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Old 09-24-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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Windshield

Hello Everyone I have some questions about adding a windshield to my 2003 v rod. I know most do not like them, I with you on that note but I need something to help with the wind as the weather is starting to turn cold. I want something that will block my face from the wind not just my chest. Looking for something sleek and that can be detached, any suggestions. I am a lady rider and stand about 5'7 standard seat and handlebars. Can anyone help me?
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:54 PM   #2
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Several options exist. Use your "search" button and type in "Windshield". Thousands of threads and ideas will appear. Good Luck.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:39 PM   #3
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T Minus 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1....ignition....and we have luxlamf!!!!!
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T Minus 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1....ignition....and we have luxlamf!!!!!
Yes, he is the expert....

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OK, I bought my bike used and it came with the Super Sport Windshield, I didn't like it for many reasons one of the main being that it deflected the wind and shot it right into my neck making riding with it terrible. But you being 4-5" shorter than I perhaps this will not be an issue. As far as Detachable? It says it is but you need 15 minutes and 3 different size allen wrenches to do so. I guess under that definition the whole bike is "Detachable". If the "Cold" is you main issue I would look into buying a proper well crafted Riding jacket instead, perhaps a Vanson, RevIt, Aerostitch or the like that are made for such climates.
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If you want a windshield drive a car. No Vrod looks good with one. Well the F is so ugly no one would care anyway.
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Naked is best, but.

My R included a quick detach touring windshield which I usually keep stored in a bag.
I used it recently on a 3600 mile tour and it really extended my endurance by deflecting bugs, cold, rocks and at one point dried corn.
I detached it while making some day trips with friends and noticed how much more grime the bike accumulated on those short runs than it had on a 600 mile stretch the day before.
The HD piece is good quality plus quick and easy to fit and remove.
You will notice a subtle tugging at your lapels from the back draft and a minor vibration through the grips from wind pressure but it's nothing that would slow you down.
Don't discount what Lux said about the right gear. Motorcycle specific clothes protect you from more than just cold and are tailored to deal with airflow so you don't get beat silly by flapping and fluttering.
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Don't discount what Lux said about the right gear. Motorcycle specific clothes protect you from more than just cold and are tailored to deal with airflow so you don't get beat silly by flapping and fluttering.
THis is true, those "cool" t-shirts will beat the death out of you. Proper fitting clothes is key.

This is not...well maybe
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THis is true, those "cool" t-shirts will beat the death out of you. Proper fitting clothes is key.

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Seriously, I bought the Harley windshield, don't know which one offhand, but like it and I'm 6'2' and love it. It is quick detachable (four quick clamps) and on in three minutes, off in 30 seconds.

Just don't force the clamps to close.....the triggers are pot metal and if you have to use too much pressure to close you have something misaligned and they will break.........$35 bucks a clamp to replace.

Ignore luxlamf: I don't feel that a windshield truly destroys the "look" as bad as he makes it out for.

Sometimes, Function TRUMPS Form.........and he often misses this fact.
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