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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-07-2015, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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I have an 09 RG stock seat, stock height, and I'm 6' 2". I sit fairly comfy in my seat, not to tall, not slouchy. I currently have a small may 2" windshield that for all intense purposes is good enough around town. I can even wear my cap forward without loosing up to about 50mph. I'm looking to get a taller windshield for future rides because I know the wind noise and loss of hearing the radio will be in issue. But I definately want to look over my shield, not through it. I've narrowed my selection down to 3... the LRS, the Windvest or Clearshield. My friend has a Clearshield and he loves it. My concern is, is it $100 better than the other 2. I also would like to keep the blackout look.

I've read all the threads on the different shields and opinions, but not too many Clearshield opinions.... Should that tell me something?


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I have an 09 RG stock seat, stock height, and I'm 6' 2". I sit fairly comfy in my seat, not to tall, not slouchy. I currently have a small may 2" windshield that for all intense purposes is good enough around town. I can even wear my cap forward without loosing up to about 50mph. I'm looking to get a taller windshield for future rides because I know the wind noise and loss of hearing the radio will be in issue. But I definately want to look over my shield, not through it. I've narrowed my selection down to 3... the LRS, the Windvest or Clearshield. My friend has a Clearshield and he loves it. My concern is, is it $100 better than the other 2. I also would like to keep the blackout look.

I've read all the threads on the different shields and opinions, but not too many Clearshield opinions.... Should that tell me something?
I had the 12" & 15 " Windvest. I'm 5'10 but sit high. The 12" let the wind hit me in the forehead, the 15" pushed the wind a few inches over my head. Both were way better than stock or the HD 12" Wind Splitter.
Non of the above beats the 13" Madstad I now have.

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After much more looking, I purchased a LRS because they had a 35% off. Made the windshield like $85. With that being said its cheap enough that I can buy another if I don't like it. I liked the Clearview w/recurve but wasn't sure if the curve was enough to warrant the extra $100+. When I get it installed I'll give a little review.


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Blazer7, it sounds like we are about the same height and have the same riding posture.

I installed a Clearview Shield with re-curved top on my 2001 RG. When I bought my 2013 I mounted the same shield on it because I liked it so much (and I am a little cheap). To make it even harder to change I bought the first one at a discounted price because it was blemished.

Even though they had re-designed the shields in 2004 and brought the top edge closer to the rider I thought what the heck.

Well, the old style shield worked even better with the new fairing angle. At this point I think the only reason I would change windshields would be to get a vented Clearshield; but, I'm always afraid to change something that works so well for me. As with anything as personal as a windshield, YMMV.

Good luck with whatever you decide.

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Thanks TeeJay... and yeah, you could say I'm a bit frugal as well. although I am slowly learning that there are things to pay a price for... pay once, cry once is a term someone told me once.
With that being said I have rcvd a tracking number from LRS and it seems the 24$ shipping charge for transportation via mule. The pkg was rvd on Monday evening in Reno, NV and it arrived in Ellenwood, GA this morning. It's scheduled to deliver on Mon 3/16.
Stay tuned......


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I'm 6' even and on my Ultra I ran the LRS Mako in 13". Worked great for me and the better half know if she bitches about anything on the bike, she stays home. She did say she didn't have any issues with the wind though. Shipping can be a little high on any windshield due to the size of the box but it's still better than paying full price plus shipping. I think you're going to like it.

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I've got a Klock Werks 12" and it's great for 80+ still hear stereo great and dont hurt the ears. $149 on ebay


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I've got the 12" Windvest (I am 5'9) and really satisfied with it, however I have the CVO solo seat which is about 1" lower than the stock seat.


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Well my windshield came in yesterday while I was at work. Unfortunately today is green beer day and I may not be in any shape to install it later as I have just left work and headed to the bar to meet my buddies....stay tuned

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