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post Dec 8 2010, 11:50 AM
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Good morning one and all, I am considering putting something on the front of my sporty. I really dont want/need FULL protection from wind, but would like some. I kind of have it narrowed down to the Rifle Roadster cafe, a windvest, or just bit the bullet and get the Harley full shield. Any experience or advise? I dont long distance tour, but 5-8 hour days are not uncommon. I am just getting old. :) Here are some URLs of the 3 in mind. All 3 are in the $350 range.


http://rifle.com/Roadster-Fairing-P1955.aspx

http://windvest.com/gallery/gallery.html

http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/g...bmLocale=en_US
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post Dec 8 2010, 12:42 PM
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Strictly personal preference. I like the (I can't believe I'm writing this) HD solution the best! Don't like the fairing for a Sporty. I think you might like the on/off capablity.

Having siad that, I put a removable shield (Harley) on a FatBoy years ago. I hated that damn thing with a passion. It set up a wind current that felt like someone was slapping me on the back of the head. Beware.

I remember 5 - 8 hours days on the Fatty. Man, I love my Roadglide!
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post Dec 8 2010, 12:56 PM
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@fgowi- I have the delima of having to get serious of some neck and head protection. I had a neck fusion so bobble heads are out of the question. I also have to stick with lighter bikes from the surgeries, so I might have to pull the ugly trigger and get a HUGE UGLY sail of a windshield. I have been riding with the bike naked, and its been working with the right helmet. SO might just get a good set of goggles and call it a day, but stones, birds and juicy bugs are far better to look at on a windshield then my beard.
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post Dec 8 2010, 01:01 PM
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Cervical anterior discectomy and fusion for me. 3 of 'em fused. Best throat cuttin' I ever had! (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif) (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)

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I had a Windvest on my Deuce. It did knock the wind down, but not a lot. I did help, though, and looked good.

If I had your Sporty, I would buy the full size windshield. I think they look o.k. on a Sporty, but I didn't like 'em on a Deuce. After riding a Road King with a full windshield, I wouldn't go back.

If you get a detachable windshield, you can take it off when you run around town.
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post Dec 8 2010, 02:06 PM
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Had someone suggest a Memphis Shades as well.

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post Dec 8 2010, 02:25 PM
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Had someone suggest a Memphis Shades as well.



As far as quality, I have Memphis Shades windshield on my '01 RG. Not a lifetime of experience with windshields but that thing has remained very clear far longer than a couple Harley shields I've had on the Road Glide. MUCH thicker material too.
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post Dec 8 2010, 02:33 PM
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I like the style of the rifle and there are several companies that make that style ....custom chrome, drag specialties, etc ....get the cool ass one hot the stupid window!
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post Dec 8 2010, 02:58 PM
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My wife has this one on her Sporty...

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It's cheaper than the detachable version and it doesn't look bad on there because it's not over sized and it's lightly tinted... It does provide good protection and no head bobble...
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post Dec 8 2010, 03:20 PM
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When we bought wife the Deluxe, the first thing she did was take the windshield off. Took the full windshield off her Trike and replaced it with the 4" smoked one.

Like everyone else said, 40+ years without a windshield, when I bought the E-Glide, I asked myself, how did I hold on all those years. Good luck finding the right thing!
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For what it's worth, Memphis Shades also has quick detach hardware very much like HD's...in fact I thought I heard a rumor on one of these forums that Memphis Shades makes HD's shields...but I don't know for sure. I do know when I was looking for a friend a few years ago, the memphis shades offering looked similar in shape, had quick detach hardware and was gradient tinted for less money than the HD offering on his softail standard.

If you do go with HD, save yourself some money and order from www.zanottimotor.com You typically save 20-30%
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The wife has a detachable on her 883 and it looks pretty good and she likes it, but top 2 clamps are broke and have'nt figured out manufacturer yet to get them replaced
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I have a Windvest on my Lowrider and LOVE it! Keeps some air in your face but throws most over ya...

After owning the "recommended" height for the lowrider I purchased a slightly taller one made for the Deuce. Perfect!
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