New Freedom shield
The stock shield on my 2015 RGS looks bad ass but is not very effective. When I removed it, all four mounting points had spider cracks radiating from the slot. This is due to a ham fisted installer at the factory and I plan to do a warranty claim for a new one.
To replace it I went with a Freedom shield due to info I have learned here. I am 5'9" with a 31" inseam. I measured carefully and did the cardboard trick as suggested on FS's site. In addition, I held a laser pointer on top of a level at the same height as my nose sitting on the bike to determine the exact top edge height. For me, it came out to 11.5 ". I chose the 11" medium grey shield. After mounting it and riding for about 10 miles, I decided I had made the correct choice and removed the protective plastic. The shield came shipped in a big box with about 10,000 packing peanuts. It is well made, fit exactly, and is made MUCH better and 30% thicker than the stock 8" shield.
I can actually hear my radio now and wind noise is way down. The windstream goes just over my head.
I am very happy with this purchase. BTW, the new medium grey tint looks really good on my black bike. I will post some pics later.
John, Medina, TN - 2003 Honda ST1300 ABS, 2011 Kawasaki KLR 650, 2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO
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