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    I decided to give Windbender a try and I am completely satisfied with Firecreek's customer service, the transaction and, most importantly, the product. I spoke with Dayle on the phone, we discussed options and I went with the HP model. It took four days to receive it after my phonecon with Dayle and I slapped it on immediately. I am not mechanically blessed so it took me about an hour to get it on. The Rockys of the world would have it on in less than 10 minutes. Taking Dayle's advice I rolled around the neighborhood to set the height properly and took off for Monterey the next day. Man, what a flipping difference the Windbender HP makes!!! First, the windscreen sits about six inches below my eyes. That gives me an unfettered view of what's going on around me. Second, I had absolutely no wind hitting me in the face. No buffeting, no wind noise. Nothing. As a matter of fact, I had to get used to the sound of the motorcycle because I wasn't hearing the wind blast me. While at highway speed I put my hand in front of and over my face to see how far the wind was being redirected over my head. I'd say it gets windy about four inches over my head. I love that because I ride with a modular helmet and I enjoy riding with it open occasionally. Yesterday, it rained in San Diego. Yes, it actually rained here. As the raindrops rolled over the top lip of the Windbender they went straight up and over my head. Not a drop hit me in the face.

    I am absolutely 100% satisfied with the Windbender HP. For those of us who are tall (I'm 6'7"), this is an awesome product. Make it your next purchase. You'll be glad you did.

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    I agree! Dale is great to work with and made my ordering process almost effortless and I got the right shield the first time! And when I lost that bike in a fire a few years later, I just called Dayle back and he duplicated the original order for my new bike! About the only negative the Windbender has is that June bugs have no concept of air flow and unlike raindrops will smack you in the forehead! Ouch!

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    • #3
      Great shield. I have had them on all four of my 1800's. The best part about them for me is after a long day in the saddle, you can just pop that top part off, go in the motel/hotel and set it in the tub. Let the hot/warm water do it's trick and walla, you have a clean shield in the morning. And with the old owner and new owner, you have great customer service to boot!
      """""""Darksider #10 It's been said by many people, that I am still only 16 years old inside my head!! LOL!!
      I have never thrown a leg over any make or model of motorcycle and had nothing but a good time!!"""""""

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      • #4
        I also have enjoyed my Windbender.....I went with the Rake kit and won't use anything else. Quiet, smooth, clear field of vision.

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        • #5
          Love the Windbender! Mine's the HPS with rake kit - great piece of gear.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rick Mays View Post
            Great shield. I have had them on all four of my 1800's. The best part about them for me is after a long day in the saddle, you can just pop that top part off, go in the motel/hotel and set it in the tub. Let the hot/warm water do it's trick and walla, you have a clean shield in the morning. And with the old owner and new owner, you have great customer service to boot!

            Thanks Rick I never gave soaking it over night a thought! I like my wind bender and leave it in the total down position 90% of the time. The only thing I don't care for is that I can hear it rattle at low speeds

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CAC View Post


              Thanks Rick I never gave soaking it over night a thought! I like my wind bender and leave it in the total down position 90% of the time. The only thing I don't care for is that I can hear it rattle at low speeds
              It don't even take over night, just turn the shower on it with warm/hot water and WALLA!!!!!!!! No bug guts, and no stink! LOL! I guess a guy could go ahead and take a shower with his Windbender! Lather up and let the soap fall on it as well! LOL!!!!!
              """""""Darksider #10 It's been said by many people, that I am still only 16 years old inside my head!! LOL!!
              I have never thrown a leg over any make or model of motorcycle and had nothing but a good time!!"""""""

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              • #8
                Well I like my Windbender, having tried this one and that one the Windbender suits me the best. As for the rattle I just took a couple little squares of black ABS stock about half an inch wide by two inches long so you can grab them if you want, filed one end to a sharp wedge and I just stick that wedge down into the top of the slot on the rail slider. They just sit there, are black so they look fine and that stops the rattle. I also dipped the little wire ring finger pull rings on the pins in electrical insulation stuff, the liquid kind in a can, and that stopped those rings from flopping around and making noise.

                I invent many things out of duct tape, glue, wire, and wire ties. Lol!

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                • #9
                  Windbender & rake kit for me

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                  • #10
                    I sold my Windbender and rake kit. I couldn't find a sweet spot with it. I got too much air and turbulence up between the shields. I still have one on my GL1500. I replaced the Windbender with an OpticArmor +2. I keep it in the lowest position where I can see over it. It works for me. It's great to have choices!

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