As some of you know I have recently completed my XR fairing project. I had originally purchased a chopped 8" CHROME windshield for the fairing. While this windshield looks bada$$ IMHO, it is not a very practical windshield. Riding around town is no problem, but the first trip on the Highway I knew I would need something different before the weather turns.
So I figured I would make my own windshield like so many others have done. I ordered a sheet of 1/8" Polycarbonate from a local company and began cutting. I made myself a 12" shield. Making the shield was a piece of cake. I installed it on the bike and took it for a spin. Huge improvement over the 8" but still getting a face full of direct blast wind. I had done the measurement technique to see what size shield I truly needed and at my height I really need a 14" shield. This posed a problem, I really did not want to add 2 additional inches to my setup since the 12" shield came back towards me too much for my tastes.
So the search was on, I was interested in those "Flip" style shields out there. They said that the flip at the top of the shield increased the wind deflection. I also like the looks of the flip. There are about half a dozen companies out there making them. Klock Werks is probably the best know for the flip style windshields, but I really didn't want to spend that kind of $$ for a windshield. Then I stumbled on LRS (http://www.longrideshields.com/) while cruising a HD forum researching shields.
Their price was definitely more reasonable. So I ordered one last Sunday. I called them Monday to be sure they got my order and asked a few questions about the shield. They told me that the flip provides the equivalent of 2-3" inches of additional air deflection. They were very helpful on the phone and the shield was delivered Wednesday. I waited to report on the shield until I had a few days of testing it.
I will say that I am totally satisfied with it. Since I really need a 14" shield I went ahead and ordered it with Dark Tint since I will never look thru it. I still get to enjoy the feel of fresh air, but the sunglass blurring blast of wind is non-existent.:mosh: I only "start" to get a little sunglass wiggle when I am running above 75mph (which I don't do that often) and again it is only starting at that point.
The shield appears to be of top quality and is CNC cut. It is also thicker than most of the shields I found out there, LRS shields are 3/16" thick versus the common 1/8"
In addition to adding the new shield, I also added 2 additional bolts to hold the windshield on my XR fairing making it like the Old Version 5 Bolt HD's
Here are a couple of pics of my new LRS flip windshield.