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windsheild

Postby jewater88 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:55 pm



Hi, been a member since 2009 just have been busy so now it is time for me, I have a 1989 1500 wing and I need to replace the windshield due to discolored looking plastic, so needing ideas on a windshield? Thanks, John.



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Re: windsheild

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:17 pm

Do you carry a passenger on a regular basis? If so, a taller/wider windshield like a Tulsa Tall would be a good bet. They can be warm in heat (but also warmer in the cold) so that should figure into your decision as well.

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Re: windsheild

Postby Zekesic » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:30 pm

Check out Clearview windshields. They have a nice product, good service. They have a few blemished shields for 1500 s at a very good price. I bought 2 blemished shields from them and have
Not been able to find the faults on them.

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Re: windsheild

Postby jewater88 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:44 am

Zekesic wrote:Check out Clearview windshields. They have a nice product, good service. They have a few blemished shields for 1500 s at a very good price. I bought 2 blemished shields from them and have
Not been able to find the faults on them.



I will check out Clearview windshields, thanks for the info. very helpful.

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Re: windsheild

Postby jewater88 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:47 am

WingAdmin wrote:Do you carry a passenger on a regular basis? If so, a taller/wider windshield like a Tulsa Tall would be a good bet. They can be warm in heat (but also warmer in the cold) so that should figure into your decision as well.


I do carry a passenger a lot and I will check out the Tulsa tall I like the taller one I have now but I just bought this bike and the winshelid is a little tuff towards evening to see out of. Thanks

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Re: windsheild

Postby southernshooter » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:18 am

You can use your old windshield for a template and cut out acrylic to the same pattern and hole configuration. Even better, use Lexan (polycarbonate). It won't break like acrylic will. Get it from any glass and plastics company, cut it out and drill it yourself.

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Re: windsheild

Postby heidebill » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:15 am

Hey, Southernshooter
What method did you use to cut your windsheild, and how well did it form to the curvature of the fairing?
I like the idea, if it would make it cheap enough I would replace mine windsheild every year
Bill

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Re: windsheild

Postby southernshooter » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:20 pm

I worked in the glass and plastics business for 42 years and made a zillion of those. Best to use polycarbonate instead of acrylic. It won't break at all. Just lay the old windshield, pressed out flat, onto the paper covering of the new polycarbonate and trace out the pattern and holes. Saw it out with a sabre saw, sand the edges, drill the holes the same as the old one. It will form onto the windshield frame very well and you don't have to be careful about it breaking when you use polycarbonate (one brand name is Lexan). Acrylic will break easily when trying to saw the 1/8" thick material with a sabre saw, so use polycarbonate. Why can't car windshields be made with polycarbonate you might ask? Race cars often are, but 5 minutes with the windshield wipers on and it would be so scratched you would need a new one.

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Re: windsheild

Postby robb » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:47 pm

I have the tall tulsa and like it. No sight problems here.

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Re: windsheild

Postby Willy447 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:21 pm

Has anyone tried a Vstream windshield? Looking for best of both if possible, passenger comfort and driver. I plan to get one with a vent for summer time. the prices are under $200 and that seems reasonable. Thanks in advance for any opinions!

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Re: windsheild

Postby bcassel » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:14 pm

I put a C-Bailey on my 1100I. I measured it for height so I could just see over the top by 1 to 2 inched when looking at the horizon. It took an extra 2" tall one but it works great. I also got the vent installed when I got it and that really helps during the summer months.




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