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  • JamesJ Posts: 558
    Performance Poster JamesJ
    15 Oct 2018 01:37 PM
    Quoting paulybronco on 14 Oct 2018 09:06 PM
    As stated the best option is a screen you look over rather than thru
    +1
  • awaba Posts: 37
    Australia
    Stock Poster awaba
    15 Oct 2018 01:42 PM
    The freedom shields, shields are optically correct as well,so no distortion with them,
    I ran a 7" screen from freedom shields ,now running a 5" works great...I'm 5'7"
    The rest of the kit is the chrome Harley fork deflectors (work well) and a kuryakyn wind deflector on the bottom tree
  • Baloffski Posts: 1671
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    15 Oct 2018 06:21 PM
    Absolutely, seek over the screen, wind buffet are below. I placed a Kyrukin 10" screen on my ride, and worked perfectly. Lady would not come on ride with me before with shorter screen, as she was buffetted, and blown away on the back., Now happy girl on passenger seat.
  • kevinnugent Posts: 26
    Toogoom, Qld
    Stock Poster kevinnugent
    16 Oct 2018 06:22 PM
    An update:

    Fitted 10” Windsplitter screen - triple tree wind deflector - adjustable under fairing deflectors.  Could not get used to the optical distortion in the 10” screen and the fact I had to sit up straighter to see over it so swapped it out for the 7” version. 

    I reckon 90% of the buffeting is gone - and can simulate 100% by putting my hands out and blocking the wind coming up from under the front.  Also tucking my chin down slightly removed the effect.  I wear a full face Shoei and I reckon it’s contributing to the buffeting affect.  

    Either I go with the fork mounted deflectors or try a open face helmet.  Everyone who has the fork deflectors seem to like the results.  On a newer 17 SGS where’s my best option to get them? HD dealerships?

    After this I have no more excuses.  Lol

  • graz Posts: 970
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster graz
    16 Oct 2018 08:33 PM
    Go the fork mounted deflectors. Had them on 3 bikes now and they work a treat.
  • kevinnugent Posts: 26
    Toogoom, Qld
    Stock Poster kevinnugent
    16 Oct 2018 08:35 PM
    Quoting graz on 16 Oct 2018 08:33 PM
    Go the fork mounted deflectors. Had them on 3 bikes now and they work a treat.
    Best place to get them?  HD?
  • paulybronco Posts: 11560
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    16 Oct 2018 08:42 PM
    Quoting graz on 16 Oct 2018 08:33 PM
    Go the fork mounted deflectors. Had them on 3 bikes now and they work a treat.
    Quoting kevinnugent on 16 Oct 2018 08:35 PM
    Best place to get them?  HD?
    HD , online , who ever is the cheapest
  • paulybronco Posts: 11560
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    16 Oct 2018 08:45 PM
    Quoting kevinnugent on 16 Oct 2018 06:22 PM
    An update:

    Fitted 10” Windsplitter screen - triple tree wind deflector - adjustable under fairing deflectors.  Could not get used to the optical distortion in the 10” screen and the fact I had to sit up straighter to see over it so swapped it out for the 7” version. 

    I reckon 90% of the buffeting is gone - and can simulate 100% by putting my hands out and blocking the wind coming up from under the front.  Also tucking my chin down slightly removed the effect.  I wear a full face Shoei and I reckon it’s contributing to the buffeting affect.  

    Either I go with the fork mounted deflectors or try a open face helmet.  Everyone who has the fork deflectors seem to like the results.  On a newer 17 SGS where’s my best option to get them? HD dealerships?

