INCREDIBLE shields. I have a 2015 HD ultra limited, and from the start was unimpressed by the stock shield. After research I kept seeing how John, Freedom Shields, personally responds to requests, I was not disappointed. Impressed as he responded to my inquiry at 2300. Pretty late for a response, again impressed. He asked and understood how I “sit” on the bike and offered his suggestions. I decided to get two. One shorter and darker for more local rides. . .yes the kid came out and it was a “cool” looking shield. I ordered a taller more practical highway shield. I have logged about 3500 miles between the two and have been impressed on every ride. The shields arrived slightly faster than promised, were well protected for shipping. The first impression was high quality. They were noticeably thicker than stock. They installed without any issues. The fit and finish is second to none. then off to ride. I was impressed enough the protective film was removed halfway through the “test drive”. The taller shield was used for a ride from Indianapolis to Daytona. (return trip was non-stop straight through ride). 3 major heavy downpours, many large (prehistoric Florida bugs, construction zones littered with fine material being blown up off road and the shield never gave me pause or regret. I purchased a 9″ medium tint (no problem seeing through after dark to road surface) and a 10″light tint. Both were touring width a choice I DO NOT regret. Awesome. Any bike I own moving forward with be immediately equipped with Freedom Shields windshield. As far as the real important aspect, the people. John and his staff are the epitome of how and what customer service should look and feel like. Don’t overthink the decision, touch base with John and get your shield. Thank you, John, for an incredible experience.
I want to say first, like the rest thank you for a quality-built product. I don’t know how much time you invested in upcurve angles and how to get the optical clarity down, but it works. I am 5’6 180 and I ride a 21 SGS with a heated and cooled sundowner seat and the 8 inch med smoke touring shield was it for me. I can still see over the shield about 2-3 bike lengths ahead. Realistically less than that I can look through it which is optically clear so no issues but if I’m doing that than I’m following too close. I wear a half helmet and at 130 my head and sunglasses are still attached to me. Head buffeting is gone. And like others have said my radio is clearer and even at the 130 mark where wind takes over, I am 3-4 bars less on volume and can hear it fine. Install was easy it fit right in, I sat on the bike and my eye level over was good, so I ripped off the film and trusted what others said about the wind performance, and it fit the bill. It is also thicker as claimed, and I didn’t have to put a micrometer to measure, it’s obvious. Thank you for a great shield and a great policy if I needed something different.
After a new seat purchase, which sat me about an inch higher on my Limited, it was time to go a little bigger with my windshield. I’m also going to ride the Blue Ridge Parkway with some buddies in the fall so…. I ordered your 11 inch TOURING windshield to swap out with the 9 inch I bought from you a few years back. I installed the touring windshield the afternoon I received it. It took some patience to get the mounting bolts to line up and when it was done, I took it for a test ride. I wasn’t sure if I had gone too tall and the plastic film kept drawing my eyes to it…SO, I went home, pulled the windshield, and removed the protective film. I rode my bike to work the next morning at 04:45 and found the 11″ height to be PERFECT!! The overall fit is excellent. The wings are not rubbing on the fairing, and it looks great! Thanks for designing and manufacturing such a thick and solid windshield!!
I’ve been able to put about 1K miles on the bike since installing the shield. Nothing short of amazing! The product lives up to the level of service you guys provide. The height and tint level recommended by John are perfect. Aside from the obvious of blocking wind which it does perfectly, I was able to get the full experience while riding through a storm, I had benefits I didn’t even imagine in the way of the rain protection and even being able to hear my factory speakers at high speeds. I like to ride with my visor 1 click open to allow for a nice airflow but still provide sun and wind protection. With my old shield, I could get to about 40 mph and the wind would slam it shut, with Freedom shield I hit 100+ have my visor slightly open and get a gentle airflow. The shield gives a new feel to the bike, driving the front wheel down at higher speeds, I can feel it with the increased handling, making the bike feel more solid. Here is my favorite part. I rode to Vegas during a freak desert storm. I was amazed at the protection the shield offered, creating a dry bubble around me. My torso, arms and helmet face stayed dry through the storm while my lower pant legs were soaked, proving the full effectiveness of the shield. The Freedom Shield had brought a new love to riding my Road Glide and made me even enjoy my Simpson helmet again, where I was so frustrated with the wind noise, I was going to replace it. I saved money by not having to replace the helmet or my speakers. Without a doubt, the Freedom Shield has been the best money I’ve spent on my bike. Your high level of service coupled with a superior quality product is nothing less than exceptional.
