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Old 03-08-2007, 06:24 AM   #11
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"I used the detachable hardware and never had a problem with it over 35,000 miles. "



Liar! No Harley rider rides that far. You must have had it up on the lift with the engine running.
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:31 AM   #12
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Just wait till that semi spits a rock back up at ya face at 100KPH
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:41 AM   #13
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I've had a Memphis Fats screen on my Low Rider for many years. They have a wide and narrow style to choose from, as well as "gradient" colors at the bottom, if you like. I have the narrow version, but it provides good protection. The mounting is clean; you bolt up four aluminum mounting points on the upper forks. The windscreen can then be attached and removed with four allen bolts using a provided tool. The tool is a long Allen wrench with a "T" handle and plastic grip. You have some room with the mounts to adjust the height of the windscreen somewhat.
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:15 AM   #14
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"I used the detachable hardware and never had a problem with it over 35,000 trailer miles."





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Old 03-08-2007, 07:20 AM   #15
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Lookin' cool is lookin' cool no matter what.
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:21 AM   #16
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That's why I fight helmet laws
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:25 AM   #17
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02 883R sportster: removable, PRICEY windshield. does a good job blocking the wind but not quite aerodynamic



06 VRod Nightrod. a nightmare of an installation.

the bars that hold the windshield and attach to the handlebars and forks are similar to the aftermarket deal I bought 25 yrs ago from JC Whitney! you need 10 hands to hold it all together and line it up.

once installed the shield doesn't cover my head so... at 60mph my head buffets around so badly that my eyes are jiggling.

a cool experience for a video game but not for concetrating on riding a 600lb motorcycle.

I'll have to live with it, I guess.

then again.. I'm a little more demanding when it comes to spending $300+ on an item.
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:33 AM   #18
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:51 AM   #19
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Had a HD QR shield (58667-04)on my 2004 Sporty. Lots of buffeting. The mounting hardware utilizes tiny rubber inserts to protect the fork. They are inadequate, and the shield ended up scoring my fork legs. Not a big deal, but somewhat disapointing. Not recommended. Had a Memphis Fats shorty too. Same problems. Not recommended either. Ended up going screen free on two 5,000 mile trips out western US, and glad I did.



I'd recommend the little sporty quarter fairing (57070-9 HD makes. Haven't tried it but it looks like just enough to take the wind blast off your chest.
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:12 AM   #20
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It's amazing that the only two bikes regularly parked here at work are two Harleys (one is my "everyday" Sportster), so kudos to you for doing your part to change the Harley paradigm. I go shieldless now. Gerbing electric or a Vanson Streamliner under my Aerostich do the job. The wind blast helps work out the abs, too. Went down today on a low speed left turn (about 15mph or so). At 10 degrees the salt on the road & cold tires don't have much traction. Just another $30 for a rear signal. The Stich is great. I never even feel the impact so I can quickly jump up and keep my bike from getting pulverized in morning traffic. I keep saying I'll get a dual sport.

Anyway, no windshield.
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