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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-30-2015, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Klock Werks windshields

Hi everyone,
I'm interested in a new windshield . I like the looks of the Klock Werks shield. I am 5'-10" tall and don't know whether to go with the 8" or 12" flare. I want to be able to look over the top but I don't want the wind noise I want to hear the radio without turning it up all the way. Will the 8" deflect the wind over my head? I currently have the stock 4" on it now. Thanks for any input .
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I had the 8inch shield. I'm 6' and slouch a bit. The wind used to hit me in my face, about eye level. It didn't bother me, however, I broke that shield. You'll see over it with no problem. I think it's the best looking shield out there. I went from that to a 12 Windvest. At highway speeds I like to hear my tunes, I couldn't do that with the Klockwerks. It does do one thing very well, create downforce. Even though I have the Windvest I'm still considering another 8inch. I just really liked the looks of it. Besides, I wear a helmet & have an amp and speakers now.
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I'm about 6 ft tall and use a 9in klockwerks unless I'm going on a trip. I can hear my tunes at highway speeds but that's a whole other thread. You won't hear your music with an 8" without significant audio upgrades. Plenty of photos on here of 8, 9, and taller screens.

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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-30-2015, 10:28 PM
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I am 5'8'' and bought the 8' first love the LOOK. but for long trips I have the 12'' . so I switch a couple times a year.
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Best riding upgrade I did to my 16 RGS was the KW sport flare 14". I'm 5 ft 10 and can see over the windshield perfectly. Now at 70 mph I have to turn radio down, cat actually hear it now. Wife on back loves it also.
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At your height, I would go with an 8". Unless you want a tall shield. I'd go with the 8" if I could get away with it. At my height the 14" is what I needed~ 9" didn't do anything more than the OEM for me.
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Would be good to know what year bike you have.

As for KW, I had one on my '11CVO and it didn't fit for crap. I also think it's highway robbery for what they charge for their vent screens for the Rushmore bikes so I won't spend a damn penny on anything from them. Look at Freedom Shields also before you make your decision.

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I'm 5'8". With the 14" sport flair, I can see over the shield just fine. Occasionally I have to look through it on hills and so on. I did get the tint, rather than the dark smoke. In night riding situations is seems to have been the right move. Wind-wise, it's great at highway speeds for me and my passenger. I can hear the radio just fine.

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I am 6'. I started out with the 8", but the wind still hit the top of my head. Jumped up to a 12" and love it. I wear a 3/4 helmet and can hear my music just fine. Have to turn it down at times because it is to loud.
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I have the 14" KW Sport Flair and dig it.
The 9" to 14" I'm sure you would be happy with.
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