yesterday i was back on my trip home. The last distance is a 15km ride on the Autobahn / Highway.
This is the time when i push the DSR to the limit and drive faster than usual. The dash reads 160 km/h.
I always try to expect the unexpected if driving so fast:
- other cars moving in my way without using turn signal
- dirt or gravel on the street
- icy surfaces
- cars that might overtake from the wrong side of the road (in germany we have law that you only can overtake on the left side)
But then something happened i was not expecting.....my windshield just flipped over down to the charge tank. It was still connected, but i guess the wind driving pressure was too much for it. Suddenly i had all the wind on my chest and i was really surprised by the amount of wind at that speed. It takes 1-2 seconds until i realized what just had happened. During this time period i guess i was completely distracted from the traffic situation in front of me.
Lucky me i was not in between a lane shift or similar. Then this could really ruin my day.
The windshield came initially preinstalled with the DSR Anniversary Edition, so i never checked how tight it was connected. I will now re-check every single screw on that bike.
Why i post this message? Well, of course it´s impossible to expect the unexpected, but now as you are aware of what might happen to the windshield, probably this situation is more "expected" for you if you might get in the same situation.
Hopefully you never have this experience. And probably you should check if your windshield is still properly attached from time to time.