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Hey guys, I am probably going to invest in a larger windshield for my Glide. I found a site that is cheap and apparently has gotten good reviews from Ebay users. Anyway, does anyone know which windshield works the best? I like the look of my smoked shorty, but my head gets beat around like I put it into a ceiling fan. I guess what I have is the 3" one since it's stock. Does a 6" do it, or should I go 8"? The site tells me how to measure for it, but I wanted to hear some real world experience on this. :USA:Thanks in advance. Ride safe! Mike

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I'll probably go with the 8" recurve.
Buy a couple and post what you think of them.
 

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I have 3 shields for my bike, HUGE ASS 15" factory which is only used in real cold weather. A factory 12" that I cut down to 9.5" and I can just feel the wind buffet my helmet, but it beats the old lady silly. I ordered a 9.5" Clearview with recurve and it works great. Wife is happy cause she is not getting beat up with wind. I am 6' with a factory ultra seat. You being on a SG you will sit lower in relation to the windshield because of the difference in the seats, and the lower rear shocks. Clearview has a method to pick your shield size that I used and it worked for me. On level ground, place an object on the ground 50 feet in front of your bike. while on the bike measure the distance from the fairing to just below the object. I put my 15" on the bike and marked on the shield with a grease pencil then measured.
 

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Thanks guys for the info. Someone on another forum site recommended these guys. They have windshields for around $30-40 which, if they work ok is better than spending $80-90 on a shield, especially since I can get 2-3 of them for the same price. Anyone ever use these guys:

http://www.fastaire.com/

They claim to have 100% satisfaction with 5600 positive responses on eBay. One of the other riders said he got their products and is happy with them. I just didn't know if anyone else had tried them. It seems most people go with the Clearview windshields. See what you think on the Fastaire site. Might be worth a look. I might get one and let you guys know what I think.
 

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Streetglidin,

I checked the site out, they look pretty good. I would say go for it, I went with the clearview because a friend of mine has one on his EGC and I really liked the look of the recurve when its tinted. But heck the fastaire ones on the site look pretty good also. If you get one, PM me and let me know what you think of it.
 

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StreetGliden, I ordered the 9.5 when I bought my 09 SG back in 8/08 after test riding the 08 model. The stock one looks good but it's useless. I just wish I would have looked online before paying $124.95 at the stealer.:banghead I'm 5' 8 and it works great. Good luck.
 

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Mike...you need to see over it or through it. If your line of vision is on the top edge of the windshield your view will be impaired.
 

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Mike...you need to see over it or through it. If your line of vision is on the top edge of the windshield your view will be impaired.
Agree with the "over it", not so much with the "through it". I have the factory shield on my ULTRA, and when I am looking through the sucker (most of the time, I am short) I hate the warping of the view when I am in a turn (left or right) at the edges of the shield.

I will read all of your comments, then make the decision as to how I will cut mine before the real riding season gets here.
 

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I'm 6' 0" and replaced the 12" shield which came with my '09 Electra Glide. I bought a 10" one from www.customflhtwindshields.net and am very satisfied with it. It's on the bike in my photo at left. I also bought my fairing deflectors from them as well. They're a husband and wife operation based in SC. He extends the width of the shield about 2 inches on either side and I feel zero wind over and around me. $45.00 for a MAR resistant polycarbonate shield beat the $129.00 from HD.
Good luck with whatever you get.
 

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Yea I'm probably going to go with the 8 or 9" myself. The shorty looks great, but when I get on the highway, my head feels like I'm getting smacked around by a boxer. :lol8
 

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I just orderd a Klockworks 6 1/2" sheild for my 09 SG , it will be here tomorrow ,cant wait they look great . wanted to keep the sleak look of the SG but may order the 10" down the road for our long tourning rides up north .
 

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I got a "low" (the H-D parts catalog) for electra models for my 08SG for cold weather. I'm 5'11" and it works fine for me. I still like my stock shorty for warm weather.
Two friends of mine have the "flare" windshields from Klock Werks (Kustom Baggers) and they love them. I can't put a flare windshield on mine because the radar detector is in the way, but I rode theirs and it really works great. Pricy but probably worth it in the long run.
 

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I just orderd a Klockworks 6 1/2" sheild for my 09 SG , it will be here tomorrow ,cant wait they look great . wanted to keep the sleak look of the SG but may order the 10" down the road for our long tourning rides up north .
I got both of those that u mention Willi D & I love them, have since ordered several more for my friends..

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Kustom Baggers
 

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I had same problem. I changed to the 8 or 9 inch. Don't remember.. but it sure fixed the problem
yea, I hear ya. I took a 3-hour trip this past weekend and it was about 45 degrees in the morning. A taller windshield would've really helped. :nod
 

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I have had a klockwerks on my bagger for a year and I think it is the best investment that I have made
 
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