Had a 9' which didn't offer enough face protection, the 12" moved the air stream up over my head on the Road King which is what I wanted it to do. Would like to see the Batwing faring tilted 5 degrees forward to deflect more wind.
Great wind blockage but buffeting outside the bubble still a problem
I've been trying to reduce wind buffeting every since I bought my 2005 VTX 1300R. First with Memphis FATS which introduced me to buffeting, after riding only a Yamaha 250 enduro in the '70s without any windshield. Finally I returned the FATS and invested in a batwing, not interested in the look, but trying to create protection without brain-deadening buffeting. Huge improvement but I returned the windshield with the 9" spoiler to try to further reduce buffeting. But after a three hour ride with the spoiler, I realized that it was too short. There was no taller version, so I purchased the 12" windshield which I knew would be too tall for my 5'9" height. I was right, BUT sitting up tall on flats 'just' allows me to see over the top of the windshield. I really need a non-existent 11" version. But the design continues to challenge physics and loses. (I rode my buddies Suzuki 1100 V-Strom 600 miles last month with another style windshield. A weird look, but I rode those 600 miles with a half-helmet and sunglasses and no buffeting. Beautiful.)
I ordered the 12'' windshield for my Batwing Fairing that installed beautifully on my 2007 V-Star 1300. It took a tag team of friends and I to figured out what size windshield to order, since I did not have the fairing on hand. Lucky I got it right and I didn't have any returns to deal with. I orderd the solar colored shield and it looks and functions superbly. Thanks Memphis Shades for making a great product for my machine.
Great quality, ease of fitment is good however when it comes time to remove the nuts by the headlight , take apart the headlight and undo it from the inside, the instructions make it sound like you pry off the nuts from the outside. I know have a dented headlight housing. Otherwise doesnt take long at all. And buy the recommended hardware for mounting right off the bat
I,m not a machanic. It,s just a hobby but even I had fun putting everything together. Had to replace the for hex nuts holding the batwing to the hardware because they vibrated off. Bought 4 wing nuts at hardware store. Good to go.
I decided to buy the biggest windshield after taking a bolt that was kicked up off the highway at 70 mph square to the visor on my helmet, fracturing it and not my face!! The bolt actually pierced it and lodged itself into the foam of the helmet above my forehead. I had removed my windshield in preparation for the batwing fairing and decided to wear my full coverage helmet to work that day. Good thing I did!! See my batwing review for a pic!