Indian Lower Wind Deflectors or JES Custom Accents Lower Wind Deflectors?

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  1. leepetersusn

    leepetersusn Junior Member

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    I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on purchasing a set of lower wind deflectors for my 2014 Indian Chief Vintage and wanted to know if anyone had tried both of the flavors that are available. If so can you share your pro's and cons for each one? I'm looking to use them only in the winter time to keep a little more cold wind off of me when riding.

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    I never tried the INDIAN ones but the JES ones work great. I leave mine on year round because they really reduce the buffeting on my Springfield
     
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    Do you experience any buffeting with the windscreen off?

    I ride without it and unless I am doing 70 into a headwind I don't feel anything that I feel would be helped by the deflectors.

    I bought a set of the JES but have never tried them as I just don't feel there is any issue with the screen off.

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    I have the Indian lowers. And tall windshield for my 14 Classic. Work great in our cold northern climate. I never take them off in the summer either. I recommend them.
     
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    I never ride without the windscreen. Too many pheasants. There is a fair amount of "tank wash" that rushes up with the deflectors off and the windscreen on. My Springfield is a different bike with JES. Lowers on. For the better.
     
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    Got the Indians lower deflectors and works great. I kept thoses all year round
     

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    Nice looking bike!
     
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    I went with the ones from JESCustomAccents, they are longer and deflect more air, can get them in chrome or unfinished.

    I got the unfinished ones then painted them Indian Springfield Blue to match my 2015 Chieftain.

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    Has anyone compared the chaps you can put on the tip over guards to wind deflectors? Do the chaps make it worse or accomplish the same?
     
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    I also run the soft lowers on the front crash bars during the colder months along with the lower air deflectors, you get maximum protection from the cold wind running both.

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    I just bought a pair of the Indian lowers for my Chief Vintage and not so sure I see a difference. I also said the same thing when I bought a set of lower wind guards for my Kawi Vulcan 900 last winter as well. Could just me meo_O !
     
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    I have the Indian lower wind deflectors. Don't know how they compare to the JES version but they definitely stopped the buffeting on my helmet and make overall riding more pleasurable. The only negative is that the Lexan/Plexiglas panels seem to scratch rather easily.......just like the Indian paint.
     
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    I think the bit I used was a 1/2" to drill out the fairing where the factory marks are for the mounting.

    I started with a very small bit, then re-drilled using a little larger one, then again a large bit till I got it the right size.

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    You did it the correct way and so should others. You can't undo what you drill. A different brand could very well be different.
     

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