?

Yep........ you are.
 
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