(1.)Here Steven removes the old windshield with a No. 2 Phillips screwdriver.
(2.)You can easily see how the shape differs between the stock windshield (top) and the much shorter Klock Werks Flare windshield (bottom).
(3.)Steven takes this opportunity to clean the area behind the windshield before installing the new Klock Werks version.
(4.)Before the new windshield is installed, the factory rubber is affixed to the bottom edge, and all of the mounting holes are lined up.
(5.)The stock hardware is reused to hold the new windshield in place, and the job is finished.
The crew from Klock Werks Kustom Cycles has set the bar pretty high when it comes to their land speed record, which was set (by Laura Klock at just over 146 mph) on a Road Glide built in their shop in Mitchell, South Dakota. They were surprised when they finally got their bike into a wind tunnel and found out that the stock windshield and fairing actually created lift at high speed. It was the source of the unstable feeling that they were noticing on their runs on the salt.
They took all of this information back to the shop and started looking at ways to counteract the lift being created by the shape of the fairing--by the simple addition of a windshield. They tried several different shapes but kept coming back to this basic design. So they took their bike back to the wind tunnel, and lo and behold, it worked! The front of the bike went from creating lift to making downforce at high speed, and that is a good thing. The bonus to this new windshield is that it also has an aggressive style that looks great sitting still.
It is pretty easy to install as well using the factory hardware, but don't take our word for it; follow along as we put one on a 2008 Road Glide.
(PN 2310-0207, MSRP $169.95)