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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-20-2014, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Whats everyone's thoughts on this windshield. I like the look but want to know how it handles on the interstate. I currently run a 12" KW but do not get the wind protection I expect. Thanks for the feedback.
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-20-2014, 07:21 PM
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I had the 13 inch on dark tent on my bike for about 20 minutes. HATED it. Ugly as hell, fell right into my line of sight, and was way to dark to ride after sundown. Worst $100+ I've spent on motorcycle parts to date.


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[QUOTE=eldridgetom;1475305]I had the 13 inch on dark tent on my bike for about 20 minutes. HATED it. Ugly as hell, fell right into my line of sight, and was way to dark to ride after sundown. Worst $100+ I've spent on motorcycle parts to date.


I feel the same way with the 11 inch .
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Have run three different windshields including LSR no one have stop the wind buffering. Many said Madstad, very ugly but work the best. Leaning torque one soon. Hope the fourth one is the charm.
At my age just like comfort over beauty.


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I really like mine. I'm 6'0' and have a 14' light tint on an '09 RG. I look well over it, have no buffeting, and can hear the stock stereo at 90 mph. It's perfect for me.
I do run lowers however. No other doo dads.
I think the light tint is the way to go. It's dark enough but I can see though it coming up my goat path of a driveway.
I'd buy the same thing again.

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I don't really care for the look on mine, but I like the function. I have the dark tint & look over it with no problem. I too can hear my stock stereo w/ Boom speakers at 80mph with no problems. The re-curve throws the wind up and over (I'm about 5'10" w/ a Mustang wide tripper solo.......
Unfortunately, windshields are very hard to dial in........everyone seems to experience something different.


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I have the LRS Mako light tint, I believe 12", I'm 5'8", I didn't like it first because I thought it blocked too much air, but now I've grown accustomed to it, I always liked the way it looks.
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I'm really pleased with the 11" Mako on my '08. I'm 6'-0", riding on an OEM Ultra seat, and it really does the trick for me. I now wear an open face helmet without any face shield, even in a light-to-moderate rain -- and I can wear my prescription eyeglasses without having them dance around my face. I can clearly hear the stereo at any speed, an option I never really appreciated before! I can also hear my wife yapping at me from behind, so it's not all good...

I do run lowers (hogg chopps), Sancho's wings and the HD wind deflectors that mount over the crash bars under the fairing, so there is some additional air deflection going on besides the windshield, but the package really works.

I didn't care for the looks initially (I always hated the looks of any windshield), but it's really grown on me. I think it looks as good or better than most any other option out there, at least those that actually do offer some protection.

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I run the mako 12 inch dark tint on mine with a tallboy seat and no wind problems. I love their shields and the way they look and wouldn't give it up for anything else out there.


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13" in light tint on mine. I'm 6' with a 34 inseam. Stock seat. I can look over it no problem. I can look through it if need be. Nicest looking shield? Nope. But it works quite well for me. Do a lot of 2up riding also and 3 trips last year along with 4 planned for this year. Wife (she's 5'6") doesn't complain about wind, good thing or I'd leave her at home and go alone.

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