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Old 12-16-2012, 05:47 AM   #1
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Supersports screen risers

Hi

Im looking at purchasing a Supersports Screen for my 2002vrca
A couple of screens have recently come up on ebay.
My bike has modified bars fitted being lower and straightish.
I was concerned that the screen would be to low facing me,
I have seen extentions to raise the screen advertised or on here,
but connot remember where?,
These might not be needed but i want to be prepared for the worst

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Old 12-16-2012, 08:38 AM   #2
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I don't know about the risers but my bike came with a HD Super Sport windshield. It does absolutely nothing. Another example of Harley being committed to looks over function. If you really want a shield that works, get a different one than the HD Super Sport.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:41 PM   #3
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I don't know about the risers but my bike came with a HD Super Sport windshield. It does absolutely nothing. Another example of Harley being committed to looks over function. If you really want a shield that works, get a different one than the HD Super Sport.
Yup, all it did on mine (Besides ugling it up) was make the front end wobble and shake (running fast into the wind with a flat piece of plexi isnt productive for going through traffic?) and shooting all the wind directly into my neck and face. Took it off almost immediately.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:05 PM   #5
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Yup, all it did on mine (Besides ugling it up) was make the front end wobble and shake (running fast into the wind with a flat piece of plexi isnt productive for going through traffic?) and shooting all the wind directly into my neck and face. Took it off almost immediately.
Yup, most shields {>8"} create turbulence & instability ,especially in cross winds.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:34 PM   #6
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Yup, most shields {>8"} create turbulence & instability ,especially in cross winds.
So do solid wheels.............
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:14 PM   #7
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I don't know about the risers but my bike came with a HD Super Sport windshield. It does absolutely nothing. Another example of Harley being committed to looks over function. If you really want a shield that works, get a different one than the HD Super Sport.
I dunno. I adapted one to my Street Rod and it makes a huge difference in long distance ridability, particularly in the winter and early spring. I can sit behind it comfortably at speeds up to 100 mph with no neck or shoulder pain, speeds that are doable out in the Great Basin and Mojave Desert where I live and ride. Without the windshield I was limited to 75 mph comfortably, and winter riding is just plain miserable without it.
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Yup, most shields {>8"} create turbulence & instability ,especially in cross winds.
It is because of the feet forward riding position, which places the rider's head farther back from the windshield while the forward stretched legs funnel air up from underneath.

I have a Supersport Windshield on my R with lowish drag bars and midset pegs, and there is no buffet whatsoever. It is quieter than the wind tunnel tested fairings on a couple of my BMWs.

Looks? Well, beauty is as beauty does. I didn't much like it at first but made my peace with it on a couple of long rides from California to Utah.
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It is because of the feet forward riding position, which places the rider's head farther back from the windshield while the forward stretched legs funnel air up from underneath.

I have a Supersport Windshield on my R with lowish drag bars and midset pegs, and there is no buffet whatsoever. It is quieter than the wind tunnel tested fairings on a couple of my BMWs.

Looks? Well, beauty is as beauty does. I didn't much like it at first but made my peace with it on a couple of long rides from California to Utah.

Same shield on my Street Rod.
Rock steady at all speeds with no buffeting,must be a "R" thang.

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I guess you ladies are riding without helmet? I really cant see the need for a windshield on our bikes if you're using a FF helmet, except when hitting 130 mph...
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I guess you ladies are riding without helmet? I really cant see the need for a windshield on our bikes if you're using a FF helmet, except when hitting 130 mph...
Your guess is wrong in my case, ATGATT (even when riding at 130.)

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Ok I'll get the but... Man up and enjoy the air in your faces damnit!
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The thread is about VRODS (as in his 2002) not Street Rods which Are Not VRODS. What next tell me how the roof rack on your Jeep Cherokee works when I ask about mileage on a Ferrari?
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