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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-28-2017, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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fangs for '17 FLTRX

I've got my bike to where it's comfortable and pretty well-handling. I've got a 12" LRS on it and the buffeting is not bad, but the wind noise is horrible. I can't hear the radio, even at full volume. Do the fangs work? and which are the best for a RG? Thanks, JD
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-28-2017, 06:06 PM
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The Rushmore RG needs an amp in order to hear music. It needs a windshield too, but you've already done that.
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Madstad...lol..and agree with ^^..need an amp and speaker regardless...

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With all due respect (if any), I was wanting to know about the fangs, which I understand are fork-mounted wind deflectors. Kind of like asking about tires and getting all kinds of good advice about oil. If, as I suspect, the only cure for wind noise is more volume, I don't think I'm going to be getting the kind of sound quality, that appeals to me. Thanks anyway. JD
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If you really want to waste money on the fangs, go ahead. Then buy an amp and a better windshield. I was just trying to save you some aggravation.
I have virtually zero wind noise on my 15 RGS with lowers and a 13" Freedom shield. And yes, I still needed an amp. I didn't want one, I needed one. Good luck.
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I put on the Harley FLTR Deflectors, they did help once above 50 mph. Cut down on some of the buffeting and wind noise. Not a cure-all, though. You are on a motorcycle after all. I've heard that the GADS (a forum sponsor) also work pretty well. (I recently put on some lowers I found on amazon). I've been thinking about adding their triple tree deflector. looks like that one install a little easier than some of the others out there.

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If you really want to waste money on the fangs, go ahead. Then buy an amp and a better windshield. I was just trying to save you some aggravation.
I have virtually zero wind noise on my 15 RGS with lowers and a 13" Freedom shield. And yes, I still needed an amp. I didn't want one, I needed one. Good luck.
I agree totally i have a 12 inch Freedom shield and let me tell you at 70 MPh i hear my radio no problem also have Sancho`s wings which also help, give John a call at Freedom Shields you wont regret it, IMO best shield for the money.
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Thanks all. I'll be calling John Monday. And I may try the Harley road glide deflector.
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I didn't think they made the fangs for the Road Glide??

I did have them on a Street Glide (gasp! Lol) and they worked really well IMO. Looks were subjective, but function won out.


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I've tried both Freedom Shields and Long Ride Shields. I've been very impressed with Freedom's quality and just put it back on the bike after riding the LRS for a month + and it's much quieter and better buffet wise.
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