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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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Batwing windshild

What size windshild do you have on your batwing? I'm running the OEM windshild on my LT and I think it's about right for hight! I'm 6'3". Should I get the 12" windshild? I'd hate to go to the batwing and get a bunch more wind noise, but I love the look!
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 11:52 AM
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6'2 1/2" with 12" shield and fairing lowers.
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6'2 1/2" with 12" shield and fairing lowers.
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Nice lookin scoot!! I think I like the look of the shorter windshield, but not at the cost of allot of wind noise. Do the lowers really help? That's something I hadn't thought about!
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I bought the fairing lowers for the winter, but they made such a difference I left them on there.

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Where did you get lower fairings.
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I'm 6' and bought the 9" windshield. I am looking about 2" above the windshield. Great coverage. Also have lowers as well.
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I have the 9" shield. I am also 6' and can see fine. I have not installed lowers because I don't seem to have a issue with any wind noise. The Cobra pipes do a good job of eliminating pretty much any noise. I think I will purchase some however and see if I can tell any difference.
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i run a 9 inch for touring on my classic, it offers better protection from the elements during inclement weather, on my custom i run a 5 inch, more for looks, but this bike is just a day rider ... both fairings have the "ms" deflectors, and yes, they do make a difference. pics are available on my home page.

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Thanks for the response!! I'm going with the 9" and lowers. Whiting, your baggers are the bomb!! Hope you don't mind me steeling your style. I've got the MU bags and I plan on two tone paint. They say that imitation is the best form of flattery!!
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I'm 6' and bought the 9" windshield. I am looking about 2" above the windshield. Great coverage. Also have lowers as well.
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