Hi John, I finally got a chance to install my Freedom Shield on my bike after all this crazy weather we had in NY and I wanted to just say THANK YOU for such an incredible product, and for such beautiful work. My ride is absolutely transformed, and I can’t believe I ever was a “no windshield rider” before. Also, the 18inch was absolutely perfect. The 20inch would have cut into my field of vision. My take on the “see through or see over” the windshield is definitely see over… the uniqueness of the curve of your shield has permitted me to stay warm, ride safely with the aerodynamic challenges of wind force, and see clearly. I LOVE it!!
I just want to say I love my new Scout 22″ Light Grey Tint windshield. The material is noticeably higher quality and thicker than OEM. What a difference it has made! My speed limit comfort with the old OEM was about 55MPH and with this Freedom Shield it is now 70-80 MPH on a Scout!!
I had some serious issues with the Indian factory shield. There was so much buffeting that it was really hard to even see when speeds exceeded 50 MPH. It really sucked the life out of a ride. The new 24” shield is certainly thicker than the factory and you can just sense the quality. Logged several hundred miles on the new shield and can say that there is a HUGE reduction in wind buffeting. I certainly recommend this product!
Just installed my 24″ shield on my 2018 Scout. Assembly and Installation were a piece of cake. Took it for a 40 mile test ride and am very happy with it. I detected little or no difference in turbulence from 45 to 100 mph so I will need to rely more on my speedometer from now on 😉. Your shield has eliminated the buffeting and shield vibration I experienced with the standard Indian shield. With the stock shield, my helmet was buffeted so badly that I had trouble reading traffic signs at higher speeds. I offer the following in case it helps others decide which Freedom size to select: I am 5’9″. When seated, I measured 33″ from a flat wooden bench to the center of my eye. I have the stock seat and reduced reach handlebars so now I am able to ride relatively upright. The top of the 24″ Freedom shield is approx. 2 inches below my level sight line. I wouldn’t have wanted the shield any higher in my vision and at first, I was nervous that I should have selected the 22″ however, on the road I didn’t find any problem seeing over the shield. I returned home and peeled off the plastic. Assuming they have the stock Scout seat, I would advise anyone with a seat to eyeball height less that my 33″ to consider the 22″ shield but believe I would have selected the 24″ if I would have had the opportunity to try both.
First test ride with my Freedom shield tonight, 24inches high, replacing the OEM medium height shield. I am six feet tall and have the 1920 sport saddle installed. All head buffeting is gone, just clean air around the helmet and grossly decreased wind noise. Bike is much more stable up to 70mph, where the front end still starts to feel a bit light. An extra bonus was that after a rain shower hit me at speed my gloves remained dry on their outside
First and foremost, what sets Freedom Shields apart from the competition is the customer service provided at all levels. They discussed my needs for over 20 minutes prior to my ordering. A follow-on call about laser engraving took at least another 15 minutes. Not once did I feel as if I was being rushed or pressured to hurry my questions along. I also encountered a problem once I received my shield (the incorrect image had been engraved). A quick phone call sorted the problem and John had it shipped back and fixed ASAP at his cost. The windshield itself is extremely well made and stable at speed. Light years better than factory. The optical clarity is astonishing. Far better than factory and honestly better than any shield on any other bike I’ve owned or ridden. The laser engraving is very crisp and deep enough that I’m not worried about it fading away. I ended up purchasing the 24 inch shield. Even at 5’6” I found the smaller sized to give me some helmet buffeting. In all honesty part of that is due to the Bell helmet I wear. Due to the way the shield is curved I can still look over the top if I sit up straight. Personally, I’d suggest buying larger rather than smaller.
I want to congratulate you and your team for creating the most effective windshield I have ever used on a motorcycle. I didn’t get the size right the first time, but you exchanged it no problem. I’m 5’ 8”, your 22” windshield is perfect for my Indian Scout. Thanks much, I’ll be sure to remember you for my next windshield when Indian makes the bike.
Just wanted to say thanks for the quick correspondence this past winter in regards to the new windshield for my scout. Still, lots of snow here in Alberta but we had some unusually warm weather this past week which cleared the roads. I was able to test out the new 22 inch shield a couple of times and it is so much better than the stock mid shield I replaced. What a difference! I can actually enjoy riding at highway speeds again without the blurred vision from all the buffeting like I had previously. For reference, I’m 5’9 and the 22 inch sits right between my nose and chin which is perfect. Will definitely recommend you guys to anyone looking to replace their stock shield.
The windshield arrived on Friday. I already build it and tested it. The Scout with the original windshield (24”) could only go 150 km/h (93/mph) then it becomes unstable. I was afraid of going any faster. With your windshield I could drive over 180 km/h and the bike was very stable. The windshield is a dream come true. Thank you for the fast delivery. Kind regards, Romouald
Review By: Romuald – Berlin, Germany