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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-23-2015, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Quick review of my 10" Freedom windshield with update!

Well, the UPS truck finally arrived. I had already taken off the stock "shield" from my RGC. I couldn't believe the quality of this shield after removing it from it's fine packing. Freedom states that the shield is 30% thicker, but it is easily 100% stronger. I had to play with it a bit to get it to bend so all five holes lined up. This shield is heavy duty! It came with all new hardware. I used this and stored away the stock hardware. The shield comes with everything already attached. It's all incredibly well made and 100x better than stock. The dark tint is reasonably dark, but not overly so. When sitting on the bike, the top of the shield, lines up with my lower lip. This was exactly how I wanted it. Since I wanted a dark tint, I wanted to make sure I could easily see over it for night time riding. I took the bike out with the plastic film attached. After 10 minutes, I knew the shield was staying on, so I pulled over and removed the film. My ride was short, at only 20 minutes of side roads and 5 minutes on a local highway, but I could easily tell the difference from the joke of shied that came stock. I would estimate 50% less wind everywhere. Stereo was much clearer now on the highway. I have Boom speakers and Freedom Performance true dual that are loud. I really need to take her out tomorrow for a more thorough test, but I only expect good things.

I also want to state that if you are going to go with 12", you should probably go with the light tint. I think if this shield was any larger in would be a bit of an eyesore. Lighter tints won't stand out as much.
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Ok, finally took the RGC out for a nice ride. A little over an hour, with half being on the freeway. I road to the dealer and put on the Harley Wind Deflector Kit (57000063). Got 10% off, so around $38 with tax. Worth the the money. I was noticing quite a bit of air coming from under the tank and hitting me on the chest prior to the install. That's now been cut back in half. Never noticed this before on the stock lip, because I was getting hit from every direction. I will say the combo does cut back on all the wind nearly 50%. The Freedom 10" shield is actually 1" taller than the 10" Windvest and 1" shorter than the 12" Klockworks or 12" Windvest. It's 10 1/4" from the top of the speedo console to the top center of the shield. Bike was comfy and felt very stable up to 85 mph. I've actually gained more confidence riding faster now. I was riding with a "Beenie" helmet! I felt more of a sense of security with this shield. It would take a small boulder to ever make this solid windshield crack. Once again, I must say, that the workmanship is the very best out there. Thank you John and Freedom Shields!
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If you don't mind my asking, how tall are you ? Inseam?

I'm 5'10" with a 30" inseam. Am trying to come to grips with which size to buy

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That looks good on your bike. Sancho wings will stop a lot of that wind coming up around the tank.

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