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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-28-2016, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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15" Klock Werks Pro Touring Flare with Pics (As Promised)

Alright guys, sorry for the delay but I finally got some pics taken of the 15" Pro Touring I put on a week ago. I wanted to get a shot of me standing next to it as well as seated on it for scale but it was surprisingly hard to find one of my neighbors to do it so you'll just have to make due. Real quick, my setup... pretty much stock. The exception is the Le Pera Maverick Daddy Long Legs which puts me about 2" back in the saddle. No known change in height but the way the wind swirls around you it might catch you a little bit more than if you were a little more forward.

Anyway I got out and did a little interstate and around town riding since last weekend so I got a varied sampling of speeds, although admittedly it's only been a week so the sampling is pretty limited.

I'll start with lower speeds and move my way up to higher. Around 25 mph and really up until at least 40 you don't feel much of any wind and the noise is canceled almost completely. With the stock shield the taller guys like me already would already be dealing with the wind but with the KW, nothing. Good start but not really saying much yet.

Getting up over 40 is where I first began to notice a big difference over the stock shield. By that speed with stock I could already barely hear the radio and the wind was noticeable on my head and face. With the KW it was still smooth sailing and would only start to notice the air swirling around me much smoother than I got with all the buffeting before. Then moving up to 55 the trend continued. You still get some air but if you pay attention you'll notice it's coming up from below the fairing and isn't nearly as turbulent. I'm one of the guys who still likes a little air moving around me so it was actually enjoyable. With the auto volume adjustment turned on I was able to still hear the music.

And finally up to speeds 65 and up to about 80 (cops were out in Tucson this weekend so I kept the speed down). Same logic pretty much applies to the higher speeds as to the mid speeds. You're going to get a little air around you and at my height the wind was hitting me right on top of my half shell/baseball cap. I'm okay with that. Overall a SIGNIFICANT improvement over stock.

As for the distortion, it definitely took a little getting used to but after the first short ride I was feeling much better. A lot of that will depend on your height. If you're 6'3" or shorter I would NOT recommend the 15". Go with the 12" pro touring or even consider the sport flare. If I sat lower the distortion would be barely below my nose and I don't think I'd like it. As it stands now at least it forces me out of the bad of looking down too close in front of me and keeps my eyes out in front further. It's also important to note that I opted for the dark smoke tint so that plays a part as well, but with the LED lights I don't think it's much of an issue, certainly not during daylight.

So there you go. I can't really think of anything else off the top of my head. I noticed a little buzzing from the shield going in to work today so I loosened the screws, reset the shield and tightened it down a little more so hopefully that fixes it. It feels much more stable now but I'll have to see tomorrow. Pics are included. View from the front, side, behind and in the saddle with a tape measure to show where the top of the shield sits from the top of the fairing where it's infinitely easier to measure while you're sitting on the seat. Let me know if you have any specific questions and I'll do my best to answer them.
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I just bought the same windshield and it doesn't fit in my 2017 Road Glide Special, to short when compare with the holes for the screws
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After going through a few windshields (even the Klock Werks Sport Flare 14"), I decided to try the 15" Pro Touring after all. Just like the Sport Flare I had, it is very thick and sturdy material with very good fitment. I just got it Saturday, put it on and went for a couple short test rides with my stock RGS seat and my big Ultra Touring seat. I have to say that I think I have found the right shield - FINALLY! IMO Klock Werks makes the best looking shields, and the Pro Touring is about as cool as they look for a big windshield. I love the lines and "hips" that flow with the look of the bike, and I have ZERO buffeting with both of those seats/seating positions now and using both my full face and half helmet.

I have been running a 13" Windvest, and while that was fine for the stock seat, it was terrible when I would put the "big ugly" Ultra seat on. Too much wind in my face and lots of movement on the helmet. I will keep the Windvest for when I am running my C&C solo seat, since that sits me lower and back. The Windvest is perfect for that and I doubt I'll be able to see over the KW with that seat. There is a little distortion at the top edge of the KW, but it doesn't bother me. The tint color is lighter than my Windvest too. That works out perfectly because I wanted this shield for long distance rides, and a little bit lighter tint will be better at night/dusk. Yesterday I spent all day at an advanced motorcycle skills class and had no issues looking through the shield at the small obstacle markers.

For reference, I am 6'3" with a 33" inseam. I think this shield is a perfect combination of looks and function, and I couldn't be happier!


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