Does your W/S flex when you ride?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by ImaRider, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. ImaRider

    ImaRider Active Member

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    I have the HD QD nostalgic W/S on my bike and I have been noticing that it flexes/ripples when I ride. I think it is because of the thinness of the Plexiglas that allows it. Are all the W/S a like in this or are some thicker than others? If someone makes a more sturdy thicker shield I would change mine out.
     
  2. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    I've never noticed my Harley windshield flex when riding. I also have a Memphis Shades shield off a Road King and it is quite a bit thicker than the Harley shields.
     
  3. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    I have the large Dyna "convertable" windshield. It's about 2" from my master cylinder, at 65 mph it bends enough to touch my master cylinder. There's a lot of pressure on the windshield, especially the more vertical you run it. I have never noticed it flexing/rippling, just bent back.
     
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  4. BOBFLHTC

    BOBFLHTC Active Member

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    When I bought my bike used the thin windshield flexed quite a bit and it was scratched. I bought some 3/8 Lexan off Ebay and used the old one as a template. Its a good winter project and no it doesn't flex. I'm into the second generation and a bit more cut down version.
     
  5. ImaRider

    ImaRider Active Member

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    HD does seem to go as thin as possible and I think that is the problem. I see ads for Memphis,clearview, and Cee Bailey's, I need to check them out. I don't want my eye wandering to the W/S when I ride as it does now because of the movement. The less distractions the better.
     
  6. gusotto

    gusotto Junior Member

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    Have the Memphis Shades on my Ultra and Sportster.
    No flexing and yes, it is thicker than the stock Harley W/S I took off.
    Thicker also lends to more protection from things thrown up while riding.
     
  7. JBC2565

    JBC2565 Junior Member

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    I've got the stock HD windshield. Just in the upper corners of the w/s, I can tell at highway speed they are moved in a bit. Certainly not wobbly or have any effect on handling, but I can tell it is more curved at the top.
    So to answer your question: Yes: at highway speed I can tell my w/s flexes at top corners.
     
  8. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    I had not really noticed this, I'll pay attention and see if this happens. Have the HD standard with quick release.

    After my crash I noticed that the windshield came through with hardley a mark on it, the QR hardware was broken though, all four releases broke where they grab onto the forks, I guess they are not that "quick"...lol!!
     
  9. rydahog

    rydahog Active Member

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    I feel you ...that SARAN WRAP is not good at all.....:laugh j/k
     
  10. Dangerousdan2

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