Goldwing Wings

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  • Baker Hand Wings, Hands down the only choice.

    58 82.86%
  • Chrome World Air Deflectors, the best choice.

    0 0%
  • I've used both, and they both work equally well.

    1 1.43%
  • They are both ugly, they don't work and they are both a complete waste of money.

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    Looking for input and a comparison between the Baker Hand Wings and the Chrome World Air Deflectors. Which does a better job? #1, How are each of them for Passenger buffeting, #2, General wet and cold protection and #3, How do they work for redirecting air on Hot days. For #3, I assume that the Baker Wings do well, but not so sure about the Chrome World ones.

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    What about including the National Cycle hand wings in the survey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluehighways View Post
    Looking for input and a comparison between the Baker Hand Wings and the Chrome World Air Deflectors. Which does a better job? #1, How are each of them for Passenger buffeting, #2, General wet and cold protection and #3, How do they work for redirecting air on Hot days. For #3, I assume that the Baker Wings do well, but not so sure about the Chrome World ones.

    With the Chrome World Air Deflectors the plastic strips covering the screws to remove the top shelter have to be notched, while with the Baker Hand Wings you don't need to notch out anything since they mount to the mirrors by using longer bolts supplied by the manufacturers. Having had both, my vote is for the Baker Hand Wings.

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    All ugly !!!
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    I really like my Bakers. With the side wings being split the upper portion will give you plenty of air. The lower part can be left closed to divert hot air from the radiator vent away from you. In winter you can bring hot air from radiator on you.

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    I've used the Baker Wings since 04 and I like them.
    The Hand wings seem to do the most good for passengers.
    I also have the foot wings BUT only use them in the winter. They have a very big impact on gas mileage. Why that is I'm not sure but the do. 3-4 mpg

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    While I've never had the Chrome World Air Deflectors I have had the Honda brand air deflector which are basically the same shape and style.

    I have to say the Baker Built smooth out the air flow better likely due to its shapes. I happen to like the way they looks and the SO does too. In my unofficial testing, the air seems to be moved out farther that with the Honda brand. The other thing I like is that the acrylic used seems to be more damage/scratch resistant - harder. The Honda brand is clear ~ after just a few years of use, it looks terrible, hazed and the chrome is peeling too.

    Installing either can be a bit daunting for the average person since you have to either drill large holes for the Air Wings or cut into plastic trim strips for the Air Deflectors. It was an easy task for myself having aircraft structure repair and machinist experience ~ measure twice (or thrice), cut once.

    I'd suggest just diving in and getting the Baker Built Hands Wings and Air Wings with lowers and be done with it. I was that impressed I ordered the Leg Wings too. In Alaska, riding can, at times, be cold, wet and gusty. I want my wife to be as comfortable as possible. If you are a solo rider, it is still a great upgrade that the driver benefits from as well.
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    I looked at the Tulsas also. They look like they would do a good job of directing air away from the rider, but can't be turned to direct air to the rider.
    While the Bakers don't look as good, they can be turned in to provide cooling air on a hot day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Italian Stallion View Post
    With the Chrome World Air Deflectors the plastic strips covering the screws to remove the top shelter have to be notched
    Nothing has to be notched!

    Those are Big Bike deflectors in the pic shown..... Been using them since '01.

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    Baker hand wings only

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    I use only the Bakers (mirrors, fairing and leg wings) on my Goldwings. On my Trike I use the Trike Leg wings( larger then the ones for a 2 wheeler). JMO, I use the clear one because they don't stand out like the colored ones do.
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    I've got the Baker air wings with lowers ..love them ugly things
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    I have the Hand Wings (the one's attached to the rear view mirrors). They were on the bike when I bought it. I added leg wings.

    For me, it's about function first...but I will agree there are limits--I couldn't put the regular Air Wings on. Bought them, and then returned before installing. Just too much.

    I was going to say the issue with the Hand Wings is getting them to stay at a given position at speed, but noticed while verifying I was using the right terminology that Baker has an update kit to address the stop/friction issue. This forum can be expensive!
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    I have had both of those shown. The Chrome World ones do NOT direct air towards you when hot. Baker does. Best of both worlds would be the Baker's in the heat and Chrome World in the cold.
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    Bakers, I don't care how ugly they are. they do what they are meant to do and do it well!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by laen View Post
    Baker hand wings only
    Have you ever tried the Tulsa? Everyone always thinks that what they have is the absolute best. It's just human nature. I like the Tulsa: I like the way they look. I've never tried the others but I'm certain that the Tulsas are the best.

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    Well, first of all, thank you so much for everyone who took the time to vote and even more for those who shared their experience and insight. With an 84% approval/recommendation as well as the comments which support that kind of a number I took a ride over to Wingstuff and picked up a set of the Baker Hand Wings. Very nice. I went with clear to try and minimize the visual interruption, and I got the current version which has the "Open Stops" . . . which they definitely need. Installation took all of maybe 10 or 15 minutes. A quick test drive says that I made the right choice (with your guidance) . . . when the GF goes for a ride we'll (I'll) get the final ruling on this of course . . . . but in the mean time . . . . I'm a very happy camper with the selection.
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    Love my Bakers, My wing is an 03 Red. The Bakers are dark in color, great color contrast.

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