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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Husband of the year

If there is such a contest, I must be in the running
Bought the wifey riding lessons for her birthday and now we just bought her a '15 softail slim.
Get this, only 354 miles on the clock.
Need some input on accessories.
The HD windshields are big money compared to aftermarket. Are the HD worth it or go aftermarket?
Also looking to add engine guards, any better or worse?
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Nice! Only question regarding engine guards, is she tall enough to plan on installing highway pegs, or are the bars just to protect in the event off a noob tip over?
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I prefer the H.D. windshields,I know they are high dollar but you can find them used on e-bay. I have purchased two from e-bay and have been very satisfied both times. The ones I prefer are the quick detachable that leave no hardware on the bike when removed. They have 4 clamps that go around the fork tubes between the upper and lower triple clamps. Very clean looking and very secure. BTW.........looks like you wife will be riding in style !
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....That is a sharp looking bike

An aftermarket windshield should work just as good as a Harley one.
Engine guards.....if you crash without 'em the engine will be fine,
handlebar$ ,$heet metal ,paint , leg bone$ and fle$h.... not $o much.
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Nice! Only question regarding engine guards, is she tall enough to plan on installing highway pegs, or are the bars just to protect in the event off a noob tip over?
Not sure about highway pegs yet, just noob protection for now.
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I prefer the H.D. windshields,I know they are high dollar but you can find them used on e-bay. I have purchased two from e-bay and have been very satisfied both times. The ones O prefer are the quick detachable that leave no hardware on the bike when removed. They have 4 clamps that go around the fork tubes between the upper and lower triple clamps. Very clean looking and very secure. BTW.........looks like you wife will be riding in style !
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I will check ebay, usually (with a grain of salt) the HD stuff is higher quality.
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....That is a sharp looking bike

An aftermarket windshield should work just as good as a Harley one.
Engine guards.....if you crash without 'em the engine will be fine,
handlebar$ ,$heet metal ,paint , leg bone$ and fle$h.... not $o much.
Yes, I like the wife's pieces parts just the way they are
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Yes, I like the wife's pieces parts just the way they are
She will turn heads when she rides it to work
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Search Google & E-Bay for what ever you want to add, I got engine guard (made for my bike)
coming for my 1200C Sportster shipping & all 67$, friend paid way over a 100 long time ago.

(Mustache Engine Guard Highway Crash Bar) It is wider than the HD even. I bough the Harley touring pack, regreat it, wish i'da got leather bag got a hard top box. If you have trouble with head light not enouf light put a LED bulb in it.
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I second eBay for engine guards. I got one for my Sport Glide for like $60. It's more cosmetic than anything as here's a disclaimer that its not useful in the even of a drop, but to me every little bit helps. And Amazon has some good bulb prices

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Thanks for the input. The E bay engine guards sound like the way to go.
Been checking out windshields, they ain't giving them away.
Hoping to pick up bike today if the weather holds out. Don't know if I can get myself to ride a brand new bike home in the rain, seems like a desecration.
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