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I'm extremely happy with the ease of installation and the quality of the deflectors.
Joe did say when we talked that I may have to buy a tap but, that was not the case. The triple tree on my 2016 Chieftain was threaded all the way through.
I did get a chance to take a short ride today, the the wind buffeting from below is a non-factor now.
Thanks Joe.
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Doesn't look too bad. I had a set in my Victory XC and they basically made the bike rideable. Before them, one couldn't see straight above 70mph. I am curious if you notice an increase in engine heat now that some of that air is being steered away from the motor. Please let us know.
 

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I had the OEM deflectors on mine when I took delivery. I removed them shortly after and noticed a difference in the amount of heat I was getting form the engine. I'll be putting them back on when the temps start to drop.
 

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I'm extremely happy with the ease of installation and the quality of the deflectors.
Joe did say when we talked that I may have to buy a tap but, that was not the case. The triple tree on my 2016 Chieftain was threaded all the way through.
I did get a chance to take a short ride today, the the wind buffeting from below is a non-factor now.
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They look great!
 

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I'm curious about the effects of the fork attached wind deflectors regarding wind buffeting and engine heat. I noticed wind buffeting while test riding the Chieftains and think highway bar chaps might help. Although, I'm thinking those chaps will work better for colder air and rain protection while the fork mounted deflectors would be better for riders buffeting. Please comment if you have experience with either of these add-ons.
 

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I'm curious about the effects of the fork attached wind deflectors regarding wind buffeting and engine heat. I noticed wind buffeting while test riding the Chieftains and think highway bar chaps might help. Although, I'm thinking those chaps will work better for colder air and rain protection while the fork mounted deflectors would be better for riders buffeting. Please comment if you have experience with either of these add-ons.
I have desert dawgs. They work nice for keeping your feet dry/warmer. They do not stop the buffeting. I am likely going to have to try the OEM lowers on my Chieftain because the head shake is irritating.


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I have desert dawgs. They work nice for keeping your feet dry/warmer. They do not stop the buffeting. I am likely going to have to try the OEM lowers on my Chieftain because the head shake is irritating.


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Thanks for your input @Josh_MN I was thinking the only way to control head buffeting would be to either add hard lowers OR fork mounted wind deflectors.
 

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I first went to the lower windshield the stock tall one was way too high, I was looking thru it. The lower windshield helped reduce some of the buffeting butnot enough To suit me. I then added the Indian clear fork lowers and they definitely reduce the buffeting.
I just picked up a pair of the engine guard chaps and had an opportunity this last weekend to give them a try on my trip from Phoenix to Logan Utah. They really do help keep the feet and legs dry and warm.
I take the engine guard chaps off when the weather is good. Living in Phoenix I also remove the fork lowers in the warmer weather around town. It doesn't take much to remove them or put them back on for the highway.
Hope this helps.

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I first went to the lower windshield the stock tall one was way too high, I was looking thru it. The lower windshield helped reduce some of the buffeting butnot enough To suit me. I then added the Indian clear fork lowers and they definitely reduce the buffeting.
I just picked up a pair of the engine guard chaps and had an opportunity this last weekend to give them a try on my trip from Phoenix to Logan Utah. They really do help keep the feet and legs dry and warm.
I take the engine guard chaps off when the weather is good. Living in Phoenix I also remove the fork lowers in the warmer weather around town. It doesn't take much to remove them or put them back on for the highway.
Hope this helps.

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Great input @Rawhide. I wondered if the lower fork deflectors could be taken off and on without too much difficulty or harm to the mounting system.
 

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Great input @Rawhide. I wondered if the lower fork deflectors could be taken off and on without too much difficulty or harm to the mounting system.
I should mention I just remove the clear portion of the lower and leave the chrome mounting bracket.
The full chrome style wasn't available when I purchased mine and would have gone that route had they been around.

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I did the same thing with my Chief Vintage. Install was very easy. Buffeting is gone, no change with engine heat maybe a little less. I think they do not take away from the look of the Chief.
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My question is: Do they work as well as the Indian deflectors? Has anyone had both to make the comparison?
 

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Going on a longer ride this weekend so, I'll be able to comment to the questions about heat from the engine better.
However, the hour long ride I took to see how they reduced buffeting, I didn't notice the heat from the engine as much. The gap between the fork and the deflector streamlines the air to the jugs very well.
 
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