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Long Ride Sheilds on a Hoppe Industries Fairing

A shorter shield complements a batwing fairing nicely, but it often doesn't provide the wind protection you need. In my research to find the best of both worlds, I found several companies that make recurved shields for fairings. Long Ride Shields has a good reputation on the HDForum and their prices are very competitive, so I decided to go with them. http://www.longrideshields.com/

I first ordered a 7" (shortest available) X-Stream Shield. The X-Stream Shield appealed to me because it has a recurved edge, but also has sides that dip and direct the wind downward on the front forks, promoting better stability. The shield worked as promised, but unfortunately it was too tall. I am 5"8" and have lowered the rear suspension on my Kawasaki Nomad.

So, I ordered a 6" Ultra Recurved Shield. The Ultra doesn't have quite as intense curve in it, so I was able to push it down in the fairing a bit more and it's probably positioned more like a 5.5"

The shields both were designed for a Harley Davidson batwing fairing and were about 1/2" wider than the Hoppe Industries Fairing. To make it work, I had to trim just a bit off the bottom edges. Also, for the first shield, I ordered the 5-hole pattern but two of the holes didn't line up correctly and I had to drill new ones. This is not LRS' fault because this shield is designed for a different fairing, but when I ordered the second shield I called and asked that no holes be drilled, which worked out better for me.

The two shields were both great quality and I'd highly recommend Long Ride Shields to anyone looking to upgrade their fairings shield.

Long Ride Shields 7" X-Stream Shield
Long Ride Shields 7" X-Stream Shield
Long Ride Shields 7" X-Stream Shield
Long Ride Shields 7" X-Stream Shield

Long Ride Shields 6" Ultra Recurved
Long Ride Shields 6" Ultra Recurved
Long Ride Shields 6" Ultra Recurved
Long Ride Shields 6" Ultra Recurved

1 comment:

  1. Every part of that bike is stunning. Every one of them matches the bike. if you asked me if i would i love to go for a ride on that? i would say absolutely yes.V Twin Motorcycle Parts are also doing a great job in motorcycle parts and accessories.

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