''To Windshield or Not....''

I've been riding for about 3 years now: started out on a 1984 Honda 650XL, moved to a 2001 650XL and just purchased a 2000 Suzuki Marauder and am contemplating putting a windshield on it. I've researched various makes and models of windshields and wonder if any fellow MO'ers might have opinions on whether it's worth the appromixatley $300.00 I'd have to spend to do this. One of the reasons I'm considering this is that I live in San Francisco and ride the Bay Bridge quite regularly. When I'm on the bridge I find myself being buffeted not only by the head-on wind but by the wind from the sides, especially when I'm on the top deck of the bridge heading back into town. I'd like to know if other Bay Area MO'ers find riding the Bay Bridge to be a somewhat hair-raising, white knuckle experience. I thought when I moved to a heavier cruiser style bike I would feel the lateral winds less, but it seems I feel 'em about about the same as on the Honda Enduro I used to ride. Any feedback would me much appreciated.

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