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  • paulybronco Posts: 10705
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    17 Dec 2018 01:40 AM
    Quoting FatBoyBrad on 16 Dec 2018 09:40 PM
    I just picked up new street glide 2018 and the buffering was first thing I noticed as I got onto the freeway drove me mad at first think I better order a bigger screen you would think Harley would allow you to pick what size you need when buying a new bike 
    Love your optimism Brad, Harley make you feel as though you should be thankful they took the time to even serve you!
  • JamesJ Posts: 437
    Stage 1 Poster JamesJ
    17 Dec 2018 08:12 AM
    Quoting FatBoyBrad on 16 Dec 2018 09:40 PM
    I just picked up new street glide 2018 and the buffering was first thing I noticed as I got onto the freeway drove me mad at first think I better order a bigger screen you would think Harley would allow you to pick what size you need when buying a new bike 
    Quoting paulybronco on 17 Dec 2018 01:40 AM
    Love your optimism Brad, Harley make you feel as though you should be thankful they took the time to even serve you!
    I posted a while back that HD should  tailor the screen to your height on purchase with advice as to choosing the screen that sits just below eye level.Especially to new HD owners.It would eliminate the disappointment that is inevitable when a rider has unnecessary wind buffeted on that first long ride! I took the self help method of buying a too tall screen and then cutting the top to the optimal height with an angle grinder.My ideal height is in between some off the rack heights.
  • Spook Posts: 2354
    Saffastraya
    Motor Head Spook
    17 Dec 2018 08:15 AM
    Quoting FatBoyBrad on 16 Dec 2018 09:40 PM
    I just picked up new street glide 2018 and the buffering was first thing I noticed as I got onto the freeway drove me mad at first think I better order a bigger screen you would think Harley would allow you to pick what size you need when buying a new bike 
    Quoting paulybronco on 17 Dec 2018 01:40 AM
    Love your optimism Brad, Harley make you feel as though you should be thankful they took the time to even serve you!
    That is exactly the reason I will never buy a NEW Harley. The attitude of the dealers (with the exception of the mob on South Rd perhaps) is abysmal.
  • Chaser Posts: 210
    Stock Poster Chaser
    18 Dec 2018 11:41 AM
    Sorry guys but I'm really struggling with this 'issue'. For HD to 'tailor' make a screen for everyone that asked for one (and it's certainly a minority), would take a massive inventory and investment on their behalf.  Screens for SG's etc are dime a dozen on ebay etc in 1" increments for less than $50.  To complain of wind buffeting on a HD is comical....maybe you should stick to a car!
  • JamesJ Posts: 437
    Stage 1 Poster JamesJ
    18 Dec 2018 01:17 PM
    Quoting Chaser on 18 Dec 2018 11:41 AM
    Sorry guys but I'm really struggling with this 'issue'. For HD to 'tailor' make a screen for everyone that asked for one (and it's certainly a minority), would take a massive inventory and investment on their behalf.  Screens for SG's etc are dime a dozen on ebay etc in 1" increments for less than $50.  To complain of wind buffeting on a HD is comical....maybe you should stick to a car!
    Customer loyalty?
    Brand satisfaction?
    If screens are a dime a dozen on ebay at retail price they'd be a nickle for a ton for a company with the wholesale buying power of HD
    When one  spends exorbitant amounts for a motorcycle one can reasonably expect a bit of customer satisfaction from the manufacturer(and yes the price of a CVO is fucking exorbitant)
    As for the direction to go drive a car? If a bike is designed with touring prowess at its forefront, the company making it should do everything to make it deliver for such a simple fix.  
  • JamesJ Posts: 437
    Stage 1 Poster JamesJ
