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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-24-2017, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
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I'm currently running a windsplitter 12 on my 13 shark. Looking to get a taller windshield to pop on just for long rides to help with wind management. What height should I go with to get optimum wind management? I'm 5'11" with 32 inseam running a stock seat. I've got my eye on 2 different shields right now, the 15in Freedom shield and 15in LRS mako. I can get them for 90-100 bucks .

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Between the two, I'd opt for the Freedom. It's a better windshield.
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Call John at Freedom Shields. He will tell you what size he thinks will work best for you.


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The two windshields from what I understand a very good windshield. You might check out baggershield, they’re also sponsor on this site. Their windshield you could flip up for the clear part when you’re ridding long distance around and flip them down for the more sporty look when you’re close to home. I’ve had a couple and I was pretty happy with that set up, but it is not for everyone.
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Gonna get a 14 in windvest from another member on here. That should do what I'm looking for with no problem. I ran a 10 in WV in the past and it was just a little short.

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I would go for the Freedom, have it and love it best shield IMO, but the wind best is a good shield as well, they work way better than the HD windsplitter, I had it and hated that thing, shot the air right at my mouth and glasses, and the quality was crap for the price, Good luck.

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FYI, I am six feet tall with a 32 inseam and I run a 12 inch Freedom and it's perfect for me , mine is dark tint, I like looking over it not thru it, running a mustang sport tourer seat hope this helps

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FYI, I am six feet tall with a 32 inseam and I run a 12 inch Freedom and it's perfect for me , mine is dark tint, I like looking over it not thru it, running a mustang sport tourer seat hope this helps
Thanks for the input. Got a member her that has a 14in windvest for a good price and he's not far from me so gonna give it a shot. The 12in wind splitter in what I have now and I agree it isn't the best although I do like the looks of it so I compromise. My plans are to have the 14in Windvest to put on when me and the wife make overnight runs down to Florida. It's alotttt of interstate riding and the wind really beats you up with the lower shields. Swapping shields may get a little aggravating but it will probably only be 2 or 3 times a year that we need to swap out.

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In the event that you decide to try something else down the road, I'm the same height as you with an identical inseam and I can assure you that the Madstad 12" adjustable windshield has been a blessing for me. It's easy to adjust the height and angle on the fly (20 seconds or less) to suit the changing weather and the reduction in buffeting has been nothing short of miraculous.
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remember also that 12'' is not always 12''. some of the windshield mfgs measure their shields differently, and depending on how 'laid back' the shield is, that has an effect on height as well.

i use a 12'' wind splitter. i wanted to get a different shield for the winter as well, got a mako from long ride shields. their 11'' mako actually is about an inch taller than the 12'' harley wind splitter because it sits more upright than the wind splitter. and it works awesome btw.

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