Buckeye sounds like this is a done deal but to answer your question about wind blast. I am 5'10. The Blvd does a great job of taking the wind and from your chest in the 35-60 ish range but blows right into the brow line. Beyond those speeds your getting a full face and neck blast. Without it I felt like I was holding on for dear life above 70. Now it's so much more enjoyable going down the interstate. It's definitely an improvement and it does not detract from the cruiser look.