    After this I have no more excuses.  Lol

    Sorry i posted to your last comment, if your looking for 100% no buffering ......ain't going to happen! Your on a bike, buy a car to get 100%
  • graz Posts: 970
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster graz
    16 Oct 2018 09:50 PM
    Quoting graz on 16 Oct 2018 08:33 PM
    Go the fork mounted deflectors. Had them on 3 bikes now and they work a treat.
    Quoting kevinnugent on 16 Oct 2018 08:35 PM
    Best place to get them?  HD?
    Got mine at Local HD  for 16 SG. About $120. Catalogue said they would not fit but they bolted straight on to blinker mounts. Just needed to file the wiring plug to fit. Plenty on here have them fitted. Not sure if the '17 is the same so might pay to check.
  • kevinnugent Posts: 26
    Toogoom, Qld
    Stock Poster kevinnugent
    16 Oct 2018 10:35 PM
    Quoting kevinnugent on 16 Oct 2018 06:22 PM
    An update:

    Fitted 10” Windsplitter screen - triple tree wind deflector - adjustable under fairing deflectors.  Could not get used to the optical distortion in the 10” screen and the fact I had to sit up straighter to see over it so swapped it out for the 7” version. 

    I reckon 90% of the buffeting is gone - and can simulate 100% by putting my hands out and blocking the wind coming up from under the front.  Also tucking my chin down slightly removed the effect.  I wear a full face Shoei and I reckon it’s contributing to the buffeting affect.  

    Either I go with the fork mounted deflectors or try a open face helmet.  Everyone who has the fork deflectors seem to like the results.  On a newer 17 SGS where’s my best option to get them? HD dealerships?

    After this I have no more excuses.  Lol

    Quoting paulybronco on 16 Oct 2018 08:45 PM
    Sorry i posted to your last comment, if your looking for 100% no buffering ......ain't going to happen! Your on a bike, buy a car to get 100%
    Sage advice.   Mate I’ve ridden lots of bikes, most of them naked.  It’s the brain rattling vision blurring buffeting on this bike that has me searching for ways to resolve it.  Its bloody painful after an hour or so having your teeth rattle against each other!  ??. 

  • Ratbob Posts: 993
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    17 Oct 2018 09:34 AM
    I get the same serious buffeting with a 21inch screen in my Fatbob. It’s great for keeping heavy rain off but I lose pretty much all vision in head winds and after 30 minutes or so the headache starts so unless I know we’re in for heavy wet weather I daren’t use it. At least my screen is quick release. 
  • Daffy Posts: 68
    Angaston SA
    Stock Poster Daffy
    18 Oct 2018 09:00 AM
    I use a 16" Windvest screen. No buffeting and keeps most of the pressure off. Have got fork lowers too.
  • Neale Posts: 384
    Richmond NSW
    Stage 1 Poster Neale
    23 Oct 2018 07:43 PM
    I have an 08 FLHT, i would get double vision, (almost), at anything over 80 km/h. 
    I fitted the deflector under the lower fork, 80 percent better immediately.
    I fitted the deflectors to the fork legs, even better result.
    Always had the standard size screen on it, tried the HD wind splitter, didn't like the curvature you got when looking at it whilst riding, the centre lines on the road went manky , it put me off.
    I wear nothing but a $150 full face and can ride 1,000 km days with visor on my lid fully open the whole way with no vibration or rattling of the visor. 
    It can't get any better than what I've got. Not possible.
    I had my fork deflectors powder coated black, sorta makes them less obvious.
    Cost me $20 dollars at the John maroney prison at Sth Windsor nsw.
    Trust me, bottom triple clamp deflector, fork leg deflectors, standard size screen. It's luxury.
  • kevinnugent Posts: 26
    Toogoom, Qld
    Stock Poster kevinnugent
    31 Oct 2018 12:57 PM
    Quoting graz on 16 Oct 2018 08:33 PM
    Go the fork mounted deflectors. Had them on 3 bikes now and they work a treat.
    Quoting kevinnugent on 16 Oct 2018 08:35 PM
    Best place to get them?  HD?
    Quoting graz on 16 Oct 2018 09:50 PM
    Got mine at Local HD  for 16 SG. About $120. Catalogue said they would not fit but they bolted straight on to blinker mounts. Just needed to file the wiring plug to fit. Plenty on here have them fitted. Not sure if the '17 is the same so might pay to check.
    Ordered and paid for HD fork deflectors.  Went to pick up just now, and they specially say they do not fit FLHXS after ‘14.   Bugger.  

