Combine the classic Harley-Davidson® windshield shape with a revolutionary new attachment system, and you have the best of style and function.
- 18" Clear windshield with black braces
- Mounts to the fork tubes with elegant die-cast lever-release clamps and does not require any leave-behind docking hardware
- Quick on-and-off convenience, and a clean, custom look
- Hard-coated polycarbonate windshield resists scratches
- No tools are required
- Includes everything needed to install the windshield
Quick-Release Compact Windshield is rated
Rated 5 out of
Easy to install and remove. Did not have to relocate a cable. Perfect for long rides or windy days on a Sporty.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 1 out of
Relocating the clutch cable is not safe. Strong head buffeting.
I have just received and installed this windshield on my Iron 883 N 2015.
First and most important: for my bike (and all models except XL Custom and FXLR) they want you to relocate the clutch cable to inside handlebars. And remember if you want to skip this step: “improper installation could result in death or serious injury”.
A windshield design that would require relocating clutch cable softly speaking is not smart. That is, asking a lay person who is not a motorcycle mechanic to relocate vitally important controls for windshield installation is absurd. It is obviously indented to make you go to your HD dealership and ask them to do it for you for a couple of hundred bucks at the very least.
Secondly – the instructions are tricky and far from comprehensive. If you have never done that before you’ll most certainly find them incomplete and would need o find a detailed you tube video.
Finally, a few words about installation itself. While dealing with cable adjuster was relatively easy, removing retaining ring and clutch hand lever was not. Taking off the retaining ring was a pain. After about 10 minutes of trying I came up with an idea to use small straight scissors and it worked really well. You won’t find in the manual that to remove the clutch hand lever you’d need to slightly pull apart the cable and the hand lever, so the first time I had to remove two screws and disassemble the handle bar clamp. After rerouting the cable inside the handlebars you would immediately realize that it rubs your gas tank hard. Most importantly, the cable sits really tight between the fork and the tank especially when handlebars are turned fully left. It’s just does not look safe and gives you an impression that the cable can stuck there easily.
Assembling windshield clumps was trouble-free procedure but installing the windshield was not. You are almost certainly going to scratch the top of your headlight housing more or less, depending how careful you are. Do cover the top of headlight housing with soft cloth before you start. The windshield would not go there easily because the clamps are too narrow for the headlight. You would need to go from the bottom of the fork and carefully slide it up.
I tried to install the windshield without relocating the clutch cable too. It is basically OK, you can route it outside the left mounting bracket and it moves along it smoothly. Still, I decided to follow the instructions and rerouted the cable according to the H-D manual to inside of handlebars. Be aware that if you adjust the clutch cable too tight, switching from neutral to first gear would be really loud. You do not want too much free play either.
To be honest, the windshield looks pretty cool on my bike and I am looking forward for the first ride tomorrow.
Well, I rode with it this morning. It feels like there is no windshield at all. It is just a bad aerodynamics and a bad design. The wind is everywhere. Over 60 miles I experienced strong buffeting and over 70 miles buffeting shakes your head so wild that it is just not safe to ride. It is a shame that they sell this kind of stuff. I do not think it is returnable and would not recommend wasting your money on it.
Date published: 2015-06-15