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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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My new bike came with the large detachable windshield that is higher than I like and can't be lowered far enough for me. Cutting it down seems pretty straight forward but before I go ahead and chop it I just wanted to check and see if anyone has done it and run into any 'gotchas'.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 07:05 PM
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I'm thinking of doing the same thing. Maybe 3" off the top of a tall lock and ride on my Kingpin.

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I cut 2" off of the one on my Cross Roads.
I covered the shield on both sides with painters tape to avoid scratches and damage.
Then I used a protractor to mark the line on it.
I then cut the shield with a band saw, leaving about 1/16 of an inch to grind.
Then I used a belt grinder to get the cut somewhat uniform and smooth.
Next I used a file to further smooth the edge.
When I had it shaped and smooth, I then used 500 grit sand paper to sand and polish the edge.
I then removed the tape and installed it.
It turned out great.
It took about an hour and a half. I wanted to make sure it had a good finish.

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I haven't tried this myself, but I hear that taking a propane torch to the edge will smooth it out.

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