Harley Davidson Electra Glide Windshields

For riders who face all sorts of weather conditions on their Harley-Davidson motorcycles, adding a windshield as an aftermarket accessory upgrade offers improved protection from wind, driving rain, flying insects, and loose pebbles. When considering the options for Harley Davidson Electra Glide windshields, understanding the features, materials, and installation of your windshield is important. There is a wide variety of choices for serious Harley-Davidson enthusiasts who value safety and performance.

What are the different styles for the Electra Glide?

Aftermarket shields fall into two different and distinct style categories for different types of riding. For those riders who spend a lot of time on their bike, using it as a main mode of transportation or taking motorcycle trips across the country, a full windshield configured to be as tall and as wide as possible offers the most protection. For riders who use their Harley-Davidson for shorter, recreational trips and who wish to preserve a lower profile, more stylish look, there are shorter models that are generally marketed as sport or low profile in design.

Why are windshields detachable?

Motorcyclists may opt for differing levels of wind protection, depending on the kind of riding they are doing. Harley-Davidson offers windshield models that are detachable to allow riders to easily swap their windshield for different performance and style needs.

Can you use a universal fit windshield on an Electra Glide?

Universal fit windshield models are manufactured to work across a wide range of motorcycle makes and models. When purchasing a universal fit windshield, you may need to make modifications to your mounting hardware in order to install the windshield properly.

For Harley-Davidson enthusiasts seeking a windshield built to hug the curves and lines of their motorcycle more snuggly, be it an Electra Glide or another model, consider a windshield model made to fit your motorcycle.

What are the different materials used to make windshields?

Unlike the windshield of a car, truck, or SUV, which is constructed of tempered glass, motorcycle windshields are constructed from either acrylic or polycarbonate. Both of these materials are clear and have a strong, plastic-like construction, ideal for the conditions found while riding. Here is what you can expect from both materials:

  • Acrylic is durable and more resistant to yellowing due to age and sun exposer.
  • Polycarbonate is a harder substance overall, allowing it to hold its shape longer and resist scratching, denting, and road wear during every ride. However, this material might yellow with age and continuous exposure to the sun.