Long Ride Shields Mission Statement
At Long Ride Shields we strive to surpass our competitors in quality, innovation and value, elevating our image to become a leader in shields worldwide. We will become the destination store for riders by providing:
- Convenience of multiple products
- High standards
- Superior customer service
- Respect for diversity
- Commitment to our riders
Our shields are made by bikers, for bikers. So to all our riders out there,
Enjoy the Ride!
The Long Ride Shields Team
How do you measure your windshields?
Our windshields are measured from the center screw in the fairing to the top of the windshield. For example, an 8" windshield looks slightly shorter when inserted in the fairing because the base is inserted in the fairing mounting bracket.
Head over to our VIDEOS PAGE and watch our “How to Measure Your Windshield” video to help you decide which size is the perfect fit for you. Factors such as rider's height, posture, body/leg ratio make everyone a unique fit.
Will your windshields work with fairing pouches?
All LRS windshields for FLH series work with fairing pouches with exception of the 7" and 8" Stealth shields.
When will my windshield get here?
Our windshields are shipped via USPS priority. We ship out within 24 hours as long as the purchase is made during business days Mon-Thursday. Items purchased Fri-Sunday may take more time. Delivery will take extra time if you are located internationally.
How much will shipping cost?
Shipping costs are calculated based on customer location. Estimates of shipping can be found in the shopping cart upon checkout.
Aerodynamics - Re-curve:
Long Ride Shields Windshields are formed using a special heat forming method to preserve the optical clarity of the material. As a part of the forming, a Flip-up, or re-curve, is formed at the top of the windshield which deflects wind over the rider’s head. Our design has been tested and proven to maximize the amount of wind deflection while allowing for the least amount of drag.
Currently, most LRS windshields are made from Impact Modified Acrylic. Our ELITE series of windshields are made from Glass-Coated Polycarbonate material.
Acrylic, Impact Modified Acrylic, and Poly-carbonate
(Trade names: Plexiglas or Lucite)
Acrylic is one of the most transparent (clear) materials known. It is used to make fiber optics, which transmit light signals over long distances. While acrylic has greater impact resistance than glass, acrylic is breakable.
Impact Modified Acrylic (IMA)
Impact Modified Acrylic is made by adding butyrate to acrylic and significantly improves its impact strength. We have had a UPS truck drive over one of our Ultra windshields to prove that it can take a beating. IMA has moderate scratch resistance because of its relative hardness and is a great choice for windshields. Scratches can be buffed out. Several major brand names of windshields for motorcycles are made from IMA.
(Trade names: Lexan or Makrolon)
Poly-carbonate was dubbed early on as the “Unbreakable Plastic”. Compared to Acrylic, it is softer and tougher (more leather-like) than acrylic. In its general-purpose form, polycarbonate is not a good material for windshields because it scratches easily and is UV susceptible. When a mar resistant (Glass) coating is applied to the outer surfaces, it becomes an excellent material for windshields. The cost of coated poly-carbonate material, plus additional processing time, drive up the price of this type of windshield.
Because all plastics are susceptible to various chemical solvents, we recommend our HOG WASH detailing solution or the use of mild soap and water for cleaning plastic windshields. Purple Slice and Brillianize are also acceptable cleaners. Always clean windshields with a soft cloth, not paper towels. DO NOT clean plastic windshields with Windex. Avoid using solvents such as gasoline, acetone, MEK, lacquer thinner, etc., on plastic windshields. DO NOT USE LOC-TITE ON YOUR WINDSHIELD.
Our windshields maintain a classic look while achieving maximum results. Many of the riders who try our windshields write back to us and tell us just what they experienced when they put it on their bikes: the results have been astounding and the looks are sharp.
LONG RIDE SHIELDS - PRODUCT LIABILITY DISCLAIMER
Long Ride Shields (LRS) offers its products with the terms, conditions and notices as follows:
This product is offered to you conditioned upon your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained.
Exclusive Obligation - Dark Tinted Windshields
Dark tinted windshields are expressly prohibited from nighttime use. If you choose to use the dark tinted windshields at night you do so at your own risk and release LRS from any liability due to its misuse.
Limitation Of Liability
In no event shall LRS be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or special consequential damages whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use or misuse of its products.
LRS employees or representatives, ORAL OR OTHER WRITTEN STATEMENTS, DO NOT CONSTITUTE WARRANTIES, shall not be relied upon by buyer, and is not part of the contract for sale or this limited warranty.
The TERM OF USE, WARRANTY AND DISCLAIMER document states the entire obligation of LRS with respect to the products. If any part of this disclaimer is determined to be void, invalid, unenforceable or illegal, including, but not limited to the warranty disclaimers and liability disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
This disclaimer statement is governed by the laws of the State of Nevada, USA. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the Courts of competent jurisdiction, USA, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this product. Use of this product is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph.
Modification of Terms and Conditions
LRS reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which their products are offered.