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clear windshield

Postby wilsonoo » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:20 pm



After a night at work, I go to get on the bike to go home, it been out all night 12 hours, I have to try and clear the foggy windshield. Its high forties and its pain. Windshield is at the top of my head, so no looking over. I try to wipe it off as I drive (I am on a trike). If it has rained it worse it stays bad all the way home. I tried rain x it helps and little. Any ideas would be appreciated.........thanks


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Re: clear windshield

Postby st4r50 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:45 pm

you could take an old tee shirt and cover your shield, saw it off so you can see over it. use products designed to keep fog from forming on plastic. idk the name of the stuff but I've seen some aircraft stuff advertised.
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Re: clear windshield

Postby robb » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:58 pm

Half cover for $30 on ebay. Protects from front to back. She seat needs to stay dry also.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/UltraGard-Half- ... es&vxp=mtr

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Re: clear windshield

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:55 pm

Never use Rain-X on plexiglas windshields!

Have a look at Moto Solutions RainCoat and FogTech products.

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Re: clear windshield

Postby Kiwi2 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:17 am

Try some Pledge spray polish on the screen. The water will bead off and the bike will smell nice. The lemon has a nice smell. :D

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Re: clear windshield

Postby tfdeputydawg » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:35 am

Bad news! Unless your shield is hardcoated polycarbonate, using standard RainX on it will ruin it!
There is a marine version of RainX-Hope you used it!

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Re: clear windshield

Postby m2102 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:44 am

lot of good choices willsonoo.thats rite on for rain-x,it can damage the windshield if not coated or use wrong kind. wingadmin had a good product suggested. i have been using novus from amazon on my new cbaileys wind shield. it is for the type of plexi they use on airplanes, and works very well.it is antifog and use it on my face shield as well

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Re: clear windshield

Postby reded658 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:18 pm

I've used Lemon Pledge furniture polish for this and a myriad of other purposes for over 20 years. I call it "miracle juice". For whatever reason, the original lemon variety seems to work better than the others that they have since come out with.

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Re: clear windshield

Postby vtxcandyred » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:31 pm

When we go camping and it usually will have moisture in the morning I use the cover. Now when I know I'm not going to be in a hurry I just cover the seat and leave the rest uncovered. I use the moisture to clean the bike. I use one rag as the water absorbant and use a couple others for the cleaning afterwards. Sometimes it dries out too much so I have a wet rag to help out. I know you are leaving work and don't want to hang around so I would use a cover. You'll still end up with some dampness on the shield but as you ride it will go away for the most part. Covering the shield with a heavy soft cloth before the cover will help eliminate some of the moisture.

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Re: clear windshield

Postby willboy57 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:05 pm

Or, you could go a little more radical...check out peerclear.com

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Re: clear windshield

Postby m2102 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:10 pm

i have seen those from another post not sure where. they are i think it said required in asian countries,they come already installed.300$ is a bit pricey for something that unless you ride no matter the weather. also rember some saying that they don't work very well. one last thing,i thought it said that mother honda made them for overseas use only,they don't and won't sell them in the states.

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Re: clear windshield

Postby willboy57 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:15 pm

Agree. That's why I said "radical" :)

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Re: clear windshield

Postby m2102 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:20 pm

my thinking is if they worked,mother would offer them as an option,and probablly for more than 300$. from what it looks like someone could probablly use a vw wiper motor and do same thing

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Re: clear windshield

Postby Kiwi2 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:34 pm

I wouldn't use that wiper thing because if you get a bit of grit or something along those lines under the wiper blade you will ruin the screen of the bike. :(




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