shield V's shield

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by chuck60, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. chuck60

    chuck60 Active Member

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    Is a 10" long ride shield with the curve really any better then a Harley 10" shield, please give me your opinions to help me make up my mind. Thanks Charlie.
     
  2. 67wizard

    67wizard Junior Member

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    yes..................
     
  3. gusotto

    gusotto Junior Member

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    I had the Memphis Shades W/S but had a chance to buy a National Cycle Wave 10" on sale. (Love a sale.)

    I've got a couple of rides in, about 500 miles, but it seems I can hear the radio on my Ultra better and the wind seems to flow over.
    I have noticed when the bugs hit the W/S, they seem to slide over the W/S instead of getting spattered. Kind of like a kids slide.

    That was the plus side.....

    The negative side is because of the design, I can't use my W/S bag or the Garmin faring mount GPS. No room.

    Have to see if I keep it on the bike. I want to take a CC ride, have to see if I want the W/S bag or Garmin GPS.
     
  4. artfuentes

    artfuentes Active Member

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    I have an 8" Wind Vest that has a slight curve. It advertises that it works like it's two inches taller than it really is. I believe it. I like much better than the stock shield....less wind buffetting for sure.
     
  5. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    I have an 8" clearview recurve.I don't get the buffeting I had with the stock 10" windshield and I look over it instead of through it which greatly improves my vision when night riding.
     
  6. ultradoc

    ultradoc Active Member

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    Right after I got my dyna I got a Harley quick detach windshield. One of the worst choices I made. The air would come up over the shield and hit me between the eyes and would cause my sunglasses to bounce around. I would have to hunch down a few inches to keep that from happening. I was just too tall. Please keep that in mind. Good luck
     
  7. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

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    Yes, the shield with the curve is better for wind deflection. It really does push the airflow higher than the shield without a curve which also helps keep your passenger more comfortable.