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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-11-2016, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Wildshield help

Alright guys,

I've been through a ton of these threads trying to see whats up.

2013 RG Custom
6'2"
34" inseam
Ride 2 up often
Looks DO matter

Thinking about a KW 8 or maybe a Memphis Shade.

Anyone with similar circumstances that can provide info?

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Alright guys,

I've been through a ton of these threads trying to see whats up.

2013 RG Custom
6'2"
34" inseam
Ride 2 up often
Looks DO matter

Thinking about a KW 8 or maybe a Memphis Shade.

Anyone with similar circumstances that can provide info?

Thanks

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Im 5'10 ish. Taller side. 34" inseam. I had the 12" KW on my 11. Was perfect for me. You're 6'2" I'm thinking the KW 8" will be useless. The 12 looks great too. I don't know anything about Memphis shades.


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I'm 6', 32" inseam. I ran a 14" LRS on my 09. You're gonna have to get a tall shield. I have a 13" Freedom on my 15. Wonderful shield. Call John. He'll tell you what height that you need.
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It's hard to have your cake and eat it too with RG windshields. The toenail shields look bad ass but are useless for wind protection especially for the passenger. The barn door work great but look Goldwingish.
Your going to need something in the 14" range to protect your passenger unless it's adjustable. Not sure how you feel about the Madstad , but a 13" adjustable Madstad would work well for both you and your passenger and provide about the best RG wind protection out there.

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X2 on the Madstad! I have a 14.5 inch, and very smooth air.
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Since you say that looks are important I will spare you my MadStad pitch. But I will just say that if you find that you need to purchase a shield that is around 13" or taller you should just bite the bullet and go with the MS as it looks as good if not better on the bike than any other single shield that starts going over that 13" range. I am 6'1" and I run the 11" MS with it down over half way and I actually get a lot of compliments on how it looks. If I need more protection I just raise it up. That simple...


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The only complaint I had with my 2015 Roadglide was the stock windshield. After several days of reading forums and reviews I decided to go with the WindVest. Their website makes ordering easy. They recommend what sized based on height and give photos of each mounted on the bike so that you cans see what it will actually look like when installed. I was not disappointed. Was able to see over the windshield, it blocks the perfect amount of wind and is still has an appealing style. Thumbs up for me!! WindVest | Products
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2012 RGC, 11" madstad, 5'9-32". I have had on my bike for 2 plus years, fantastic windshield. Works as advertised and I like the way it looks and get many compliments.

This summer I thought I would try something different, I bought a used 10" windvest from another forum member. I am very impressed with how good this winshield works, the lip at the top really deflects a lot of air and it looks good as well.

You will obviously need a taller one.

Can't speak about the clockworks or Memphis shade.


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15" freedom or windvest, sorry but any shorter and you and passenger will suffer!

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Another thumbs up for Freedom Shields

I am 6' in boots with a 34" inseam. My wife is 5'7"

I settles for the 15" Freedom Touring Air-Curve.

You would want the 16" one.



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