In all my years of riding I have never owned a bike with a functional wind screen. I have ridden several bikes (cruisers) with one but never in a rain storm. I have been toying with the idea of a touring bike which got me to thinking about the pros and cons of having a wind screen. On a sport bike I find that if I crack my visor just above my line of sight and crouch down to the little screen that the wind stream travels up the screen and right up the visor forming a small area above the screen that I can see with out water blasting into the eyes. Now most of the cruisers I have ridden have wind screens that are quite tall which gets me to thinking about what would happen in a down pour. It has got to be like driving a car without any wipers. Is rain just a ride stopper? Do you just ride semi blind? How does that work?