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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Default That "Air Vent" at the bottom of the Shield

This is the only bike I've ever owned that I have to clean the bugs off BOTH sides of the shield. Seems they get directed to the inside by that "vent" and "deflector" and get mashed against the inside.

Has anyone designed / produced a "grille" for that hole that will stop the bugs from getting through?

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stick a towel in the hole and see if it changes any thing

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stick a towel in the hole and see if it changes any thing
Since I wear a half helmet, I figure my ears would start flapping then (buffeting)

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what fun...
but..
dang...i wondered how those dang bugs got smushed on the inside of the shield....
what i want to know is HOW you know it...i sure as dang-bug-boogers have not seen them sneaking in down there...way too much going on for me ...

and i sure have dang bug guts on the insides...

(did i say dang)

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Thanks fellas. That's another reason for me liking my XR. No bugs on the backside of the windshield.

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Is'nt it to reduce fogging, just spit balling....

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My Cee Bailey Dragon does not have the lower vent, fills it in completely, honeatly I can't tell any difference from that area but my head no longer bounces around


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I agree that opening really sucks I have just as many bugs on the inside as I do on the out side what was Victory thinking with out a way to shut it off my teeth have as many bugs as a Harley driver.
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I did a search on the net and found plenty. Your going to have to measure your opening and see what you can find. If your going to drill holes start small and work your way up. You can crack the shield in a blink of the eye.



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Smile Windshield Cut Out

CEE Flector makes a new shield with out the cut out. I have not tried it yet but it looks good. Same company that makes the new lowers for the forged bars.

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