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Not sure if I like the look with the 12" shield but wanted the best wind protection out of the gate rather than keep buying a taller shield.Only took the bike for a short ride around the block and I'm not sure yet if the Batwing actually provides better wind protection than my Memphis Fats did.Once I get some miles on the Wing I'll post back with a better opinion.The Custom is one of the few, if not the only bike, that you do not need to buy a different plate kit for if you already have a Memphis Fats or Slim installed.Also not sure that I like the bottom lip that completely surrounds the headlight as it seems to limit the tilt adjustment of the Batwing.I may just end up cutting that bottom lip off.
 

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So far the more I ride with and look at the Batwing the more I like it.The lowers on the sides of the Batwing does direct some air to the knees.Not so welcome on a cool morning ride in to work, but welcome on a warm 85 degree ride home.
 

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So far the more I ride with and look at the Batwing the more I like it.The lowers on the sides of the Batwing does direct some air to the knees.Not so welcome on a cool morning ride in to work, but welcome on a warm 85 degree ride home.
Nice bandit,They do grow on ya,did you say that was 12 in shield?I might go taller,think I got a 9:smile2:
 

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Yes,that is the 12" gradient black shield.At 5' 10" tall it directs all wind over the top of my helmet by a couple of inches.
 

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I'm about the same height as you, and thinking about getting at MS batwing. Do you look through the 12" shield or can you see over the top of it?
 

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I'm about the same height as you, and thinking about getting at MS batwing. Do you look through the 12" shield or can you see over the top of it?
I am looking through the shield.If I want to sit up very straight I can look over the top though.
 

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theusatrailerstore | eBay

Sorry to post steal, but has anyone tried installing a USA trailer store batwing on a custom. They don't make one for the 900 custom or classic, but would anyone be able to recommend one that might fit on my custom? Anyone installed a batwing for another bike on their custom?
 

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I missed this post earlier in the summer.

I have the same setup Bandit. I had the 9" spoiler shield and at highway speeds air was hitting directly in my eyes (5' 10") and shaking my glasses (I wear a half helmet)

I went 12" but maybe even the 9" straight would have been enough, not sure tho.

I do have the crash bar chaps and batwing lowers. However I also have the fork lowers that direct the air away from the knees if that helps you think about it.

an older pic but shows the lowers:

 

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I missed this post earlier in the summer.

I have the same setup Bandit. I had the 9" spoiler shield and at highway speeds air was hitting directly in my eyes (5' 10") and shaking my glasses (I wear a half helmet)

I went 12" but maybe even the 9" straight would have been enough, not sure tho.

I do have the crash bar chaps and batwing lowers. However I also have the fork lowers that direct the air away from the knees if that helps you think about it.

an older pic but shows the lowers:

Thank you for the picture.I plan on adding the same lowers.
 

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theusatrailerstore | eBay

Sorry to post steal, but has anyone tried installing a USA trailer store batwing on a custom. They don't make one for the 900 custom or classic, but would anyone be able to recommend one that might fit on my custom? Anyone installed a batwing for another bike on their custom?
I used one from USA Trailer Store meant for a Vulcan 1500. I didn't use their bracket tho. I used the Memphis shades trigger lock system on the forks, and made my own brackets that bolted to the quick release "knobs" on the MS mounting system. I sold the bike or I'd snap some pics for you.
 

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as someone planning on doing a 4000-5000 miles round trip from edinburgh to malaga spain, what kind of windshield would you recomend? or shlould i just go for a fairing? i am about 5'10 and i am intend to only use it when i need to

vn900c 2015
 
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