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PostSubject: Clearview with vent?   Clearview with vent? I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 02, 2011 4:06 pm

I am trying to decide whether or not to get the built-in vent for my Clearview medium. I'm sure that some of you must have this. Does it help significantly to cool you in hot weather? Is there any change to the stiffness of the shield? Does it flap in the wind any worse at speed (70+). Thanks in advance!
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PostSubject: Re: Clearview with vent?   Clearview with vent? I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 02, 2011 4:08 pm

Forgot to ask if you have any problem with rain coming through. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Clearview with vent?   Clearview with vent? I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 02, 2011 7:46 pm

Have a look at the 7Jurock screen. Company is based somewhere in California. Person to speak to is called Roy Perez.

From what I remember some people have had problems with the Clearview screen with the vent.

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PostSubject: Re: Clearview with vent?   Clearview with vent? I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 02, 2011 8:33 pm

[quote="craigory"]I am trying to decide whether or not to get the built-in vent for my Clearview medium.[\quote]

I have the built-in vent for my Clearview X-Large.

craigory wrote:
Does it help significantly to cool you in hot weather?

The GoldWing air vent has multiple settings but I typically ride in the first or second open position to keep the air directed at me.

I wear Motoport Kevlar Air Mesh jacket and pants and can feel the air movement on my chest. I sit all the way back on my seat ( with the buttrest removed )

craigory wrote:
Is there any change to the stiffness of the shield? Does it flap in the wind any worse at speed (70+).

Some people have reported severe flexing randomly on some X-Large. I have had my Silverwing up to 90 MPH in West Texas with no problem.

Riding closely behind some 18 wheelers, my windshield may flex a little ... no where near the flexing that others have seen. You can longer order the X-Large with the vent.

craigory wrote:
Forgot to ask if you have any problem with rain coming through.

Only a few times in very heavy torrential rain, I have closed the vent completely ... but it does not stop the sheeting water flowing off the outside edges of windshield Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Clearview with vent?   Clearview with vent? I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 09, 2011 3:53 pm

For those of us with a Clearview windshield and vent here's a bit of bling for it if you're so inclined. I checked with Mark at Clearview and he says they do use the Goldwing 1800 vent so it certainly should fit. I just ordered one. I will have a picture up soon of that and other mods I've made recently so you can judge what you think of the looks.

http://www.jpcycles.com/product/ZZ77566
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PostSubject: Re: Clearview with vent?   Clearview with vent? I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 09, 2011 5:01 pm

Hi Somerled,
Are you planning to cut the windshield and install this yourself? Or are just replacing an existing vent with the chrome Goldwing model? Any information you can supply about that will help me decide whether to do the same think myself. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Clearview with vent?   Clearview with vent? I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 09, 2011 5:26 pm

No need to cut anything. It's an accent so it just frames the existing vent.
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PostSubject: Re: Clearview with vent?   Clearview with vent? I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 09, 2011 6:06 pm

Thanks Somerled. I (stupidly) bought the Clearview shield without the vent and I'm trying to figure out if there is any way to add it after the fact. I think I'm probably just stuck. Oh well.
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PostSubject: Re: Clearview with vent?   Clearview with vent? I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 09, 2011 7:22 pm

Oh you can still get the vent. They sell that too. Here it is in clear. You can also get it tinted if you wish.

http://www.jpcycles.com/product/ZZ75278
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PostSubject: Re: Clearview with vent?   Clearview with vent? I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 10, 2011 2:40 am

Thanks Somerled. Now I just need to decide if I really want to attempt to cut my own windshield. At least I know that the same vent which Clearview uses is available.
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PostSubject: Re: Clearview with vent?   Clearview with vent? I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 10, 2011 2:55 am

Well if you do, I'll risk insulting you by pointing out the obvious - cut small and then trim out more as needed. You can always trim more but you can't trim less. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Clearview with vent?   Clearview with vent? I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 10, 2011 4:04 am

I'm not insulted - I'm grateful. What tools do you use for this? I have good mechanical skills. It's just that I've never done precision cutting of plexiglass before. You can insult me all you want as long you provide useful information. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Clearview with vent?   Clearview with vent? I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 10, 2011 4:13 am

If it were me I'd place the vent where I wanted it to go and trace the outline of it on the windshield with a marker. Then drill small holes in a few spots on the _inside_ of that outline and use a fine toothed hand saw to cut between the holes. then match up the vent again to what you've cut out and trim more as needed then sand the edges and apply the vent. I'm sure the vent will come with some kind of directions. If anybody else has anything to offer here or a better suggestion, please chime in.
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PostSubject: Re: Clearview with vent?   Clearview with vent? I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 10, 2011 1:56 pm

craigory wrote:
I (stupidly) bought the Clearview shield without the vent and I'm trying to figure out if there is any way to add it after the fact.

I would suggest contacting Clearview, I believe they sell the vent and they should be able to give you a measurement from the top of the your windshield where the top of the vent should be placed (since they cut and install themselves). It is very important to install the vent in the right place to ensure the curvature of the windshield does not interfere with the final seating. They may be able to give you some other pointers too cheers
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