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Old 12-24-2012, 07:31 AM   #37
Studly Adventurer
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Central fly-over land.
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Originally Posted by Dave in Wi View Post
Do you wear a full face helmet, and do you get buffeting behind the RK shield?
It's not the wind shield, it's the air coming up around the tank that gets caught under/in your helmet. Try putting your feet up on the bars and "hug" the tank with your legs. You'll find very calm air behind the RK windshield.

So, the best thing are those God-awful ugly chrome wind deflectors that go down on the outside of the forks. They are about $70 US, and work very well. I use a 3/4 helmet with full face shield and now have no buffeting.

(Would use a FF helmet, but with the speedo on the tank, you can't see it easily with a FF helmet.)

BTW, I do long trips (4000-12,000 miles) each year on a Road King, as well as run down to the store on it. I prefer it over the Electra Glide because the batwing faring makes me feel too claustrophobic.
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