Taka Re-Curve Windshield for GL1800

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Taka Re-Curve Windshield for GL1800
$144.99 to $214.99
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Important Note: This windshield is NOT designed for the rider to look through, but to look over with the re-curve pushing the wind above the rider’s head. 

LRS Taka shield is designed with our re-curve in the top of the shield which pushes the wind up and over your head. Made from a high impact resistant polymer. Available in Sizes 18. 20, 22, and Clear or Tinted. Shields manufactured and shipped in USA 

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.

  • Premium Re-Curve designed to push wind up and over your head, allowing the rider to clearly see the road ahead.
  • Measurements are from the top of the fairing to the top of the shield, when shield is at its highest setting.
  • Fitments: 2001 - Current Honda GoldWing 1800  
  • Made from high impact resistant polymer.    
  • Made in USA

Note: "OEM Vent Included" option comes with vent that IS NOT installed in windshield.

 

 

19 Member Reviews

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4/28/2017
winger
good thunder, MN
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Taka Re-Curve Windshield for GL1800

Installed new windshield yesterday,just got back from a short ride. Impressed with less turbulence and very little distortion. Haven't rode very far but so far I'm happy

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4/27/2017
Ron
Wheaton, IL
50_stars
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Had this shield on for a year now there are no marks on this shield at all I love this shield, just as clear when I put it on a year ago, still as strong as when I bought it, I think this is a very good shield. Anybody looking for a shield for a cheap price this is the one. Again after a year a great shield.

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2/24/2017
robert
brightwaters, NY
50_stars
Taka Recurve

only had this windshield installed for a week and so far i already love it. i have the 20" and even at its lowest, it still has a lot less turbulence and wind noise for me. and mind you i'm 6 foot 2.

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2/15/2017
Robert
Laveen, AZ
50_stars
Taka Recurve

I have a shorter clear windshield with the vent and was getting blown away at freeway speed 16 wheelers doing 75 so I wanted to try something with a little more height. The good It is made in USA! has a heavy black mat to avoid scratches on the inside. I went with the 4" over and warn if your not at least 6' you will be looking through the windshield I just barely see over it at the full down position. Some complaints about distortion I did not experience that (looking through) and could see if it was on the curve that could exist. The price is very reasonable worth the try if your looking to replace that old scratched one.

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9/27/2016
J.C.
CARROLLTON, TX
50_stars
Ahhhh! The TAKA

Well, maybe I'm just an Old School guy with, what I estimate are close (or over) 1 million miles on a scooter or two, mostly Gold Wings & Valkyries.

My synopsis on the TAKA is that it works. I've read all the reviews and disagree with most of the negative statements, especially the 'looking through' comments. Objectively in motorcycling one should be able to look over the shield for a clearer, more unobstructed view of the road. I believe the TAKA was developed specifically for that purpose. The flip up design will certainly provide a distortion if one is actually trying to look through it. Again, the design is intended to be a 'look over' shield, rather that a 'look through' shield. Having read the details prior to purchase would have disclosed that fact. the fact that the shield flips up provides the benefits of wind flow being diverted from the head & eyes with the additional benefit of rerouting the occasional bug/rock strike.

All shields are adjustable for the benefit of placing it at the perfect height for the body of the rider.

By the way, I am not associated with the LRS folks in any way except as an extremely satisfied customer. I have the TAKA on my GL1800 and another on my Valkyrie. I am what is best described as a Combat Tourer. Multiple 6-700 mile days with a few Iron Butts thrown in. I unhesitatingly recommend the TAKA for Gold Wing riders, but do your due diligence first. The right height for your body type and riding style (slumped back or straight up). Customer Service is absolutely top notch!

And one last thing. If you're trying to eliminate the wind, as the fellow herein said, buy a car & roll up the windows. It's a motorcycle .... it's supposed to have wind. That's the whole purpose of riding a bike after all.

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