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Never seen lowers like that. I know that is the area that I get a lot of wind buffeting and wondering how to address it.
Need to look into that (although I am not sure about the chrome).
It's amazing how well the "National Cycles" lowers work. I get practically zero wind buffeting until I get up to speeds over 70 mph and even then, the buffeting isn't that bad. They really help make for a comfortable ride.
I think they only come in Chrome, and they're expensive too; but IMO well worth every penny. If you buy them new, you buy the three items separately: The shield, the lowers and also specific mounting hardware to match your particular motorcycle.

I was lucky in that I found someone on the forum selling them used (along with the shield and hardware for my motorcycle.) I don't remember how much I paid but it was considerably less than buying them new. Just so you know, the mounting system is for the shield and the lowers, not sure if you could mount just the lowers without the shield.

But if you could find a used set, and you didn't want them chrome, you could always paint them any color that suits you.
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I already have a National Shield (Heavy Duty?), so I guess it is a National mount as well?

$154 is a bit pricey for sure.

I don't know why you would install the lowers without a shield?

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I don't know why you would install the lowers without a shield?
Yeah, I probably worded that wrong..... What I meant to say was that the National Cycles lowers wouldn't work with a different brand of windshield because of the shared mounting system.

Sometimes I don't talk so good. lol!
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Yeah, I probably worded that wrong..... What I meant to say was that the National Cycles lowers wouldn't work with a different brand of windshield because of the shared mounting system.

Sometimes I don't talk so good. lol!
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Semi new rider here. I have never ridden a bike w a windscreen. A lot of times Im riding at highway speed and I feel gusts of wind on my chest.



Is this what you describe as buffeting?



Will a windscreen resolve this? Issue is that I have a Phantom. The black rims, minimal type look. A traditional windscreen like what you guys show is not the style Im looking for.



A Memphis Shades Bullet is more in line with my bike design.



Will a fairing like this help with the buffeting?



Thanks!



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Buffeting is wind effect on the helmet. Wind getting around the windshield or coming up your legs is the usual culprit. The lowers greatly reduce this effect.

You are just taking the brunt of the wind, a windshield will stop that all together. Prior to this bike I had never had a windshield (at least not one that did anything). I got one for this bike thinking Id only use it in the cooler weather. I never ride without it. What a difference.


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Buffeting is wind effect on the helmet. Wind getting around the windshield or coming up your legs is the usual culprit. The lowers greatly reduce this effect.

You are just taking the brunt of the wind, a windshield will stop that all together. Prior to this bike I had never had a windshield (at least not one that did anything). I got one for this bike thinking Id only use it in the cooler weather. I never ride without it. What a difference.


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Thanks for explaining. Any thoughts on how a Bullet fairing would help?

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Im not sure, may put the wind in your face. If you wear a full face helmet, it may not be an issue. @sidejam maybe able to better answer this question, hes had a couple different bullet fairings.


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From my limited experience, the bullet style windscreens don't do a lot.
They are too low to really block any wind except what may hit your lower torso. Your head and chest will still bear the brunt of the wind.

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hernanditoruiz, wind gets around the windshield becuz traveling on the highway the windshield creates a vacuum or low pressure area sorta like a sail on the windshield's backside and the wind isn't a straight flow but swirls as in turbulence. Some windshield have adjustable vents to address the issue, but since 101% of windshields don't have vents, lowers are the usual option. That said, don't actually know how well the vents work. But I do know if you're wearing a t-shirt the turbulence will lift the t-shirt up to your chin, very distracting.

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Im not sure, may put the wind in your face. If you wear a full face helmet, it may not be an issue. @sidejam maybe able to better answer this question, hes had a couple different bullet fairings.

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I've had a few smaller windscreens and I've found they can definitely make a difference. I think one thing that's important, is being able to change the angle of the windscreen. Also, I'm running bars with not a lot of pull back, so I'm sitting in a much more aggressive position that the typical cruiser rider. The way I set mine up, I have it so the wind hits me right around my shoulders. It makes highway riding a lot less tiring, but still no weird airflow to cause and helmet buffeting.
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