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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-03-2015, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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My latest windshield mod

I have a few extra windshields so I thought I would do a little experiment with one of them.
This is a 12 Windvest that was damaged by the HD windshield trim that I had on at one time. I had some tinted plastic so I thought I would make some windshield extensions to the sides of the windshield.
After cutting & shaping the extensions to blend into the sides of the windshield I used stainless 1/4 x 20 x 3/4 panhead screws and acorn nuts to secure the extensions to the windshield.
I only took a short 40 mile test run but so far but the extensions seemed to provide extra hand protection but I'll need to put on more miles to get a real good evaluation.
Introducing the RG windshield x-tra wide.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-03-2015, 01:37 PM
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Nice repurposing of materials

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I think it's a great idea to have extra protection for the long rides. Good job.

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+1 on the extra hand protection. Let us know how it goes after getting in some miles.


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Cool idea.
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Great idea , and I have been wondering and toying with something similar for the winter ..

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Not a bad idea at all.

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I always wondered why all the RG windows don't go out that far.
Does it increase to the air pocket size behind the window?

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I think it would increase the air pocket some but I don't have any fancy equipment to do test. I haven't been able to test it too much because I had other things to do the last few days that didn't involve riding the bike but I will take it for a good run this weekend.
I too have always wondered why the windshields didn't extends out farther on the sides on the RG.
I don't think it will help much as far as rain is concerned because when it rains it pours in front and behind the windshield.
I think it will provide more wind protection and it may help with bugs and road debris hitting my hands, if it helps with buffeting then that would be a bonus too.


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