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Another windscreen thread - hacksaw job
« on: July 12, 2019, 05:11:40 PM »
I'm 5'4 and have been struggling with bad buffeting on my 2016 X.  Spacing the screen forwards seemed to make no difference.

The final straw for me was when I was on the motorway and stood up because of a numb bum and everything got quieter as I got my head out of the vortex zone.

I cut a good 4 inches off the screen with a hacksaw, sprayed it black and put a bit of trim on the top to cover up my sh#tty cutting.  After riding the North Coast 500 last week with a 1300 mile round trip on all sorts of roads and weather, I can confirm that this arrangement works fine.  Plenty of midges on the helmet, but none on my jacket and nice, clean, smooth air.  The viking compass sticker apparently means I can never get lost.



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Re: Another windscreen thread - hacksaw job
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 06:33:32 PM »
That looks really cool! :002:

Now, Im 56 so do I hack off 2 inches... hmm...

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Re: Another windscreen thread - hacksaw job
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 07:37:01 PM »
I'm six foot tall and decided to try the same thing after the original screen was damaged. I cut about two inches off the top and really liked it. About a week later, I picked up the two inch scrap to throw it away and decided to try something else. I made two brackets to offset it about an inch and a half ahead of the short  screen. Works even better than the cut screen.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2019, 07:38:18 PM by Sweeper »

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Re: Another windscreen thread - hacksaw job
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 07:40:43 PM »
Very cool idea

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Re: Another windscreen thread - hacksaw job
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 10:41:37 PM »
Love the hack. Also, where did you get the Halfrica logos?!?!
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Re: Another windscreen thread - hacksaw job
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2019, 12:07:28 AM »
Did that years ago.  :191:

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