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Old 10-01-2013, 07:14 AM   #166
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Re: Windshields

I've noticed that much of my buffeting also comes from underneath the shield,
rather than around or from up top.
If I put my feet on top of my crash bars, and pull my knees into the tank,
I've got myself a nice little pocket.

So yes, it would appear lowers would be the option.
However they're fuck ugly.

My stock switchback's (why doesn't anyone ever say FLD?)
windshield is OK... I think.
I've never had a windshield before so I don't know how good it is,
or how bad it is.
I think it's about the right height, seems like its peaks out just under my nose.

I wear an open 3/4 and it makes my glasses jump around quite a bit.
But its still nice on chilly days.

Anyhow, been checking out the LongRideShields, and Memphis Shade's batwing.
Batwings are cool.

But then I remembered,
I have a windshield that is perfectly functional.
End of search.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:40 AM   #167
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I mentioned this in another thread, but I installed a fork air deflector, Harley PT# 58520-79 on my T-Sport to help deal with some of the air coming from underneath. It's not, IMO, as effective as a pair of fork lowers would be but it does help. It also not so obtrusive as fork lowers, but that's a matter of opinion.
I think this part was original equipment on a Road King and I had to cut it down a bit to fit between the Dyna forks.

This isn't a great pic but I only had a couple seconds before I had to head back to work.

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Old 10-01-2013, 01:55 PM   #168
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Bloodweiser, you basically described how my road king felt. Windshield height was the same even. I tried a detachable fairing and it didn't help the buffetting at all, through the radio was nice. The fix is fork lowers. I gave up and bought them a few weeks before I sold the bike, so I only used them for about 1k miles. They were perfect though for the buffetting.

With my new street bob I'm not sure what I'll do about it. I'm going to try a short shield and see what happens, but I doubt anything short of fairing with lowers will fully cure it. I'll just limit my highway time I think, I dont like ridjng there anyways

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Old 10-01-2013, 04:53 PM   #169
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Bloodweiser, you basically described how my road king felt. Windshield height was the same even. I tried a detachable fairing and it didn't help the buffetting at all, through the radio was nice. The fix is fork lowers. I gave up and bought them a few weeks before I sold the bike, so I only used them for about 1k miles. They were perfect though for the buffetting.

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What fixed fork lowers did you have?
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:32 PM   #170
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What fixed fork lowers did you have?
Www.jescustomaccents.com

They were pretty well made, no complaints. The holes didn't quite line up right but a few minutes with a die grinder fixed it.

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Old 10-01-2013, 10:35 PM   #171
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Love my FXDX! and yes that is my dirt bike helmet. I had a Street Bob prior to this and put 25k miles on it, but I always wanted a FXDX.

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Old 10-01-2013, 10:42 PM   #172
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Here is my Street Bob. I installed some custom wheels by Blackbike Wheels 18x5.5 rear and 21 x 3.5 front. It really added alot of ground clearance.

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Old 10-02-2013, 01:08 AM   #173
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Here is my Street Bob. I installed some custom wheels by Blackbike Wheels 18x5.5 rear and 21 x 3.5 front. It really added alot of ground clearance.
I like that a lot.

What bars/risers are those? Are they fairly comfortable with the mids? I hate the factory 'mini apes' that mine came with. Yours seem to be about what I want. As it is I have a hard time holding myself up against the wind on the highway, it feels like I'm trying to do a pull-up the whole time.

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Old 10-02-2013, 10:33 PM   #174
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I like that a lot.

What bars/risers are those? Are they fairly comfortable with the mids? I hate the factory 'mini apes' that mine came with. Yours seem to be about what I want. As it is I have a hard time holding myself up against the wind on the highway, it feels like I'm trying to do a pull-up the whole time.

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The handlebars looked good but at 6ft tall with a long torso I found myself with a back ache after a few hundred miles. The Handlebars were 34 inch wide drag bars, the risers were 4 inch straight risers.

As far as mid controls go I have a 32 inch inseam and always run mid controls as I cant ride a bike not being able to unweight the seat for big bumps. I am running a 10.25 inch tall setup on the FXDX I currently own with mid controls. That setup is proper for me and you can see how that fits me in the top pic.
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:33 AM   #175
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The handlebars looked good but at 6ft tall with a long torso I found myself with a back ache after a few hundred miles. The Handlebars were 34 inch wide drag bars, the risers were 4 inch straight risers.

As far as mid controls go I have a 32 inch inseam and always run mid controls as I cant ride a bike not being able to unweight the seat for big bumps. I am running a 10.25 inch tall setup on the FXDX I currently own with mid controls. That setup is proper for me and you can see how that fits me in the top pic.
Good point about the back ache, I was wondering if that would be an issue. I saw some curved risers in jpcycles, might try them to see how they'd help. I'm not in a big hurry though, it's fine to get me to winter here. Once I get my free 1000 mile service I'm probably going to put it away for the year then tinker over the winter.

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Old 12-01-2013, 05:28 PM   #176
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It's quiet in here. I've put about 300 miles on this weekend. 60F is a hell of a treat!
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:38 AM   #177
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still digging the klockwerks?

are you tall enough to look over the thing?
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:51 AM   #178
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Yes, it's great compared to stock. I look probably 3 inches over it. I definitely prefer no shield now that I have the backrest to counter the wind.

Whenever you're ready I'll ship the shield to you to try for a week or so
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:35 AM   #179
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fuck seriously?
I love this site.

I'll take you up on that once the roads are de-salted.
Thanks a bajillion.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:07 PM   #180
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Here's my FXDL on one of the Wisconsin Rustic Roads. I usually ride the GSA; don't remember what happened here.
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