The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Accessories
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Sportster Motorcycle Accessories Accessory problems, advice, and/or how tos (Saddle Bags, Sissy Bars, Crash bars, Mirrors, etc

Active Threads
0 Very Loud Backfiring (among other things)
Last Post: doodah man
Posted On: 1 Minute Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 177
0 SBS Project - Sportster Chop w/ Lots of Photo's
Last Post: DK Custom
Posted On: 20 Minutes Ago
Replies: 297
Views: 83,309
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 30 Minutes Ago
Replies: 45,677
Views: 7,219,260
0 Winter riding clothes
Last Post: 45Brit
Posted On: 44 Minutes Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,854
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 54 Minutes Ago
Replies: 14,587
Views: 814,764
0 Leakdown test
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,100
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 1,366
Views: 173,796
0 You asked for it! "The Tess' Coffee Thread"
Last Post: Flame__
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 10,948
Views: 927,159
0 My new lift
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 761
0 never mind
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 3,323
0 Mounting headsets to helmets
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 332
0 Speedo for E-Z Bob/FatbobTank
Last Post: NLXL
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 127
5 73 Timing w/Strobe & 77 air/fuel screw
Last Post: doodah man
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 507
0 Pre-rubber stock exhaust to '08 heads and cylinders
Last Post: aswracing
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 137
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 15,315
Views: 1,471,106
0 Hydraulic Lift For XL
Last Post: rejeanprimeau
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 85
0 Thanks For The Add / In Michigan
Last Post: George Greer
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 607
0 Crusty's Travels
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,649
Views: 358,187
0 Cheap 7200B bearing = NO!
Last Post: Nibelungen
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,328
0 Need help with side valve hole rim and tube size . .
Last Post: PetesPonies
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 164
0 Dyno run XLH 1978
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,646
0 1982 XLH 1000 With 23 Original Miles
Last Post: The Doctor71
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 177
0 Interview of My Expieriences Riding in the Iron Butt Rally
Last Post: ParrotHead
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 127
7 Ironhead yes or no
Last Post: ferretface
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,004
0 1999 Sportster 883XLH
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 154
0 Question on priming motor for kickstart
Last Post: Tim The Grim
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 420
0 Voe
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 124
0 91-92 Service Manual For a 2K Bike
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 328
0 Fork Upgrade to 39mm. Is This Possible/Wise
Last Post: NGOT8R
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 107
0 This week on Craig's list
Last Post: Tim The Grim
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,491
Views: 553,386
More...
Members Birthdays
ebikerman (83), nalakk (78), blkjak (76), Dave.N (65), cousincletus (59), stretch7 (57), jockeyshift (55), juice900 (41), sportsterwheelies (39), live_loud (37)
View Poll Results: What would you buy first?
Full face helmet 272 73.32%
Windshield 99 26.68%
Voters: 371. You may not vote on this poll

Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #101  
Old 8th October 2018
khav's Avatar
khav khav is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 130
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH Bobber
Sportster/Buell Year: 1979
Other Motorcycle Model: FLHTK
Other Motorcycle Year: 2012
Reputation: 212703
khav has a brilliant futurekhav has a brilliant futurekhav has a brilliant futurekhav has a brilliant futurekhav has a brilliant futurekhav has a brilliant futurekhav has a brilliant futurekhav has a brilliant futurekhav has a brilliant futurekhav has a brilliant futurekhav has a brilliant future
Default

I would have both a helmet and a wind screen/faring, but am not a fan of full-face. If you do any significant time on the interstates, wind buffeting/fatigue is greatly reduced with a wind screen. I'm with ochog1...cool is less of an issue for us old folk

I wear a Speed/Strength halfie with a flip-down/tinted insert when I wear one...it allows for smokes on long hauls...risk x2
Reply With Quote
  #102  
Old 8th October 2018
Folkie's Avatar
Folkie Folkie is offline
Brass Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Western Weald
Posts: 45,988
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200CB
Sportster/Buell Year: 2015
Other Motorcycle Model: CRF250L
Other Motorcycle Year: 2017
Reputation: 14257158
Folkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond repute
Default

For me, it's got nothing to do with looking cool; I don't give a stuff about that (it'd be a lost cause anyway ).

I like riding without a windshield. I have tried various screens, and they have all, to a greater or lesser extent, made riding uncomfortable or unpleasant.

I do have a full face, just for riding the trаil bike 'off road' (legal, but unsurfaced, tracks). I must say that I quite like it; it's got great, and adjustable, ventilation.
__________________
Folkie
Super Moderator
South East England Riders



There is nothing at the end of any road better than may be found beside it. Edward Thomas (1878 - 1917)
Reply With Quote
  #103  
Old 9th October 2018
Nibelungen's Avatar
Nibelungen Nibelungen is offline
Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Emilia, Italy
Posts: 2,229
Sportster/Buell Model: xl883n Iron (2019 engine)
Sportster/Buell Year: 2017
Sportster/Buell Model #2: xl Hugger (sold)
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2001
Reputation: 7273172
Nibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond repute
Default

for some years used the Hugger as it were a car...
i used her for anything leaving the car in the garage...
bought the Hugger with oem bags and windshield (like that of yours US Police highway patrol)...
i admit it was useful... especially on trafficated roads...
it bounded well with the buckhorn handlebar stock on the 2001 Hugger...

then some years later i swapped both the windshiled and the buckhorn for a fairing and a standard 883 handlebar...

i was more confident so... i have an advanced riding style... i mean... i like to put some weight on the wrists and on the front wheel... the buckhorn-windshield couple had done their course....
__________________
if the end justifies the means... then who does justify the end?

