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N2DEEP
03-13-2016, 07:31 AM
Just like the title says, how tall should I go on the the shield? And who make a good looking but functional windshield? All I've did was test ride the bike. I pick it up tomorrow.

hulkss
03-13-2016, 11:19 AM
Just like the title says, how tall should I go on the the shield? And who make a good looking but functional windshield? All I've did was test ride the bike. I pick it up tomorrow.

The best way to find out windshield height is to tape a strip of cardboard (does not have to be full width) onto your existing shield raising it to where you think it should be. Then ride around (about 30 mph) and check that you can see the road surface about 25 feet out from the bike. Don't slouch or you will be riding that way. When you get it right, just measure it and buy what you need.

Dean
03-13-2016, 12:39 PM
Yeah, depends on how long your legs are as opposed to your torso. I would think you would need a 10 inch at least, or an 8.5 recurved to clear your face


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CrBear
03-13-2016, 12:49 PM
I thought you went by where the Bugs splatter on your face.....

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hulkss
03-13-2016, 01:59 PM
I thought you went by where the Bugs splatter on your face.....

No....just tall enough to keep the big ones out of your teeth.

LiveToGlide
03-13-2016, 04:37 PM
I'm between 6'1" - 2" and 8 inch Freedom Shield work perfect for me. They also ship them with a protective coating so you can install and try them out to make sure its the right height for you. Alot depends on if you sit straight up, slouch, want to look through it or over it. 8 inch solved my buffeting issue and I can still see over it as I didn't want to be looking through it.

Khafre
03-13-2016, 05:28 PM
I am 6'2" also and went with a 8,5 inch Klockwerks Flare on my '15SGS

Roadshark
03-13-2016, 06:02 PM
I am 6' and bought a 10" and 11" LRS elite recurve.
I rode with the 10" for a month then switched to the 11".
I am looking over the top and have settled that the 11" is best for me.
I don't get the head buffeting at 55 and above that I get with the 10". I could not hack the stock screen.
Long rides are more enjoyable now.

Aviator5456
03-13-2016, 07:17 PM
I'm 6' and have the stock 10". I can see over the top no problems and the wind doesn't buffet my head....

TomA
03-13-2016, 07:18 PM
Ok being 6'1 with a long torso I started from the dealer with a 10 inch wind splitter after test riding with the stock one. I now have a 18.5 inch Clearview windshield and like it. With the Clear view you measure from the ignition switch up so it sounds worse then it is. This windshield hits me in the chin for height and a lot of the wind noise is gone now that I had with the wind splitter. Most dealerships and shops have test windshields laying around to try out so have them install one and try it.

pappabear
03-16-2016, 04:25 AM
I'm 6.'2" with a short torso. I have 8.5 klockworks. Have no problem wearing a baseball hat while riding

Michael R
03-17-2016, 08:26 PM
I'm 6'3" and went with a 9" Long Ride Shield with re-curve ... looks and works great!!! It's also thicker than the HD 10" and doesn't flex.

West Coast Struttin
03-20-2016, 05:08 PM
Just like the title says, how tall should I go on the the shield? And who make a good looking but functional windshield? All I've did was test ride the bike. I pick it up tomorrow.

Tried out my LRS 10 Inch this week in between rain showers. Hit 85 mph on the freeway and i must say buffeting is at a minimum and i can turn down the tunes quite a bit from when i ran the stock shield. I am 5 ' 11" tall . The price $49 and quality are excellent. I will need to get accustomed to looking at the edge of the windshield as it is in my line of sight unless i sit with perfectly upright posture but i doubt it will be a problem. Very happy with the looks and function, recommended !:cool:

OldPhat
03-25-2016, 05:28 PM
I have a friend who is 6'3" he is using Long Ride Shields 10 inch, at 5'7" I have LRS 8 inch we are both happy.

CWNY
03-25-2016, 09:30 PM
I'm 5'7" & I run a 7.5" HD Windsplitter ....

Works for me...

Chris

IamBr549
04-01-2016, 03:03 PM
I'm 6'1 and bought a Klock workz 8.5 recurve and hated it. Did not like distortion in the curve area. Ended up with a 7.5 Mephis shade with smoke to clear. Works great but not my favorite look


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DebbieW
05-29-2016, 07:07 AM
I'm 5'7" & I run a 7.5" HD Windsplitter ....

Works for me...

Chris

Can you see over the windshield. I am the same height as you.

shaochieh.young
05-29-2016, 03:58 PM
All depends on your seat!! Stock seats you should able to use 10 inches reverse shield.


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ZombieSG15
05-29-2016, 05:04 PM
I'm 6'2" and have the 6.5" klockwerks, does a decent job but I'm not a big fan of the look of it. Been debating on going to a freedom shield 5" or 6". I'm not expecting it to solve all the wind issues but I want to keep it looking as stock as possible and really don't like the look of the taller windshields. I'll take any improvement over the stock one.


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Joel
06-04-2016, 03:01 PM
Tried out my LRS 10 Inch this week in between rain showers. Hit 85 mph on the freeway and i must say buffeting is at a minimum and i can turn down the tunes quite a bit from when i ran the stock shield. I am 5 ' 11" tall . The price $49 and quality are excellent. I will need to get accustomed to looking at the edge of the windshield as it is in my line of sight unless i sit with perfectly upright posture but i doubt it will be a problem. Very happy with the looks and function, recommended !:cool:


Could you post some pics?

Ferrisswheel
06-05-2016, 06:40 PM
At 6'-1" and 34" inseam I have a 10" tinted Freedom Shield and it works great. Height is just below my nose. At 70mph I can reach up and feel the wind hitting right at the top of my helmet. Absolutely no buffetting. And because is dark it blends in with the profile of my bike very well.

Gregger
07-05-2016, 11:07 PM
Hey Chris, I am 5'8" and the 7.5" HD Windsplitter was an improvement until I tried the 6.5 Klock Werks. If you are happy, great! But it sure worked better for me.

1biker
07-06-2016, 07:35 AM
I am 5'8" I just installed the LRS 8" Ultra Recurve I can tell a big difference and only $60.00

MTdave
09-15-2016, 05:10 PM
I'm 6'2 and bought the LRS 8" ultra, I can easily see over it and can wear a ball cap when I ride. also, bugs that used to slip over the stock shield now become just a smear and I can also turn the stereo way down and hear it perfectly, even at 100+