    18 Dec 2018 01:20 PM
    Quoting FatBoyBrad on 16 Dec 2018 09:40 PM
    I just picked up new street glide 2018 and the buffering was first thing I noticed as I got onto the freeway drove me mad at first think I better order a bigger screen you would think Harley would allow you to pick what size you need when buying a new bike 
    Quoting paulybronco on 17 Dec 2018 01:40 AM
    Love your optimism Brad, Harley make you feel as though you should be thankful they took the time to even serve you!
    What was the quote of that American entrepreneur? Was it... "the customer is always a pain in the ass?"
  • Wideglider Posts: 404
    Illawarra NSW
    Stage 1 Poster Wideglider
    18 Dec 2018 01:47 PM
    Quoting FatBoyBrad on 16 Dec 2018 09:40 PM
    I just picked up new street glide 2018 and the buffering was first thing I noticed as I got onto the freeway drove me mad at first think I better order a bigger screen you would think Harley would allow you to pick what size you need when buying a new bike 
    Quoting paulybronco on 17 Dec 2018 01:40 AM
    Love your optimism Brad, Harley make you feel as though you should be thankful they took the time to even serve you!
    Quoting JamesJ on 18 Dec 2018 01:20 PM
    What was the quote of that American entrepreneur? Was it... "the customer is always a pain in the ass?"
    Or was it "the customer always comes first"? No, actually I think that is another prostitutes' saying.
  • JamesJ Posts: 437
    Stage 1 Poster JamesJ
    18 Dec 2018 08:02 PM
    Quoting paulybronco on 17 Dec 2018 01:40 AM
    Love your optimism Brad, Harley make you feel as though you should be thankful they took the time to even serve you!
    Quoting JamesJ on 18 Dec 2018 01:20 PM
    What was the quote of that American entrepreneur? Was it... "the customer is always a pain in the ass?"
    Quoting Wideglider on 18 Dec 2018 01:47 PM
    Or was it "the customer always comes first"? No, actually I think that is another prostitutes' saying.
    touche!
  • awaba Posts: 31
    Australia
    Stock Poster awaba
    28 Dec 2018 03:39 PM
    Quoting GattonFLHX on 15 Nov 2018 08:24 AM
    How do you find the heat with the fangs on? I'm 6'4 and feel like I'm in the ring with Mike Tyson the buffeting is that bad. have ordered the 8" screen, batwing deflectors just curious as all the U.S guys reckon the fangs block a bit of cooling airflow to the donk
    Quoting kevinnugent on 15 Nov 2018 08:32 AM
    I've felt a fair bit of heat on my right leg on the last ride.  I'm going to start playing with the adjustable wings to see if I can get a compromise that'll work.  The fangs are worth it though.   They really work.  So much so I'm thinking of going back to the OEM 4" screen.  
    Have a look at the freedom shields....contact the owner and he can put you onto the right height screen for your height...they are well worth the money and also optically correct
  • Iron Posts: 275
    South Oz
    Stage 1 Poster Iron
    28 Dec 2018 09:39 PM
    I don't ride a touring bike yet but managed to pick up a windshield from a guy out of Victoria to suit my Slim FLSS and the brand was called Memphis Shades. Did a bit of research on the product and apparently back in the day well before Harley started making shields to suit there brand these guys where the big brand to have on your bike. The shield I got looks solid and comes with a trigger lock setup so she don't come off while your flying down the freeway. They do all sorts of screens to suit any bike also deflectors to suit most bikes. Thought I would share the info just in case people was looking for other brands to try.
    https://memphisshades.com/
  • Baloffski Posts: 1490
    Victoria
    Performance Poster Baloffski
    28 Dec 2018 11:30 PM
    Had a Memphis, fairing and sold on to dude, before fitting to Fat boy, . But would have looked fanfuckentastic., Did my homework. .K are pretty good to.

