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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-19-2010, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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I just installed the new wind deflectors MoCo put out for the RG. The fit on them is a little weak, but they do help a lot with the buffeting.

My final opinion is that they are well worth the 29 bux and cut the buffeting by 50%. I'd buy them again.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-19-2010, 09:48 PM
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I got them also. I think they help. Next a different windscreen.
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Do you know what the part # is for this?

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-19-2010, 11:01 PM
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Road down to the Freeway with them off then jumped on the Freeway and rolled up to 85 mph ... ran for a few miles. Then pulled off an exit and snapped them on and rolled back home. No directional wind to speak off / cross winds / etc. I did notice an improvement somewhat, I agree worth the $30.

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check out this thread the part number is in there

New H-D part, FLTR wind deflector kit

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I have a feeling the idea of these is to force air upwards in front of the tank. This will remove a low preasure area behind the windshield which in theory should keep the air from coming over the windshield to be sucked down into that low preasure area. It is why a small vent in a motorcycle windshield helps. The actual benefit will be greatly influenced by what type of shield you have. Probably why some say it helps alot while others say it does nothing.
No I am not an engineer but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.
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I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn last night, but I am an engineer That doesn't mean anything though, I think you're exactly right. At least that was my first conclusion after taking them for a ride - pop the low pressure bubble behind the screen with some supplied air. Agree again on the windscreen impact. Probably the bigger screen you have the more improvement you will notice.

Found out later, my fit was bad because my RG was manufactured with the band aid HD applied. I still think it sucks they didn't rise to the occasion and create a fit for both. They owed us that since it was there design problem. Man they could really improve their game with just a little extra effort to get things right - I'm just sayin'.

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Well while riding today I stopped at Valley Forge HD. they had the wind defelctors in stock. So I dropped the $ to try them out. Well I found I also have the tank strap fix on my 2010 FLTX. Ran to Lowes got the longer bolts. had some chrome 3/4" spacers at home and attached the deflectors. Very easy work around. Went for a ride to see if or how they work. My seat of the pants opinion is they do work. They don't really cut any wind that you feel but the minor buffeting I had at speed is gone. My shades did not shake at all and I could ride with my vest open with out it getting sucked behind me. Worth $30. Already ordered the sancho deflectors as well. They should cut some additional air for when it gets cold. Those with my soft lowers should make me a happy camper.

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I put these on my 09 last weekend for a 1000 mile trip. I am currently running a 12'' windvest windshield. I don't really think they make a lick of difference on my bike. Some say that with the stock windshield they make a difference, but what I'm seeing mostly is guys running 2010-2011 models are having good luck with them. I think it's probably because of the fairing being raised up an inch that area gets exposed to more wind... I'm going to keep them for next spring when my fairing has the 2010 mounts on it, and see if I'm right!
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