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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-27-2015, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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can't figure out what shield to buy

I am having a hell of a time trying to figure out what shield to buy for my 2012 fltrx. I have a 8" cheapo version on my ultra with stock bars. I like the size because I can see way over the shield, but all the bug splats are just above my helmet visor.
I have been looking at different shields, ( klockwerks; I think the 12" has too much of an angle, and the 8" might be too short with my 14" Buky Malo's)
( Windvest: feedback suggests decent but not fantastic)
(Long Ride shields: less expensive, many sizes to choose from)
(Madstad; NOPE don't like the look, too much hardware showing)

If Klock werks had a 10" shield it might help with my decision.

Fell free to give all your input, and thanks for the info
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Can't help since I would have recommended Madstad. I went through 4 shields until I settled on it.


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I had a 12" windvest and it worked good for me. I ride an ultra so I have lowers. It was terrible for my passenger. Went to the madstad and it works great for both of us. Easy to adjust. I struggled with the look for a bit at first but I actually like it now. It definitely works though and that is what matters most.


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I'm 6'0" and run a 14" LRS with lowers. I look over it and have 0 buffeting.

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I've ran a 12" in LRS , Windvest and Freedom Shields , I'm 5'10' with a 28' inseam and have a Mustang seat that sits me lower and back . The LRS worked ok but cracked and did not hold up , Windvest gave me good wind protection but didn't keep bugs off me , the Freedom gives good wind and bug protection. All 3 of these shields look similar but function a little different.


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3 catagories of windshields. The flip which includes Clearview, Windvest, Freedom, LRS. Get more with the first 3 such as backing where the windshield rubs against the fairing rubber things. Wellnuts with the Clearview, maybe Freedom too.
Second category some guy, I know who, his windtunnel tests showed the front wheel raised at higher speeds. So he added hips to his windshield to provide down pressure. Don't buy the hype we're not aiming for land speed records. Mostly looks but people like them. Klock Werks and Cee Bailey make them. If this is your route Cee Bailey can cut it to the length you want if it's not listed.
Finally the Madstad and Laminar lip. These are function over form. Instead of punching through the wind, which causes turbulance. They redirect it over the rider.
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. These are function over form. Instead of punching through the wind, which causes turbulance. They redirect it over the rider.
Function always trumps form in my book.



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Function always trumps form in my book.
I agree and I enjoy my 11in Madstad. I can switch to my touring seat and raise the Madstad for going across country. Then switch back to my low seat and drop it for regular riding.
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going across country.
Function over form exemplified.



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Also don't forget the paddle deflectors and of course sanchos wings , they help greatly, cant say I disagree with you about the madstad, I am sure it works but its hideous and overpriced.

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