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Offline wardo

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Vetter Snap Vents?
« on: June 28, 2012, 03:20:25 pm »
I have ridden my new to me 2005 Connie 1000 miles now and am very happy with it. It does have the buzz, and I have fussed with that some. I loaded some lead shot in the bars and put on foam grips at this point. That has gotten it to an acceptable level. The bike has the stock windshield, which provides my 5' 9" stature with excellent protection, in fact too good. I would like to have some ventilation available on hot days, I am wondering what others have done? I did a search and found the Vetter snap vents (http://www.craigvetter.com/pages/Online_Store/Replacement_Parts/Details.html#Anchor-Original-46384). Has anyone used these? If so, how did they work and where did you locate them? Thanks in advance for your input.

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Re: Vetter Snap Vents?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 03:24:51 pm »
I've seen those on a couple of Connies here . Looks like it would work well . Baker air wings help a bunch too .
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Re: Vetter Snap Vents?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 03:51:08 pm »
I've seen these myself. But I can't remember if they were on a Connie or something else.  ???

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Re: Vetter Snap Vents?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2012, 03:58:11 pm »
Some have cut down a spare windscreen to get more air and to get rid of some of the top of your head buffetting. I like the vetter snap vents you found, looks as if you can order them right off the link you show.
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Re: Vetter Snap Vents?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2012, 07:42:35 pm »
You could also try a goldwing vent, I installed one on my Cee Bailey shield and I like it.
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Re: Vetter Snap Vents?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2012, 01:28:28 pm »
I"ve got some of the Vetter snap vents but I can't figure out how to install them. Any help out there?
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Re: Vetter Snap Vents?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2012, 03:30:46 pm »
I was planning on pulling the windshield and drilling two holes with a 3 1/4" hole saw. I am not sure where would be best, I think I'll base it on the Vetter location. I saw that you get get the vents for much less from Wicks Aircraft Supply: http://www.wicksaircraft.com/catalog/product_detail.php/pid=7928~subid=11609/index.html

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Re: Vetter Snap Vents?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2012, 03:55:31 pm »
Well shucks, I sure wish I had thought of those when I put holes in my windshield.  I had better check out their site and see how big/small a hole they require.


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Re: Vetter Snap Vents?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2012, 08:07:13 pm »
The Wick's vents require a 3 1/4" hole. As I read down the Vetter page a little, they also require the 3 1/4 inch hole.

Any tips on cutting this hole in a new shield?

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Re: Vetter Snap Vents?
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2012, 05:24:13 pm »
The Wick's vents require a 3 1/4" hole. As I read down the Vetter page a little, they also require the 3 1/4 inch hole.

Any tips on cutting this hole in a new shield?
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Re: Vetter Snap Vents?
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2012, 12:43:34 am »
you know ..... The PO made an oversized shield that I like more than the stocker.  But I was wondering if vent holes would smoothen out the ride even more.  These might just do the trick on both fronts....
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Re: Vetter Snap Vents?
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2012, 01:06:39 am »
I've use that plastic sign material, looks like plastic corrugated cardboard, for windshield patterns.  It's stiff enough to withstand the wind blast, cheap enough to let me experiment with sizes, shapes, vent holes, etc. 

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Re: Vetter Snap Vents?
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2012, 11:33:09 am »
The Wick's vents require a 3 1/4" hole. As I read down the Vetter page a little, they also require the 3 1/4 inch hole.

Any tips on cutting this hole in a new shield?
Use a hole saw.  Low speed with good grip on the drill EZPZ

Also you might want to start it on one side and when you get close to going thrugh it. Flip it over and go back from the other side so you have a clean cut.
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Re: Vetter Snap Vents?
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2012, 11:10:46 am »
Late to the party( as usual) I have a Clearview windshield on my connie with a GL 1500 vent installed. It is adjustable with the flip of a finger ( open or close). It was on the bike when I purchased it. I had to replace the vent because it was damaged/missing pieces. You probably know this already, but after owning it for a year and putting 13,000 miles on it, the vent works really well. Just google clearview windshields and check it out. This is just MHO. Have a great forth and enjoy the ride.  :) :D

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Re: Vetter Snap Vents?
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2012, 01:31:35 pm »
The Clearview option looks really nice, but I was looking for the cheap solution. I might reconsider though.

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Re: Vetter Snap Vents?
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2012, 12:50:40 pm »
I went to a dealer the other day to have tire mounted. I was looking on showroom floor and the Goldwings have that vent on them that closes with a flip of the lever.  I see them ebay for about $55. They come clear and smoked. May look nicer with lines of the bike then the round vents. JMHO
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Re: Vetter Snap Vents?
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2012, 11:58:41 pm »
I think I paid less than that for OEM goldwing parts, check Ron Ayer's for prices.
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Re: Vetter Snap Vents?
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2012, 12:30:53 am »
I went to a dealer the other day to have tire mounted. I was looking on showroom floor and the Goldwings have that vent on them that closes with a flip of the lever.  I see them ebay for about $55. They come clear and smoked. May look nicer with lines of the bike then the round vents. JMHO

I ended up ordering a Goldwing vent off eBay as you suggest, since I am happy with the OEM windshield. It should be an easy install and solve one of my major complaints.

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Wardo