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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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Default Windshield, Fairing, or Neither ?

My 1st Victory. 2013 Vegas 8-Ball.

The day after buying it, took it for a 500+ mile ride.

It could certainly use some sort of wind protection, especially at highway speeds.

Trying not to get something HUGE in the way of a windshield but then I saw some photos of this bike with a Memphis Shades fairing and it has me interested.

So, what do you think?

Would a windshield or a fairing ruin the looks of this bike?
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Nah. Thats the cool thing about our bike. It's a bit of a chameleon. I've seen it with a cafe fairing, windshield, batwing fairing, and others (like mine). Memphis shades batwing looks good, as long as you have the round headlight (imho).

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Get a detachable windshield for your longer highway rides. You'll ride the bike more if you're comfortable. Looks are secondary.
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I posted this question on another victory forum as I wasnt sure what I wanted, either a windshield or a fairing for my 09 Vegas 8 Ball. Some people posted pics of their Vegas's with both and I have to say I'm going with the fairing, I think on an 8 Ball they look cool, so I'll be ordering my Memphis Batwing real soon.

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Well, my bike is black, .... so the fairing would match.



It appears that it's a "quick release" like most of the windshields, so that would be a definite plus.

I have the National Cycle 2-up windshields on a couple of other bikes and they work well - but would probably look HUGE on this bike.
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How about something small and simple?




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just watch it on the tall windshields. mine came with 2 different ones from the previous owner. I didn't like the look of either one, but the main thing was that with the tall one(19 1/2" from headlight to top) the wind would shake my head so bad I literally couldn't see.
I couldn't read the huge green signs on the interstate until I was extremely close to them.
from 1/2 mile away, I couldn't tell how many cars were in front of me. each one looked like 3.
so now i've got a much shorter one that pushes the wind blast almost over my head, and no more head vibration, I can see again.
I want to keep my 'shield a bit of a secret cuz I like being the only one with it.
however, all the parts are from memphis shades.
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Good lookin' bike right there...

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