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PostSubject: Windshield Vent   Windshield Vent I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 27, 2014 12:23 pm

I have had pretty well every windshield available for my Gold Wings trying to make the wife happy .  buffeting can make a ride miserable for our passengers. I could care less ,rather look over than thru. but did install these vents on every GW ever had. that makes difference in hot weather .

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PostSubject: Re: Windshield Vent   Windshield Vent I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 27, 2014 12:53 pm

How easy/difficult is the installation? Where does one get them? What's the cost? Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Windshield Vent   Windshield Vent I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 27, 2014 12:58 pm

When I had my Swing I ordered the XL Clearview with the vent, but it flexed so bad at interstate speed that I had to remove it.  They stopped offering the XL with the vent because of that, but am not sure if they fixed that problem since then.  But I have one on my Cee Bailey on my CTX700.  It seems to do ok but since I always ride with a jacket I don't really feel a lot of wind with it open.

LBD,

Here is a Pictorial I did years ago on how to install a windshield:

https://www.silverwing600.com/t46-givi-windshield-installation-pictorial
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PostSubject: Re: Windshield Vent   Windshield Vent I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 27, 2014 11:00 pm

you can buy the vent on ebay $55.00 plus shipping. it comes with a template to draw with felt pen on windshield. the hard part is drilling a starter hole without snapping the windshield. then put a jig saw in a cut out the hole. make sure to use a very fine blade. or will wreck the windshield.
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PostSubject: Re: Windshield Vent   Windshield Vent I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 28, 2014 3:21 am

It's been said before: don't use the fastest setting on the jig-saw. If you do, the heat generated may melt the plastic not cut it.
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PostSubject: Re: Windshield Vent   Windshield Vent I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 28, 2014 3:55 am

There's a topic somewhere on here a member fitted a Clearview vent to his screen using a Dremel tool to cut the hole.
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PostSubject: Re: Windshield Vent   Windshield Vent I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 28, 2014 4:15 am

I am in the process of deciding how much to reduce the height of my windscreen but before hacking into it,I tried some practice runs on bits of a broken screen that were to hand. The tools tried were a jigsaw, Dremel Trio router and a Dremel Multi Pro with router bit and router attachment. As mentioned elsewhere in the forum, if you have access to a Dremel multi tool, that seems to give the best result with minimal vibration but again - watch the speed.
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PostSubject: Re: Windshield Vent   Windshield Vent I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 28, 2014 8:48 am

My hero has always been the tortoise not the hare. Thanks for all the good info.
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PostSubject: Re: Windshield Vent   Windshield Vent I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 28, 2014 9:18 am

JeffR_ wrote:
When I had my Swing I ordered the XL Clearview with the vent, but it flexed so bad at interstate speed that I had to remove it.  They stopped offering the XL with the vent because of that, but am not sure if they fixed that problem since then.

The Clearview screen inherently has more flex than other screens. Adding a vent to the screen weakens the screen and increases the probability of it cracking.

Tim
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