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)
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!
Oh my gosh, this wind screen is hands down the most amazing screen I have ever owned! The 17″ sport clear is perfect. I am 5’6″ and I sit entirely behind the screen, it is crystal clear! Zero distortion. No vibration on the screen at all. Threw down 150 miles with it today and it is never leaving my bike. My husband also LOVES his smoke tinted 15″! His words: “if I had to pick between giving up this wind screen or chocolate cake, I am giving up chocolate cake. Here is a pic from my Sena helmet cam, gives a different perspective than most of the reviews. It is crystal clear.
Received my windshield. Was so confident that I would love it that I went ahead and took the laminate off and installed. Been running it all over and it is PERFECT. Freedom Shields made it easy with the measurement tips. I took the measurements using the windshield I had (and loved) and looked at the Freedom Shields measurements. Found one that was close and just a tad taller. So, I ended up with the 12″ Touring (clear) on my 2016 FLTRU. I can easily see over it. (I am 5’8″ with an Ultimate Seat.) The windshield is styled better, fits the curve on the front perfectly!!, and is solid. Love the clear especially when cresting a hill. Neither myself nor my passenger experience any buffeting. Please tell your crew thanks for doing such great work as Freedom Shields is delivering a quality product made in the US. It DOES make a difference.
I just wanted to let you know that I’ve had a chance to put some miles on my shield and I LOVE IT. It’s clearly superior craftsmanship and your customer service was every bit as amazing as the reputation that preceded it. Heading to Sturgis this morning and looking forward to getting there without my neck screaming from all the wind buffeting I used to get with my stock shield. Thanks again!!
I ordered the 18″ with the hope it would be tall enough to make the ride experience more enjoyable for my wife as the passenger and you did it! I wanted to get some good rides in with it before getting back to you and the delay with replacing the darn speaker pods (2 of the 4 windshield mounting bolts were cross threaded and couldn’t get them out) made it take a bit longer. The stock and follow on klockwerks windshields gave her nothing but a face full of wind & buffeting. As she is also 6′ tall, I thought it might be impossible to find a windshield tall enough to improve the ride for her. At your recommendation I went with the 18″ Touring and in a light grey tint as I would be looking through it. I was surprised at the quality and durability taking it out of the box, this is a windshield! It was a little interesting to look through the shield vs over it at first, but it works great for me, and the tint is perfect. There is minimal to zero distortion while looking through it which I am very thankful for. As I ride year-round in TN, I am finally looking forward to wintertime riding with the difference this shield makes. After replacing those speaker pods, I took my wife out & about on the backroads up to 60 mph and she loved it! She said it was the most pleasant ride she has had and really appreciates it. We went out and got a highway ride in shortly after and still at those speeds your shield made all the difference! This is definitely a (tall) passenger friendly windshield! Thank you so much and so glad I chose Freedom Shields. I still want to order a shorter shield just for me when I get the chance in the future. Bike: 2017 Harley Road Glide Ultra
Holy Cow!!!! Got the shield yesterday late and rushed to put it on and do my trial ride. It took about 40 seconds to find out that in fact your shields do what you say they will, 30 minutes later I was re-installing after pulling shipping plastic. This morning on the way to work it was pure pleasure riding down I-45 at 80mph..no bobble head, not near as much noise so I am back in my ½ helmet instead of full with a visor. Very glad we opted for 16” instead of 15” as I still look over top by a couple inches.. can’t wait to see what it does in the rain. You were spot on the light grey, makes the bike look great.
Couldn’t be happier with this shield Me: 5″10″, 32″ inseam. Bike: 2020 HD Road Glide Limited, stock seat. Shield: 16″ Touring, Light Grey Tint. I originally ordered a 17″ but found it was just a tad too tall. Returned for a 16″ with no problems at all. Great customer service. Very easy to install. Very impressed with quality – thicker than any other shield I have seen and much more optically clear, even in the curved areas. The wind passes cleanly over my helmet with no buffeting and much quieter. Don’t know what else to say except you owe it to yourself to get one.
Received the 16” windshield for my 2016 Road Glide today and installed as suggested, with the protective coating intact. Height is spot on, and the shield sits right where I wanted it to. Took a short ride and the wind is about 2.5 inches above my head (guesstimate as I was just sticking my hand up there) and I’m only getting a slight turbulence on the top of my head and it’s coming in from the sides. Got back home and pulled the protective layer and reinstalled and the shield is beautiful, with fantastic clarity. Took it for another short ride and can say that the difference in quality from my old shield is not even comparable, it’s true that you do get what you pay for sir! The part I wasn’t expecting was to see why the inside measurement is so important (from the dash to the tip of the shield). Compared to my old windshield, your product lays down more and extends more toward the rider and from the side it more closely follows the angle of the fairing. This makes it look 100% better to me, as it looks like it belongs on the bike instead of an afterthought by the engineers on the original design. Thanks for all your help in getting the measurements correct!
The freedom shield is far superior to any other shield I’ve ever used. High quality and craftsmanship and lack of distortion. No matter how I look, over or through it, it doesn’t distort my view. The lines of the shield really compliment my road glide special. I can hear my pack talk and radio over 40 mph where before I couldn’t hear anything but wind. Talking with John was a pleasure. He responded quickly to my phone calls and is very professional. I told John that I’m 6ft tall with 34″ inseam and what kind of bike I had (2017 Road Glide Special). He suggested the 13″ shield and it is perfect. I can see at least 2″ over the top and the wind just hits the top of my helmet, all wind buffeting gone. Arrived well packaged and I was amazed how thick and strong it was compared to the stock shield. I definitely would recommend the freedom shield not just for road gliders but to everyone. My first thoughts after installing the shield and going for a 200 mile ride was Holy Sh!! This thing is great. I Love it. Thank you John and company for making a superior shield.