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Offline Flat-spot

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Re: What to do about the windshield
« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2015, 03:36:59 pm »
PS you guys that have cut down your windshield might want to indicate for others interested how you did it, what kind of saw, blade, care not to scratch the windshield to hell, how you held it steady, how not to melt the plastic etc.  Or else it can turn into a butcher job real quick.....



Found these threads w/search.  There are many more but these pretty much cover it.

http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php?topic=59672.msg460540#msg460540

http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php?topic=49812.msg345777#msg345777

http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php?topic=23132.msg83886#msg83886

http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php?topic=52017.msg371500#msg371500


http://tidyville.roadstarclinic.com/windshield.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV0KZsxyz90


http://www.motorcyclejustice.com/equipment/Repairs%20and%20Adjustments/windshield.html
« Last Edit: October 24, 2015, 03:47:18 pm by Flat-spot »
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Re: What to do about the windshield
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2015, 12:11:13 pm »
Has any one seen or tried the Connie 2015 shield, seems to have a vent built in? Thinking of ordering new cal sci xwide/tall (don't mind looking thru screen!) And see they offer it with there vent or u can get new 2015 vent and they will cut vent for that.

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Re: What to do about the windshield
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2015, 12:20:21 am »
The attachable windshield you are referring to is by a company called Laminar Lip
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Re: What to do about the windshield
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2015, 12:28:10 am »
Clean, cool air to the chest.  Quiet, no buffeting.  Chop off your stocker this much or maybe a little more.  Total height of this screen at the vertical centerline is 17.5"    I painted the backside w/flat black after scuffing lightly.  Front turns out high gloss.  All for the cost of paint.  Sorry for crappy photo.
I live in the snowbelt so I'm constantly changing out 3 different sizes of screens to fit conditions.  This little one and the HUGE cold weather one are buffet free.  Anything in between, roars or gives the helmet the smack-around.  Sounds like the $$ MRA Vario is the ultimate warm to cool solution. I want one.



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Flat spot, so this pic is the stocker, cut down how many inches? And do I read you correctly, after the cut, you  got rid of all turbulence....is that with the shield in all positions?
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Re: What to do about the windshield
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2015, 03:51:52 am »
I don't know how many inches I took off, but as I said, what's left is 17.5" tall, measured at the centerline, bottom edge to top edge.
Clean, quiet, buffet free air is only at its lowest position.  Highest position is noisy but does not smack around your helmet and does help take strain off of neck muscles at interstate speeds.
I'm thinking about taking off 2-3 more inches so it ends up more like Tundra Toms photo.
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