Purchased this last August and installed on a '08 Yamaha Vstar 1300 and so far I rode close to 3000 miles without any problems. The windshield is very strudy and it can be quick detached from the bike in seconds for cleaning or riding without. The 17" height is OK, I can look over the top however the next windshield I would order for my next bike would be a 19" for better protection. Thanks
This is my second shield from Memphis. Install on my Shadow Sabre was very easy and took only 15-20 minutes (minus time fussing with the fit). The Solar tint is looks really nice on the bike. I'm only 5'6" so I look through this 17" shield (though i can still see over the top if I need to). I get no buffeting at freeway speeds (which I did with a shorter Slim shield on my old bike).
This windshield looks like it belongs. Easy to install, easy to adjust. Dennis Kirk, great to deal with. Highly recommend this product. Recommend this dealer even more. Shipping was very quick, arrived exactly when they said. Sales staff excellant.
I tried a number of windshields on my bikes, from OEM to aftermarket brands. The Memphis Fats is by far the best I've had. It lasted 6 years on my big twin, then the dark green tint faded to grey. I replaced it with another Memphis Fats. This shield is very strong and less prone to vibrate or cause wind buffeting than other shields because it's quite thick. Clean only with Plexus or similar product, never paper towels. In the meantime I've also bought two Memphis Hellcat as well as a Memphis Slim windshield for my other bikes, with excellent results. The mounting hardware is aluminum and for the price I had wished for it to be smoother, but it polished up nicely with an aluminum buffer.
I have wanted to put a shield on my 99 Aero for some time. I am so glad I finally did. The orange tint looks great on my orange bike, and it works beautifully. I found it quite easy to install. Taking my time, to be sure to do it right, it took less than an hour. I could not be more pleased.
I'm certainly no expert. In fact, I'm a new rider - from trails a few decades ago to cruising in the last year. I wanted to ride my 2005 Honda VTX1300R on the highway at speed for a few hours on occasion. After a few short stints at 65-70mph I realized I needed a windshield. However, I now know after a few miles with the Memphis Fats 17in windshield, that I didn't just need a windshield, I needed a 'wind management system'. It seems that the design of the Fats alone solves one problem and creates another. I've had tremendous wind buffeting that is just as uncomfortable as riding without the windshield...just different. After adjusting the Fats up and down (about 1 inch to play with) and setting the angle back (with a few degrees of play), I realize that I have to either find another windshield or (more likely from forum feedback) purchase separate lowers to complete the wind management system. Good product. Good fit. But doesn't solve my problem. Alone.