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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-11-2017, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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I test rode a 2017 Road Glide Special recently and the wind buffeting was pretty bad. I know a windshield will get rid of this, but I want to install only the height needed to get rid of the buffeting. I am 6' 1" tall (34" inseam) and was curious if any of you who are similar in height have experience with the Memphis Shades Spoiler in 8.5"?

If so, what are your thoughts? Also, if you have any pictures you could share of your Road Glide with this windshield installed that would be great!

I love the looks of this shield and it has a very defined top lip, much like the Windvest I had on my Street Glide, which was very effective for diverting wind on a lower rofile shield.

By the way, my last bike was a 2011 Street Gide and the 8" Windvest was perfect for me. Just not sure what will be needed on the Road Glide.

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I'm 6' and have a 6.5" memphis shades now. Works great. I have the CVO seat so that sits me low thus the 6.5. Totally satisfied.
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Thanks for the feedback! How much lower is the CVO seat?

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Thanks for the feedback! How much lower is the CVO seat?

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Not sure measurement wise.


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Thanks for the feedback! How much lower is the CVO seat?

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I have the same seat and it sits you down an inch and back an inch - I am 5'11 with a '34 inseam and the Memphis Shade 6.5 is spot on for me - I have had it on (3) RGs now and would not ride with anything else
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Here I am 5,9 with CVO seat and 6,5 dark black Memphis and I see over it but it is protective. Before I had a 10Ē windshield with same protection.
Over 130 km/h I must have the high fessure open to avoid a bit of buffeting.


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Beautiful bike, thanks for sharing the pics!! That windshield looks great on the Shark Nose.

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I just received and installed a Memphis Shade 8.5 Ghost Tint on my 2018 Road glide Special. I am six feet tall and have the stock seat on the bike. Its perfect for me. I can see over it with no problem. It keeps most of the wind off for a nice smoother ride. I can hear the radio and the stock exhaust at highway speeds. Best thing is the Ghost Tint. I thought it would be strange looking and unusable. The 8.5 is about three inches higher than stock "my estimate". But because its clear on top when cresting hills I can see through the top of the windshield. My view is never blocked. I ordered the 10.0 first to tall. I used Revzilla and was able to return and only pay the return shipping no restocking. So its not to expensive to try a few sizes to you get the right fit.
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I just received and installed a Memphis Shade 8.5 Ghost Tint on my 2018 Road glide Special. I am six feet tall and have the stock seat on the bike. Its perfect for me. I can see over it with no problem. It keeps most of the wind off for a nice smoother ride. I can hear the radio and the stock exhaust at highway speeds. Best thing is the Ghost Tint. I thought it would be strange looking and unusable. The 8.5 is about three inches higher than stock "my estimate". But because its clear on top when cresting hills I can see through the top of the windshield. My view is never blocked. I ordered the 10.0 first to tall. I used Revzilla and was able to return and only pay the return shipping no restocking. So its not to expensive to try a few sizes to you get the right fit.
Would you have a pic on the bike and if possible a measurement from the top of vent to the top of windshield?

Iím considering the same windshield and Iím about 6í1 and a bit these days.
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Sure I will go out to the garage tomorrow and get some Pictures.
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