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I figured I'd do a write up for those with the second gen Road Glides.
I have a 2012 Road Glide Custom with 14" Santee bars, a Corbin solo seat, progressive monotube front suspension at 1" lower than stock and Xotic rear suspension at about 1.5" lower than stock. I'm 6 foot with a 32" inseam. So there is all the info for comparison values.
I statred with a LRS Phantom windshield when I bought the bike as I had LRS shields on my Street Glide and thought they were great. Well the Phantom was terrible and I quickly moved on to a 12" Windsplitter from HD. This shield provided better wind resistance than the Phantom, my glasses shook compared to dancing everywhere, plus it looked much better than stock or the Phantom. Recently I decided to try the Mako from LRS. I bought an 11" dark tint and put it on Friday morning. Fit was great, clarity was good and the shield seemed thicker than the Windsplitter. Once I got out on the road I can say this is a huge improvement over the older Phantom and even an improvement over the Windsplitter. Now my glasses don't move at all until I get above 70, and even at 80 they just move around slightly. I can't really feel any buffeting like I used to, it's just that the glasses will move slightly but not to the point I feel it interferes with anything. I was also surprised that I could lower the radio about two bars as I could hear it much better, with much of the wind noise I had become accustomed to disappearing. With the 11" I can see just over the shield, which is how I like to ride, but have to look through it for precise riding on uneven surfaces or in heavy traffic, where you have to see a foot or so directly in front of the wheel.
My guess is a 12" shield would be perfect and cancel all wind but then I'd be constantly looking at the top edge, which would drive me nuts, so a 11" is a good compromise for me.
I hope this can answer anyone's questions that might be looking at moving to a LRS Mako.
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I have a 14" on my 2011 RG Ultra and it is perfect for me. I look or the top edge of the shield and there is no buffeting at any speed. I know the Ultra has a higher seat height and 14" (by thier measurements) is one inch lower than stock, but the recurve makes it perform better. Great product... if my seat sat lower the klock werks I have would worked...

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I got the 13 inch dark Mako last month on my 2012 RGU. Top line is about 2.5 inch below stock. I'm 6 foot with hammock seat. I see over this mako & no buffeting.
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I just (yesterday afternoon) installed a 15" LRS Stingray shield and it is fantastic. I loved the LRS on my previous 2014 EG Limited and this one is just as good.

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I figured I'd do a write up for those with the second gen Road Glides.
I have a 2012 Road Glide Custom with 14" Santee bars, a Corbin solo seat, progressive monotube front suspension at 1" lower than stock and Xotic rear suspension at about 1.5" lower than stock. I'm 6 foot with a 32" inseam. So there is all the info for comparison values.
I statred with a LRS Phantom windshield when I bought the bike as I had LRS shields on my Street Glide and thought they were great. Well the Phantom was terrible and I quickly moved on to a 12" Windsplitter from HD. This shield provided better wind resistance than the Phantom, my glasses shook compared to dancing everywhere, plus it looked much better than stock or the Phantom. Recently I decided to try the Mako from LRS. I bought an 11" dark tint and put it on Friday morning. Fit was great, clarity was good and the shield seemed thicker than the Windsplitter. Once I got out on the road I can say this is a huge improvement over the older Phantom and even an improvement over the Windsplitter. Now my glasses don't move at all until I get above 70, and even at 80 they just move around slightly. I can't really feel any buffeting like I used to, it's just that the glasses will move slightly but not to the point I feel it interferes with anything. I was also surprised that I could lower the radio about two bars as I could hear it much better, with much of the wind noise I had become accustomed to disappearing. With the 11" I can see just over the shield, which is how I like to ride, but have to look through it for precise riding on uneven surfaces or in heavy traffic, where you have to see a foot or so directly in front of the wheel.
My guess is a 12" shield would be perfect and cancel all wind but then I'd be constantly looking at the top edge, which would drive me nuts, so a 11" is a good compromise for me.
I hope this can answer anyone's questions that might be looking at moving to a LRS Mako.

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Sorry, planned on it but haven't been near the bike. Just too much work. I'll get them up as soon as I can take some.
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