roadglide/ windvest ?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Rmohd, May 16, 2010.

  1. Rmohd

    Rmohd New Member

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    anyone here with a road glide using a wind vest windshield ? if so do / did you like it ?

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  2. Flywheel

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    I use a Windvest on my softail std. and have been very pleased. I tried multiple windshields and they came up wanting. Primarily my eyeballs vibrated at highway speed. Rather disconcerting. The Windvest took care of the problem and looks great on my ride. At least in my opinion.
     
  3. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I've got four windshields for my RG. The last one I bought was a clearview recurve and it's keeper. Haven't tried the windvest but have heard good things about them on other forums.
     
  4. Redfish-Joe

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    Went from stock to Clearview to 14" Windvest on my RG. Reduced buffeting and the music is clear up to 80 or so. My wife likes it to.

    Talked to a guy this weekend with a Klockworks on his RG and said he loved it.
     
  5. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Redfish, I tried a klockworks 12" and I'm 5'11", wind hits me right at eye level.
     
  6. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    I'm 5'7" and the guy I talked to was about my height and probably no taller.
     
  7. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I would really have liked for it to work, it looked great on the bike!!
     
  8. ironmark

    ironmark Junior Member

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    I have a smoked 12" windvest & I love it it looks and performs great IMO .
     
  9. twalte

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    The 14 inch Windvest may be relatively new. I started with the largest Windvest (I think there was only a 10 and 12 when I bought) and the wind still hit me too low on my helmet. I switched to the Clearview Stock height and it helped (should have gone larger...even with the c&c solo seat that dropped me an inch)

    I really liked the look of the Windvest...I think the thickness of the Clearview and quality of the Clearview hardware is better.

    By the way, I am 6' tall with a 30" inseam on a Road Glide, so I have a lot of upper body that makes the screen a little more challenging. My neighbor is 5'9" on a Road Glide and he loves the 12" Windvest screen. (traded up from the 10" screen)

    Both are quality windshields, can't go wrong either way unless you have a long torso then I would move towards the Clearview.
     
  10. 89 FXRS

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    I tried Klockworks (2 different heights) and one Clearveiw then the Windvest and by far the Windvest was the best one for me - If my memory serves me well they're are located in Campbell Ca. - I went to the factory there and the owner Doug was very helpful - it's been on my R.G. for almost 1 yr. and it works very well around town as well as on the freeway - radio sounds clear even at 85-90 mph.