Questions about wind deflectors

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

  1. kzoo

    kzoo Banned

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    Just got the shield on the heritage and have a couple questions about the lower wind deflectors

    Will they allow ample air flow to cool the motor?
    Are they easy to install (I am very mechanically challenged)
    Do they help with the buffeting from the shield? If I put my feet on top of the crash bar, the buffeting is mostly gone.
     
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Do you mean the triangular chrome deflectors that mount on the forks? If so, yes they allow ample air flow. I have them on my bike, and have an oil temp. gauge. No difference with or without them on. They will decrease the buffeting just about as much as your feet on the crash bar do. Very easy install, remove 1 bolt, loosen 1 bolt & slip on. Some adjustment (bending) may be required to keep from touching crash bar or turn signals.
     
  3. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    The fork deflectors are one of the best add-ons I bought. Keep the wind and rain off the legs and much less air in my face. The motor still gets plenty of cooling air.
     
  4. glazier

    glazier Junior Member

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    I've got them on my Heritage also. Really like them. Have run it with and without. Much better with. Looks better too. Only problem is more chrome to remove the bugs from.
     
  5. pdfiddler

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    I got um and I like um.The chrome job is pretty thin, but do the J.O.B.
     
  6. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    Does anyone have pictures, I would like to see them. Thanks!
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Pictures would be nice or at least a part number to reference so everyone knows what the topic is about. :s
     
  8. glazier

    glazier Junior Member

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    If you look at my avatar, you can barely see them. If you click on the picture, I think it gets bigger. Its the vertical strip of chrome right behind the turn signals. Here's another pic where you might be able to see them better
     

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  9. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Part number: 58125-90B $69.95 page 276 in the 2011 P&A book
     
  10. glazier

    glazier Junior Member

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