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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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Fltrx windshields

Whatís up everyone. Hopefully someone can shed some light. I need to get the insane amount of wind out of my face when Iím riding with my 18 glide with the stock windshield still on it. I find that having the top vent open allows for more laminar air flow, and Iím for the feeling of wind flow when riding of course, but itís more obnoxious with the stock shield.

Iím 5í9Ē - 5í10Ē if that helps to compare to you all who have had this same issue.

Thanks hopefully the thread catches wind no pun Intended
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For beginners, welcome to the forum.

Stock windshield sucks for sure. Lots of good windshield info on here for Rushmore and pre Rushmore.

I am 5'9 and am running the Memphis shades 6.5 dark smoke, many others to pick from.

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I hadnít heard of Memphis shades before it seems like the 6.5 has a lot of positive reviews from guys our height. Iíll check them out, thanks!
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i love the stock windshield. No buffeting. i ride with my visor open unless the bugs get thick. 5'11". I keep all 3 vents open. sitting on a low tour solo.
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That seat must be getting you just low enough for it to get the wind over your head. Or your just someone who likes more wind in the face. My radio has to be on the 3rd highest volume for me to hear it doing 50. And I can barely hear the pipes. Thanks for the reply!
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i love the stock windshield. No buffeting. i ride with my visor open unless the bugs get thick. 5'11". I keep all 3 vents open. sitting on a low tour solo.
Plus 1 addict on the 3 vents open!
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I'm 5' 8", I have an 11" LRS (Long Ride Shield) Stingray. Works great for me.

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Just installed a 12Ē freedom shield sport. Iím 5-9 with a Harley hammock seat. Itís a game changer..!


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I tried out a 14” klockwerks at my dealer. For my the RG has a very streamline and sleek design to it. Going to big with a windshield might break that up. It’s a huge catch 22. I should just find something that does what I want it to do no matter what it looks like
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I need to get the insane amount of wind out of my face when Iím riding with my 18 glide with the stock windshield still on it. I find that having the top vent open allows for more laminar air flow, and Iím for the feeling of wind flow when riding of course, but itís more obnoxious with the stock shield.
Iím 5í9Ē - 5í10Ē if that helps to compare to you all who have had this same issue.
Thanks hopefully the thread catches wind no pun Intended
my '18 FLTRX has the same issue. i put a 16" light tint Freedom Shield touring windshield on it but even that didn't stop the wind in the face.
the wind comes up under the tank and goes right up into my face. i always run all 3 vents open because that's not the problem and they add stability on the highway.

i've tried all types of fairings and wind deflectors and nothing really helps above 70 mph other than fairing lowers combined with the kuryakyn wind deflectors.
the next time you're out on the highway tuck your knees tightly into the gas tank and then open them up. you'll see where it's coming from.

i've gotten into the habit of wearing ear plugs and a helmet.
doesn't help with grass and tree allergies though.

just something to think about before you buy a tall windscreen. i like them tall so i can duck down for cover in rain or birds or road crap.
if you don't want a tall one for that protection, just get a shorter klockswerks "for style" and be done with it.

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