Windshield Choices

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by glw22041, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. glw22041

    glw22041 Member

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    I never used a windshield on my Sporty but now I'm on the Ultra and have to admit I do like the windshield (and a few other items). The edge of the stock shield is right in my line of site. So the question is, do I go taller or shorter?

    If I go shorter, how much more air turbulance am I going to get. How do the re-curve shields work?

    Appreciate any input
     
  2. Animal

    Animal Active Member

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    I personally like the 9 1/2 inch windshield which is shorter. I would rather a clear view then looking thru plastic and I don't have any issues with the wind coming over the windshield. I also have a shorter one that does give me problems on very windy days. I'm 5' 10".
     
  3. TXMikey

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    I've got a Clearview windshield with recurve on my Street Glide, and really likie it. It seems to help with the wind turbulance. I like to have the shield tall enough to be just below my line of sight, so if I need to I can duck down behind it. If it's raining, you definitely want to be able to look over the windshield.
     
  4. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    TXMikey nailed it - you don't want to be looking through the shield in case of rain or condensation. I also have a Clearview with the recurve and I love it. Use some cardboard or stiff paper taped to your existing shield to try out the different heights they offer.
     
  5. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Like TX and DOC I like the shield about 2"-3" below my sight horizon to make sure I can look over the wind screen if it fogs suddenly...(and it will if you go through mountain passes at night, when you least expect it). Ride long and be safe!
     
  6. glw22041

    glw22041 Member

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    Thanks for all the input. I'm 5'10", or at least I used to be. I'll try the tape trick and get a feel for it, but it looks like 9" or so might be the best bet.

    Thanks
     
  7. martysnarf

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    Wait... to clarify- when it's raining you guys like to look OVER the windshield? I duck behind mine in the rain to be able to see, plus it doesn't feel like I am getting my whole face tattooed!! Am I backwards here?
     
  8. TXMikey

    TXMikey Junior Member

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    Same here. The rain hurts, but if you can't see through the windshield the resulting hurt might be worse. :s
     
  9. easyglider

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    I'm 6'1" and my stock shield hit right there too.Either straining to look over or scrunching to look thru.I ordered the 8" re-curve from clearview.BEST money I've spent for a while.No buffeting without my helmet and with my helmet the wind hits the very top.I would highly recommend this windshield.
     
  10. 89 FXRS

    89 FXRS Active Member

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    Haven't heard anyone comment on the Klock Werks windshields and would like to hear some feedback on the 8" as well as the 12" ones. - Thanks FXRS