2 days with windshield, pros and cons

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by kzoo, May 10, 2011.

  1. kzoo

    kzoo Banned

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    So I got a windshield off ebay for my heritage ($49) and slapped it on. After about 100 miles here are my observations.

    PROS:
    Much less wind pushing me off the seat on my chest
    Relaxed hands
    Cold morning commute, shield kept wind off my hands for the most part
    Fewer bugs
    Less road debris hitting me in the face
    Higher speeds are more comfortable
    Much less wind noise in 1/2 helmet

    CONS:
    Buffeting, but if I put my feet on top of the crash bar it mostly goes away
    Wind gusts seem to move me around more
    Hear engine "things" I never heard before (Paranoid?)
    Doesn't look as "sporty"
    Drive faster (if that is a con!)
    No wind in the face feeling of riding.

    For now, I think I will leave it on, at least for the commutes..
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    If you leave it on for a while you will not like the wind in your chest without it. Clearview makes a recurve that will stop the buffeting.
     
  3. Sunnysideup

    Sunnysideup Junior Member

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    I'm for whatever that allows me to ride more. I enjoy it during bug season though. Those neck shots are goodies!
     
  4. mydeluxe

    mydeluxe Member

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    I definitely agree on the morning trip to work… And with the warmer temperature coming the only view my windshield going to have is hanging on the garage wall.
     
  5. kzoo

    kzoo Banned

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    Someone needs to make a collapsible one that will fit in the saddle bag for the afternoon ride home after the cold morning ride in!!
     
  6. ChunkBoyLo

    ChunkBoyLo Member

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    Maybe an inflatible one.

    Plug in air-compressor and boom instant windshield.
     
  7. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

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    It may take more than 2-days to get used to.. I enjoy my windshield. I have the clearview mentioned earlier w/the recurve at the top.
     
  8. Kansasjase

    Kansasjase Active Member

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    Exactly what I need. Let me know when you get the prototype out!
     
  9. deucedog

    deucedog Active Member

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    That's why I like my quick detach shield. I use it when I'm riding the slab, then take it off when I reach my destination.
     
  10. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    As you get adjusted to the windshield and more comfortable you will find you are riding farther and longer........With less aches and pains.