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Hi guys, so i cant decide which to go with? Looking for input on then from anyone who has one on a 15 glide. Also if you could post pics of it on your bike that would be great. Also in general which one has a bigger lip? Thanks for any input guys!
 

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ok, thanks guys. I think im going to end up going with a windvest. From the research i have done it looks like the windvest might provide a little better wind protection.
 

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I have the 12" WindVest and I am very happy with it. I am 5'11" with a 31 1/2" inseam.
 

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Any comparison between the windvest and freedom shield? also interested. They basically look the same... are they the same? sounds like windvest has been around longer. Freedom comes with new well nuts and trim... not sure how much that matters. I don't use the window trim now and want to be able to switch between shields so unsure if the "improved" wellnuts are universal. Is there any difference in function? Any difference in look? Freedom is supposedly thicker. I would love any feedback from anyone who has seen them in person or used both. J&P is having an open house in Iowa this saturday where I can pick up a windvest. Otherwise I have to order a Freedom. Would love some input from those who have used.
 

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I'm 6'-1", have a Freedom 10" on my 15', nice improvement over the stock. Freedom is thicker than Windvest I think.
 

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Freedom shield

I'm 6'-1", have a Freedom 10" on my 15', nice improvement over the stock. Freedom is thicker than Windvest I think.
The 10" works well for you? I just ordered an 11" dark and was concerned if it were tall enough for me 5' 10".
 

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I have been riding 3 years now with my WV on my O9.

My wife just upgraded her SG to a 15 RGS. So that I can ride it once in a while I bought a Freedom Shield (12") Since the are similar in form the work the same but the FS is thicker, better clarity, better polished edges and its curve to the top is more elegant and in my opinion better looking. I am so blown away with it I'll be replacing my WV soon.
 

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I'm wondering how being thicker is an advantage? And how do you know it has better clarity? I'm looking to upgrade/replace as well, but I don't know how being 30+% thicker is necessarily an advantage. Nor do I know how it has been determined that FS has "better clarity" than WV? Was there some study?

The rest "elegant design and better polished edges and better looking" is judgement stuff; I get that. But I'm not so sure that I want a thicker windshield if there is no advantage to it (and if the clarity is really no different). WindVest has been making pretty good windshields for a long time. Just sayin'...
 

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I'm wondering how being thicker is an advantage? And how do you know it has better clarity? I'm looking to upgrade/replace as well, but I don't know how being 30+% thicker is necessarily an advantage. Nor do I know how it has been determined that FS has "better clarity" than WV? Was there some study?

The rest "elegant design and better polished edges and better looking" is judgement stuff; I get that. But I'm not so sure that I want a thicker windshield if there is no advantage to it (and if the clarity is really no different). WindVest has been making pretty good windshields for a long time. Just sayin'...
I have both shields sitting side by side in my garage right now. The WV is on my O9 the FS on my 15. The overall appearance of the FS is more polished. If you did not have them next to each other than the WV looks great...next to the FS it is still very nice but the FS has a better finish. The FS is absolutely distortion free should you look through it. I don't usually look through the shield, but next to the WV it appears clearer with a better image. Again if you did not have them next to each other the WV is fine. The profile (form/looks) are close but the FS starts to curve up further down the shield giving it a slightly better more elegant look. The Windvest has a straight appearance until the top and then it flips up. The WV looks fine but next to the FS not as elegant.

Bottom line the WV is GREAT!! I have ridden with it for 3 years after buying 4 other shields. I just happen to find the FS an improvement overall. As far as thickness I doubt it helps the function, and since I never saw my WV crack, bend, deform in any way maybe the extra thickness will never be needed, but it looks/feels more substantial which I like. If someone has a WV keep it and know you have one of the best shields on the market. If you don't have one yet and can't decide between the two I hope this review helps.
 
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