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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-19-2016, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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Windshield Dilemma....how can that be??

Just brought home the new 2017 Road Glide Ultra a week ago and noticed during the first couple of rides that the windshield seems to be excellent.....WHAT!!! With the vents open the airflow seems to be great.

Alas, of course the windshield is clear so that just won't cut it so I guess I'll be on the search for a replacement. The good news is when trying to decide which one to get I just need to make sure it's comparable or maybe just slightly higher than where the Ultra windshield is.

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See if you can demo one at the stealership, I have been using the 15" wind splitter in smoked tint and like it. Can't go wrong if you can demo one. There is another company that will allow you to return a windshield as long as you don't remove the shrink wrap but can't remember their name. I am sure someone will tell you who it is.


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100% Freedom Shields

I hated the Windsplitter shields. They caused more turbulance.

When riding 2 up the stock shield caused turbulamce as well.

I went with the 15" Light tint Freedom Touring. John (Freedom Shields) lets you try it out and you can return it if you dont like it.

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just slightly higher than where the Ultra windshield is.
I went with the 15" Freedom Shield on my '16 RGU. It's 1" taller than stock and a couple of inches wider, (1" on both sides). I'm very happy with it.
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I spent a while researching on this forum last night after I sent that message. The Freedom shield is the one I'm probably going to try based on that research and now the responses here. I'm just a little fella at 5'7 and I just sent my factory seat in to 'Mean City Cycles', primarily to have memory foam put in it for comfort but also having them lower an inch (although I currently have a Mustang seat that also lowers me). Based on that and wanting to get the dark tint I will have to go shorter on the shield I believe. I'll be putting some miles on the bike with the factory shield today and I'll have to pay attention to see if I'm actually looking over or through the shield. Sounds like from their site I will need to go either 10 or 11 inch but I'll call and discuss it with them.

I was using a Madstad on my '13 Road Glide but it was always about function over the looks. Hopefully I won't end up buying two or three and then going that route, AGAIN lol
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I am not in the norm here so take my post with that in mind........but its a Motorcycle and wind in the face is normal to me - I am 5'11 with a low slung CVO seat and went with the Memphis Shade 6.5 Dark and could not be happier - Love the looks and it puts the wind just at the top of my head so I still get that dog hanging out the window feeling but can hear the tunes as well - Granted, 90% of the board likes with 'Pocket of Protection" that a big shield provides and I can dig that.......but its just not brand of Vodka if you can pick up what I'm laying down - Pic of my shit in my Garage located to the left of this rambling of a post
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I am not in the norm here so take my post with that in mind........but its a Motorcycle and wind in the face is normal to me - I am 5'11 with a low slung CVO seat and went with the Memphis Shade 6.5 Dark and could not be happier - Love the looks and it puts the wind just at the top of my head so I still get that dog hanging out the window feeling but can hear the tunes as well - Granted, 90% of the board likes with 'Pocket of Protection" that a big shield provides and I can dig that.......but its just not brand of Vodka if you can pick up what I'm laying down - Pic of my shit in my Garage located to the left of this rambling of a post
LOL, no actually you bring up an excellent point. I used to chuckle at the same posts when they talked about getting wind but it wasn't until my first Road Glide (1 of 3, 2010) that I saw what was meant with the 'buffeting'.....it made it impossible to enjoy the ride.

I am picking up what you're putting down though

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I'm with Eddie on this one.

No disrespect to those that want the full protection of a larger windshield, I get it, I just prefer a bit more wind in my face.
That's why I have the tinted shorty windshield. It's really just a trim piece to make the top of the fairing look pretty.

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Went with the 11" Windvest after changing my bars to the H-D Chizeled Lo. The new bars hit my Klock Werks Sport Flare in sharp turns and in the locked position.

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I love the look of those bars. The factory ones seem pretty decent to me but a couple of inches higher and coming back a few inches would be great. I had 'helibars' on my '13 which are adjustable so I was a bit spoiled. If I could find a used set for the '17 I would go that route but not likely to find those for a while. New they're about $800 and that's not happening.
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