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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-23-2014, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Klock Werks Windshield

I need some help Forum. I am 5'8" and want to purchase a Klock Werks windshield. I am thinking 8" or 12". The problem I am having is, which one will work best for me base on my height. Forum, can you provide some feedback base on who have faced similar circumstances pertaining to my height and which windshield will work best? Also, keep in mind, I am thinking about the 2-3" you are supposed to have when from the top of the windshield when riding. Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide. Have a happy road-glide day.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-23-2014, 04:34 PM
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8,in. Klock Werks will provide fairley good protection until about 70mph for me, Im 5-10
Madstad provides much better protection from the wind and is adj. but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Just purchased a Klock Werke 12in. and will let you know how it is in 2wks. when I get back in town. My Madstad is used more than the Klock Werks.
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Thanks for the feedback, let me know how the 12"KW works for you. I will also look at the Madstad. Thanks again.
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Thanks for the feedback, let me know how the 12"KW works for you. I will also look at the Madstad. Thanks again.
I tried a Cee Bailey and wasn't happy with it but I'll sum up what I've read and experienced.

Curves and hips, Klock Werks/Cee Bailey: Hit and miss but more miss on the Klock Werks side. Cee Bailey has more pull back towards the rider and probably helps more than the flip Klock Werks uses but for me still a lot of wind noise.

Balance of looks and performance: Bar none is the Windvest and it's many copiers.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but boy it works!: Madstad outperforms all. At 5'8" get the 11in. dark smoke and enjoy the ride!
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Thumbs up 12" clockwerks flare.

I am 5' 8" like u and have the 12" clockwerks flare. I'm very happy with this windshield personally. I combined it with the glide air deflectors and triple tree deflector. From me this works quite well. Madstad is the way to go from what I've heard but I just can't get over the looks of it. We've ridden 700+ miles over the last couple weekends and wouldn't change a thing. Good luch with your progress.
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I have had the 12" on my RGU, and I am 5' 10". It was below my chin, I looked over it nicely, and it kicked the wind up over my head so I had no buffeting of my helmet, but clean air in my face. I switched to a 13 1/3" Cee Bailey and still look over it and have better protection with that height for me, so, maybe the 12" will be the right fit for you being 5' 8".

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Haven't done the Klockwerks, but I've looked at it, and I feel the same as some others about the Madstad looks, though I must say it looks better in person. I had a 12" Wind splitter and loved it, I actually like having some wind. Now I have a 12" LRS Mako, hated it at first, thought it blocked too much wind, but love it for the stereo and rain, doesn't look too bad either. ........ just another one to think about, I'm 5'8" also.

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I have an 8" Klockwerks Flare, a lowered seat, and I'm 5'6". The 8" doesnt offer a whole lot of wind protection, but tons better than the stock custom toenail windscreen. I would go 12" if i were looking for better protection.

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I am 5'8 and just put on a 12" deep tint. All of the buffeting is gone and I can actually hear my radio now and understand the words.


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I hated the stock shield. I'm 5'7". I started with a good deal on a 16" KW. It put the edge at eye level, similar to stock. But I loved the way the KW moved the wind. So I tried a 12" KW. The top edge is below head level. At "Round Town" speeds, I get some wind in my face. bit at highway speeds ot is deflected over my head. The radio could be heard without an amp, but just bearly. when I added a Hawg Wired amp, I hear it clearly at highway speed at half volume. I'll stick with 12" (tinted).

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