Windshield Cutting


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Windshield Cutting

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:14 am



I was given a windshield that has not vent and I would like to eventually put one in.

What is the best tool to use to cut the hole?


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Re: Windshield Cutting

Postby Sally » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:38 am

Well I have cut windsheild before and never had a problem here is how I do it. First I tape off the whole sheild where I'm cutting with duct tape the rest with masking tape just so I don't scracth it using a marker mark out what needs to be cut with a nice shrape drill I drill a holw in each corner very light pressure let the drill do the cutting then I take a jig saw and cut between the holes and finish the opening with a file. works prefect.. Sally

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Re: Windshield Cutting

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:46 pm

I used a dremel tool with a small cutting disc. Have a look here: How to install a windshield vent

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Re: Windshield Cutting

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:27 pm

That's a great tutorial. Have to purchase a vent. Hope it comes with a template.

Anyone know if the vent from the 1800 fits well into the stock 1500 windshield??
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Re: Windshield Cutting

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:50 pm

cbx4evr wrote:That's a great tutorial. Have to purchase a vent. Hope it comes with a template.

Anyone know if the vent from the 1800 fits well into the stock 1500 windshield??


I got my vent at Cyclemax, and they do come with templates.

I got the chance to look at the 1500 and 1800 vents while at Cyclemax, to see which one would better fit my 1100 windshield. The vent on the 1500 has much more of a curve on it than the 1800's vent, to fit the 1500's more curvy windshield. The 1800 vent fit my 1100 windshield perfectly, whereas the 1500 vent would not have fit flush, due to the increased curve.

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Re: Windshield Cutting

Postby cbx4evr » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:33 am

Okay thanks. Guess I'll stick to the 1500 vent.

Was asking because the F4 windshield for the 1500 comes with an 1800 vent but their curvature is likely different.


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