1993 1500 Windshield


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1993 1500 Windshield

Postby hap2 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:05 pm



My 1500 was rear ended. Write off. The ins com is gonna give me some $ for another one. I found one. The guy I bought my 'old' 1500 from trimmed down the windshield so he could at least feel the fresh air a bit by trimming down the massive windshield. I'd like to do that with this 'new' bike's big windshield. Anybody got any ideas with #1: how to measure how much to cut off from the 'old' bike & #2: What to cut it with. I don't wanna scratch or crack it.

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Re: 1993 1500 Windshield

Postby redial » Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:33 am

Have you a Dremel? That has enough attachments to achieve the job. There are others on this board who have undertaken this task, so you should wait for them to give hints on how to proceed.
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Re: 1993 1500 Windshield

Postby Blinky » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:10 am

Several 'how to" videos on youtube. This is the one I followed when I cut down a Memphis Shades screen on the previous bike. Two suggestions if you use this procedure. Make sure you cover the bike well. The material from the cut gets everywhere! Also, they recommend 40 grit and then 220 to start the edge finish. Too big a gap. Save some time and do 40 grit followed by 100, then 150 then on to the 220.





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Re: 1993 1500 Windshield

Postby dennislp » Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:16 pm

I used a sabresaw with a med fine blade .with windshield off put 2 or3 layers of masking tape where your going to cut you can lay out the cut and it will keep saw from marking windshield. run saw at slower speed

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Re: 1993 1500 Windshield

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:36 pm

I used a Dremel tool and masking tape. Similar to what I did here when installing a vent: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6578

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Re: 1993 1500 Windshield

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:07 am

Unless you want to try a windbender windshield, I have one here I would be willing to let you test out to see if you like it. 8-)

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Re: 1993 1500 Windshield

Postby hap2 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:30 am

I don't hava dremel & I think I'll continue to go with a Honda stock windshield as I'm very pleased with it. The guy I bought the bike from modified the windshield to make it perfect for him (esp for eye-height) & it not big & bulky & perfect for me. Thing is, my bike was rear-ended & is now a write off. The ins is gonna gimme more $ for it as is, so can't be taking off any parts.

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Re: 1993 1500 Windshield

Postby FM-USA » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:45 am

Maybe POST for a windshield trade?
I'm sure there's some out there who want to revert back to a taller shield.

AND IF you cut yours down and theirs a substantial size, full width piece left over, I might be interested.
Deb complains of the wind back there, maybe I could mount that piece on my shoulders. :roll: .. .. .. :lol:
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Re: 1993 1500 Windshield

Postby hap2 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:05 pm

I'll probly b just cutting back on the heighth & trimming down the angle going up from the sides to the top. Kinda doubt if I 'll have much left u'd b interested in, but I can letcha know.

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Re: 1993 1500 Windshield

Postby FM-USA » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:11 pm

LOL, was sort'a a conversation piece.
Already asked Deb if she wanted a windshield, she keeps saying no but
hints at one now and then. .... women, sheeesh.
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Re: 1993 1500 Windshield

Postby bustedwing » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:27 pm

That would be interesting, seeing part of a windshield mounted on your shoulder! Next she would want a wiper too! The things we do for our girls!
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Re: 1993 1500 Windshield

Postby redial » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:44 pm

If you mounted it on your helmet, that would be a consideration. But like you said, give them a seat, and then they will want a windscreen wiper for the screen mounted on your helmet, and then the stereo isnt what she likes to listen to, and....
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Re: 1993 1500 Windshield

Postby FM-USA » Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:24 pm

OHHhhh I have 2 radios on the bike already. Knew that problem from day -1


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