The 'Taka', which is Japanese for hawk or falcon, pays homage to the GoldWing emblem Honda has used for decades. Long Ride Shields has long been an innovative designer of custom windshields designed to reduce the buffeting created as a motorcycle slices through the wind and to improve safety and stability while operating a motorcycle. The 'Taka' shield is a significantly enhanced design over the OEM windshield and reduces buffeting by more than 60%. Most windshields provide a reduction for the driver, but the passenger suffers greatly as wind surrounds the passenger and creates an uncomfortable situation. The 'Taka' all but eliminates this situation for the passenger which recent tests have revealed.
**2001 - 2004 Goldwings may be required to purchase new 1800 vents.
**ALL Taka shields for the 1500 models are made to take an 1800 vent.
Our Taka shield is designed to look over. The recurve will push the wind up and over you and your passenger. Ideally, you want to size it so you are looking over it by several inches when the shield is in the down position. This will still give you the option of raising it if needed. Measure from the top of the fairing (rubber strip) to the top of the shield. Sizes are as follows:
18” - Measures 14” when shield is down, and 18” when shield is up.
20” - Measures 16” when shield is down, and 20” when shield is up.
22” - Measures 18” when shield is down, and 22” when shield is up.
24” - Measures 20” when shield is down, and 24” when shield is up.