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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-16-2018, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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Oh, to be a short f-er

Being tall has its benefits but cool-looking windshield is not one of them.

I miss the look of my Klockwerks (perfect for Glide Customs, sez I) and have to run this tall, geeky LRS to keep the buffeting down.
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I feel your pain. When I bought my 06 (used) it had a 16 or 18" clear shield on it. The first thing I bought was like a 5" tinted shield cause they look so cool. Stayed on for one day. Now I have a 12" KW but I've been resisting going any bigger. If I do anything I'll eventually get a Madstad.
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Define Short? - I am 5'10...ish and run a seat that sits me back and lower but still see "over" my Memphis Shades 6.5 and have ZERO issues in terms of buffeting or too much wind to be comfortable - Quite Frankly, think it is the best looking/performing screen on the market for me
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You may not like the looks but a Madstad will solve all your problems!
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You may not like the looks but a Madstad will solve all your problems!
If being tall means you have to use a Madstad, I'm happy I'm short! lol
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Try running with no windshield and see if your head is in the clean air above the buffeting.

The Rushmore bikes do a good job at keeping your head in the clean air with the stock windshield.


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Define Short? - I am 5'10...ish and run a seat that sits me back and lower but still see "over" my Memphis Shades 6.5 and have ZERO issues in terms of buffeting or too much wind to be comfortable - Quite Frankly, think it is the best looking/performing screen on the market for me
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Try running with no windshield and see if your head is in the clean air above the buffeting.

The Rushmore bikes do a good job at keeping your head in the clean air with the stock windshield.
Mine is pre-Rushmore but trying without a windshield is a damn good idea I canít believe I didnít already think of. Iíll try it out.

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Try running with no windshield and see if your head is in the clean air above the buffeting.

The Rushmore bikes do a good job at keeping your head in the clean air with the stock windshield.
Agreed. The Rushmore fairing really does work well. I'm able to run a much shorter shield on my '17 than I did on my '12.
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