Are we asking too much from a windshield?
I had a street glide for the past 8 years and 75k. When I first bought it, I had some trouble hearing the stereo and some wind. No problem, it's a bike not a car. I got a 6 inch recurve shield for it and could then hear the stereo well at highway speeds and could keep it to half volume much of the time.
I test road a 2016 road glide a couple weeks ago and bought it due to the far superior right and handling, but not before trying the 2016 street glide. The RG was just better, much better, made the SG feel like a toy in comparison.
I have read nearly all of these windshield forum questions and have order 4 shields to try them out, from klokwerks and freedom shields.
Happy take photos and review later after trying them.
The question is, with the fairing much further away than the SG, regardless of shield, am I going to be able to be able to hear the stereo and not have my wife beat up on long tours. I imagine much of this will be answered when I try the shields and yet...
Reviews seem to be mixed on just what can be expected from a shield. I'm ok with some wind, my wife too, but we'd like to get a little closer to the level of comfort and sound we had on former bikes.
Am I, and perhaps we we as a group of Road Glide owners, demanding too much from a shield when maybe it's an inherent situation due to bike design? For me it's still worth it due to ride and performance, but a good question to ponder.
2016 Road Glide Special