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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-09-2016, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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I'm 5' 8" and have a 2012 RG. What windshield would be the best for me to hear the radio and have no wind noise? I do not want to buy several windshield. thanks Jim
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I'm 5' 8" and have a 2012 RG. What windshield would be the best for me to hear the radio and have no wind noise? I do not want to buy several windshield. thanks Jim
Check out freedom shields. They will send you the shield wrapped to try out, if you don't like it send it back to try another on. If you give them a call they will assist you.


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+1 on Freedom Shields... you can contact them first and let them know your height and inseam and they will recommend a size for you. If it doesn't work for you, as stated above by joeker67, as long you don't remove the plastic sheet protector, you can exchange it.

I'm very happy with mine. Great quality and service. No complaints.
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HD 12" Wind Splitter. I'm the same height as you, this worked for me.

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Ok I gotta chime in here. If you never tried any thing else the windsplitter might be, and I mean MIGHT be, an improvement. But i really doubt it. I had one on on my 2013 Roadglide special and it SUCKED! Pretty much any aftermarket shield would be better. Looked good but as far as performance goes there was no redeeming virtue to the windsplitter at all. Just another rip off Harley part. Now my experience with the Freedom shield is quite the oposite. They are a very high quality product with a great return policy to ensure you get the right size. Great people to deal with. And the price is good or better than most others. My 14" Freedom shield is so protective it's like riding behind a car wind shield with the windows down! Radio is much clearer and no more buffeting. My wife loves it. Even the rain is pushed up and over my head, unless it is a total downpour, then yer gettin soaked no matter what. The Freedom shields look very nice as well and are thicker material than any other shield out there. They also have the best finished/polished edge of any other shield on the market. A other very good shield maker with good products and customer service is Long Ride Shields. They have nice shields with a good flare on top that are very effective and well made. Priced right too.
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Call Madstad. No other windshield comes close to doing what they do.
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I have a Madstad on my 08 Road Glide which I'm going to sell because I just purchase a 2012 RG. I had no buffering and I could hear the radio really fine and at a lower volume. But they don't look as good as other and I will say again that they do work great.
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Nothing is better than Madstad ran three others before, search the forum is plenty on last gen bike shields.
+ not to put HD research down but Rushmore is kind of copy of the the design but HD change the faring to tunnel the wind. same principal very similar results.
Am 5'9" running the 13" great adjustability.
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First of all if you expect NO WIND NOISE when riding a motorcycle the only way to do this is to sit on the bike and not move.
I have used Windvest windshields for years and been very happy with the results.


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You cant go wrong with a Long Ride Shield and there on sale I just paid around $100 shipped


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