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Hi all,
So we've got a 2011 CVO RGU.
Love everything about this bike, we've put some miles on it for sure
Anyway, we decided to see about exchanging windshields to see if my lady would get some reprieve. I say this because I, at 5 11, am genuinely very comfortable on this ol' girl at pretty much all speeds!
However, lil' momma get's her unfortunate share of turbulence, especially at highway speeds...to the point where the wind seems to just go over my helmet and hit hers on the underside and to her, it feels at times the wind is pulling her helmet up.

We picked the KW Sport Flare. To be honest, we first picked the 12 inch version, got it from Amazon, installed it and literally went around the block only to realize it was too short. It was terrible.

But I indeed take that responsibility in knowing I should've gotten their tallest unit at 14 inches...so we did, installed it and ended up riding it for two hours.

I can provide these very general but agreed upon points of feedback from both myself and lil' momma;
1) It's incredibly smooth for both of us between 40-60 MPH. As in, WOW..."Hey babes, this is awesome!"
2) Once above 60ish and up to 80...which by the way, when we're taking a trip is pretty much the "MPH Pocket" we're trying to ride in....it was a "bit better" for her than the stock one and actually far LESS better for me than the stock one. She says she's not getting that 'feels like it's pulling up on the helmet thingy' but best describes it as "it just feels like a lot of swirling all around"

I couldn't agree more that my goodness, post-62 MPH, it was a loud swirling mess for me too!

Anyway...we're sending this one back.

Help us friends, what should we get and why?

Thanks in advance!!
 

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I've used Windvest like forever on my bike and it works great for me . I use the 12 inch which is just right .
I like it when I can see over the top of the windshield by a couple inches and the air flows over my head about 6 inches or so but I ride solo so I have no input from a passenger.
When I first got the bike I tried the Klockworks sport flare and I didn't like it so it went into the pile of misfit windshields.
The trouble with windshields it may take a few windshield to find the one that works best for you
Windshields and seats seem to be the hardest thing to get right and what works for me may not work for you that's why we all have different opinions on these subjects.
Good luck on your search.

Mark
So true! They are tough to get right for you as clearly everyone's different. I do like to look over a shield as opposed to through one...anyway, it seems the madstad get's a shoot load of votes and to be fair, yes...it looks a little different but does is REALLY make that much of a difference in function? Is is really that good?

We've all got a lot of bucks in our rides and her and I are no exception in continually adding to it etc but since we're both in our 50's and truly love touring, we're in the 'function over form' realm.
 

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I sell parts at a dealership. when people come to me with this problem I steer them here. not too sporty, not too nerdy. really works. Madstad is another one I direct them to. Nothing fancy about these windsheilds
View attachment 432896 best profile shot i have. This is the freedom sport touring 10"
Thank you for your input...in your opinion which is the best for what I'm looking for?
 
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