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Originally Posted by MontyMoose View Post
They came with my '16 RGU, but I didn't install them right away. When I did get around to putting them on, I noticed a little bit of a difference, but the REAL difference came when I added the "Lower Triple Tree Wind Deflector". Almost immediately I got less airflow coming up from underneath the fairing... you know, the air that seems to catch right under the edge of a helmet and tries to take it off your head.
I thought that Triple Tree made a big difference on my SG..haven’t got it yet for my Glide but for $27 think I will though I read some peeps said didn’t really help them. Add me to not really seeing much of a difference with the wind deflectors.

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I don’t know how noticeable they would be if you aren’t running lowers, but I noticed them immediately when I put them on. They keep the dirty air coming under the fairing a back over the tank. I notice less vibration in my glasses with them as well.

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I put them on my 2011 FLTRX and noticed some improvement but my biggest was the addition of hard lowers that made a huge difference in wind control, I pulled the doors off my lowers for better air flow.
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I put these deflectors on, and although they are not some magic giant wind blocker, they do indeed work. The one thing I noticed most is that it help deflect some of the air away from my ears, and I am able to hear the stereo much better than without them.

I changed to the chopped engine guard and the new spoiler, and I'm going to hack them up to make them fit with that setup too. (That's how much I liked them)
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I was searching for wind deflectors awhile back and found these. Not sure how they differ from the genuine HD parts.

"Glide Air Deflector System (GADS) RGB Fits 2015 up H-D RoadGlide Wind Deflector
air/wind deflector HarleyDavidson Road Glide 2015 up
s-l400 (3)_1552833276000.jpgGADS is a new patent pending approach to a comfortable RoadGlide experience. The turbulence that you feel on your face, chest and torso is dramatically reduced and redirected. Many RoadGlide owners spend lots of money buying expensive replacement windshields trying to find relief from the aggressive buffeting which is the effect caused by the RoadGlide fairing. Testing has proved, it is not the wind coming over the windshield causing discomfort, but the wind that comes up from under the sides of the fairing, past the turn signals, that is abusing the rider with extremely turbulent air. If you have ever put your feet on the top of your crash bars at highway speed you have some idea how well GADS will work for you."
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I bet those will work with the Harley ones I just got. I might add those too.

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I ordered a set, I'll post a review once I've had a chance to try them out.
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Originally Posted by Dmerch View Post
I ordered a set, I'll post a review once I've had a chance to try them out.
they're cheap enough to try!

harlley's deflectors don't stop it; lowers don't stop it, either.

currently modifying the kuryakyn deflectors to see if they work.

have almost given up, aside from ear plugs.

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I have a 13 with lowers and the defectors. Didn't really think the deflectors did much either until I took them off and tried to ride with a ball cap on facing forward. They work great for that and that is the way I ride most of the time.
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I noticed that after I snapped them in place that the airflow is directed more upward in the front of the tank. I was really hoping that these would cause a notable difference in the wind, especially the noise. After 23,000 miles on my RG my ears ring almost constantly. I have a 14" windshield. Maybe I will have to try a 16" and better earplugs.
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