How do you measure your windshields?
all Batwing Fairing mounted shields (Street Glide, Ultra, Electra)
These shields are measured from the center
screw in the fairing, to the top of the windshield.
No matter what shield you are measuring for,
the top of our shield should be level with between the tip of your nose and
mouth. Mustache level.
Head over to our FITMENT Page and watch our
Fitment Video to help you decide which size will be the perfect fit for you.
Factors such as rider's height, posture, body/leg ratio make everyone a unique
For Harley Road Glide
Measure from the center screw, up. Our Mako
shield will sit a little more "upright" than stock. For example, our
15" Mako is the same height as the stock 16".
To get a more accurate measurement, you can
measure straight up vertically from the top of your radio housing to about
mouth level. Then, add 6 inches to this measurement. This is the size Mako you
will need. For example, if you measure 7" from the top of your radio
housing to level with your mouth, you will need a 13" Mako.
For Harley Road Glide
Measure from the bottom of the shield to the
top, following the same stock lean angle. Top needs to be level with between the tip of your nose and mouth.
For Harley Road
Measure from the headlight cutout (just
above the headlight) up to the top of the shield. You want the top of our
shield to be level with between the tip of your nose and mouth. Mustache level.
For Indian Chieftain and
Measure from the center screw, up. Top of
the shield should be level with between the tip of your nose and mouth.
Mustache level. Since your shield is adjustable at a push of the button, you
may want to size it at mouth level in the 'down' position. That way, you can
raise it up and dial it in as you ride.
For Honda Goldwing
Measure form the top of the fairing rubber
strip, up to the top. Ideally, you want to size the Taka shield so you are
looking over it by 2-3 inches when it's in the down position. That way, you'll
have the option of raising it up to look through if you felt you needed to,
although most will never raise it again as the recurve works exceptionally well
and pushes the wind up and over your and your passengers head.
A lot of Goldwing riders are used to looking
through a large shield. Our Taka shield is designed to look over. You do not
want to look through the recurve portion of our shield as it will have some
distortion as all plastic does when curved. Resist the urge to purchase the
tall one to look through. Purchase the right size for you based on the sizing
For Honda F6B
Measure from the top of the fairing rubber
strip, up to the top. You want the top of our Taka -S shield to be level with
between the tip of your nose and mouth.
Mustache level. Follow the same angle as your stock shield when
For Victory Cross Country
& Cross Country Tour
Measure from the bottom to the top. Follow
the same lean angle as stock. The top of the shield should be level with
between the tip of your nose and mouth. Mustache level.
This shield is designed to mount inside the
fairing, no outside. If you have a Cross Country, mount the same way. If you
have a Cross Country Tour, you will need to first remove your tour brackets and
then install our shield.
Will your windshields
work with fairing pouches?
All LRS windshields
for FLH series work with fairing pouches with exception of the 7" and
8" Stealth shields.
When will my
windshield get here?
shields are made right here in our facility daily and under normal
circumstances, will ship within a day or two of order placement. However,
during high volume ordering, it can take up to 7-10 days for production times.
We try to keep you up to date on this during checkout process. If you have
received an order confirmation email after ordering, we received your order.
You will receive and email with tracking information anywhere between 1-10 days
after ordering. Your item will then ship within a day or two after receiving
that email. Just keep an eye on the tracking number for shipment status.
Delivery will take extra time if you are located
How much will shipping
Shipping costs are
calculated based on customer location. Estimates of shipping can be found in
the shopping cart upon checkout.
Long Ride Shields
Windshields are formed using a special heat forming method to preserve the
optical clarity of the material. As a part of the forming a Flip-up, or recurve,
is formed at the top of the windshield which serves to deflect wind over the
riders head. Our design has been tested and proven to maximize the amount of
wind deflection while allowing for the least amount of drag.
Currently, most LRS
windshields are made from Impact Modified Acrylic. Our ELITE series of
windshields are made from Glass-Coated Polycarbonate material.
Modified Acrylic, and Polycarbonate
Acrylic (Trade names
Plexiglas and Lucite) is one of the most transparent (Clear) materials known.
It is used to make fiber optics which transmit light signals over long
distances. While acrylic has greater impact resistance than glass, it is
Impact Modified Acrylic (IMA) is made by adding
butyrate to Acrylic and significantly improves its impact strength. We have had
a UPS truck drive over one of our Ultra windshields to prove that it can take a
beating. IMA has moderate scratch resistance because of its relative hardness
and is an good choice for windshields. Scratches can be buffed out. Several
major brand names of windshields for motorcycles are made from IMA.
Polycarbonate (Trade names Lexan and Makrolon)
was dubbed early on as the “Unbreakable Plastic”. Compared to Acrylic, it is
softer and tougher (leather-like) than acrylic. In its general purpose form,
polycarbonate is not a good material for windshields because it scratches
easily and is UV susceptible. When a mar resistant (Glass) coating is applied
to the outer surfaces, it becomes an excellent material for windshields. The
cost of coated polycarbonate material, plus additional processing time drive up
the price of this type of windshield.
Cleaning: Because all plastics are susceptible
to various chemical solvents, we recommend our HOG WASH detailing solution or
the use of mild soap and water for cleaning plastic windshields. Purple Slice
and Brillianize are also acceptable cleaners. Always clean windshields with a
soft cloth, not paper towels. DO NOT clean plastic windshields with Windex. Avoid
using solvents such as gasoline, acetone, MEK, lacquer thinner, etc., on
plastic windshields. DO NOT USE LOC-TITE ON YOUR WINDSHIELD.
Aesthetics: Our windshields maintain a classic
look while achieving the maximum results. Many of the riders who try our
windshields write back to us and tell us just what they experienced when they
put it on their bikes: the results have been astounding and the looks are
LONG RIDE SHIELDS -
PRODUCT LIABILITY DISCLAIMER
Long Ride Shields (LRS) offers its products with
the terms, conditions and notices as follows:
This product is
offered to you conditioned upon your acceptance without modification of the
terms, conditions, and notices contained.
Exclusive Obligation -
Dark Tinted Windshields
windshields are expressly prohibited from night time use. If you choose to use
the dark tinted windshields at night you do so at your own risk and release LRS
from any liability due to its misuse.
In no event shall LRS
be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special consequential
damages whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use or misuse of its
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representatives, ORAL OR OTHER WRITTEN STATEMENTS, DO NOT CONSTITUTE
WARRANTIES, shall not be relied upon by buyer, and is not part of the contract
for sale or this limited warranty.
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respect to the products. If any part of this disclaimer is determined to be
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