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I picked up the National Deflector windshield a couple weeks back and it's working really well to keep the wind from buffeting me so much on the highway. It does, however, create a lot more wind noise since the wind is being directed at my helmet instead of my chest. Does anyone have any suggestions on adjusting the windshield correctly (angle, height, etc.) Obviously it depends on the rider's dimensions, but I didn't know if it's sitting too low, or not low enough?
 

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I currently have a 15 1/2" National Cycle Deflector. It's OK for city riding but it doesn't seem to make it for me on the open road; too much wind in the face. I'd like to get something taller but the only one I find, so far, that wouldn't be a hassle to install is the 25" H-D which may be too tall. One should be able to just look over the top, especially if you get caught in the rain. Has anyone found a 19-20" detachable that fits a STREET yet? If so I'd appreciate hearing about it.


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I'd like to know, too. I have one of the smallest bar-mounted Memphis Shades mounted so it is directly behind the little stock cafe cowling. Since the windshield is black at the bottom, it actually looks pretty good together. But as the original poster noted, it's not quite enough. I think one problem is that the headlight on the Streets are mounted fairly low compared to other bikes, so whatever shield is used needs to extend pretty far down in front, too, in order to be pretty close to the headlight if the stock mini fairing is removed.

I might end up buying the Harley accessory shield, if I ever get the$$ for it, but I believe I'd have to cut it down bit in order to be able to ride looking over it, rather than through. I hate riding looking through a windshield.

Rode today under high wind, high speed conditions writhe shield I described installed. I'm afraid it re-positioned itself tiny bit forward, so it now ever so slightly contacts the stock mini fairing. I really didn't want that to happen. Will fiddle with it some more tomorrow.

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I'd like to know, too. I have one of the smallest bar-mounted Memphis Shades mounted so it is directly behind the little stock cafe cowling. Since the windshield is black at the bottom, it actually looks pretty good together. But as the original poster noted, it's not quite enough. I think one problem is that the headlight on the Streets are mounted fairly low compared to other bikes, so whatever shield is used needs to extend pretty far down in front, too, in order to be pretty close to the headlight if the stock mini fairing is removed.

I might end up buying the Harley accessory shield, if I ever get the$$ for it, but I believe I'd have to cut it down bit in order to be able to ride looking over it, rather than through. I hate riding looking through a windshield.

Rode today under high wind, high speed conditions writhe shield I described installed. I'm afraid it re-positioned itself tiny bit forward, so it now ever so slightly contacts the stock mini fairing. I really didn't want that to happen. Will fiddle with it some more tomorrow.

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If you get a H-D 25" windshield and it needs to be "cut" in order to allow looking over it, where would you have it done? I imagine that a glazer would be the best bet. It looks like a great windshield but why did they have to make it so tall?
 

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I picked up the National Deflector windshield a couple weeks back and it's working really well to keep the wind from buffeting me so much on the highway. It does, however, create a lot more wind noise since the wind is being directed at my helmet instead of my chest. Does anyone have any suggestions on adjusting the windshield correctly (angle, height, etc.) Obviously it depends on the rider's dimensions, but I didn't know if it's sitting too low, or not low enough?
Top of the windshield should be level with the bridge of your nose, when you are sitting in the normal position that you use on the highway. Some people sit more erect, and others prefer to crouch. It helps if you have a center stand so you can put your feet on the pegs when measuring. If you have your feet on the ground, you'll be in a different position than you will be with feet on the pegs. If you don't have center stand, have a friend hold the bike upright. Sit comfortably, with hands on the grips and have a friend use either a 2' level or a string with a string level (Home Depot) to get the level point. Adjust the shield up or down to get the topline right. If your shield is too tall, take it to a glass shop that has experience cutting Lexan. If you have the level top line marked with a marker pen, then they can copy the curve and cut it correctly.
 

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Installed the Laminar Screen on 750

I posted in a similar topic. I came across Laminar Lip and hoping to hear from anyone using it. They have a product for the Street.
http://www.laminarlip.com/street.php
Purchased the Laminar screen and installed. I went on an hour ride on highway (70mph speeds) and it worked well. I felt much less wind buffeting using this screen - could feel some wind upper body but was very manageable (felt wind but no bad buffeting). The style looks great as well. The only issue i had was the bottom two velcro tabs came loose - i did not let it cure long enough. After second attempt, it seems to work well but will go on another ride to make sure the screen is secure. So far i like it.
 

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Since you've got it, let me ask - do you think it'd be practical to get it to mount on the inside of the cowl instead of on the outside? Looks like you could almost attach it on the inside, and it would probably look pretty slick.

Then again, does this shield rely on ventilation under it? If so, then mounting it inside would defeat the whole point I guess.
 

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I posted in a similar topic. I came across Laminar Lip and hoping to hear from anyone using it. They have a product for the Street.
http://www.laminarlip.com/street.php
Since you've got it, let me ask - do you think it'd be practical to get it to mount on the inside of the cowl instead of on the outside? Looks like you could almost attach it on the inside, and it would probably look pretty slick.

Then again, does this shield rely on ventilation under it? If so, then mounting it inside would defeat the whole point I guess.
I believe the laminar does use the air flow underneath for it to provide the air deflection. I did try to see how it would fit on the inside of the HD headlight cowling and it does fit but the contours are a bit off so not sure if one could really make it work.
 

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Thanks for the feedback jiprovi! Hope it works for you in the long run. I originally tried a spitfire shield but had too much wind noise. I do like the look of the Laminar.
 

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Update - i've been riding with the laminar screen for a week and so far its working well (numerous highway trips and the screen continues to work and stay on). I would definitely give this a thumbs up for someone who wants protection from wind buffeting and decent good looks without requiring to remove the front cowel. However, if wind noise bothers you, I would say this is not great to reduce wind noise.
 

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Tip. Don't buy cheap junk. Waste of money. The HD one offered are high quality , mount great , work and last a long time. Your bike your money don't waste it.
 

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I strongly do disagree, Laminar provides a simple and very effective solution. If you wish to spend hundreds for the Harley windshield that looks like a full dresser poser I guess that is your prerogative.
 
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