Windshield?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by UltraNew09, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. UltraNew09

    UltraNew09 Member

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    I tried the HarleyDavidson 4.5" wind splitter and threw the jet stream at my eyes and forehead. I thinkin of tryin the 7" windsplitter, reckon that would put the stream over my head? Im 6'4", like I said the 4.5" hit me in the eyes and forehead, reckon 2.5" more clear my head?
     
  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Is the top of your head more than 2 1/2 inches above your eyes?

    :lolrolling

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

    Windshields are one of the frustrating things to get 100% right. Since it's a Harley product, see if they'll let you put it on at the dealership and try it out for 10 or 15 minutes before committing to buy.
     
  3. UltraNew09

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    HAHA, The guy said to becareful and dont scratch, if it isn't right bring it back. Its an expensive windshield but love the looks of it. I had the 4.5" and took it back, wasn't scratched or anything, thinkin of tryin the 7". I just hate the looks of the factory 12" clear one.
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Try a search for "windshields". You'll probably find a lot to keep you reading for weeks.
     
  5. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    And how it functions as well. I just got through riding a rental Electraglide with the tall windshield and, at 6 feet tall even, I was constantly switching from stretching a bit to look over it or slouching to look through it. The top of the shield was right in my normal sight line.
     
  6. cavs1429

    cavs1429 Member

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    10 inch freedom shield will work perfect for you i have one and it works great
     
  7. stikman

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    I am 5' 11" and have a 9" windshield from Freedom Shields and it works great, you can try the shield and if you don't like it send it back for another or a refund.
     
  8. Ranger Rick

    Ranger Rick New Member

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    Take a look at the Windvest brand they are awesome windsheilds I have a 7 inch on my street glide the design and function is oustanding!

    Ranger Rick
     
  9. gusotto

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    I bought a Memphis Shades from J&P Cycle. It was in their clearance for $40.
    The WS that was on the bike was too short. Previous owner was 5'6". I'm 6'.
    Added the new WS, checked where I wanted it to be (top of WS even with my nose) and took it to a local shop that has experience it cutting them.
    They cut it ($10) and it works perfect.
    Can't even tell it was trimmed.
     
  10. UltraNew09

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    Thought about cutting my stock one down an inch at a time. Guess my real question, due to the design of the H-D splitter windshield, will the 7" function like the stock 12"?