Harley-Davidson Sportster Windshields
You can make your riding experience on the road safer and more enjoyable with windshields. Choose from a variety of replacement windshields for Harley Davidson to lessen wind blast, which can help to reduce driving fatigue, and it will deflect insects, flying debris, and rain.How do you choose the right motorcycle windshield?
Some considerations to take into account when choosing a windshield for your Harley-Davidson Sportster are the following:
- Overall size For people who travel long distances, protection from the elements is crucial, so a screen that is tall and wide is preferable. For those who drive short distances and want to keep a sleek, cool look, a smaller one is a good option. To cover both options, choose a windshield that is easily detachable.
- Height If your shield is too tall, you will have to look through it rather than over the top to see while driving. One that is too short may cause air to flow over the edge and directly into your face, defeating the purpose of the shield. The best option for cruisers and touring motorcycles is for the top of the shield to come even with the driver's nose while in the driving position. That way you will be able to see over the top of the screen, and the wind will go over your head.
Once you have the correct motorcycle windshield according to your bike's year, make, model and sub-model, you can install it by following the steps below:
- Protect both the headlight and the top edge of the fuel tank with soft cloths to avoid any damage or scratching during the installation process.
- Point the front wheel straight forward to avoid the brackets from scratching fuel tank.
- Remove the old windscreen if there is one. Do this carefully by grasping the side edges and pulling the screen forward to loosen it from its bushings.
- Install the replacement shield. Place the hooks of the lower bracket onto the rubber bushing on the mounting bracket.
- Do the same with the top brackets onto the channel of the upper bushings.
- Secure the shield into all the rubber bushings.
- Make a final check by moving the bike's handlebars back and forth. This will ensure that none of the new assembly parts are obstructing the steering or are in contact with metal parts.
To avoid scratching and swirling, you must be careful when washing and cleaning your new shield. Don't use abrasive cleaners or too much elbow grease. Don't be tempted to scrape squashed bugs off. Squirt the spots with a mild solution and wait a few minutes before wiping them off with a soft cloth. Soak a towel in warm water and soap and put it on the screen for a few minutes and then wipe dry. Your motorcycle windshield will be clean and scratch free.