    Search continues. 

    Update:   Just checked the HD online catolog and it says it does fit.  Spoke to a parts guy in Sydney who has fitted them to his own 17 SGS without any mods. So, going back tomorrow to try them. 
  • Baloffski Posts: 1671
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    31 Oct 2018 01:09 PM
    ok . Have read questtions and replies, 
    Now, I"m an old bloke that is coming up to his use by date.   
    So what I'm saying people, toughen the fuck up, not nasty, but do it.

  • kevinnugent Posts: 26
    Toogoom, Qld
    Stock Poster kevinnugent
    31 Oct 2018 02:20 PM
    Quoting Baloffski on 31 Oct 2018 01:09 PM
    ok . Have read questtions and replies, 
    Now, I"m an old bloke that is coming up to his use by date.   
    So what I'm saying people, toughen the fuck up, not nasty, but do it.

    I’m guessing this is directed at me.  I’m plenty tough enough mate, but I do expect a product to work as advertised when I spend upwards of $30k on something.  In this case I don’t have a “she’ll be right mate” and suck it up.  
  • Tim S.G. Posts: 4235
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend Tim S.G.
    31 Oct 2018 07:03 PM
    Quoting kevinnugent on 16 Oct 2018 08:35 PM
    Best place to get them?  HD?
    Quoting graz on 16 Oct 2018 09:50 PM
    Got mine at Local HD  for 16 SG. About $120. Catalogue said they would not fit but they bolted straight on to blinker mounts. Just needed to file the wiring plug to fit. Plenty on here have them fitted. Not sure if the '17 is the same so might pay to check.
    Quoting kevinnugent on 31 Oct 2018 12:57 PMedited: 31 Oct 2018 03:57 PM
    Ordered and paid for HD fork deflectors.  Went to pick up just now, and they specially say they do not fit FLHXS after ‘14.   Bugger.  

    Search continues. 

    Update:   Just checked the HD online catolog and it says it does fit.  Spoke to a parts guy in Sydney who has fitted them to his own 17 SGS without any mods. So, going back tomorrow to try them. 
    They will fit your bike . They only need modifying to fit an Limited/Ultra  with the extra lights .
    You will need to file the indicator wire plastic connector just a little to allow it to fit through the hole in the deflectors . Quality Harley engineering at it's best ...
  • JamesJ Posts: 558
    Performance Poster JamesJ
    31 Oct 2018 07:07 PM
    Quoting Baloffski on 31 Oct 2018 01:09 PM
    ok . Have read questtions and replies, 
    Now, I"m an old bloke that is coming up to his use by date.   
    So what I'm saying people, toughen the fuck up, not nasty, but do it.

    yeah Balof they need to harden up! Me and my armchair Ultra agree there's too many comfort complaints going on...sorry,I'd better turn down the setting on my heated seat it's slightly too warm for my liking.Now ,where's Geeves with my cigar and cognac? 
    As Bob Dylan said"the times they are a changin'" Perhaps the iron horse is sharing the road with the iron armchair? It's not necessarily a bad thing, especially if a ride involves crossing the continent and 9 hour saddle days.
  • kevinnugent Posts: 26
    Toogoom, Qld
    Stock Poster kevinnugent
    02 Nov 2018 01:52 PM
    Yep. They fit.  Not too ugly either. HD Forums Australia - FE501B0E-DC38-41ED-B6E5-2BC8C1879319.jpeg

  • steelo Posts: 2385
    Adelaide
    Motor Head steelo
    02 Nov 2018 02:32 PM
    I like them. Well done kn. 
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