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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-05-2014, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Any advice on a good bug shield?

Riding at night in south central Kentucky without a windshield is next to impossible this time of year unless you like being carpet bombed in the face and neck with bugs. I really like the wind and dread the thought of installing a windshield. Anybody tried one of the bug shields? Any ideas on a small wind shield that won't stop all the wind but will deflect the bugs without directing all the wind slam in your face? I searched the posts but didn't see anything that answers my question. I am 6 foot 1 inch tall.


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Memphis shades aren't bad for the price. Easy to install and remove if needed. depends on how big you wanna go. I have one on mine. I'll try to get a pic

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here is mine its not pretty but works pretty good.
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thanks, I want to stay small as possible. those tiny bug shields look ok but I wonder if they work.


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ignition coil mod
ignitor power circuit and ground circuit mod
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vance and hines exhaust no baffles
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petcock mod
new backrest and pad (no pic yet)
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jbm carb diaphrams (must have)
mcct mod
pickup coil mod
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yours looks good, is that the smallest they make?


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petcock mod
new backrest and pad (no pic yet)
cooling fan cut off switch mod
jbm carb diaphrams (must have)
mcct mod
pickup coil mod
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here is the link to the site. This is one of there smaller ones. not sure how good it will do. The taller windshield does better blocking bugs. how close to Pikeville are you. I work in grundy about 45 miles from Pikeville. I go to the hospital alot from grundy.
http://www.memphisshades.com/metric-...ds/speed-demon

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Look on eBay, I found one locally and it did a decent job. I went with a full size one so I could extend my riding season

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I have a mini police shield on mine right now. It does a decent job.
I picked mine up for about $50
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Riding at night in south central Kentucky without a windshield is next to impossible this time of year unless you like being carpet bombed in the face and neck with bugs. I really like the wind and dread the thought of installing a windshield. Anybody tried one of the bug shields? Any ideas on a small wind shield that won't stop all the wind but will deflect the bugs without directing all the wind slam in your face? I searched the posts but didn't see anything that answers my question. I am 6 foot 1 inch tall.
I use this one. Small but deflects all the bugs.
http://www.nationalcycle.com/catalog...orScreen.shtml

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how close to Pikeville are you. I work in grundy about 45 miles from Pikeville. I go to the hospital alot from grundy.
http://www.memphisshades.com/metric-...ds/speed-demon
I am North of Bowling Green about an hour.

Thanks for the ideas , I will review all and get something so I can ride at night.


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stator mod and r/r mod
ignition coil mod
ignitor power circuit and ground circuit mod
ear shave rejet 142/42 plus .040 shimmed
vance and hines exhaust no baffles
custom paint
volt meter
petcock mod
new backrest and pad (no pic yet)
cooling fan cut off switch mod
jbm carb diaphrams (must have)
mcct mod
pickup coil mod
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