Long Ride Shields on Road King Classic? - Harley Davidson Forums

Go Back  Harley Davidson Forums > Harley Davidson Motorcycles > Touring Models
Reload this Page >

Long Ride Shields on Road King Classic?

Touring Models Road King, Road King Custom, Road King Classic, Road Glide, Street Glide, Electra Glide, Electra Glide Classic, and Electra Glide Ultra Classic bikes.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Long Ride Shields on Road King Classic?

Reply

 
 
 
  #1  
Old 02-06-2012, 12:05 PM
TKDKurt's Avatar
TKDKurt
TKDKurt is offline
Elite HDF Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 3,760
Thanked 72 Times in 53 Posts
Default Long Ride Shields on Road King Classic?

I know they are a sponsor, but I hope I can still get some candid opinions. I searched the forums plus did a google search and really can't find much in the way of reviews.

I am 6'1" and have the stock windshield on my RKC. I get pretty significant wind buffeting with both my half helmet (rattles my glasses) and now that it is cold, with my FF. I am considering swapping it out for the 21" Long Ride Shields because it makes sense to me that the recurve could make alot of difference. I think it is about the same height as the stock one, which is fine, because I easily look over the stock shield, which is probably about as high as my mouth when I am in normal riding position. (If it makes a difference, I have a TallBoy seat, so I sit 2 inches further back than stock.)

Is anyone riding one of these on an RKC? What has you experience been with the LRS?
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-06-2012, 12:12 PM
KCFLHRC
KCFLHRC is offline
Ultimate HDF Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Jayhawk Country
Posts: 6,275
Thanked 292 Times in 224 Posts
Default

Have you tried the fork baffle that HD sells? Helped me a lot with the buffeting. I really get no buffeting at all now.
 
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-06-2012, 12:18 PM
oasis03
oasis03 is offline
One Of The Regulars
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Norman Oklahoma
Posts: 240
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I am 6 ft and have a stock height long ride. It reduced the buffeting to a livable level. I added a Laminar lip to the long ride and there is no buffeting at all. My neck has been fused and does not like to be shaken . Did an Iron Butt to Daytona last year and was very comfortable.
 
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-06-2012, 12:27 PM
RoadKingGibson's Avatar
RoadKingGibson
RoadKingGibson is offline
New Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Melville, SK
Posts: 77
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have an 02 Classic and put this LRS shield on last summer. I had the original King size windshield before. The LRS is actually smaller than the original but I thought the re-curve of the LRS would make up the difference. I have to say I never really noticed a difference in wind protection vs. the original I had. I wish LRS would make this slightly larger. I myself am 6'1" and I have a sundowner seat on my bike. I think I might be looking at something different for this next summer.
 
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-06-2012, 12:31 PM
Keithhu's Avatar
Keithhu
Keithhu is offline
Extreme HDF Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 10,735
Thanked 596 Times in 398 Posts
Default

I have a 19" LRS on my RKC and I freakin love it. I'm only 5'10", its probably 3 inches lower than stock.

My neighbor is about your height, he has a shield thats shorter than stock which he likes, and he has a 19" LRS waiting for his bike to come back from the shop, but he sat on mine, and thinks it will be just fine.
 

Last edited by Keithhu; 02-06-2012 at 02:13 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-06-2012, 01:28 PM
redman53's Avatar
redman53
redman53 is offline
Elite HDF Member
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hollyweird,FL
Posts: 3,514
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have an 07 FLHP ...took the old cop windshield off and replaced it with a 19" LRS ....I freaking love it..well worth the 100 bucks
 
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-07-2012, 05:49 AM
djkolp's Avatar
djkolp
djkolp is offline
Road Captain
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South Florida
Posts: 652
Thanked 15 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by TKDKurt View Post
I am 6'1" and have the stock windshield on my RKC. I get pretty significant wind buffeting with both my half helmet (rattles my glasses) and now that it is cold, with my FF. I am considering swapping it out for the 21" Long Ride Shields because it makes sense to me that the recurve could make alot of difference. I think it is about the same height as the stock one, which is fine, because I easily look over the stock shield, which is probably about as high as my mouth when I am in normal riding position. (If it makes a difference, I have a TallBoy seat, so I sit 2 inches further back than stock.)

Is anyone riding one of these on an RKC? What has you experience been with the LRS?
I have the 21" LRS on my RKC and couldn't be happier with the look, quality and price of the windshield. I'm 5'11" and with my Sundowner Deep Bucket seat I'm looking comfortably over the top of the windshield. You could go with a shorter windshield and still not feel the wind over the top of the shield. It's been covered here many times, but the majority of wind buffeting comes from under the gas tank on the Road King. My previous bike was an Ultra Classic, and the wind buffeting on the RKC is much greater at highway speeds. I installed the Kuryakyn Fork Wind deflectors and hit the turnpike to give it a test run. I had absolutely no wind buffeting me from below. The only downside to the fork wind deflectors? They aren't that attractive in my opinion, and they do block quite a bit of wind to the rear cylinder. Good luck.
 
Attached Thumbnails Long Ride Shields on Road King Classic?-img_0751.jpg  

Last edited by djkolp; 02-07-2012 at 05:56 AM. Reason: additional info
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-21-2014, 05:37 PM
grapeapes's Avatar
grapeapes
grapeapes is offline
One Of The Regulars
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Wake Forest, NC
Posts: 263
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by djkolp View Post
I have the 21" LRS on my RKC and couldn't be happier with the look, quality and price of the windshield. I'm 5'11" and with my Sundowner Deep Bucket seat I'm looking comfortably over the top of the windshield. You could go with a shorter windshield and still not feel the wind over the top of the shield. It's been covered here many times, but the majority of wind buffeting comes from under the gas tank on the Road King. My previous bike was an Ultra Classic, and the wind buffeting on the RKC is much greater at highway speeds. I installed the Kuryakyn Fork Wind deflectors and hit the turnpike to give it a test run. I had absolutely no wind buffeting me from below. The only downside to the fork wind deflectors? They aren't that attractive in my opinion, and they do block quite a bit of wind to the rear cylinder. Good luck.
Hi djkolp, I know you traded this bike a while back but do you remember which tint the LRS windshield was?

Or for that matter does anyone else know what it was, dark or medium tint?

Thanks.
 
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-21-2014, 06:18 PM
TKDKurt's Avatar
TKDKurt
TKDKurt is offline
Elite HDF Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 3,760
Thanked 72 Times in 53 Posts
Default

I had completely forgotten starting this thread until I saw it pop back up today. The postscript to this thread is that I never did change my windshield. At the time I started this thread, I had my Tallboy seat, but still had the stock bars. That combination meant I had to lean forward to reach the bars, apparently right into the slipstream. When I changed my bars to the Heritage Style a couple months later and pulled them back, my body position changed and the problem disappeared.

The only time I get any buffeting is sometimes when I put my size 12 boots on the highway pegs which seem to create eddies that sometimes cause buffeting.
 

Last edited by TKDKurt; 11-21-2014 at 06:20 PM.
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Heloguy
Touring Models
19
06-04-2017 10:10 AM
jstrenn
New "Rushmore" Models
13
04-17-2017 12:53 PM
harleybob815
General Harley Davidson Chat
3
04-07-2017 07:36 AM
Rumbles
New "Rushmore" Models
6
01-03-2016 11:39 AM
skibum0607
Touring Models
1
04-19-2015 09:23 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Long Ride Shields on Road King Classic?


Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: