I got my bike and put the first 60 miles on it yesterday and one thing I noticed is the wind noise is very loud. I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions, on if a windshield would cut down on noise. I don't really have any buffeting problems but it's pretty loud. Let me know what you think I was looking at a Klock 12" and maybe some fork wind deflectors.
Last edited by Magicman87; 03-28-2013 at 09:30 AM.
Like most others here, I've went through 4 different windshields. Get the Madstad and forget it. You'll save a LOT of time/effort/agravation and MONEY.
Don't just take my word for it. Do a search in the on the windshield thread.
Check out this review on all KW shields for the RG: http://myroadglide.com/myroadglide-c...re-windshield/. I run the 12" KW while wearing a brain bucket and custom earplugs. Also added the HD crash bar to tank deflectors (HD part # 57000063 - $34.95). Just got back from 1000+ miles to Daytona and love the setup. Other things to consider are seat height and helmet style. A 3/4 or full face helmet get rid of wind noise. But for me, that takes away the reason to ride! Good luck.
+1 on Sancho's wings. They make a big difference as a lot of the wind comes around the under-outside of the fairing and then UP into your face versus over the top of the windshield. I have the wings with the stock HD windshield (for now) and the black plastic HD deflectors. I'm happy w/ the setup but nonetheless looking for a Windvest.
A good fitting full face helmet, and earplugs would help
I've tried a number of windshields, and have landed on a Windvest 12" (I'm 5'8" with more torso than leg). I also have the HD deflectors and Sanchos. I still have wind noise, but it's definitely an improvement.
2010 Road Glide Custom FLTRX Scarlet Red - SE Stage 1 AC, Carriage Works Tornado Slip-on, SE SuperTuner, Jagg Fan Assisted Oil Cooler, 12" Windvest, HD Chrome Saddlebag Guards, Arc Audio MPAK 6