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post #1 of 14 Old 08-01-2009, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
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Pics of cut-down stock windscreens?

If you've done a chop job on your OEM windscreen, please post a pic here. I'm trying to get ideas for the overall shape for my chop project.

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No pic yet, but I cut mine down just a few days ago. About the same height as the one already pictured, but the curve was traced from the curve of the top of the stock screen. My thinking was to cut it down enough to eliminate the "flip back" at the top - where the curvature of the screen goes from concave to convex.

Bad news: still buffets me. I'm back to riding with no screen.
 
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Like steve68steve, I traced the curve from the top of the screen, about 4" down. Unlike ScottG, I didn't tape up the screen to protect it when cutting, and ended up scratching it a bit with the base of my jigsaw.


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Like steve68steve, I traced the curve from the top of the screen, about 4" down. Unlike ScottG, I didn't tape up the screen to protect it when cutting, and ended up scratching it a bit with the base of my jigsaw.

Nice shape, Did it reduce the buffeting?
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Nice shape, Did it reduce the buffeting?
Yeah it did. The madstad bracket helps too, with both tall and short screens.

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I really like the look of ScottG's screen, but I already cut off too much to go for that look. What I ended up with looks more like Kembro's and Heavy's, but less rounded across the top. I'll post a pic a little later.

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Okay, here are a couple of pics. (They're not very good since I just shot them in the garage.)


I drew the line I wanted to cut directly on the windshield using a Sharpie.I used my bandsaw to do the rough cuts for the main chop and rounding the corners. Then I used a belt sander, clamped in my bench vise, to smooth the cuts and bring the contours right up to the lines I had drawn. Finally, I used a hand file to finish up the edges. I like the way it turned out. I'll have to wait until this evening to get it out for a test ride. I think I'm going to add some flat black windshield edge trim to give it a more finished appearance and add some contrast. I went down to Cycle Gear today, but the only had the gloss black. So I guess I'll just have to order the trim.

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Looks good Warhammer. I was going to post a link to this thread (https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=32312) which I was reading last night. It's not about screens specifically, but has some good pics. It's too late for you now, but perhaps others looking for ideas can use it.

I was also going to post some pics of mine, but by the time I snapped some, Kembro posted some of his which looks identical.

I must say, the OD on the screen looks even better since being cut down. I think the black trim seems a pretty good idea too. Let me know where you find the flat black, I'm looking for some for mine as well and flat seems to make the most sense.

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