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Have a 2002 GL1800 and looking for good wind deflectors that don't look terrible on the bike, including the mounting brackets.



I don't like the way the brackets look for Baker's deflectors. I saw a newer 1800 a few weeks ago with deflectors that had decent bracket mounts, but not sure what company. Also looking to find out what the best wind deflectors would be to protect from the mirror down to the feet. I'm riding the bike now in New England and it's cold riding with no deflectors, especially when the temps are around 40 degrees. I've been told I'm crazy to be riding, but in my opinion, if it's not snowing and there is no ice on the ground, then why not.



Thanks in advance for your input and advice.
 

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Why not indeed, I ride all year long, unless there is ice on the streets. Snow as long as it is soft is okay, packed and like ice is a not good.

Moving this to General discussion for you.
 

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Sorry but this reminds me of what Red Green would do,.........Duct tape and Card Board,..........:D:Dcouldn't help it,.... wish I could ride now but the way it's been raining I need a boat:shock:,:bat::pumpkin: :waving:Later, Bob
 

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The Bakers work the best. Yeah, maybe ugly, but function wins over form for me. They come in many colors, and get brackets can be had in black.. The light smoke blend in with silver & titaniums bikes reasonably well. What color is yours?



The Hand Wings are really not very obtrusive, and they make a HUGE difference.
 

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Dandy Dave wrote:
The Bakers work the best. Yeah, maybe ugly, but function wins over form for me. They come in many colors, and get brackets can be had in black.. The light smoke blend in with silver & titaniums bikes reasonably well. What color is yours?



The Hand Wings are really not very obtrusive, and they make a HUGE difference.
Just put Baker (smoke) hand wings on my pearl white'08. LUV EM! Look really good too.
 

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Sorry, no idea where in the UK, but youi might contact Baker and ask them..



US phone number 419-965-2646 or [email protected]



I don't know how they handle overseas sales, or if they do, but I'm sure they would reply and give youi some options.





Dave

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Dandy Dave wrote:
The Bakers work the best. Yeah, maybe ugly, but function wins over form for me. They come in many colors, and get brackets can be had in black.. The light smoke blend in with silver & titaniums bikes reasonably well. What color is yours?

The Hand Wings are really not very obtrusive, and they make a HUGE difference.
Just put Baker (smoke) hand wings on my pearl white'08. LUV EM! Look really good too.
True. I parked next to another Silver/Gray 1800 today at work. The owner had the light colored Baker Wings on the bike. It was a great comparison to my bike since he has the same year and color. After seeing that, I will definitely buy the Baker wings. Thanks for the encouragement.
 

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I was advised to stand clear of these and the Kuryakyn ones because of the lift on the front end of the bike. There is a post of the conversation up on the gl1800 forum somewhere that this type of deflector actually creates an uplift effect, which can be bad. I am sticking with the Baker wings.
 

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bakers are the best. they are also adjustable! for heat or cool! :readit: :? rick
 

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Love my Bakers. Work even better than advertised. No issues at all, other than the fact that removing them adds to shelter removal time. Not a big deal, with fast drill motor and bit.
 

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I ride year-round.. when I commute to work in winter, some mornings are in the high 30's F. I don't want to glob a bunch of aftermarket plastic on my GL1800. For cold weather, my Baker hand-mirror wings and heated jacket liner make the ride quite comfortable. I also have AEROstich removable electric grip heaters for the coldest of mornings. But most times the Baker hand-mirror wings keep the cold wind off my gloved hands remarkably well.
 

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All I know is all those wind wings, are a pain in the ...........

I just dealt with all the again last week. Helping friends, all that, after I tangled with the first shelter removal, I lined them all up and got them busy removing all that garbage.

Boy what a pain, takes more time messing with those than anything. I can take a shelter off in 20 minutes, have the air filter out in another ten and back together in less than an hour.
I can mess with wind wings for all day on one set.

The owner or shop installs them. So the mess around with the screw that hold the shelter on and or the shelter strips and sure nuff, they strip out the thread of the thread bosses that hold the screws. So there ya go, playing with stuff you do not have and need.

Gorilla tape works well, tape that junk back on and send them to the nearest honda shop..........now dummie next time use a longer screw and snug is good, a 20 inch breaker bar to tighen the screw is a bit much.

Personally I have no need of them. I run a short shield in summer , and good riding gear in winter. No need for wings.

Kit
 

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It just now occurred to me, that my "new" bike does not have wind wings on it.

My old bike did. I just completed a 3,000 mile trip and I never missed the darn things.

Don't think I will bother with them now.
 

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I guess what makes one dudes boat float, makes another dudes boat sink. If you ride in the cold, you'd learn to appreciate them. I've had them on the last 5 bikes, and can have them off in less than 5 minutes, and back on in 6 minutes. What a bother!
 

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Hmmmmm, desert breezes seldom get below about 35*F :cheeky1:
 

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Hmmmmm, desert breezes seldom get below about 35*F :cheeky1:
Did you mean 35C? :cheeky1: :cheeky1:
 
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