Optic Armor Windshield

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Optic Armor Windshield

Postby am3098 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:20 pm

It's time to replace the windshield on my 1500, my F4 has lasted 10 years but has developed a stress crack near the vent. After 10 years, I still have no scratches; it performed as advertised. It looks like there's another option out there today; Optic Armor. They advertise the same scratch resistance and clarity as does F4, but about $120 less. Can anyone offer feedback on the Optic Armor, good or bad?

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Re: Optic Armor Windshield

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:40 pm

Optic Armor is the exact same windshield as your ten-year-old F4. The company that made the windshields for F4 (and who held the patent on the coating) decided to go it alone, and became Optic Armor.

F4 had to find a new coating formulation, and their new product is comparable to Optic Armor, but without personal experience with it, I can't speak to just how comparable it is.

You might want to read the review in the Product Reviews section: Optic Armor Windshield

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Re: Optic Armor Windshield

Postby AZgl1800 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:09 pm

I just bought an Optic Armor windshield.

Its' thickness prevents it from being able to slide up and down unless you remove some screws and move it physically from the front of the bike.

If you are like me, once you get your windscreen in position, it never moves again unless it has to be repaired.
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daughter named her Big Bird :lol:

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