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Default Those of you who have a windshield and put lowers on,

lets see some pictures, whether you have built them or bought them.

I put a MS Rio Grande on and it pushes the air over me great but I get so much wind coming from around the bottom that NO amount of adjusting makes it useable above 45 without putting my arm against my chest to block the wind from knocking my head around.
I also tryed 3 different helmets with combinations of visors and shields on them no help. I'm thinking of making some lowers like they put on the E-Glides/Road Kings.
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I will gladly post some pictures as soon as I figure out how to do it.
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Those lowers will work great. I have the HD quick detach windshield, and had the same wind buffeting problem you have. The lowers make all the difference in the world. For my installation, it only involved drilling one extra hole in each lower and adding longer bolts and spacers, and the whole assembly comes off with the windshield. Yours will obviously be a bit different. You'll be amazed at the difference.
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Those lowers will work great. I have the HD quick detach windshield, and had the same wind buffeting problem you have. The lowers make all the difference in the world. For my installation, it only involved drilling one extra hole in each lower and adding longer bolts and spacers, and the whole assembly comes off with the windshield. Yours will obviously be a bit different. You'll be amazed at the difference.
Super nice looking job, you have any bigger pics? I tried finding your gallery but it's seems to have disappeared, for some reason mine disappeared too and i had to start rebuilding it.
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I also have lowers like CapMorganXL. I agree that they do a super job of blocking the wind comming up your chest from the gas tank. Be advised that there are 2 different sets of lowers in the HD catalogue. I got the ones for the softail becasue the distance between the holes was shorter. Drill one hole and you are good to go.
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Thanks for the compliment. My gallery is gone for now. I inquired last week and was told the gallery data all got corrupted and was lost, and I haven't had time to rebuild it. When I get all the pics back up, I'll post a thread re; windshield with lowers.
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I have the Rio Grande as well with same wind problem. I made a set of small clear plexi glass lowers much like Memphis Shades own lowers. They helped alot. I am now making a one piece unit that will mount to the forks under the headlight and extend out past the forks replacein the lowers I made but also blocking more front wind. I will take a pic when I am done.
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I have the Rio Grande as well with same wind problem. I made a set of small clear plexi glass lowers much like Memphis Shades own lowers. They helped alot. I am now making a one piece unit that will mount to the forks under the headlight and extend out past the forks replacein the lowers I made but also blocking more front wind. I will take a pic when I am done.
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I'm very interested in knowing how you attached your home made lowers to your bike. I have the El Paso windshield and I was looking for a way to use the existing hardware to just fasten something on. Is that how you did it?

I have to figure something out because right now, I travel on the freeway to work, 70+MPH and it doesn't matter if I use a half, 3/4, full, or no helmet, my head buffets around enough that I have a hard time reading signs.

No windshield is great, no buffeting at all, but at 6:30 am, even 60 degrees can be cold.

Here is what my windshield looks like, if you can see it good enough.

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Dan:
Right now I have my home made lowers off as I am making my new all in one unit. I just bought some right angled aluminum and cut it about a 7 inch length. I drill it to match the bolts in my mounting brackets. I went to Lowes and bought 4 allen screws that were longer I think the size was 1/4 20 pitch 1.25 long but don't quote me. I will try to take a PIC and post it.

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That would be great!

Where did you get the angled aluminum from?

It sounds pretty easy.
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