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Charley
post May 23 2012, 10:12 PM
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Well something like a windshield. I put on a little skinny Slipstreamer. It's clear, and it looks good. Rode around town for a few minutes, and I think it's going to make a noticeable difference. Looking forward to getting out on the open road tomorrow.
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post May 24 2012, 01:26 AM
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You'll enjoy having a windshield once you get use to it, i got my first bike with a windshield 20 yrs ago and i havent owned one since without it.
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post May 24 2012, 05:57 AM
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Now you need a fairing and lowers and cruise and a stereo.
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post May 24 2012, 06:30 AM
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QUOTE(Blackcloud @ May 24 2012, 05:57 AM) *
Now you need a fairing and lowers and cruise and a stereo.


Not yet! I don't think I'll miss the bugs. I caught on the other day, I was doing about 65MPH, don't know how fast he was going, but he must've been eating rocks. And then, there are the occasional rocks that get airborne. I've never caught one of those, but I can see where they would smart, considering how a well-placed bug feels.
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post May 24 2012, 06:58 AM
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post May 24 2012, 11:25 PM
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I have considered one. I get hit with an awful lot more bugs than Mike. Get tired of cleaning my glasses off or trying to see through the bugs. Got beamed by a big ole' bug just yesterday. Maybe once I hit the 100,000 mi. mark. Lol.
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post Jun 1 2012, 08:50 PM
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When your ducked behind it riding thru a swarm of dragonflys you'll be thankful ya have one on it you might take a couple of direct hits to the knee ......enjoy
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post Jun 1 2012, 09:41 PM
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I alway thought windshield were for old folks until I tried one. Hell I guess that makes me old because I love my windshield.
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post Jun 1 2012, 10:08 PM
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Keeps your loose skin from flappin in the wind!
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post Jun 4 2012, 08:09 AM
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I have use a small windshield as well.

Mine is quick disconnect and is on the bike 50% of the time...


They are nice for bugs and rain ...
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post Jun 4 2012, 05:01 PM
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windshields? seriously? next you will be wanting a fucking radio! fuckin wannabee's
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post Jun 4 2012, 05:15 PM
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I miss the days of just one piston, no air in the tires and someone explain to me why in hell does anyone need shocks? Next thing ya know, guys here will be riding bikes with radiators!

Bunch of Bad Boy Billy Bikers . . .
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post Jun 4 2012, 06:28 PM
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i agree rick, fuckin radiators, and then they will be wanting to turn them water cooled bikes into a road glide or something. i once knew a guy liked that, fuckin water cooled bike sounded like a demo car , loved being woke up to it at 5-45 on a sunday morning
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post Jun 5 2012, 08:30 AM
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OBVIOUSLY yet another case of radiator-envy ... sad, just plain sad
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post Jul 6 2012, 02:53 PM
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Had this shield a few weeks now, and I'm sticking with it. Ran up behind a dump truck hauling sand on a two lane road and really enjoyed being able to duck behind that windshield until I could get around him. Radio, huh? It would have to have some pretty good volume.
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post Jul 6 2012, 06:18 PM
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QUOTE(Charley @ Jul 6 2012, 02:53 PM) *
Radio, huh? It would have to have some pretty good volume.


Why? You spend a lot of time riding behind Nightrider?
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post Jul 18 2012, 10:36 PM
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QUOTE(MNHOG @ Jun 1 2012, 11:08 PM) *
Keeps your loose skin from flappin in the wind!


HahaaaaaaAAAAA!!!! Rapidly becoming the truth!
All those years I said "Hell, I'LL NEVER run one a' them windshields; they're for cars!"
Now I bought the softail with one, I can't stand to even hit 50 without it; can't hear my pipes!!!
well, plus all the other advantages like RAIN, ROCKS, and ROAD SPOOGE!

I'm gonna try keepin' a length of cut 3/8" vinyl tubing in my bags too - to slip over the edge of the shield when it rains.
Supposed to keep the drops from coming over the edge into your face.
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