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post #1 of 5 Old 05-28-2010, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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my wind screen is too high

I've had a V-Strom for a couple of years and bought a Givi windshield which works great. I just bought a Wee-Strom for my son and the bike has a Givi windshield with Madstad adjustable brackets but with it all the way down on the brackets its still at least 3-4 inches too high (we like to look over it vs. through it). I've read about drilling new holes above the old ones to lower the shield but wonder how to cut the excess off the bottom. Any and all suggestions about ways to get a good smooth cut without damaging the shield will be appreciated.

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-28-2010, 05:39 PM
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The Madstad itself can be mounted in various positions. Check to see that the bracket is mounted on the bike at the lowest position first.

Edit: I used a jigsaw with a fine-tooth (metal) blade on my stock screen to shorten it, covering both sides with masking tape where I was going to cut. Worked nicely.

Givi screens are worth something, even used. Selling it and buying someone's stocker might solve the problem while putting a few extra bucks in your pocket.

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post #3 of 5 Old 05-28-2010, 06:27 PM
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Selling it and buying someone's stocker might solve the problem while putting a few extra bucks in your pocket.
Do that I find my stocker screen on a madstad is just right. And it looks cool.

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post #4 of 5 Old 06-01-2010, 09:01 AM
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I would hate to see you tear up a perfectly good Givi Screen. PM me if you are interested in a stock screen.

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A local plastics shop, or glass shop that works with plastic, can do the work for you. Or, find the right saw blades and drill bits for plastic. Or, find the right way to resharpen drill bits for plastic. Would it be best to cut the top off?

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