I picked the bike up a couple of months back with the Vic tall w/shield installed, never rode with the stock shield before this morning. We fogged the back side with black urethane paint and clear coat to give it a dark tint. I have to say this shield looks like pure sex! As far as performance goes, it's a whole different bike. For some reason the sportier look gives it a smaller sportier feel as well. After that it's all negative however. I now see why I have a noisier trans than others, I can actually hear with the tall shield on! Talk about a full blast of wind, I can't hardly hear the radio at 50 mph, I can hear it fine at 80 mph with the tall shield on. I won't go on and on because this stock shield was aimed at the Street Glide audience and Vic hit their target audience. I have to say I love my tall shield even more now, makes it a completely different bike. Above 40 mph this stock shield is the pits but she sure looks good!