Last edited by Nibelungen; 9th October 2018 at 19:18..
Reply With Quote
  #104  
Old 3rd March 2019
Glamazon Glamazon is offline
Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Thornton, NW Lancs
Posts: 2,293
Sportster/Buell Model: xl883r sold
Sportster/Buell Year: 2014
Reputation: 4114704
Glamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Shoei GT Air, light, quiet,comfy, vents for hot weather & the flip down sun visor saved me a fortune in lost sunglasses. It's also much more convenient to flip it up or down rather than stopping to take sun glasses off.
When it comes to screens count me out. 40 years ago my bike was an export Triumph Bonneville, I swapped bikes with a guy at work during our lunch break, he'd just got a BMW R75 from an older guy who gave up riding. The BMW had crash bars & a touring screen just tall enough to send the wind to my head. Suddenly a gust of wind caught behind the screen scaring the life out of me as the bike shook itself.
Reply With Quote
  #105  
Old 14th June 2019
boomerguy boomerguy is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Rural area in SW Virginia
Posts: 544
Sportster/Buell Model: XL883 Standard
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Reputation: 1379456
boomerguy has a reputation beyond reputeboomerguy has a reputation beyond reputeboomerguy has a reputation beyond reputeboomerguy has a reputation beyond reputeboomerguy has a reputation beyond reputeboomerguy has a reputation beyond reputeboomerguy has a reputation beyond reputeboomerguy has a reputation beyond reputeboomerguy has a reputation beyond reputeboomerguy has a reputation beyond reputeboomerguy has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I choose the FF over the windshield. However, I will always have both. For those of you who don't like the windshield, that's fine as long as you have tried riding with and without one on the same bike. I find that riding over 50 mph without the windshield is exhausting. The wind beats me to death while turning my body into a drag-chute. There's a reason the full size touring bikes of all brands come with a windshield with or without a fairing.
I have the H-D clip-on windshield on my Sporty that is full-width but is shorter than the standard one of the same clip-on style and I love it. However, I'm only 5'7"; anyone taller may want the full height.
The clip-on feature is excellent for those who want to cruise Main Street or ride in a parade at low speeds because the hardware comes off the bike with the windshield. It goes on or comes off in a couple minutes with no tools.
Reply With Quote
  #106  
Old 14th June 2019
Desertfox's Avatar
Desertfox Desertfox is offline
Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,289
Sportster/Buell Model: 2001 883 Custom
Desertfox has disabled reputation
Default

Cosmetics or safety? This is a CHOICE? Really? Wow
__________________
If you hate me, I've probably given you just cause. There, feel better?
Reply With Quote
  #107  
Old 14th June 2019
60Gunner's Avatar
60Gunner 60Gunner is offline
Chief of Security
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: United States
Posts: 2,323
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200/1250C
Sportster/Buell Year: 05
Reputation: 2720294
60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Desertfox View Post
Cosmetics or safety? This is a CHOICE? Really? Wow
Yeah, everyone knows how important cosmetics are. Can you believe some people? ;p
__________________
05 1200/1250C/Hammer 570 Cams/E1 clutch kit +15% spring
TC88A Gunner's V00D00 map/DCPR7E/Taylor Pro 8mm
S&S Premium Lifters/KhromeWerks HP Plus 3" slip ons
HSR42 25 pilot 2 turns Y8 needle jet 97 needle 2nd groove 170 main
Dragtron II AC K&N filter/VR1 20W50/Spectro 85wt Primary Oil
Max torque 87.7@4400rpm/max hp 86.8@5600rpm

Reply With Quote
  #108  
Old 11th July 2019
1Scooter 1Scooter is offline
Know It All
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 187
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH1000
Sportster/Buell Year: 1977
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 2004 XLH1200Custom
Other Motorcycle Model: 2007 FXDB
Other Motorcycle Year: 2004
Reputation: 56352
1Scooter is a splendid one to behold1Scooter is a splendid one to behold1Scooter is a splendid one to behold1Scooter is a splendid one to behold1Scooter is a splendid one to behold1Scooter is a splendid one to behold1Scooter is a splendid one to behold1Scooter is a splendid one to behold1Scooter is a splendid one to behold1Scooter is a splendid one to behold1Scooter is a splendid one to behold
Default

Too bad there is not a section appropriate for me to vote on. NO HELMET, NO WINDSHIELD.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #109  
Old 11th July 2019
jzink0883's Avatar
jzink0883 jzink0883 is offline
Master Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Elgin, IL
Posts: 2,051
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200CP
Sportster/Buell Year: 2015
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLH1200 (traded in)
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1998
Reputation: 4605854
jzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by boomerguy View Post
I choose the FF over the windshield. However, I will always have both.
+1 Most of the +70K miles I’ve put on my two Sportsters (‘98 XLH1200, ‘15 XL1200CP) have been with the Harley-Davidson Convertible windshield installed. The windshield has been the difference between comfortable 300-mile days and comfortable 900-mile days. The rain and bug protection are bonuses.

I’m 5’9”, but with only a 30” inseam, I “sit taller” than I stand. With my HJC full-face, no buffeting behind the Convertible.



__________________
jzink0883, '15 XL1200CP, it ain't butt jewelry, it's a ride
Reply With Quote
  #110  
Old 6 Days Ago
Glamazon Glamazon is offline
Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Thornton, NW Lancs
Posts: 2,293
Sportster/Buell Model: xl883r sold
Sportster/Buell Year: 2014
Reputation: 4114704
Glamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Last month I got a test ride of a new Heritage Classic. My first ride with a touring screen in 40 years. A chilly day with a lot of surface water. I found it took a lot of pressure off my arms & chest with a litle buffeting of my helmet, I found I quite enjoyed it & loved the bike like being in an armchair but it's way out of my price range. Not sure the QD screen would be a good idea round Blackpol, aka Mogadishu on Sea!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Sponsored Links
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 16:59.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC