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12 inch Long Ride Shields Stingray Dark Tint review

Hey all, purchased a Long Ride Shields 12 inch Stingray and figured I would post a review of what I thought. Im 6'3" with a 32 or 34 inseam. So ive got a long torso. I have the stock seat to boot.

First, I bought this for my 15 RGS to replace the stock shield. I was looking at quite a few different ones but i the end went with the LRS because of the cheap intro price. 84$ and like 102 with shipping. Figured since it was half of what most others cost, wouldnt matter to me much if I didnt like it. But anythings better than the stock shield.

Construction is just fine as according to thickness, its the same as stock. I only got to take it for a breif test ride, maybe 10 miles, which 90% of it I had a very strong cross wind. So i cant give a completely accurate review on the performance just yet. I did notice however, the air was being pushed much higher than stock, as expected, probably to the top of my forhead. The weather is supposed to warm up again this weekend so im hoping to get out and give it a good trial then, and will report my findings.

Until then, I took a few pictures so everyone can see how it looks. I have to add, the pictures do make it look very touring like and not as flattering as one would be hoping for. I was originaly going to but a KW 14 inch sport because I loved how it looked, but went with this instead. Im very happy with the way it looks, and happy I pulled the trigger on it.
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Interested in pics and further review.
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Hey all, purchased a Long Ride Shields 12 inch Stingray and figured I would post a review of what I thought. Im 6'3" with a 32 or 34 inseam. So ive got a long torso. I have the stock seat to boot.

First, I bought this for my 15 RGS to replace the stock shield. I was looking at quite a few different ones but i the end went with the LRS because of the cheap intro price. 84$ and like 102 with shipping. Figured since it was half of what most others cost, wouldnt matter to me much if I didnt like it. But anythings better than the stock shield.

Construction is just fine as according to thickness, its the same as stock. I only got to take it for a breif test ride, maybe 10 miles, which 90% of it I had a very strong cross wind. So i cant give a completely accurate review on the performance just yet. I did notice however, the air was being pushed much higher than stock, as expected, probably to the top of my forhead. The weather is supposed to warm up again this weekend so im hoping to get out and give it a good trial then, and will report my findings.

Until then, I took a few pictures so everyone can see how it looks. I have to add, the pictures do make it look very touring like and not as flattering as one would be hoping for. I was originaly going to but a KW 14 inch sport because I loved how it looked, but went with this instead. Im very happy with the way it looks, and happy I pulled the trigger on it.
I have the 14" stingray, haven't test ridden yet but interested to see your updates. I dont see the pictures yet so definitely curious what the 2" difference makes in the appearance. Comparing it to what i had, the 14" kw sport touring, it doesnt too bad. Honestly anything taller than stock changes the front end look a lot. I wish I could get away with the even shorter shield Harley makes.

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Heres a couple more, having trouble getting the pics uploaded.
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Heres a couple more, having trouble getting the pics uploaded.
looks nice. Curious, did yours have any fitment issue with the edges? Mine seemed to have a slight gap, the guy at LRS said the one they had in the shop had the same gap but he hardly notices it. I cant say its extreme, but when your a perfectionist like myself, the details drive me nuts.

I ordered some of the metal split trim pieces that Harley sells. A little pricey but if it covers that up and helps to push it against the fairing then its worth it. Plus should be able to tighten them down more without worry of over tightening causing damage to the shield.

The angle of the picture must make yours look like it sits taller than my 14" i posted pictures on here on my post of these shields.

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With this shield, no, there is no gap at the ends. I know what youre talking about though. Last weekend we had nice weather and just to get out and ride, so I went to the local dealer and used there demo 12 inch just for the heck of it and that one had a gap on either side, believe it or not. When I was messing with the HD one, I noticed I could make the gap almost disappear by how much I tightened the screws holding it down. And it almost does look as tall as yours. I almost went with the 14 but decided on the 12 because I knew anything would be better than stock and I dont mind a little wind in my face. I actually said wow when I looked at the pictures I took since the camera just makes it look so much bigger and taller.
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With this shield, no, there is no gap at the ends. I know what youre talking about though. Last weekend we had nice weather and just to get out and ride, so I went to the local dealer and used there demo 12 inch just for the heck of it and that one had a gap on either side, believe it or not. When I was messing with the HD one, I noticed I could make the gap almost disappear by how much I tightened the screws holding it down. And it almost does look as tall as yours. I almost went with the 14 but decided on the 12 because I knew anything would be better than stock and I dont mind a little wind in my face. I actually said wow when I looked at the pictures I took since the camera just makes it look so much bigger and taller.
Yeah the pictures don't do it justice. I think in person the shield looks great. I had a Klock Werks befor this one, was going to buy to the 12" pro touring from Klock Werks because it sits a little taller, now the 14" sport flare was better than stock but every once in a while I would get some road debris on my forehead. Don't mind the wind either but it's the road debris that I didn't like.

Well I was going to wait till around March but then I saw that these lrs shields came out, the price was unbeatable. I was torn by the measurements and what size I should go with. The 13 was about .5" taller than the 14 kW that I had, the 12" pro touring was actually 1" taller than the 14 sport flare that I had, so I was concerned the 13 wouldn't be enough. I figured what's an extra inch, decided to go with the 14, hope I made the right choice. Will find out when riding season finally gets here. Like I said I still think this shield looks much better in person than in pictures.

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I just received mine today and put it on. The paper shows the gap. I tried 3 times off and on but still can't get it snug. Hopefully I'll get out and try it this week end.
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I just received mine today and put it on. The paper shows the gap. I tried 3 times off and on but still can't get it snug. Hopefully I'll get out and try it this week end.
I didn't have any issue with that, just the ends. Have you tried removing the screws next to the vent and then pushing down to seat the center to the seal around the vent? I noticed the shield doesn't just rest on the seal without being tightened, kind of had some spring when I installed mine.

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Here's a couple of pics of the 11" LRS Thresher on my 2015 RGS. I have a 12" Harley Windsplitter and a takeoff 2016 RG Ultra shield and this works better than the 12" and as good as the Ultra plus it looks a lot cooler in the dark color. I'm 5'10" and can see over it and you can actually see pretty well through it at night. Fitment is great and does feel like it has a little spring to it when installing as mentioned earlier but when tightened it laid right in place. Real nice windshield. (Hope the pics went through)
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