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So, I tried the 9" wind splitter, 12" windsplitter, 14" clockwerks, and the factory windscreen for my '13 road glide ultra and nothing even comes close to the 19" oem for wind management. Unfortunately, it is right in my line of sight. I'm 6'2 and have a road hammock. The wife loves it for her. no wind buffeting and good sound transfer. I'm fed up so it looks like I'm gonna have to break down and try the fugly. Anyone know if Madstad does demos? anyone want to trade for 11' dark smoke HD wind splitter? Anyone have a better solution? recommendations?

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Cut your stocker down. Mark the center 2" below your line of vision. Mark the sides lower to create a curve. Take something flexible and bend it to intersect all 3 points. Mark that line. Cut with a fine tooth blade in a sabre saw. Tape the base so that you don't mar the shield. Use something round to make the transition from the cut to the sides. Mark and cut. Finish with a file used in line with the shield. That takes out any dips . A glass shop could help. It's easy enough, and it's free.
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So, I tried the 9" wind splitter, 12" windsplitter, 14" clockwerks, and the factory windscreen for my '13 road glide ultra and nothing even comes close to the 19" oem for wind management. Unfortunately, it is right in my line of sight. I'm 6'2 and have a road hammock. The wife loves it for her. no wind buffeting and good sound transfer. I'm fed up so it looks like I'm gonna have to break down and try the fugly. Anyone know if Madstad does demos? anyone want to trade for 11' dark smoke HD wind splitter? Anyone have a better solution? recommendations?
Do you have your lowers on and the triple tree deflector? I have a nice pocket of air to ride in with lowers, deflector and a 15" freedom shield, had a windvest 14" as well, worked good too.

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So, I tried the 9" wind splitter, 12" windsplitter, 14" clockwerks, and the factory windscreen for my '13 road glide ultra and nothing even comes close to the 19" oem for wind management. Unfortunately, it is right in my line of sight. I'm 6'2 and have a road hammock. The wife loves it for her. no wind buffeting and good sound transfer. I'm fed up so it looks like I'm gonna have to break down and try the fugly. Anyone know if Madstad does demos? anyone want to trade for 11' dark smoke HD wind splitter? Anyone have a better solution? recommendations?

Mark at Madstad has a 60 day money back satisfaction guarantee. If you don't like it send it back and get your purchase price back, they don't refund shipping cost. I don't know of a better guarantee.


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Go with the Madstad. It's the single best improvement you can make for wind management on a pre-Rushmore glide
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Cut your stocker down. Mark the center 2" below your line of vision. Mark the sides lower to create a curve. Take something flexible and bend it to intersect all 3 points. Mark that line. Cut with a fine tooth blade in a sabre saw. Tape the base so that you don't mar the shield. Use something round to make the transition from the cut to the sides. Mark and cut. Finish with a file used in line with the shield. That takes out any dips . A glass shop could help. It's easy enough, and it's free.
This is what I would do as well.
Just cut it down.
I have done this twice and when it was done, it looked like factory done. It is a easy home mod to do yourself. I used a jigsaw with fine cutting blade. Files and sanded then wet and dry sanded the leading edge. The edge looked better then factory when I was done with it.


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Buy more windshields if you want to. Best recommendation is go with what your wife likes. Happy wife = happy something. You might also try one of those MadStads. I know they look different. But they really work. I see you like to look over your shields. My 14.5 inch MS is lower than the 13" Windvest at its lowest setting and high enough at its highest setting that I look through to top edge. I am actually considering a 16". I am 5'9" for reference. Good luck. But above all Happy Wife =......
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I'd try Bucketlisthd's idea first since your wife is happy & you're just trying to see over. But I'll also say I'm a huge madstad fan. Made my wife VERY happy & somewhat better for me too. I'm 6'0" w a 14.5 madstad, but i looked over the stock shield. I actually like the look too. Kind of edgy. I'm on a 13 RGU also.

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14" WindVest. You will thank me for it as will your wife. You don't need one of those ugly windshield when a WV does the trick.
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Cut your stocker down. Mark the center 2" below your line of vision. Mark the sides lower to create a curve. Take something flexible and bend it to intersect all 3 points. Mark that line. Cut with a fine tooth blade in a sabre saw. Tape the base so that you don't mar the shield. Use something round to make the transition from the cut to the sides. Mark and cut. Finish with a file used in line with the shield. That takes out any dips . A glass shop could help. It's easy enough, and it's free.
Sounds complicated. got pictures of the finished project? video? youtube? Price is definitely right though!

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