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Windshields and rain

Postby nedntrish » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:22 pm



What do you all recommend using on a windshield to help keep rain/dew from blocking my view. I thought about using something like rainx but I'm concerned about it ruining my shield.



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Re: Windshields and rain

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:28 pm

nedntrish wrote:What do you all recommend using on a windshield to help keep rain/dew from blocking my view. I thought about using something like rainx but I'm concerned about it ruining my shield.


No, do not use Rain-X on anything but a glass automotive windshield.

I've been using RainCoat for several years now with excellent results. You can read my review here: Moto Solutions RainCoat

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Re: Windshields and rain

Postby nedntrish » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:06 pm

Thanks a lot!! I'll get some!

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Re: Windshields and rain

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:37 pm

or, you could try one of these ;). sure came in handy on my ride down and back from Florida this week.

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Re: Windshields and rain

Postby nedntrish » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:07 pm

Didn't know that was available!

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Re: Windshields and rain

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:40 am

i happened to be on bing.com and was looking around for something that would help me see better in the rain, so i typed in "motorcycle windshield wiper" into the search box and this website came up in one of the searches...... http://wwwroaddogwiper.com its not cheap, but in my opinion, well worth the investment.

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Re: Windshields and rain

Postby spiralout » Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:46 am

roadwanderer2 wrote:i happened to be on bing.com...


But seriously, I use Honda spray cleaner/polish on my Slipstreamer and it makes it shed water pretty well.The problem I have is that the water comes over the top and runs down the backside where the wind can't blow it off. Any solution to this other than the ugly (to me) edge trim?

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Re: Windshields and rain

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:59 am

even though i have the windshield wiper, i also have that same problem with the water running over the top and down the inside of the windshield. what i do is i keep a small shammy cloth in my fairing pocket and wipe off the excess water that comes over the top. other than that ugly edge trim, this is the only other solution that i can come up with.

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Re: Windshields and rain

Postby seelyark1 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:23 pm

If you use Raincoat at regular intervals, the rain will blow off the windshield instead of running down the inside. I use it about once a month and have no problem with rain on the windshield. I also use it on my face shield, and it works great.
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Re: Windshields and rain

Postby spiralout » Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:26 pm

seelyark1 wrote:If you use Raincoat at regular intervals, the rain will blow off the windshield instead of running down the inside. I use it about once a month and have no problem with rain on the windshield. I also use it on my face shield, and it works great.

I doubt Raincoat would help on mine. After polishing with the Honda spray for a year, it's as slick as an auto windshield with Rain-X; so is my face shield. The problem is when the drops get to the top, they grab on to the unpolished edge of the shield instead of blowing off, then gravity/low pressure causes them to run down the inside. Anyone think it's possible to polish that edge to the extent/clearness of the rest of the shield? I know as much about lexan/polycarbonate as I do about the dark sorcery yall call electricity. That might solve the problem without having to use an edge trim.

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Re: Windshields and rain

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:26 am

the last windshield had that edge trim on it and the rain water still came over the top edge and down the inside of the windshield.

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Re: Windshields and rain

Postby MikeB » Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:14 am

I have found that the only way to keep the rain water roll over to a minimum is to use an edge trim. I use an an 18" length of clear 1/4" ID tubing. I slit the tubing lengthwise on one side with an X-Acto knife. The tubing slips on the top edge of the windshield and helps to prevent the rain water roll over. The tube stays on very well with friction alone. I have had it come off in the past but only about three times in the last few hundred thousand miles or so. The tubing is cheap and easily replaceable.
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Re: Windshields and rain

Postby ka4yqi » Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:52 pm

Thanks MikeB, never thought of that.




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