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post #111 of 130 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 09:52 AM
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Im talking about taping a sheet of suitable plastic to the existing low screen and riding to gauge the effect of different heights.
with your method I need to already have one thats too tall
I'm doing that exact experiment right now. I velcro'd some acrylic to my windscreen to see what it would take to move the air over my head but also be able to see over and quickly adjustable. I'll try to take a photo and include it here. So far I like the results I'm getting.

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if its not a flip windshield cut it down. Get a tall one and then mark it where you want it after a few test rides. Tape the hell out of shield. Get jig saw with fine blade. Cut a 1/2 inch above your line. Now if you have belt sander sand it down. Careful it will sand fast. Now put 2000 grit a board and smooth out the edge.
Not hard to do if you take your time
Be warned! Don't just sit on the bike and mark were you think the windshield should be cut. After you ride for an hour or so, you will settle down into the seat.

I stuck a piece of painters tape horizontally, on the windshield were I thought it should be cut and then rode for an hour or so and made adjustments until I had it right.
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I'm doing that exact experiment right now. I velcro'd some acrylic to my windscreen to see what it would take to move the air over my head but also be able to see over and be quickly adjustable. I'll try to take a photo and include it here. So far I like the results I'm getting.
I just took a couple photos of my experiment. I had this piece of acrylic already but I could do better with a little wider piece for better air flow but this works surprisingly well. The velcro is not in my sight line.
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That is impressively clever - way to go!

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It is not only height, but angle that makes difference. I have grown quite fond of my mad stad. Matter of fact when I see a xct with oem it looks odd.

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I just took a couple photos of my experiment. I had this piece of acrylic already but I could do better with a little wider piece for better air flow but this works surprisingly well. The velcro is not in my sight line.
I would be concerned about that flying off and hitting you in the face.
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I would be concerned about that flying off and hitting you in the face.
The velcro is the extra heavy duty commercial type and it is 2 inches wide. It takes quite a bit of effort to even pull it off so I'm not worried about the wind knocking it loose. It's been a long time since I did wind speed to PSI conversions but I believe it comes out to about 5 pounds at 70 MPH against the 3 inches sticking above the windshield. The velcro I'm using is rated at a 15 pound pull per square inch.

I used the acrylic piece to figure out what height to buy for my windshield that would push the air over my helmet but still see over it. If you look closely at it one side is taller above the velcro than the other. This allowed me to flip the piece over to check different heights. I also shaped a curve to match the windshield into the acrylic by heating it so was no springiness of the piece to work against the velcro creating maximum hold.

I ordered my 15 inch windshield yesterday but I'll continue with this setup until it gets here.

Current Stable: 2014 XC, Honda PCX 150, 125 SYM Havana.

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I replaced my 12 inch Windvest windshield with a 15 inch LRS. The buffeting is reduced but not completely gone. At 15 inches I'm seeing just over the top of the windshield (14.5 inches might have been better) I've only been riding with it for a couple days. I might try adjusting my fork lowers to see if it helps any more.

It is better than the 12 inch Windvest though.
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been on their website and $471 Aus is getting right up there
I see $229.00 to $249.00 depending on which color shield.

What's included in the kit
Our complete drop-in system is custom-made for all years and models of the Cross Country and includes everything needed to mount and position the shield. Your bike will not require any modification.

A set of MadStad adjustable brackets
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I love my Madstad windshield brackets. If it's raining, you can raise the shield up and tip forward a bit a stay a bit dryer.

I have a new set of brackets that I got from my brother's shop when he closed that I could part with. Almost any Victory shield will attach to the brackets. KEN


RIDER HEIGHT SHIELD SIZE
5'8" to 5'10" 9"
5'11" to 6'1" 11"
6'2" and taller 13"
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I see $229.00 to $249.00 depending on which color shield.

What's included in the kit
Our complete drop-in system is custom-made for all years and models of the Cross Country and includes everything needed to mount and position the shield. Your bike will not require any modification.

A set of MadStad adjustable brackets
MadStad windshield

I love my Madstad windshield brackets. If it's raining, you can raise the shield up and tip forward a bit a stay a bit dryer.

I have a new set of brackets that I got from my brother's shop when he closed that I could part with. Almost any Victory shield will attach to the brackets. KEN


RIDER HEIGHT SHIELD SIZE
5'8" to 5'10" 9"
5'11" to 6'1" 11"
6'2" and taller 13"
Im talking Australian dollars.

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