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Another Windshield post

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I just got my 05 VTX 1300R. I have been reading posts on several boards on windshields. Could you guys give me the short list of the top few to look at? Would you recommend one that has the quick removal feature?

thanks Chuck
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NC Hammer said:
Hey Chuck. What was the total cost of the shield plus the lowers?
I just received the Nat. Cycle switchblade system (mount and 19" shield) and total was $201 at my front door.

Putting on tonight, will update with how they work and pics.

blkxride said:
I have the Natl Cycle deflector shield (handlebar mounted) at the moment and really like how it works but I'm thinking about changing to their switch blade system and using the deflector shield with it. I may also opt to get one of their larger shields (not sure which one) if I think I need it for cooler or longer rides or take them off for around town rides.

I'd prefer to ride without a shield but the body just can't take the constant blast of wind anymore :mad:
I just put the switchblade deflector on my 1300. Easy install and on/off in 2 seconds. However, the deflector is small, not a full windshield. Just got back from a 500 mile ride to the NC mountains today. Worked great at taking the wind blast off the chest, but the wind still hit the middle of my forehead, causing the same amount of wind noise as without a deflector. There was NOT an increase in buffeting, thank goodness, but that could be my big head and a good helmet, LOL. I'm going to order the 'two up' shield for the switchblade to see if it offers more complete wind isolation. Quality-wise, the switchblade is great, btw.
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