- Clearview Shields has been Handcrafting Shields & Harley SwitchBack Windshields in the USA for Over 33 Years
- Top Rated by Riders Around the World in Performance, Quality, Fit and Finish
- Premium High Impact Acrylic Blend Material Exceeds Industry & DOT Standards
- UV Inhibitors Extend Shield Life & Provide Protection for the Dash & Acc
- .177 Thick Material is More Rigid than the Stock Shield
- Nylon Collars to Insulate Screws and Help Protect from Over Tightening
- Shipped with a Protective Film that allows Installation and Testing
- Can be Polished, Buffed and is Safe to use Rain-X Original Clear Formula
- All shield will be manufactured and shipped with the Recurve option unless you select “NO RECURVE”
Harley-Davidson SwitchBack Windshield by Clearview Shields
We engineer our Harley-Davidson SwitchBack Windshields and Motorcycle windscreens to exceed your expectations through rigorous testing. During the final stages of product development, we send out samples of our designs to different riders for review and feedback to refine the finished product. These individuals are asked for their body height, inseam, and any existing Bike mods/modifications. This information gives us valuable data when determining best windshield size for each individual rider. This data is available to you to use for comparison for your own body size and riding needs. Click the link below for our focus group rider profiles to help you pick the best height.
Harley-Davidson introduced the Switchback in 2012.
Since then, there have been a number of changes, most notably the addition of optional ABS brakes, which became standard in 2014.
The name “Switchback” is relevant because the saddlebag and windshield were designed specifically for the switchback rider who wanted to benefit from its functionality without having any objections to the style. The Switchback combines the Harley 103-ci (1,690 cc) twin-engine used in the larger touring models with the smaller, lighter Dyna frame used in road cruisers. While windshield and saddlebag are standard in some places, the bike resembles a smaller version of its legendary Road King motorcycle.
The Switchback and Engine Revolution models were introduced in a seemingly careful response by Harley-Davidson to analyst concerns about its vulnerability to age and demographic profiles. As previously mentioned, Harley believes the Switchback will appeal to a different demographic than its cruisers and larger touring motorcycles.
Comfort is good enough for one person or two people for a full-day trip. The saddlebag is not as wide as a full-face helmet but offers enough space for one person. The raised handlebar and the plank add to the comfort. The windscreen and saddlebag can be removed and reinstalled in less than five minutes. Better mileage than a Honda Civic and much more fun.
Valve adjustments are necessary and the carbon fiber drive belt should last for at least 60,000 miles. The oil filter should be changed about every 5,000 miles.