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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-27-2017, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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I just bought a brand new 2017 Road Glide Ultra. I wear a full face helmet, and I am feeling too hot compared to my previous bike (Suzuki VStrom). In the Summer, I need more air on my body, but don't want to deal with buffeting. The 15" screen that comes with the bike works well from an airflow perspective, and I plan to use it in cooler weather. I need a hot weather solution. What do you suggest? By the way, I am 6'2", so I am a taller rider. I am using a stock seat. Thanks for the help.
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-27-2017, 08:43 PM
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First Question: Did you open all the vents on the fairing and the lowers?

2nd Question: Are you willing to ride with the helmet shield open and a pair of protective glasses?

3rd Question: Are you wearing a mesh jacket?

I solved my being hot by adding a Road King to the stable. I ride it without the windshield.

Touring bikes in general are hot in the summer heat. You don't get a lot of air flow. No matter what brand touring bike you own. Baker Air wings are very popular among Goldwing riders to pull some air around the fairing.


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Stock RG/RGS shield & change the shields per season. Or MadStad with quick detach brackets & you just remove the outer shield during summer. I have the MadStad
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I just bought a brand new 2017 Road Glide Ultra. I wear a full face helmet, and I am feeling too hot compared to my previous bike (Suzuki VStrom). In the Summer, I need more air on my body, but don't want to deal with buffeting. The 15" screen that comes with the bike works well from an airflow perspective, and I plan to use it in cooler weather. I need a hot weather solution. What do you suggest? By the way, I am 6'2", so I am a taller rider. I am using a stock seat. Thanks for the help.
I like to ride naked. Its much cooler that way in the Louisiana heat and humidity. Of course all the neighbors think Im a pervert but thats ok. Im a much cooler pervert but still a pervert.


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All vents are open. I do have a mesh jacket, but it is too hot to wear with this bike. I do keep my face shield partially open. I will look into the Baker Air Wings. Thanks.
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How tall is the MadStad? Also, what is the RGS? Thanks,
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I like to ride naked. Its much cooler that way in the Louisiana heat and humidity. Of course all the neighbors think Im a pervert but thats ok. Im a much cooler pervert but still a pervert.
Don't listen to this southern slur, his o'lady"s ant goona let him embarrass her nor will she be splaining him holding the end of a snake knee deep in a mud hole.
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OMFG. nuff said on that subject.

RG/RGS is a regular Road Glide/ Road Glide Special (FLTRX/FLTRXS). The shield is what I affectionately refer to as the "shorty".

As someone else suggested, try opening the vents, the really let a lot of air in without incurring all of the wind noise of a shorter shield.

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Here's something you may want to check into, a cooling vest. I bought a Glacier Tek vest two years ago. I bought 2 sets of cooling packs for it. I'll use it on really hot days or if I'm riding long hours. It does a really good job at keeping me cool. The 2nd set of cooling packs is so that I can wear one set and have the 2nd set recharging, ready to go for when I need them.

The only real complaint I have when using it, is my T-shirt gets wet. I'm not sure if its my sweat (the cooling packs are plastic and 1 layer of fabric, so your skin can't breath very well in this area) or if its condensation. Summertime here in the FL panhandle is really hot and the humidity is awful, so the evaporative type vests don't work all that well. When wearing this vest I don't sweat at all (except what I already mentioned, which leads me to believe its actually condensation).
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I do have a cooling vest, but the lack of airflow may make it less effective. I was really eyeing the 6" screen that Harley has on their site. It looks good, but was wondering if it would suit my needs during the Summer.
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