LIPs for Cruiser Styled Motorcycles

Note: If you are looking through your windshield as you ride the LIP probably will not be a good solution to your buffeting problems because it too would be in your line of vision. If you look over the top of the windshield the LIP may help with buffeting and turbulence. It is hard to say that the LIP will definitely help because on cruiser windshields the turbulence may be coming from the bottom or sides of the shield.

Six types of LIPs for cruiser style motorcycle are available:


   Harley Davidson Road King                                          Harley Davidson Glide Series

      See the new Universal Cruiser EARs too


                 Yamaha  Road Star                                           Moto Guzzi California EV

                  Wind Vest 14"                                    Honda Valkyrie Touring Shield


       Harley Davidson Road Glide                   Universal Cruiser LIPs 10",14", 17 1/2"  and 21 1/2


The Universal Cruiser LIPs are made to fit this generic windshield style. The windshield must be curved in only one plane, as a piece of paper may be curved, that is side to side. The surface plane, bottom to top, must be straight at least for the top 10 inches. The windshield at the top must be at least the published width of the LIP at a point about 3 inches below the top of the shield at the center. These measurements need be made on the back side of the windshield, straight across, side to side. These LIPs are made to adjust to different curvatures in the side to side direction. As stated above, if you are now looking through the windshield when you ride do not get the LIP. These LIPs are attached to the windshields with 3M (TM) Dual Lock, this two part material tapes to the shield and may be separated (like velcro) to allow removal and reinstallation of the LIP. This Dual Lock material is very strong. There is great flexibility in how high the LIP is mounted on the shield to allow tuning for personal preference. The LIPs may be temporarily mounted at the sides with duct tape to allow quick adjustments prior to semi-permanent mounting. The 10" LIP below is made for windshields very narrow at the top and also very curved side to side.  The published LIP size is the smallest recommended windshield width not the width of the LIP.       

    The above photo compares the sizes of our Universal Cruiser LIPs

The following are tested applications of Universal LIPs

Some Motorcycles for which we recommend the 10" Universal Cruiser # U1110:

                         Ducati: Monster up to 1998, 1999-on, fairing not very secure

                         Moto Guzzi: Breva 750 Touring Shield

                         Others: Zero Gravity Sport Tour, Small National Cycle Shields, KTM-Duke 640 

Some Motorcycles for which we recommend the 14" Universal Cruiser # U1114:

                          BMW: K75RT-K100RT w/side wings

                          Honda: Nighthawk 1991 Hondaline shield

                          Kawasaki: Police 1000, Vulcan and Vulcan 2000, Mean Streak

                          Suzuki: Intruder LC VL 1500, Marauder 800  

                          Triumph: Thunderbird

                          Yamaha: Silverado, Warrior 

                          Other: Memphis Shades Shorty, National Cycle F15 Touring and Plexifairing I,

                                      Rifle Superbike Fairing

                                   Some Motorcycles for which we recommend the 17 1/2" Universal Cruiser # U1117:

                         Honda: VTX1800C Honda touring Shield, Shadow Aero 750, Valkyrie Touring Shield

                         Kawasaki: Nomad, Vulcan, Vulcan 2000, Concours Rifle

                         Suzuki: Marauder 1500

                         Yamaha: Royal Star Venture

                         Other: Memphis Shades Fats, Vetter Windjammer, Luftmeister BMW, 

                                      National Cycle Plexistar III  

                                   Some Motorcycles for which we recommend the 21 1/2" Universal Cruiser # U1121:

                         Triumph: Rocket III with Roadster Windshield

                         Other: Honda GL1800-Cee Bailey,

Small cruiser LIPs and Speed Shields

Honda Magna 750 LIP                         Honda VTX Cowl Fairing LIP

                                      Suzuki M109R Speed Shield                         Yamaha Warrior LIP

                                                     See Owners motorcycles that have Universal Cruiser LIPs

Download a PDF file of Harley Davidson Accessory Windshield Applications

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