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11" inches – 17" inches windshield, Base Shield is Dark Smoke
HP Series is a High Performance Adjustable Windshield is designed to LOOK OVER instead of LOOKING THRU like other windshields. Windbender windshields are designed to eliminate wind buffeting issues, caused by backpressure, for the rider and co-rider to extend riding comfort.
Unlike any other Gold Wing windshield on the market, we wanted to be able to see over it like it wasn’t even there. Our new manufacturing process has greatly improved the quality of our product, but due to the recurve at the top of this shield, there is some distortion while looking through it. Remember . . . we want to look well over the top of it. Windbender HP shields come in two sizes (measured from the top of the windshield garnish gasket in the lowest position), 15" HP for riders over about 5' 11" and 11" HPS for riders shorter then about 5' 11". Your line-of-sight should be no LESS than 4” over the top of these shields in their lowest position and can be as much as 6” to 8” above depending on road speed. Our 15" HP (High Performance) shields are available in clear or light bronze tint.
For this windshield to work as well for the co-rider as the rider, they have to be somewhat matched. For example, if the rider is very short in the body, and the co-rider is very tall through the body, along with the added height in the passenger seat, it may place them high enough in the wind stream that they will get some wind in their face. Even though the buffeting will be reduced, the Windbender ST may be a better choice since it can be raised higher for the passenger and doesn't have the distortion of the HP recurve to look through.
We ask you to refer to the sizing instructions below to help determine the correct size for you. See Fitment Info Below.
Windbenders offer 4” of manual or electric vertical adjustment in addition to retaining the stock 4” (GL1800) of adjustment for an unprecedented total of 8” of adjustment. Additionally there is an extra inch of adjustment available in the top shield adjustment-rail mounting-slots that you can take advantage of.
See Related Products for These Optional Items:
NOTE - "OPTIONAL" Electric Adjuster Kit also available and sold separately, designed to fit any Windbender Windshield and shown on page as Related Product.
NEW - "OPTIONAL" Rake Adjustment Kit now available to change the angle of your top shield for ultra smooth high speed riding. This kit is especially effective with our HPS, but can be used on any Windbender to alter airflow characteristics.
NEW - "OPTIONAL" Windbender Spring-Loaded Locating Pin Sets are now available to make adjusting your shield easier and to minimize any slow speed, rough road Rattle, or simply to give your installation a clean look and keep you from losing clevis pins. Fits any Windbender Windshield and is shown on page as Related Product.
NOTE - You will have to get the HPS 6” below your line of sight to get a breeze in your face.
If your measurement is close to the low mark of the Windbender-HP and you’re unsure, we recommend moving to the Windbender-HP-S. This shorter windshield has quite a bit of adjustment up and will actually overlap the lower area covered by the Windbender-HP. The set up eventually will be fine tuned by you the rider, remember, this windshield is designed to be looked over, not through. The bigger problem would be not getting the windshield down low enough. There is about eight inches of adjustment available to raise it.
We purchased this several years ago in the dark tinted style and never looked back to the old gradient vented style we had. This is like riding in a convertible with the windows up and the top down. No buffeting in the back seat and so much more relaxing than anything else out there. Simple to install - took me about half an hour to remove the old one and install this one. I would recommend it to anyone. See it installed in my gallery.
And we can't wait to show you how it's done!
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