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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-04-2014, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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Two up on the hiway?

I run a 8inch KlockWorks now but planing a long road trip to South Dakota in July with my woman on the back and need a good winshield for the open road that will be good for me as well as my passenger. What will throw the wind over both of us and not distort my vision? I am very used to looking over the short KW, took the stock POS off week one of owning the bike. I figure some sort of 16inch one for getting the air up over her head?

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There are a bazillion threads on this topic and if you do a search you can read for days about everyone's take on the subject. So if you are considering something in the 16" range you obviously are not concerned about the looks too much. With that being said save yourself some time reading all the threads and just buy the Madstad. It is adjustable, has a 60 day money back guarantee, and is THE best windshield for our Sharks bar none for functionality.

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I use a 14" windvest. I am 5'11" and it does a good job for my wife and I. It is below eyeline in normal riding but tall enough to hunker down below in rain.


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I run a 16" Madstad. i can keep it low when riding solo and move it up when the wife comes with, I tried a few before Madstad but this is the one where the wife did not get beat up with from the wind. I haver had it on for the last 35k and will not use anything else from now on.


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im only 5'6" tall and normally run an 8" Flare as well. I have a 10" Windvest for long hauls that makes a big difference for wind management comparatively. But from everyone i hear that there passenger complains about getting beat up from the wind and are considering going back to a batwing- they usually listen to everyone else with the same issue and get the Madstad. I have not tried it, but i do believe it is THE windshield for the best wind management on a Road Glide for both rider and passenger.

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im only 5'6" tall and normally run an 8" Flare as well. I have a 10" Windvest for long hauls that makes a big difference for wind management comparatively. But from everyone i hear that there passenger complains about getting beat up from the wind and are considering going back to a batwing- they usually listen to everyone else with the same issue and get the Madstad. I have not tried it, but i do believe it is THE windshield for the best wind management on a Road Glide for both rider and passenger. I guess im lucky my passenger doesnt complain too much about the wind, and wears a full face helmet most of the time.

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Ditto on the Madstad. Not the cheapest nor the most attractive, but basically the only thing that works for a passenger. Riding solo, one can get away with a shorter & sexier windscreen. But if you're goal is to make a passenger as comfortable as possible, the Madstad is your best bet hands down. I run a 13" and can see over it at any adjustment (5'11", 32" inseam, '04 RG). If I set it at the highest setting the wife is good to go also.


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Fenny, how tall is your wife?
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When I had a stock RG Custom seat and shield the wife and I got beat up bad.

Now I have a 13.5" Dark Madstad and when she is on I have the RGU seat for her 5' 1" and she has nothing to say but good things. I'm 6'.

I flipped the newer brackets over on my 13.5" shield. Now it stays in the highest position and I can still see over the top. Don't really know if it made a difference.
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Fenny, how tall is your wife?
My wife is 5'5" and all torso. We run a Mustang Wide Touring seat which I think is similar in height to the Electra Glide & Roadglide Ultra seats. Also, I have a lower fairing than a lot of the other guys here as mine is a 2004 (Harley raised the fairing in 2010).


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