VStream Windshield Questions


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VStream Windshield Questions

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I've posted before about windshield choices and thanks to all who responded.

What I'd like to hear about now is feedback from anyone using the VStream shield. Pros and Cons ....

I am wondering if the 20.75 inch version allows a person to look over the top. I'm 5'10" tall good balance between torso and legs as far as size goes (some have short torso's etc).

Also, have any of you cut down the VStream for better over the top view.

Thanks in advanced.


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Re: VStream Windshield Questions

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Cuttiing....
Question: Is the Vstream made of acrylic (plexiglas) or polycarbonate (Lexan)??
I've cut quite a few windshields and I can tell you that polycarbonate is easier to cut because there is almost no chance of cracking/breaking.
With Acrylic, you have to be very careful. It can break easily and might shatter into many pieces.
Pros/cons?
Acrylic is a bit clearer than polycarbonate..
But polycarbonate is damned near unbreakable.
In my backyard test, a 1/8 inch piece of polycarbonate stopped a shot from my .22 caliber air rifle with almost no damage. (I almost got hit by the ricochet).
I prefer polycarbonate any day.

P.S. If you want cutting instructions, let me know. I'll post 'em here.
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Re: VStream Windshield Questions

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They are made from polycarbonate, so cutting is not that hard.
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offcenter wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 1:05 pm Cuttiing....
Question: Is the Vstream made of acrylic (plexiglas) or polycarbonate (Lexan)??
I've cut quite a few windshields and I can tell you that polycarbonate is easier to cut because there is almost no chance of cracking/breaking.
With Acrylic, you have to be very careful. It can break easily and might shatter into many pieces.
Pros/cons?
Acrylic is a bit clearer than polycarbonate..
But polycarbonate is damned near unbreakable.
In my backyard test, a 1/8 inch piece of polycarbonate stopped a shot from my .22 caliber air rifle with almost no damage. (I almost got hit by the ricochet).
I prefer polycarbonate any day.

P.S. If you want cutting instructions, let me know. I'll post 'em here.
Apparently they are: "It is Lexan polycarbonate with National Cycle's Quantum Hardcoat on it"

I'm OK with cutting, have done it many times but thanks.
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Re: VStream Windshield Questions

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Rambozo wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 1:34 pm They are made from polycarbonate, so cutting is not that hard.
Have you actually cut a VStream shield?

I'd like to hear from someone who has just to get their "take" on it.
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Re: VStream Windshield Questions

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Apparently the ad showing the VStream as 20.5 inch is a typo ... it's actually 25.25 inch which is stated in the specs.
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Re: VStream Windshield Questions

Post by AliceD »

I bought the NC VStream windshield but I could not for the life of me get it to fit properly on my 1992 Aspencade. I had to return it and get a Slipstreamer instead, which fits great, even though it's acrylic.

This isn't the first time NC has sent me a windshield that doesn't fit. I tried to buy one of the same brand for my XV250, which came with all the wrong hardware despite being a "guaranteed fit", and I had to look elsewhere. So, be aware of fitment issues and make sure you keep all the packaging so you can return it if you have the same problems as I did.


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