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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-17-2016, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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WIndshields

I have a 2015 Wing (not f6b)

I was looking in wingstuff and they offer a Taka recurve shield in anywhere from 9" to 14" maybe more don't remember.

I was going to put a Klock Werks but feel the 14" may be a little too tall so I'm looking at the 11 or 12" from Taka. Does anyone have any experience with them?

Im used to no shield at all and want to be able to see over the top by a few inches because I'm going to get a smoke shield.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-20-2016, 02:39 PM
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How tall are you James? I'm currently running a 16 inch Klockwerks that I blacked out. I'm 6'1" and I see over it just fine. Rarely on a sharp hill I have to stretch up to see the "rollover". By the way , that Klock is the best shield I've ever used. I've tested it up to 127 mph.
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How tall are you James? I'm currently running a 16 inch Klockwerks that I blacked out. I'm 6'1" and I see over it just fine. Rarely on a sharp hill I have to stretch up to see the "rollover". By the way , that Klock is the best shield I've ever used. I've tested it up to 127 mph.
I am 5'9" I taped off my stock shield at 12" then at 14" the 14" is too tall I need 12" max. of course Klock werks does not make a 12"
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I have a Taka and like it. Company good to deal with and replaced my original under warranty no problem. They do tend to scratch easily; at least mine does where it slides when I change height.

It is adjustable so I would buy one that is the correct height in the middle position. that way you have some flexibility. For instance, after purchasing my Taka I also purchased an Airhawk R cushion which raised me up a little.

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A suggestion regarding the smoked windscreen.
I have a Madstad with a medium grey tint.
I also look over the screen, but at night, it is an issue.
Road debris, potholes, etc out to about 20' in front of my bike are difficult to see in the dark because of the tint.
I ended up getting the clear windscreen from Madstad to fit on the mounting base. Problem solved.
If you don't ride in the dark, no big deal.
But if you do, you've been warned.

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I have a Taka and like it. Company good to deal with and replaced my original under warranty no problem. They do tend to scratch easily; at least mine does where it slides when I change height.

It is adjustable so I would buy one that is the correct height in the middle position. that way you have some flexibility. For instance, after purchasing my Taka I also purchased an Airhawk R cushion which raised me up a little.
The one made for the wing is too tall for me even at the lowest setting. If I order one it will be the 11" for the F6B so no adjusting will be taking place to scratch it.
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A suggestion regarding the smoked windscreen.
I have a Madstad with a medium grey tint.
I also look over the screen, but at night, it is an issue.
Road debris, potholes, etc out to about 20' in front of my bike are difficult to see in the dark because of the tint.
I ended up getting the clear windscreen from Madstad to fit on the mounting base. Problem solved.
If you don't ride in the dark, no big deal.
But if you do, you've been warned.

I do ride at night but mostly on the highway going to work. Or just around town not many pot holes here to worry about. But I do plan on adding headlights and fog lights from socal that should help out
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But I do plan on adding headlights and fog lights from socal that should help out
I have auxiliary driving lights and bright LED fogs.
They don't help a lot for me for those 20' out front when oncoming traffic forces me to turn them off or get flashed.

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The one made for the wing is too tall for me even at the lowest setting. If I order one it will be the 11" for the F6B so no adjusting will be taking place to scratch it.
I am also 5'9" and the shortest one works for me. As a matter of fact I raised it one notch to reduce buffeting even better. I can't see over shield and look right in front of bike but I can see down the road just fine.

I could be wrong but I think the short one would work fine for you in the lowest position. But, obviously you have to make that call.

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I am also 5'9" and the shortest one works for me. As a matter of fact I raised it one notch to reduce buffeting even better. I can't see over shield and look right in front of bike but I can see down the road just fine.

I could be wrong but I think the short one would work fine for you in the lowest position. But, obviously you have to make that call.
I taped off my windshield with painters tape at 12" Road to work then taped off two inches higher and didn't like it at 14". 11-12" is good
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