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post #1 of 24 Old 03-15-2005, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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Custom Mini Windshield

I wanted to have a much shorter stock shape screen to cover the front and keep the look clean.

The first screen I had made by Gustaffson plastics looked good but caused really bad buffeting. I still have it and i am going to try slightly different shapes on that one.

However, I still wanted something smaller and sleeker. I decided to make my own.

I started with a homemade template and cut and shaped the acrylic to this shape.

Next I marked the holes and masked and painted the inside black using spray hobby acrylic paint.

I had to order 2 each 65mm and 40mm, m6 x 1 .0 stainless pan head screws

I got some nylon hollow spacers at Lowes to build to supports behind the screen. The top uses a one inch offset, and the bottom is offset about 1.5". The contact surface of the spacer needs to be ground down to about a 35 degree angle to meet flush with the back of the screen.

I also got some neoprene washers for both sides of the screen mounts.

The finished product looks really good and makes the front look sportier IMHO.

The buffeting at any speed is gone! The screen pushes the wind up and over the bars and then it flows down and into your chest not your head. It is a lot louder but that is just because your head is now in the flow of the wind instead of the turbullent area in between.

I am very pleased with this mod and just wanted to share with everyone in case someone else was looking for something different









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post #2 of 24 Old 03-15-2005, 11:39 AM
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nice....when are you going into the business?? i wanna order one....

too bad you displayed it on a blue strom; with your evident good taste, i am SURE you own a black one...
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nice....when are you going into the business?? i wanna order one....

too bad you displayed it on a blue strom; with your evident good taste, i am SURE you own a black one...
I wanted black but all of my local dealers were sold out. I really don't care too much about color as I like them all.

I may just have to start making more...
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post #4 of 24 Old 03-15-2005, 10:15 PM
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Very Sporty looking! You may want to paint the machined screw heads black. Where did you get the acrylic?
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Very Sporty looking! You may want to paint the machined screw heads black. Where did you get the acrylic?
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I already blacked out the screws with an industrial sharpie. It seems to hold well, if not I will take the screws out and paint them.

The plastic came from San Diego Plastics.
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post #6 of 24 Old 03-16-2005, 01:34 PM
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Nice job bro! Looks very nice...I have been thinking of shapes and sizes for mine, just havn't started the building process yet. 8)
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Nice look! Have you compared this to a larger shield? I have moved mine all over the place, and always get buffeting.
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post #8 of 24 Old 03-17-2005, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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I have not tried a larger screen. I wanted to get rid of the screen. I don't like looking through them.

This one has no buffeting because you are completely in the wind.
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post #9 of 24 Old 03-17-2005, 02:16 PM
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It does look good; seriously, how much would you charge to make another one? I am just a twisty road away in Alpine, and would love to have one. 619-666-5793 or email @ [email protected]
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post #10 of 24 Old 03-18-2005, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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I may have a plastics guy to recreate these. I will keep you posted.

BTW, I was coming down highway 79 on Saturday the 12th and passed another V-strom coming up the mountain right around the really tight twisties. Was that you?
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