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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-03-2014, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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8" Klock Werks Flare Review

I know there are a million other threads with pics of the klock werks flare. I just wanted to post a quick write up because I don't think the 8" KW gets enough love...

To start, I like some wind in my face so I understand this shield isn't for everyone. I used the stock toenail windshield for an entire season and didn't mind it too much. I wanted to keep a similar look and go to the KW because I think it complements the shape of the fairing really well. Based on previous reviews and the number of people trading their 8" KW for something larger, i had very low expectations.

That said... I am impressed! The wind protections is noticeably better than the stock custom shield. I still get air in my face but seems less turbulent. I'm 6'3" and my seat is down and back a bit and I feel I have a nice pocket of wind protections. I just noticed the 8" gets dogged a little on here and just wanted to give it a shout out. I'm very pleased so far.

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-03-2014, 06:21 PM
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Have had Roadglide since 2006. I just bought my first Klock Werks 8" . Haven't had a chance to ride yet. I'm 6'4" so I know what ya mean. I'm not running a 16" windshield.

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I love mine, and I'm also 6'4!
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Glad to hear. I have a 12", I took it off shortly after getting my bike and put the toe nail back on and rode it that way till fall and put the 12" back on. I have the 8" in the box ready to go on as soon as I get my bike out of storage. Can't wait to try it, best looking in my opinion. I to like some wind, I am 6' and have a new Danny Gray seat to put on and try out as well. Can't wait!

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I love my kw... If I wanted less wind, I would drive my jeep.

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Ditto on the KW. I dig my flare too. Those Carlini's really set the look off on your ride. Nice job!


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[QUOTE=GMONEY;1745161]Ditto on the KW. I dig my flare too. Those Carlini's really set the look off on your ride. Nice job!

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Just put mine on at the end of Feb and I live up next to Canada in upstate NY and ride year round...roads permitting and temps usually anything over 25 with dry roads. I'm 5'8 so I noticed a significant difference and love the looks of the KW on my RG, great fit!

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Loved the look on mine but at 6'6'' I couldn't breath above 60 mph.....shook me like a bobble head , my neck was soare in no time
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Nice to hear you taller guys like your 8" Flare too!
Im 5'6" and absolutely love my 8" Flare, especially when comparing it to the stock toenail shield.
I have a 10" windvest for long hauls, and could probably use a little taller one for better protection for me and the OL, but for the most part, the Flare stays on all the time, because i love everything about it!

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