Can't speak to the CB Dome, but some experience with the others.
IMO, the absolute best looking windshield out there is the 8" KW. Unfortunately, I think you'd have to be an elf for it to be beneficial. I have not tried the next two sizes up, and have heard mixed reviews.
I have a 14" LRS and a 16" Windvest. They're similar. So similar in fact that I just ordered a 12" LRS to probably replace the 14" LRS (keeping the 16" for long hauls - maybe). I think it's been mentioned before and I agree, the LRS seems to be a little sturdier than WV and maybe made out of thicker material. The 16" Windvest is a Barn DOOR. It's huge. It reminds me of a Witch's/pope hat or a KKK hood (sorry, it does). If you don't believe me, take a look at my album and see for yourself. There's a few pics of it in there - you can't miss it. Great to hide behind, just can't get past the look. The 14" allows just a little more turbulence, but still gets the job done....almost as well. Still big, though.
I ordered the 12" Mako as a compromise to see if I could get away with something smaller that offered some protection. The 8" KW has always killed me with turbulence right in the face (6'3"), but love the way it looks. I ran through the gears tonight pretty hard and just about lost my glasses.
I appreciate the feedback. I currently have the windsplitter and it is junk. I have read on here the the 12" KW doesnt provide much protection. I do agree the WV is plain but have heard good reviews. I am trying to stick to a size that I can see over. All 16" shields are a NO GO for me.
I am 5'10" on a good day. The bike is a 2006 so the fairing is 1.5" lower than 2010 or newer. I had a 6.5" KW. It was so windy I could not hear the stereo at 50mph. But it did look great. I have a 13" Windvest. It works pretty well, but still buffets my 3/4 helmet. I wish that I purchased a 15" or taller Windvest. I now have a 14.5inch MadStad, which is lower than my 13" WindVest when set low and at the highest setting I look through it. Sorry you did not like it. Good luck in you quest. If you really want protection from buffeting you have to good large as in tall. Short windshields look great but don't work well.
I really like the 14" Windvest.
I am running the same setup as you but on a 07
I also run a set of Desert Dawgs when ever the temp is below 80 or 85 as there are no temp. restrictions. Just what you can bear
With that setup the wind is nominal
I have a 2013 RG ultra with the stock tall shield. if i measure from the stereo it's 12"
and if i measure it along the front side it's 16"
Seems like everyone uses different measurements and I can't figure out which is which.
This windshield works perfectly for me but it's just barely in my...
Seems to me that the KW flare puts a bit of down force on the front end , anyone else notice it ? FWIW , I like the feel , front definitely isn't as light as before , just enough to feel planted good
Okay smart ones....never ran the Klock Werks Shield before the Raider...was a Memphis Shades Guy forever....went with the '14 Sport Flare and dig the Wind Mgt but am curious about "minding the gap"
Is there supposed to be a gap tween the shield and rubber trim up front? - I tried to add the KW...
Been some questions asked lately and I'm bored because it's raining again, so I did some measuring for those thinking about the Madstad. I won't get into the looks discussion, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. My shield is the 13" tinted. Measures 13.5 inches in the center. Slid all the way...
A forum community dedicated to all Harley-Davidson Road Glide owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about performance, builds, accessories, mods,specs, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more!