Review By: Edward – Victorville, CA (15″ Medium Grey Sport Touring Style)
The Freedom Windshield arrived today. I had previously bought the 22 inch RK windshield which I thought was good enough until I test road the Freedom shield today. I am amazed at how much better the Freedom shield is. It absolutely controlled the turbulent wind and loud noise I experienced. I’ve spent a lot of money trying to get this figured out, but the Freedom shield should have been my first purchase. Thx again for your help.
Just got back from our fall colors trip to northern Michigan the 16″ dark smoke FREEDOM SHIELD was absolutely the best decision! Lisa & John are super helpful via email and great customer service! Amazing product follow all the guidelines/instructions for best fitment and do not hesitate to email for questions! HIGHLY recommend FREEDOM SHIELDS so much better than factory windshields Indian motorcycles have to offer. Honestly, FREEDOM SHIELDS should be the factory windshield Indian offers vastly superior product vs. factory options! Installs super easily and looks AMAZING functionally IMO the best! I am 6′ 2″ with the ultimate seat I see well over the 16″ shield dark smoke visibility even at night was better than expected! Thank you very much appreciate your product and customer service made our trip extremely enjoyable!
I got your windshield when I was it the In-laws in Montana and rode back to Edmonton and have got about 1500km on it. It’s amazing…. I went from the OEM 19” and when I installed your 18” windshield I thought Uh Oh…. It was quite low, and I was worried instantly that I made a mistake…. But no way man. I rode 10 hrs the first day with it and zero regrets. Blew the wind and bugs up, over and around me. Now instead of me looking about 1/2 to 1” above the OEM I’m a good 2” above the FS and the lip throws the air right over me. I’m very satisfied and will definitely be passing a good word for you guys.
Per instructions, I test rode with protective film intact, and found it to be very good indeed, so removed from bike and removed the film, then installed on bike and treated with BugSlide and polished. This windshield is a very fine piece; a true work of art and am very pleased with fitment. Today, I rode for about 2.5 hours through winding highway, and some city and residential areas, and am absolutely stoked and impressed with my new windshield experience; the size is perfect, the buffeting/turbulence that was present before with the 8.5 Memphis shades is gone, including around lower faring! This addition to my 2020 Road Glide compliments the bike and the riding experience at a high level!
Getting a shield that wouldn’t have buffeting issues for my 2022 Harley Road King Special was a huge challenge. But let me cut to the chase, the Freedom Shield’s 22” flared shield works perfectly for me and my wife as passenger. I’d tried several brands and heights to my endless frustration, and then I found Freedom Shields. John was awesome as he helped by custom cutting the vent holes, and when I also installed the fork leg air deflectors – see the pic – all the buffeting and lower wind stopped completely for me and my wife. While I’m only 5 foot 8, and I’m looking through the windshield, the comfort of no wind noise, no buffeting, no bugs, and a clear shield, works flawlessly. I highly recommend Freedom Shields and their customer service and patience with me was refreshing. 5 Stars!
Big thank you. Could immediately tell the high quality, feel and look of the windshield as soon as I took it out of the box. Holes matched perfectly with my stock frame. Didn’t even bother with a test ride, just removed the plastic coating and mounted on bike. Couldn’t be happier, what a beautiful addition. Rode the bike after. PERFECT!