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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-28-2015, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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Windshield height?

I'm about to spring for a new windshield for the '15 Glide. Looking at the Clockworks "sport", light smoke.
I'm a 5'8" rider and often carry a passenger. What would be the optimum height/size to reduce wind buffet at highway speeds?

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I'm about to spring for a new windshield for the '15 Glide. Looking at the Clockworks "sport", light smoke.

I'm a 5'8" rider and often carry a passenger. What would be the optimum height/size to reduce wind buffet at highway speeds?

Also 5'8/9 ish. Used the 14 WV. Great for me but my off duty supervisor complained a bit.
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About nose level works. A lot of the windshield sites have charts to help determine what shield to get. Freedom recommends taping cardboard at the desired height and riding. I did that, and it works quite well. Plus you get extra style points for the ragamuffin look.

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Also 5'8/9 ish. Used the 14 WV. Great for me but my off duty supervisor complained a bit.
At 6' and a stock 9 1/2 most always 2-up on the RG
figure the wind blows free, just enough to give her a break

Ever catch your co-rider, your charge, hanging her head
to the wind, like a dog, shh that's just unspoken
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my off duty supervisor complained a bit.
Still too much wind?

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Still too much wind?

She would get some airflow at the top of her head. She is 5'3".
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Hmm. My wife is 4'11". Pretty close. Thanks for that info.
Thinking of trying a 14" Klockwerks Sport. They say the actual height is 9". Some more research first though, I'm thinking

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I'm 5' 10 1/2 and am running a 13" Cee Bailey which is right about nose level for my posture. Can't speak for the passenger as my wife doesn't ride, but I wouldn't want it any higher. Perfect height for quieting down the cockpit and seeing over, while still allowing some duck and cover if necessary in the rain!


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Another option is a freedom shield. Google them, email or call John...great guy and he can help with the right size..check out this site for pics a few of us posted...I love mine.
https://www.roadglide.org/23-windshie...indshield.html
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Reds2 saids the windshield height don't matter so cause she's
the same height on the back da bike, except when she's
gettin it from the side
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