81 Vetter "batwing" windshield


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LonnieA007
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81 Vetter "batwing" windshield

Postby LonnieA007 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:22 pm



New to forum..ITS GREAT!! Have an 81 with a Vetter fairing..thinking of trying to trim my windshield down to a "batwing" style..Has anyone tried this? How did it work out?



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Re: 81 Vetter "batwing" windshield

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:32 am

Can be done fairly easily..mark, tape and cut slowing with a fine jigsaw ..sand smooth..





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Re: 81 Vetter "batwing" windshield

Postby guitarlos » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:27 am

I think that www.craigvetter.com also sells them. I too was not liking my large windshield with this heat and may just buy another. The large shield is great for early spring and Fall rides though.

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Re: 81 Vetter "batwing" windshield

Postby guitarlos » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:28 am

Another thought would be to add vents to the existing windshield.

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Re: 81 Vetter "batwing" windshield

Postby crowesnest3 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:18 am

jig saw is one way, but a more accurate and safer (avoid cracking shield with jig saw) way is to remove shield, cut a template out of 1/8 to 1/4 " ply stock that represents the final shield profile, then position and clamp template with appropriate set back so that you can use either a router or Dremel cut out tool to make your cut. Finish off cut edge with a fine grit paper 220 - 400 and complete if so desired with a little rubbing compound to "polish" edge. Have done it a couple of times, last one was for my semi naked 1980 1100, cut down a stock black tinted shield for the vetter fairing.




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