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post #1 of 9 Old 05-18-2006, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Electric windshield?

Has anyone seen any kind of aftermarket accessory to convert your manually adjustable DL windshield into electric?

Basically just something to replace the current part that holds windshield with something that is electric. Changing the height is a pain otherwise, and it would be nice to be able to lower it on rough roads, etc., and then raise it up on the highway.

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I've only seen this. Which is "comparable" to the electric one.


http://www.madstad.com/awm.htm
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I've only seen this. Which is "comparable" to the electric one.

http://www.madstad.com/awm.htm
Bingo babooka, that is what I am looking for! THANKS! Has anyone tried it? Looks like the perfect solution!!

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I've only seen this. Which is "comparable" to the electric one.


http://www.madstad.com/awm.htm

Looks interesting, sure would like to see a write up in it if anyone has one.

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It is not that expensive but the ss looks like crap. Not that looks are a big deal but still. I think if I try it I will pay the extra $10 for the powder coat black.

Though I am still of the opinion that most of the problem is coming from below. Almost straight up from the ground. People who have installed tank panniers seem to agree that solves the problem.
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It is not that expensive but the ss looks like crap. Not that looks are a big deal but still. I think if I try it I will pay the extra $10 for the powder coat black.

Though I am still of the opinion that most of the problem is coming from below. Almost straight up from the ground. People who have installed tank panniers seem to agree that solves the problem.
Yeah the flat black would be my choice too. What are "tank panniers", and how do they solve buffeting, etc?

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http://adventurersworkshop.com/Merch..._Tank_Panniers

They fit on the tank and hang down on the sides. Next time you are out riding use the palm of you hand and feel the air that comes from around the sides of the tank. The air comes up from the bottom. That is where the turbulence is. Sure some windshields have compensated and fixed the problem for some people but I believe it only changes the air enough to counter act the air coming from below.
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Here's more from Mark at http://www.madstad.com/awm.htm on the windshield mount:

Thanks for your interest in my mount! I should have some available in stainless steel by the end of this coming week, and the black powder-coated version by the end of the following week. As for your questions:

1. The mount is rock solid. In fact, I would bet that it is much stronger than the stock mount. With my mount installed you can grab the bike by the windshield and jerk it around (I've tried it), but you will break the windshield off or crack the cowling long before you break or bend the mount. It is made from 16 gauge steel which is quite heavy duty.

2. You can change the rake or height of the mount by hand in about 5 seconds flat. You are right, the lower pivot/slide bolt requires tools, but it is attached with a nylon insert lock nut that is tensioned just enough to keep the brackets snugly together yet allows them to slide up and down. The upper wing nut/thumb screw combination takes just a quick twist on each side to loosen. Once you re-tighten, the mount won't move. If you ride with your windshield in just one position all the time, I include an extra set of bolts and lock nuts to replace the upper thumbscrews so you can more permanently and more tightly secure the mount.

You don't have to worry about whether or not the mount will work for you; if you don't like it, send it back and I'll refund your money. Keep an eye on my web site, I'll be updating it with an order processing page in the next few days. I'll send you an email when the mounts become available.


I think I'm going to try one when they are ready. Sounds like a great solution to easy windshield adjustment. This may even make stock windshields work better.

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Could be a good solution, this is something I may consider myself. Thanks for posting the email from Mark

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