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ski
23rd July 2007, 06:26
just purchased a 2001-1200 custom.
i was wondering if anyone had some suggestions for aftermarket windshields.
i have looked at the memphis shades. are they the only option? thanks

Carl-04XL
23rd July 2007, 06:51
Plenty of members have waxed enthusiastic about various brands. You can search this sub-forum for 'windshield' and get plenty of threads to peruse.

Additionally, I would suggest that you and a buddy go to your bike and you sit on it in a normal posture. Then have your buddy hold a yard stick on the top of the headlight. Have him (or is your buddy a her?) angle it parallel to the forks. Then have him slide a finger up the yardstick (start around 12"-15") and when the finger gets just below your line of sight (pretend you're looking ahead on the road) then that's about the tallest you should have. If you like the 'shorty' style of windshield, then have your buddy slide the finger down until you like the height. When it comes time to order a windshield, remember whichever number you finally decide on and look for something with that height in a style you like.

Good luck and good riding.

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AZbiker
26th July 2007, 03:38
Note: I don't own a windshield.

I have friends with Memphis Shades shields and that company supports what they sell, and gives excellent service.

hoggy
16th September 2009, 12:13
i like windshields. i'm leaning towards two made by slipstreamer. one is the ss-20 stealth, and the other, the ss-32 falcon. the falcon comes in two heights, 16 and 20 inch. the stealth comes in 14 inch height. both have hand protection. now it's just a matter of deciding which i want to use. anyone used either of these?

Bob F
16th September 2009, 12:46
Hi Hoggy,

I see it's your first post. Hello from Pittsburgh and welcome to the XLForum.

I use the HD Convertible WS and I like it.

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/Bikes_May_2009.jpg

Brad
16th September 2009, 13:29
Got a Memphis Shades El Paso 17" Quick Release. It fits me great (5' 8") and spends most of its time on the bike. (But the Q/R is nice)

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/tp_1.jpg

possumman
17th September 2009, 02:30
National Cycle Deflector Screen--small cheap easy to mount and takes the wind off you-it is very effective and very unobtrusive -Ipaid about $40 on ebay for one.

bobpilot
17th September 2009, 02:40
I know you said aftermarket, but I have the H-D quick detach windshield, and am very, very happy with it. The best part of it is that the mounting hardware is on the windshield itself, and when it's off, there's no stuff left on the bike. Also, it does have a small range of height adjustment by sliding the clamps up or down the fork tubes where it mounts. Well made, sturdy, and does the job.

bockstroker
19th September 2009, 05:58
Check out Rifle windscreens

petboy
19th September 2009, 12:00
i fitted a spitfire windshield (think its from slipstreamer) and i'm very happy - cheap anddecent - just not fully quick release

Catracho Roadster
19th September 2009, 17:18
I got a memphis shade. El paso...so far, NO complains!!!

hoggy
1st October 2009, 17:15
in an earlier post, i'd said that i was leaning toward either a slipstreamer ss-20 or ss-32. i have since ordered a dakota, but it hasn't been installed yet.

Nzhasher
1st October 2009, 17:24
+1. Dont know how my shield would be with raked forks though..
I know you said aftermarket, but I have the H-D quick detach windshield, and am very, very happy with it. The best part of it is that the mounting hardware is on the windshield itself, and when it's off, there's no stuff left on the bike. Also, it does have a small range of height adjustment by sliding the clamps up or down the fork tubes where it mounts. Well made, sturdy, and does the job.

hoggy
10th October 2009, 11:51
got my dakota windshield and installed it thursday.:banana

SmattaHead
10th October 2009, 12:28
I have a Memphis Shades also, the shorther/sportier Del Ray 15in.
I am very satisfied with this shield. It takes the wind off of my chest,
but is not high enough to keep it from my face, which is what I wanted.
It has been on the bike since I got it. No buffetting. Looks good, too.
Easy to clean. Serves its purpose. Can't go wrong with a Memphis.

I agree with CarlXL as to the proper way to measure for size.

SmattaHead
10th October 2009, 12:29
I also have a pic of mine in my gallery, so you can get a good look.

TheDinglepuss
24th November 2009, 05:11
National Cycle Deflector Screen--small cheap easy to mount and takes the wind off you-it is very effective and very unobtrusive -Ipaid about $40 on ebay for one.

I've been looking at these. How do they mount? Looks like the windscreen attaches to the mounts with suction or adhesives? I'm a little leery of something not bolted down!