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post #1 of 12 Old 07-15-2007, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Cut my stock shield down

Like most people, i've had some of the buffeting issue. Bought a Clearview shield from Murph, that helped a lot but didn't completely cure it. Good solution for cooler weather, tho' I want to try a Madstad with it. For hot weather though I was looking for more air flow. Sooo, took 3" off the top of my stock shield today. Big, big difference. Lots of smooth clean air. Very happy. Highly recommended. :mrgreen:

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post #2 of 12 Old 07-15-2007, 11:32 PM
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So that would be in it's lower adj. I have mine in it's top adj but with the bottom kicked out with some hose...................

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I had mine cut too. What a diff. Monkeygrass has a great thread on this...
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Like most people, i've had some of the buffeting issue. Bought a Clearview shield from Murph, that helped a lot but didn't completely cure it. Good solution for cooler weather, tho' I want to try a Madstad with it. For hot weather though I was looking for more air flow. Sooo, took 3" off the top of my stock shield today. Big, big difference. Lots of smooth clean air. Very happy. Highly recommended. :mrgreen:
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Cutting shield

Whistler and Monkeygrass, I intend to cut mine down as you have. What position do you have the cut shield mounted in??? the lowest one I expect you to say but I want to be sure. Good pic Whistler, I printed it!
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Once You Chop, You Can't Stop!!

I have cut mine down and now wonder why they don't come from the factory that way. You will love it. Part of motorcycling is being in the wind, if you like wind then you will like the screen cut down. By the way, it is best in the lowest setting. It looks stock, like Whistler's. Great job Whistler!! HAPPY STROMMING!!

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Yup, it's in the lowest position, Markriz. The job's a piece o' cake, my friend! Do a good layout, and take your time while cutting. You'll like the results. :-D

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So what did you folks use to cut the shield? Sabre saw and fine tooth metal blade?

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So what did you folks use to cut the shield? Sabre saw and fine tooth metal blade?
You can do it that way. With the saw it helps to have someone hold the shield. I used a cutoff wheel on a Dremel. The key is to take it slowly. Don't set the speed very high and make a couple of passes, don't try to cut all the way through at once.

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