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I have a 2015 , (first time on here , by the way cool site) road glide special as most will know the standard screen sucks , big time ! I'm only 5'6" and the wind hits my head just above the helmet screen . has anyone put a klock werks sports 9 inch wind screen on, wondering weather that'll be high enough?
some input would be appreciated !
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Not sure on the 9" but I have a 14" sport and it still hits me in the forehead. I am 6'3" though. Going to be replacing with the either the 12" touring version or a Cee Baileys 15" sport.

If your interested in the 14" sport flare let me know, I will have one available, like new.
 

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Welcome! I tried the 9" shield before the 14" that I have now. The 9" didn't do any more good than the OEM one IMHO.
 
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surly I'm not the ONLY short arse (ducks disease) that has tried the KW sports 9 inch???
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Weighing in at a massive 5'7", I have a 10" dark smoke Freedom Shields shield. It is night and day difference over the stock shield. It moved the air up & over my head & I can hear my stereo now. Not as pretty as the KW, but very functional.

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I'm 6' and have run the 9" Sport for a year and a half.

I have multiple bug hits on my helmet but very very few hit my face (the occasional cross wind catches me). I have a single chip on my glasses that's it.

I ran the 12" Pro Touring for 1 ride and went with the 9" sport and haven't looked back.

The only downside I can see is the fact the new 3 pocket fairing pouch won't fit.
 

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One of the first things I purchased was Klock Werks 14" Sports Flair. I am 6' tall and this 14" SF for me is spot on perfect. I wear a half helmet and the wind just goes over the top of my helmet. Another great thing with the 14" SF is you can hear your music way better.
Good look on your search and purchase.
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I've got about 2500 miles on my 9" KW Sport Flare. I had the opportunity to test a 14" for about 100 miles, and it was the $h!t. Put me in a nice bubble for wind protection and the stereo was worlds away better. But I just couldn't get over how tall it *looks*. The 9" is sexy as hell. And definitely better than stock, as far as reducing turbulence around the face and forehead. But still pretty breezy. Both the 9" and 14" were hard to look thru. LOTS of distortion in the "wave" between the sides and middle. If you don't look THRU the screen, it's a non-issue. I did compare both shields back-to-back, and chose the 9" purely on aesthetics. The 14" wasn't too high to look over. If I had to do it again, I'd probably opt for the 14".

I'm 5'-10", with long arms/torso, and short legs (32" inseam). Keep in mind, that this is my first touring bike. The only windshield I've had was on my '08 Softail Deluxe. So- no fairing to help with wind reduction. And I've got sensitive eyes (too many years welding, and regularly abusing my vision). Dust, chill, and wind always get the waterworks flowing. All other bikes I've owned have been knees-in-the-breeze, and bugs-in-the-teeth. And I'm kind of partial to old habits.

To put it in perspective.... With the stock shield on my RGS, I had to wear gasketed glasses. Even with the stock shield, I was having issues with the watery eyes. The KW 9" cured that. So, I can wear regular sunglasses or non-gasketed riding glasses without issue.

If you've got a KW dealer nearby, they might loan you either or both for a day. I got my loaners from J&P Cycle in Sturgis. It had the word "DEMO" screenprinted across the front, and they kept my stock shield as collateral.

Good luck on your quest.
 
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I've got about 2500 miles on my 9" KW Sport Flare. I had the opportunity to test a 14" for about 100 miles, and it was the $h!t. Put me in a nice bubble for wind protection and the stereo was worlds away better. But I just couldn't get over how tall it *looks*. The 9" is sexy as hell. And definitely better than stock, as far as reducing turbulence around the face and forehead. But still pretty breezy. Both the 9" and 14" were hard to look thru. LOTS of distortion in the "wave" between the sides and middle. If you don't look THRU the screen, it's a non-issue. I did compare both shields back-to-back, and chose the 9" purely on aesthetics. The 14" wasn't too high to look over. If I had to do it again, I'd probably opt for the 14".

I'm 5'-10", with long arms/torso, and short legs (32" inseam). Keep in mind, that this is my first touring bike. The only windshield I've had was on my '08 Softail Deluxe. So- no fairing to help with wind reduction. And I've got sensitive eyes (too many years welding, and regularly abusing my vision). Dust, chill, and wind always get the waterworks flowing. All other bikes I've owned have been knees-in-the-breeze, and bugs-in-the-teeth. And I'm kind of partial to old habits.

To put it in perspective.... With the stock shield on my RGS, I had to wear gasketed glasses. Even with the stock shield, I was having issues with the watery eyes. The KW 9" cured that. So, I can wear regular sunglasses or non-gasketed riding glasses without issue.

If you've got a KW dealer nearby, they might loan you either or both for a day. I got my loaners from J&P Cycle in Sturgis. It had the word "DEMO" screenprinted across the front, and they kept my stock shield as collateral.

Good luck on your quest.
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