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Tuesday 16 April 2024


Slipstreamer for Sport Glides, FLTR and Indian Challengers

One of the long-term players in the Harley windshield market, Blaine, Minnesota based Slipstreamer manufactured what was then the first clear acrylic stand-alone windshield in the early 1970s (as CF, Inc. in St Paul, Minnesota).

Slipstreamer has been manufacturing, creating and updating its quality motorcycle windscreens and products ever since - "our goal has always been to bring superior products to motorcycle enthusiasts," says owner Bob Eggerichs.

"The Slipstreamer brand name actually came from a contest we ran at an industry tradeshow one year, when we invited visitors to come up with a name for the product concept." By the 1980s, the company had moved to Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and was selling not only six different windshields, but other products for motorcycles and their riders, including leather gloves, rain suits and luggage. 

But that changed when Bob's son Bob came on board. He had ridden motorcycles throughout his life and wanted Slipstreamer to specialize, so he eliminated the other product lines and, along with his brother Ron, focused solely on what he thought his company did best: manufacturing windshields. 

New products were added, and by the early 1990s the company had moved its operations to its present location at Blaine, Minnesota.

Today, Slipstreamer is one of the largest manufacturers of motorcycle windshields in the world. "We create windshields under our name and through private labels, along with doing custom work and plastic fabrication for other industries. 

"But throughout, quality and customer service have remained our priorities," says Bob. "As technology and computers have evolved over the years, the look of our shop has changed, but all our windshields are still hand-molded at our Blaine, Minnesota, location. As always, the emphasis is on keeping the optics perfect - so your view is clear and distraction-free."

Among the screen designs seen here, and new for Harley Sport Glides, this is a direct OEM replacement designed to offer superior wind protection and sportiness. They each come in four heights of 8", 10", 12" and 14" for better rider and passenger protection. The shields are wider throughout the shield and available in clear, solar tint and dark smoke tint. 

Through its in-house Custom Garage division, Slipstreamer can do custom designs on any shield it makes. 

"Also available is Slipstreamer's new Indian Challenger line and new FLTR range of replacements and an example of our Custom Garage division."