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post #1 of 8 Old Today, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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Windshield Delete?

Has anyone done a windshield delete? My whole thought about this is most of the time if we are running trails, we are going slow and on roads we are usually under 65mph. I don't mind wind hitting me, what I don't like is the buffeting noise of a windshield. When I stand up and get into clean air, my helmet is quiet.

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While I'm on a Gen1, I did this by happy accident. I agree with you about having the helmet in clean air.

I do have a large Clearview for cold commutes, but haven't commuted in a bit for various reasons.
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Has anyone done a windshield delete? My whole thought about this is most of the time if we are running trails, we are going slow and on roads we are usually under 65mph. I don't mind wind hitting me, what I don't like is the buffeting noise of a windshield. When I stand up and get into clean air, my helmet is quiet.
im your guy. motard conversion
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I'm talking more of a windshield delete and not a fairing replacement, but it does look cool.

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Apply 2 layers of masking tape on the convex surface, mark a line below the 'duck-tail' (on a Gen 1) which causes the buffeting & saw it off. Owners do this kind of stuff all the time.

If you don't like it yet, saw it off even shorter.

On a Gen 2 there is not much lip or 'duck-tail', but enough height to shorten at least twice. 3 times if you also trim the pointy fairing parts off.

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I'm not for sure on that one. it would different for sure
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On a Gen 2 there is not much lip or 'duck-tail', but enough height to shorten at least twice. 3 times if you also trim the pointy fairing parts off.

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I've been thinking about that, but I don't have a spare windshield... I only have the OEM tall.

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im your guy. motard conversion
I've seen a few people do this with KLRs, but this is the best looking example I've seen so far. I'm a wuss, I like my big tall windshield. LOL
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