Hello brother UN/Nato Brother,
I own a '10 XC and I have the Vic tall windshield and wind deflectors installed. I'm 6'1" and I am just looking over the shield. Talking with other members who are the same height, say the Cee Bailey's 15" shield works excellent. I might go that route. As for the Ipod cord, I have no issues. As for the passenger backrest, I'm considering getting the tour trunk so my backrest might be for sale. If your ever down in Petawawa, you can check it out.