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Old 02-24-2013, 12:37 PM   #391
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That's true also. It would be nice to be behind the batwing when the weather cools. I think I would enjoy the radio on the EGC also. Both configurations have pros and cons. I guess the individual rider has to weigh them out for themselves. I believe I could make both the RK or the EGC work for me.


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The Road King's windshield is very effective against the cold. The weak spot is the legs. You can buy "soft lowers" for that. The soft ones can be folded and stored in the bags when you're not using them.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:47 PM   #392
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I got so much turbulence from my RK windshield I had to remove it, then I only had to put up with the vibration destroying anything I put in the saddle bags.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:01 PM   #393
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I got so much turbulence from my RK windshield I had to remove it, then I only had to put up with the vibration destroying anything I put in the saddle bags.
Strange. I haven't noticed any. Could it be your height or maybe you have the tour pak?

I'm 5'8" and don't have the tour pak.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:06 PM   #394
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The Road King's windshield is very effective against the cold. The weak spot is the legs. You can buy "soft lowers" for that. The soft ones can be folded and stored in the bags when you're not using them.
I'm pretty sure you could put the hard lowers on it too.



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Old 02-24-2013, 01:10 PM   #395
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I'm pretty sure you could put the hard lowers on it too.



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Yep. Or the aftermarket ones with speakers in em.... etc etc etc.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:12 PM   #396
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I'm pretty sure you could put the hard lowers on it too.



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I think you're right. Soft ones are cheaper though, more portable and probably easier to remove (speaking as one who doesn't own them).

I've noticed they're very popular with the motorcycle cops around the White House in DC.
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I think you're right. Soft ones are cheaper though, more portable and probably easier to remove (speaking as one who doesn't own them).

I've noticed they're very popular with the motorcycle cops around the White House in DC.
You can get leather ones, or the MoCo sells their own now, ballistic nylon.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:16 PM   #398
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I got so much turbulence from my RK windshield I had to remove it, then I only had to put up with the vibration destroying anything I put in the saddle bags.
Was not experince but I did get some buffeting and that imporved with an after-market windshield with a curved lip at the top. My Electra Glide with hard lowers as zero buffeting and I think I could have a smoke behind the fairing. Not sure how much it matters but I wear a fullface helmet.
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I was behind a StreetGlide on my Ducati Multistrada, on a twisty bit of road, the guy saw me and accelerated. Of course, I kept pace, thinking he'd back off in the tight stuff....he didn't. I was impressed.

I probably had more in reserve than him, if something unexpected happened, but the new E-Glides do handle well.
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The Road King's windshield is very effective against the cold. The weak spot is the legs. You can buy "soft lowers" for that. The soft ones can be folded and stored in the bags when you're not using them.
I've had both, definitely prefer the hard lowers with vents. They provide more protection and are much more aerodynamic at highways speeds. But the soft lowers do add a lot of protection for a low price.


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Was not experince but I did get some buffeting and that imporved with an after-market windshield with a curved lip at the top.
I got buffeting at highways speeds with the stock windshield (5'7", 30" inseam). Switching to windshield with a curved lip at the top improved things but did not completely eliminate the the problem. What did work was Harley's new Wind Splitter windshield. It's advertised as eliminating buffeting at speed and did just that. Amazing...

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I was behind a StreetGlide on my Ducati Multistrada, on a twisty bit of road, the guy saw me and accelerated. Of course, I kept pace, thinking he'd back off in the tight stuff....he didn't. I was impressed.

I probably had more in reserve than him, if something unexpected happened, but the new E-Glides do handle well.



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I was behind a StreetGlide on my Ducati Multistrada, on a twisty bit of road, the guy saw me and accelerated. Of course, I kept pace, thinking he'd back off in the tight stuff....he didn't. I was impressed.

I probably had more in reserve than him, if something unexpected happened, but the new E-Glides do handle well.
They handle great, the main limitation is the lack of cornering clearance.
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They handle great, the main limitation is the lack of cornering clearance.
Yeah, I really don't understand that. I love the drivetrain....it really is a special engine and so very well made. But goddamn they can't even lean over enough to turn into a driveway without scraping. Harley would really have the best motorcycle for the real world if they'd just give them so lean angle.
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Yeah, I really don't understand that. I love the drivetrain....it really is a special engine and so very well made. But goddamn they can't even lean over enough to turn into a driveway without scraping. Harley would really have the best motorcycle for the real world if they'd just give them so lean angle.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:23 PM   #405
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Yeah, I really don't understand that. I love the drivetrain....it really is a special engine and so very well made. But goddamn they can't even lean over enough to turn into a driveway without scraping.
Maybe a Fatboy Lo, but my Road King isn't that bad... Just scrapes easily enough that I have to slow to a normal pace when the mountain twisties get super tight.
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