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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-31-2014, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Default Pls Share Advice on Height and Deflectors for MS Batwing

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Made the decision to go with a Memphis Shades Batwing for my 2005 Kingpin. But having trouble finding any useful info on what height windshield to get with it. Was hoping to at least find what height the 5,7,9 and 12 inch shields are when measured from the top of the headlight cutout, but have not even been able to find that.

Anyone here who has a MS Batwing on a Kingpin, could you share
--your height,
-- your inseam,
--what height shield you have (5,7,9 or 12"); and
--if its too tall, too short or just right (meaning: you can look over it but the wind blast goes over your helmet).

Also are you using the Wind Deflectors that attach to the lower edge of the MS Batwing and are they worthwhile?

Any help is appreciated!

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I am 5' 10" with a 32" inseam. My torso is short. I have the 5" windshield and would prefer the 7". I can easily see over the windshield and would prefer less wind in the face.

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I am 5' 10" with a 32" inseam. My torso is short. I have the 5" windshield and would prefer the 7". I can easily see over the windshield and would prefer less wind in the face.

Thanks for answering the post. I'm also in the market for a Batwing and your measurements are almost identical to mine. I wasn't sure about windshield height myself. Your answer helped me out a lot. Thanks!


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I'll give you my 2 cents for free altho not Kingpin related.

My last bike was a Vulcan Classic 1700. I had the MS Batwing and 12" shield. (6'2", 36" inseam).

I ordered the fairing deflectors also, thinking I would just use them in the winter. After riding without them and then with them..I never took them off. They did make a difference, not a lot, but worth having. And I thought they looked good.

I looked over the 12" windshield, but later added a dark smoke windshield from Cee Baileys to fit the MS fairing.

I still have the 12" MS fairing windshield only. If you ever in the D/FW area, you can have it.

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get the faring and mount it. Then measure from the top of the faring to see what height you want. It will only take a few days to get the windshield and you can ride the bike in the mean time.
Do Not mount faring with the windshield on it you'll scratch it for sure

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Default Thanks for the answers!

I had some input from the guys over on that forum whose first letter is "V" and last letter "G" too and once we can put a few data points together, we can figure this out.

My height over the saddle = 40" One guy on *** who sat 2" taller than me was using a 9" screen (in Winter) and was still getting just a bit of buffeting. Here, Rather-Ride sits 2" lower over the saddle and likes the 7" screen. Another guy at *** sat 1" lower. He actually liked a tall screen and was using a 12" screen and said it was at his eye level. Its said the ideal screen height for most folks is at about the level of their upper lip. So his "ideal" height screen would actually be 8" if you adjust for this.

So here's my take for a Kingpin with the stock seat. If your height over saddle (total height minus inseam) =
36" or lower get a 5" screen
38" get a 7" screen
40" get a 9" screen
43" get a 12" screen
From other input I received, if you have the Mustang seat add 1" to your height.

Tri-J's input is consistent with this, although he's talking about a different bike, so its a bit of apples and oranges. The other consistent input I received is fork-mounted lowers are needed with the MS Batwing in order to avoid buffeting. On the other hand, its unclear whether the fairing mounted 'lips' MS sells for their fairing work.

Hope this helps folks who were in the same quandry. As for me, I just ordered a Batwing with the 9" screen. I didn't bother getting the fairing-mounted deflectors. But I did order the MS hardware kit for mounting the fork-mounted lowers--without the MS lowers. I plan to buy some 3/16" Lexan and cut out my own wind deflectors to use with the MS hardware kit.

Suppose I could have taken VisionJohnny's approach (buy fairing-measure-buy windscreen), but was getting a discount dependent on a package deal, also separate shipping for a screen would have been spendy.

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