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GETTING KLOCKED

THE ORIGINAL FLARE WINDSHIELD

Dale Hvizdo (MISLED)
7/26/2020


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I have 2019 Street Glide Special, I love the look of stock OEM short windshield but it was not functional for my ride height. I did a test with a 7-inch Wave windshield, and it still was not doing the trick. It was time to quit screwing around and go the source of the original flare windshield.

Klock Werks has an innovative patented design. It features “hips” at the outer edge of the shield that re-route the air to add downforce to the front of the bike which improves stability versus a stock wind shield.
 
The “flip” at the top of the Flare™ is designed to kick the air up and back clean, less turbulent air for the rider and passenger. The windshield is made from hard-coated polycarbonate material for added durability. I’m also hoping to get a little more sound clarity from my Boom GTS system riding highway speeds. With a stock windshield, I can only hear it cruising around town.

 

 

Sizing for the windshield is easy, but sizes are different for all riders based on their seat, their height and how they sit on their bike. Klock Werks offer 4 to11.5-inch windshields for Street Glides and 6 to 15-inch for Road Glides.

Sit on your motorcycle at normal position and measure vertical from center screw to below your eyes. You do not want to look through the flare at the top due to some distortions from the wave. I picked the 10.5-inch windshield, which has a 9.25 inch vertical height.
 
 

 

Streetglide Windshield Heights

 

 

Roadglide Windshield Heights

 

I initially picked the dark smoke 10.5 windshield for looks but the Klock Werks team got back to me. They do not recommend dark smoke at the height. They were willing to let me have it but suggested clear or tint. As long as you are a solid rider and know your bike, it would probably be okay, but night time the dark smoke sounds like it will be just a too dark, when needing to glance through at times. I went with their recommendation as they are a solid crew. They go out of their way to help customers.

 

Removal

 

Loosen but do not remove three screws (1) (with flat washers) securing the windshield to the fairing.
1.           

 

2.            Raise and remove the windshield.

Installation

1.            Place the windshield into position between the inner and outer fairings engaging the slotted holes in the windshield with the threaded bosses on the inner fairing.

2.            Tighten three screws (1) to 2.8–3.4 N·m (25–30 in-lbs).

 

 

 

Now ride, and enjoy with the best windshield you will ever experience.

 

 

It was night and day difference for me riding with Klock Werks, I also noticed a little more stability and smoother ride at higher speeds. I was also able to listen to my Boom GTS at highway speeds as the bonus as hoped for. I’m 5’11" and the air stream seemed to slide over me just at the top of my helmet or slightly above it.

You will notice a slight distortion looking through the wing shield as pictured above, if you aren’t looking above the wind shield this will most likely cause issues for you when you’re riding. It was not designed to look through. This is definitely a solid upgrade compared to stock to and the 7-inch wave windshield I had on the bike.
 
 
 
 On an added note when heading to Sturgis this year, cruise over to Mitchell’s Main Street for an evening jam-packed with excitement for the whole family. The Palace City Pre-Sturgis Party will take place on Mitchell’s Main Street from 5-10 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020

“The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally brings hundreds of bikers through Mitchell, and we want to welcome them with open arms,” said Mitchell Convention and Visitors Bureau Director, Sonya Moller. “Mitchell is home to several well-known and respected custom bike entities. Many riders have made a tradition of stopping in Mitchell on their way to Sturgis. We want to continue to build on Mitchell’s reputation for being a biker-friendly city.”

Community members and motorcyclists from across the nation are invited to a night fun with food vendors and live music. North Main Street from 4th Ave to 7th Ave. will be closed for the evening’s events. Bike only parking will be available at the south end of 4th Ave and Main. Food vendors and a beverage garden will be available 5-10 p.m.

Brian Klock, Klock Werks President & Visionary adds, “Mitchell is looking forward to welcoming the riders to our community and showcasing our unique specialty shops, museums, and the pride of over 15,000 residents who believe in hard work, growth, community and family. This is an event for all-ages, so bring the family and enjoy local food vendors, live music, and more!”

Klock Werks Black Hills HD 2019
Klock Werks Black Hills HD 2019

 
 
Brian Klock Black Hills HD 2019
Brian Klock Black Hills HD 2019

 

If you are going to Sturgis, Klock Werks will be at Black Hills H-D in Rapid City. Stop by and try out one of their windshields

-Misled


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