Looking for a windshield

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Redfish-Joe, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

    I guess I have read something on all the windshields that will fit my Road Glide. Seems I have only gotten myself more confused. I need some input from you. Here's is the deal...

    5'7' tall
    Don't like to look through windshield
    Want the most wind protection / least buffeting
    Don't really like dark windshields

    My three favorites not in any order
    Cee Baily
    Wind Vest

    Also looked at:
    HD standard replacement

    Thanks in advance!!
  2. StGlide1958

    StGlide1958 Member

    Cee Bailey is on my SG. 9 1/2 inches, suits me fine. Good company, fast shipping, well packaged. I am 5'6".

    BOBFLHTC Active Member

    I used to like looking through the windshield but then I got caught in an all day rain and it was like looking through a car windshield without wipers and it was difficult to see so since then I like looking over. I like cutting my own from 1/4" Lexan and I use the old one as a template.
  4. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

    Read good things about the CB windshield but I understand the chrome windshield trim won't work with it. Have you heard this?
  5. DadzLowrider

    DadzLowrider Active Member

    I have the 6.5 and 11.5 Klock Werks and I like them both. The 11.5 is great, but I am looking through it (I am 5'8) on a Street Glide. The 6.5 looks better but I do get a bit of head bobble at 80 mph and above
  6. Grillfish

    Grillfish Junior Member

    Here is what I've tried for my 09 RG. I'm 5' 10", 30" inseam.

    Stock: Terrible buffeting. Used it for 3 months and then got a CV. Using stock seat.

    ClearView stock height: Alot better than stock. More wind between 30-50, but over 55 or so, alot less buffeting than the stock one. Using stock seat. See easily over the top no issues. Great high quality shield.

    Kuryakan Tourmaster: This is what I have on now. Least of the buffeting of the two. But at stops, the shield vibrates alot (I'm use to it now, but seems alot thinner). I added a HD custom seat, lowed me about 1" and I still see over the top of the shield, but I can also drop down if needed. The look from the front is wierd, but from the side I like it. My wife likes it the best (looks wise).

    Alot of buffeting is from below. I don't have lowers on my bike (may add them), but when I use my highway pegs, the buffeting increases and when I put my legs tight to the tank, little buffeting.

    Here is a good link on the CVO site for the SERG and it seems alot like CBs.

    Windshield pics thread...

    Ride safe and have fun!
  7. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

    I'll throw a vote in for Klock Werks...like the streamline design & they're curved @ end for added deflection. Got the 8.5" on my SG & it routes wind around my 5'11" body & nicely fits the 3-pouch t-bags.
  8. Grillfish

    Grillfish Junior Member

    I think Joe has a Road Glide (from his pic). Big difference between SG and RG.
  9. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    Be careful when reading recommendations from anyone riding anything other than a Road Glide. As you know, the windshield position relative to the rider is totally different on a RG compared to any other HD bike. I would heavily weight the opinions of your fellow RG owners.
  10. billnapabill

    billnapabill Active Member

    I have a 09 CVO RG (my 3rd Road Glide) with the Windvest 10" in smoke. I'm 6'. I have a Corbin Classic Solo Saddle and HD Touring Pull backs. I tour a lot. I have had both the Clearview GT and the Klockwerks (I can't remember the size, it was the shorter one) on the bike. My preference is the Wind Vest. It seems to give me the most protection, it's a bit wider at the base and it is, in my opion, the best "looking" windsheild of all of em, except for that little defelector that came with the CVO. Good luck with your choice. This can be a costly ordeal. If I had it ta do all over again, I'd wait until my buddies replaced the windshields on their bikes and try em out, instead of handn' em my take offs cuz I don't like em.