Dyna Windshield Question..

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by Hoople, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Hoople

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    I am finally going to spring for a HD compact quick-release windshield kit for the bike. I know what size and fit I want but I can't decide on whether to go with clear or "light smoke". I like the look of the light smoke but wonder if it will cause me problems at night. I just spent a bunch of money on an LED headlight and really like it but I don't want to reduce my current visibility with the light smoke windshield at night.

    Would anyone have a HD light smoke windshield they can comment about. Appreciate hearing both the good & the bad. Tks!
     
  2. Breeze3at

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    I had a light tint "convertable" windshield on my Dyna. It was tall enough that I looked though it most of the time, and night driving was not a problem. I wear glasses, and am sensitive to glare at night.
     
  3. Webbtron

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    I have the Memphis shade smoke on my Sportster, and it is not a problem because I look over it. Not a big night rider though, don't feel I see as good as I used to. Personally I don't think you'll have a problem and it will reduce the glare too.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

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    You can slide the wind shield up and down on the tubes, that way you can look over it, I have the clear one and like it:s
     
  5. redcad

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    Clearly the best, and it you can't see it as much as the smoked.
     
  6. Rubyred

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    HUH? I'm confused by what you posted.:(
     
  7. Jack Klarich

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    I would guess he means slid down the tubes you would be looking over the shield not thru it, this lowers the shield about 3-4 inches
     
  8. Webbtron

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    My thoughts were to match the color of the bike. The Memphis Shades have this darker at the bottom color that fads as it get higher. But I believe it was Aqua and Teal were not matching the paint on my bike so I went Smoke. Now the RKC I have has the clear and I have seriously considered putting some tint I have on the inside to reduce that glare I get when the sun is behind me. I find it distracting to see anything on the dash and sometimes it comes off the dash up to my eyes too. I keep thinking what a mess it would be if that tint came loose.
     
  9. Hoople

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    Thank you for the replies. It will help me decide on which way to go. Looking through catalogs the choices are almost endless!
     
  10. Five Window

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    I have the light smoked HD quick detach and believe me it's light. No problem at night.