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Mid-Frame Heat Shields: Which One Works Best?

Old 06-13-2014, 09:05 AM
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No offence to the Capt or any others on this forum, all are great products.

First thing i bought for my SG back in 11 was a set of RJ's Originals. I got to know the owner from the Evo section on this board years before from troubleshooting various repairs on older Evo glides.

The price for his heat shields are well worth it to me. The fit, finish and quality craftsmanship is excellent. RJ's a veitnam vet who was the first to desgn and market heat shields to the public, works out of his house with his Mrs. and is very easy to get a long with.

Sent both my buddies to him when they got thier glides and they are very satisfied as well with the shields. Would not ride a twinkie without them.
Old 06-13-2014, 09:41 AM
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Same here, the RJ's are sharp and effective.
Old 07-23-2015, 11:33 AM
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What size raise kit did you go with?

Old 07-23-2015, 12:21 PM
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I have had the Kuryakyn on my bike since new, they look great and I have had no issue with cracking or anything like that. They also don't rub on the paint which I would have a problem with.
Old 07-23-2015, 12:42 PM
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I have 13 Limited, it came with the mid frame air deflectors, if these are doing a great job I'd hate to find out what it feels like without them.I also have a 2" tank lift didn't seem to make much difference.The crotch coolers are bigger seems like they would block more heat.I think I read somewhere that you could mount the Crotch coolers over the stock Harley "deflectors" and they would work even better.I may try that in the future.
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Originally Posted by cptdenny View Post
Look at http://www.rjsoriginals.com/

They work and look great on my RK but cost more than $70
140 for the Electra Glide. WOW.
Old 07-23-2015, 01:41 PM
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I had a pair of the Kuryakyn shields on my 2000 Ultra with no bad stories.

I put a pair (badly needed) on my wife's '08 T/C 96.
one side cracked (may have been crushed) but they warrantied and the new set is still on her bike and they look good.

I have a '13 CVO Ultra.
I took the OEM shields off and had them (and my National Hand Wind Deflectors) painted gloss black which really (IMO improved their appearance.

I will agree with Capt. Itch that the mounting bolts on the H-D shields is a PIA to remove and even worse to replace.

Never know about the Capt. Itch product 'till recently but perhaps I'll check them out next time.
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I went with the HD shields. IMO they look better than the Kuryakyns, and I worried about the others rubbing the paint on the side covers. No idea if they actually do, but it looks like they do.
Old 07-23-2015, 04:37 PM
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I had the Capt Itch Heat Crotch Cooler on my Road King and it worked great. I now have one on my Road Glide and it looks great and works very well. And I ride year round out here in AZ.
Don't care for the tinted plastic on the bike. Great people to deal with too.
Old 07-23-2015, 09:05 PM
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+1 for captain itch crotch coolers. Have them on my 2014 Road King. I had the Kuryakyn ones on and replaced them with the crotch cooler.

On a side note I have the Kuryakyn ones for sale cheap if you want to try them. 😃

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