Making your own Windscreen (video)


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Redzrx
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Making your own Windscreen (video)

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hey GWs .. just thought I would share a vid I made today on making a replacement screens for my 83 GL1100.. I have made 3 (all shown) total cost is $60.. so If interested .. take a peek .. only 11 min long.. as did not want to bore anyone.. and FYI last one is staying on the bike. works great..




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You forgot to turn on the lights.
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I use Lexan and I use my bandsaw with a fine finish cutting blade, cuts just fine no cracking,, It's a lot more expensive than acrylic.... :shock: :shock:
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Good point on the band saw.. was looking at getting one of those soon..

I looked at Lexan and yes a bit pricey .. I was going to go that route but went cheap as did not know the actual size I needed. now I have a template and can go Lexan if I choose..

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I didn't do so well trying to cut the Acrylic with the bandsaw, it melts it, I failed at it, but the Lexan cuts like wood and it won't crack on you.... The blade is going in that downward motion so it doesn't get that up and down vibration like Jigsaws or Sabersaws give.....I'm not saying they can't be used because I have before but the bandsaw and lexan is a make easy way to do it,,,but pricey.... :shock:
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Thank you! I have been looking for a way to save money on buying a new windshield for my 1986 1200 Aspencade. Thanks again!!
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First, thank you for taking the time to record the video. We need more of that here. Good job; and I knew you meant soldering iron rather than glue...

The fragile and snappy properties of the plexiglass (methyl methacrylate) is why I went with the Lexan (Polycarbonate). I didn't fancy a bit of poly snapping off and hitting me. I ride in temperatures from 5C to 25C on the same day here in Alberta. Cold plastic and birds don't mix well. I also found that the Lexan edges flame polished better than plexi does. And it bullet "proof" if the need arises... such as stones off tires.
My wife is the greatest - she won't let me sell my bike - I'm less grumpy when I ride...
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I wish to see a video on how to apply the dark tint on the material,,I like it.. LOL :D


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