01. The top of the stock, clear windshield was in my line of sight while riding. 01. The top of the stock, clear windshield was in my line of sight while riding. After picking up and riding my new 2011 Road Glide Ultra tester, I realized the top of the windshield was right in my line of sight. After perusing the newest Harley P&A catalog I noticed there were many windshield options regarding height, shading, and even shape. I knew I didn't want anything taller than the stock shield (although it blocked the wind to my helmet) as I don't like to look through the windshield so it had to be shorter. I decided to try the Wind Splitter model (57166-10, $159.95, fits '98-later Road Glides). In less than 10 minutes with nothing more than a Phillips screwdriver the job was done. Log onto harley-davidson.com or see your local dealer for more info and options. 02. Another look, illustrating the height of the stock shield. While functional it's not the most attractive piece of gear on this bike. 02. Another look, illustrating the height of the stock shield. While functional it's not 03. The stock shield measures in at 16 inches tall. It's good to know what size you already have before looking for a new shield. 03. The stock shield measures in at 16 inches tall. It's good to know what size you alrea 04. With a trusty Phillips screwdriver all of the 5 screws were removed. Be careful when removing the old shield. There are well nuts pressed into the fairing and they can easily be dislodged and fall into the cavity. Then this 7-minute job takes 30 and more tools are needed. Ask Ernie. 04. With a trusty Phillips screwdriver all of the 5 screws were removed. Be careful when 05. Here's the 12-inch Wind Splitter Windshield and the included rubber molding. A Bar & Shield medallion is affixed to the center. 05. Here's the 12-inch Wind Splitter Windshield and the included rubber molding. A Bar & 06. After slipping the new molding over the bottom of the Wind Splitter the shield was lowered into place, lined up with the well nuts, and reattached using the stock screws. One tip here: the molding should be glued on with some form of rubber cement or the like. I didn't do that as there was no mention in the instructions and the molding began pulling away from the shield. 06. After slipping the new molding over the bottom of the Wind Splitter the shield was lo 07. 12-inch Smoked Wind Splitter Windshield on '11 Road Glide Ultra. 08. Here's how the Wind Splitter looks from the front. It's lower than stock and doesn't interfere with my vision at all. Functionally the shield does a great job of directing air away from me while complementing the shape of the fairing and inner dash. This simple change makes the bike look much better. 08. Here's how the Wind Splitter looks from the front. It's lower than stock and doesn't SM for '11 Touring bikes (99483-11, $60), and the PC (99456-11, $48). H-D Service & Parts Manuals Of all the accessories you can buy for your bike perhaps none are more important than the genuine Harley-Davidson Service Manual and Parts Catalog. Found within the Service Manual are details related to service and maintenance; it's the same manuals that dealership techs use as a reference. Every aspect of teardown, inspection, and assembly is explained as well as specs, torque values, capacities, and general operating principles. The manual is loaded with detailed photos and clear and concise step-by-step instructions. Exploded diagram of the transmission gears, shafts, bearings, etc., found in the PC. The Parts Catalog is the little brother to the SM and within it you'll find every single nut, bolt, washer, gasket, and part that goes into making the motorcycle. Extremely detailed images show expanded views of how every part fits together and all of the H-D part numbers. This is invaluable to buy parts or that little spring you need as well as the order of parts used for reassembly. Contact you local dealer or log onto harley-davidson.com for you model/year specific books. 1 | 2 | » | View Full Article By Toph Bocchiaro Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!