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post #1 of 66 (permalink) Old 08-19-2016, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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LRS or Freedom shields???

Looking for pros and cons for each. Having a hard time choosing one or the other. From experience or feedback what do you think?
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Looking for pros and cons for each. Having a hard time choosing one or the other. From experience or feedback what do you think?
Thanks for your input.
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I had a LRS on my '11 and liked it. Deldago has it on his '13 now. Nice shield for the price. I have a Freedom shield on my '15. Over all quality is a lot better than the LRS and I though the LRS was a good shield. A little thicker which means less vibration, polished edges which give it a nice touch, and pretty much ZERO distortion through the recurve part of it which I cannot say is the same on the LRS. Freedom shield is much more money but IMO, worth every penny spent.

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I did a lot of research on shields before selecting the Freedom shield. I cannot comment on the LRS shield as I never had one. I can only say that I have read a lot of comments on these shields on the various forums.

From my research Ohiobellboy is right. The quality difference in the shield is the difference. If you are on a tight budget the LRS will work well. If you can afford the Freedom shield you will be happier with the quality.

Have not heard anything bad about LRS in regard to customer service but I have read a lot of glowing reviews about John at Freedom shield. My dealings with John gave me the confidence in buying his product and I don't regret it one bit.
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I had a 14" LRS on my '09, and currently have a 13" Freedom on my '15 RGS. Both medium tint, and both worked well. The Freedom looks better and has no distortion in the recurve. If you can swing the price difference, go with the Freedom.

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I've tried the LRS and the Freedom. The quality of the Freedom is better. The material is thicker and the clarity is exceptional on the Freedom. I get a smoother air and better rain protection with the Freedom because it's wider at the top when compared to the LRS.
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I only can speak on the LRS have a dark tint LRS on my 2016 for the price I really like it. The dark looks good on denim black and can hear radio much better wind protection very good, yesterday I got caught in rain and ducked down behind it and keep rain from pelting my face. There is some distortion with curve but I can look through it just fine.
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I own both, the Freedom is the one I use all the time. Better fit, finish, and protection.

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I own both, the Freedom is the one I use all the time. Better fit, finish, and protection.
So I see you have both the Touring and the Sport. What are the differences? Which one do you like better of the two?

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I have the LRS, mainly because the deal I got was amazing. I haven't seen the Freedom in person but I did consider that one. I had a Klock Werks before this LRS shield, it was a major difference. Fitment on the LRS in my mind wasn't the greatest, had to get the window trim to help even out the clamping and get a better seating of the windshield. I told LRS about the fitment issue and they said they would refund me if I wanted to send it back.

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I have both. The LRS is my daily use, with the FS lined up for longer rides. Like has been mentioned, the FS is the better overall shield, ESPECIALLY when it comes to fitment & distortion. However, for the $86 sale price LRS currently have on the '15-newer Thresher and Stingray, it's easy to overlook the minor fitment/distortion issues. LRS has pretty solid customer service as well... had to send back the 1st one I ordered because it was too short for what I was looking for. No hassle, and even let me send an old license plate for their collection to cover the price difference in the sizes.
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