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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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Default Shortened Tall Victory windshield

I, being not tall, got tired of having to look through my tall windshield. I tried the short windshield but got too much wind buffeting so I stayed with the tall one. I'm also cheap! I figured that it couldn't be that hard to cut an inch or two off the top of my windshield so I went at it. I made a template of the top of the shield out of cardboard. Taped up the top part of the windshield with blue painters tape. I sat on the bike and picked a point about nose level on the windshield and marked it. I then taped the template to the bike and traced the out line.
Then it was show time... I used a sabre saw with a fine tooth blade and started cutting.
I took real care to stay as close to the traced line as possible. It cut very easy and made lots of little snow flakes!

After cutting I sanded the edge with an orbital sander with increasingly fine sand paper until it was as smooth as I could possible get it and removing all the saw marks.

Then using a 3M headlight polishing kit I polished the edge to near clear! I came out great. It only took about an hour of work, not including the bike wash.

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Nice work

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Cool. Ima scared I'd screw that up.

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