Windshield Question

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by DCasteel883, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. DCasteel883

    DCasteel883 New Member

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    I am shopping for a windshield for my 883 sportster - I really need some suggestions (this would be my very first windshield purchase) I like the thought of having a removable windshield; however, I have been told by many friends that once you have the shield, you never go back :D
    Any suggestions would be very helpful prior to my purchase
    :bigsmiley12:
    DC
     
  2. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    lots of choices out there. i have windshields on both my bikes, the one on the road king i look through and the one on the softail i look over. both are quick release. i tend to take them on and off, depending on weather.

    i am more use to the one i look over until the rain comes then i like to look through and keep a little dryer. i believe some of the guys use a tie wrap around the quick release just to keep honest people from stealing it when parked for a length of time.

    good luck with your choice, and welcome to HDT
     
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  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I like the removable windshield because in the hot weather, you have the option of removing it for cooling.
     
  4. DCasteel883

    DCasteel883 New Member

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    Thank you so much for the info :)
     
  5. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    oh there will be more:D

    just wait for the rest to get off work:newsmile026:
     
  6. DCasteel883

    DCasteel883 New Member

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    Yep that is what I had in mind as well - thanks for the advice :bigsmiley12:
     
  7. psgthru

    psgthru Member

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    H-D sells a quick release lock that subs for one clip. I bought H-D quick release w/locking hdwe for my sportster. No regrets.
     
  8. Mad Dog Jim

    Mad Dog Jim Banned

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    Either buy an HD windshield, or buy a National Cycle windshield and give $150 to a homeless dude. They have a web site.
     
  9. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    I rode my Dyna the other day without the windshield for the first time in DECADES. By the time I got to 50 mph my helmet strap was choking me, and my eyes (with safety glasses) were so blurry I could not see well. I put it back on as soon as I got back to the house. Plus,,, I couldn't hear my pipes with all the wind in my ears!! :small3d031:
     
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  10. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    I favor the quick detach windshield on my softail, also had the same on my sportster. There are some days when it's really hot that I prefer to ride sans the windshield and the quick detach mades cleaning the front end alot easier.