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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Instead of buying a new windscreen for my wife's XCT, I got it cut down for her, to her height.

She's 5'7.

I've used http://www.clearviewshields.com for a wing and my VTX1800. IMHO, nobody, and I mean nobody, makes better shields than them. Problem is, they haven't had a demanding request for a lot of Victory stuff. So....since they are 80 miles from me I ran up and paid them $40 to do the work.

Believe it or not, we used a GL1800 shield for the trace. Keeping with the original lines of the stock would have gotten into the bracketry areas. The XCT is almost a dead match on width to the GL1800.

I think it came out great.

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Just another option to buying a whole new shield. If you can get to someone who knows what their doing then it's well worth considering.

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Instead of buying a new windscreen for my wife's XCT, I got it cut down for her, to her height.
That looks great.

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Very, very nice. I live fairly close to National Cycle and called them about cutting my CCT shield down 3". They said they don't do any kind of 'custom' work. Bummer for me but congratulations to you and to Clearview Shields.

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I had their shield on my vTX1800. I have the stock CCT shield. Could stand to have about an inch cut off. I live a little closer to them than you do. Great people. They told me to wait until the riding season was over and then to come up and they would cut it down for me. Even though it was their own shield, I would think that they could take the Victory shield and do the same thing. For everybody else, the Clearview shield is a GREAT, and I mean GREAT shield.

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I cut mine with a coping saw and then belt sanded the edge. Looks great to me and didn't cost anything. Cut the shield while it was still on the bike.

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looks good. what did they use to make the cut ?

i cut my dark tint ness flip down(about 1 3/4" top center to 1/4" at ends) with a rotozip. got rid of the flip and distortion. came out real nice.

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I've cut 3 different shields down and plan to do the same on my CCT... but I want to get a spare stock height shield so I can install it for the spring/fall cooler weather.

Anyone got a "take off" they want to unload?
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cutting down shields is quite easy.
tape both sides draw a line and cut.
I use a jig saw with duct tape on the base plate.
Then I go for a ride and see if it needs more cut off.
Then just sand the edge with a block and 100 grit and
work up to say 320.
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cutting down shields is quite easy.

I use a jig saw with duct tape on the base plate.
That part is easier said than done.

If you go too fast, the plastic will melt.
If you go too slow, it will chip and split.
If you use a rough-cut type blade, it will chip. Use a new, fine tooth blade.
Do NOT push (force) the cut ... let the saw do the work. Take your time, keep a steady hand and motion.
Start from one side and work towards the other. When you get a bit past the middle, put something into the cut to hold it spread apart and then tape both sides near the starting edge so the piece won't flap and fall away when you clear the other edge.

If you've never done this before, get a scrap piece of clear lexan and practise a bit. THEN it is easy.

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I wasn't willing to try to cut it down myself. One shot kinda thing. Plus, like what's already been said, the guys at Clearview Shields are great and since I've used there stuff before, and windshields are all they do, it was well worth the $40 to have it done.

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