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Windbender Rake Kit is an option that can be added at any time. Simply remove your Top Shield and install the Rake Kit. Fits GL1800, GL1500, (and Fork Mounted Windbenders when available).
After extensive research, we have solved the "rough road" feeling of the HP and HPS experienced by some riders at speed!
Although most people are very happy with the excellent vision and smooth air offered by either the HP or HPS, some have found a bit of a "rough-road" feeling in their helmets at speeds above about 80 mph. We have been experimenting with various options and have come upon a solution! We have found that when standing the Windbender Top Shield up straighter on the GL1800 with an HPS, air flow gets very, very smooth; almost calm. The ride is as close as you can get to sitting in your living room and still be on your motorcycle! Our experience shows that this option even helps with "dirty air" buffeting created by other traffic. The effect, for most folks, is not as dramatic with the HP as with the HPS and we haven't tested the Rake Kit on a GL1500 or a Fork Mounted Windbender, but this hardware allows for such a vast amount of adjustment that everyone should be able to find improvement if desired.
Follow-up to my previous review. Still love it but wanted to pass on what has worked best for me.
I still ride with both the HP-11 and the base all the way down most of the time around town. I'm looking WAY over everything, almost like not having a shield at all. But for longer rides at speeds above 60 mph I have found this to be perfect:
Base up 2-3 inches.
Rake set at 18 degrees from vertical using a bubble level.
Shield about 2 inches below eye level.
Somehow the venturi effect of the base being a little higher really helps calm the airflow. In "clean" air there is no buffeting at all. In traffic with "dirty" air you get gusts but still almost never any buffeting.
Anyway, I have found big differences in the riding experience with small changes in the rake and base/shield heights. So don't give up if it doesn't feel perfect right away.
By the way, I really like the way the rake/shield combo looks when it's all the way down, very high tech. All the way up it looks a little clunky, but who cares if it works this well.
I have ridden with the Windbender system for three years now. I love looking over the top of the windshield but at higher speeds (60mph and up) the head rattling turbulence would eventually force me to raise the shield and look through it.
With the new rake brackets and a HPS-11 I can look 6" over the screen at speeds under 60 and 2" over at higher speeds. It actually gets calmer the faster you go! Another rider described it as being like riding in a convertable and that is exactly right.
The Windbender HPS with rake kit & electric option is not cheap but is by far the best money I've spent on my wing.
And we can't wait to show you how it's done!
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