  • Iron Posts: 275
    South Oz
    Stage 1 Poster Iron
    29 Dec 2018 09:57 PM
    Quoting Baloffski on 28 Dec 2018 11:30 PM
    Had a Memphis, fairing and sold on to dude, before fitting to Fat boy, . But would have looked fanfuckentastic., Did my homework. .K are pretty good to.

    Cant wait to try the one out I got Baloffski I just need to organise the mounting bolt kit from the USA and done. will post up pics once that's done
  • Baloffski Posts: 1490
    Victoria
    Performance Poster Baloffski
    30 Dec 2018 02:08 PM
    Quoting Baloffski on 28 Dec 2018 11:30 PM
    Had a Memphis, fairing and sold on to dude, before fitting to Fat boy, . But would have looked fanfuckentastic., Did my homework. .K are pretty good to.

    Quoting Iron on 29 Dec 2018 09:57 PM
    Cant wait to try the one out I got Baloffski I just need to organise the mounting bolt kit from the USA and done. will post up pics once that's done
    Looking forward to picture. They do look good. Like I love the look of the old XLCRS. 1978.
    They were hot, but in saying, the newer 
    HD Forums Australia - This is the one...jpg

    Is the best, for me.. Not bad looker. 
  • Smitthy Posts: 11
    Stock Poster Smitthy
    09 Jan 2019 08:44 AM
    While not strictly a touring bike but I am looking at a Heritage Classic and the wind buffeting is the bigest issue..fork deflectors “fangs” seem to be the answer. Has anyone fitted them and they haven’t worked?

    Cheers

  • paulybronco Posts: 10705
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    09 Jan 2019 08:57 AM
    Quoting Smitthy on 09 Jan 2019 08:44 AM
    While not strictly a touring bike but I am looking at a Heritage Classic and the wind buffeting is the bigest issue..fork deflectors “fangs” seem to be the answer. Has anyone fitted them and they haven’t worked?

    Cheers

    Have them on my street glide. Yes they work.
  • VirtualT Posts: 278
    Yanchep
    Stage 1 Poster VirtualT
    09 Jan 2019 01:20 PM
    Quoting Smitthy on 09 Jan 2019 08:44 AM
    While not strictly a touring bike but I am looking at a Heritage Classic and the wind buffeting is the bigest issue..fork deflectors “fangs” seem to be the answer. Has anyone fitted them and they haven’t worked?

    Cheers


    It depends where the wind is coming from that is causing the buffeting, it shouldn't be too hard to track down while you are riding by feeling with your hand.

    Usual suspects are from over the top of the screen, move your hand up and down at the top of your helmet and pinpoint where the wind hits it (screen not high enough), up through your legs i.e if you press your knees in close to the tank does it get better? (need fork fangs). Some guys reckon they get wind coming through the middle of the forks (you can get a baffle to fix that that goes on the lower fork brace), or around the bottom sides of the fairing (the adjustable fairing wings can fix that). You can even get a baffle that fits in between the back of the tank and the seat if you think that's where it's coming in.

    In my experience on the street glide the first two were the most important to fix.
  • graz Posts: 966
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster graz
    09 Jan 2019 07:23 PM
    Quoting Smitthy on 09 Jan 2019 08:44 AM
    While not strictly a touring bike but I am looking at a Heritage Classic and the wind buffeting is the bigest issue..fork deflectors “fangs” seem to be the answer. Has anyone fitted them and they haven’t worked?

    Cheers

    Had them on a Heritage and a Roadking. Worked really well on both.
  • Winger Posts: 702
    Adelaide
    Performance Poster Winger
    10 Jan 2019 08:04 AM
    Quoting Smitthy on 09 Jan 2019 08:44 AM
    While not strictly a touring bike but I am looking at a Heritage Classic and the wind buffeting is the bigest issue..fork deflectors “fangs” seem to be the answer. Has anyone fitted them and they haven’t worked?

    Cheers

    Quoting graz on 09 Jan 2019 07:23 PM
    Had them on a Heritage and a Roadking. Worked really well on both.
    Agree, Graz. Wouldn’t be without them. Had them on the SG and also now on the Heritage. They make a significant difference to air coming up and under the forks to your helmet.HD Forums Australia - DBC488CE-96D1-4F6C-84A5-CEE89091AC4C.jpeg

  • Smitthy Posts: 11
    Stock Poster Smitthy
    10 Jan 2019 05:17 PM
    Cheers for the replies...
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