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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-29-2010, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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windsheild question

how are they in the fog and rain, I ride in a lot of fog in the morning and have to wipe my ace shield constantly. how do you wipe a windshield? rain is way better than fog in my opinion tooas far as visibility!

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No problem with mine, rain just rolls off.

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Don't know if it would work with fog, but have read several write ups that waxing the shield helps it shed rain.

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how are they in the fog and rain, I ride in a lot of fog in the morning and have to wipe my ace shield constantly. how do you wipe a windshield? rain is way better than fog in my opinion tooas far as visibility!
I have noticed that my windshield is too tall and cuts down on visibility at night I haven't had to deal with heavy fog or rain yet.
there is an excellent thread on here about cutting down a windshield,Ol Hoss posted this link to an article http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/tec...eld/index.html
this article is very good about determining the proper height and the reasons why shorter is better than too tall.
Here is a link to the entire thread it Should provide valuable info on cutting down yours and has some good pictures as well https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...shield+cutting
I hope this helps, I am planning on cutting mine down some since i noticed I am having to stretch a little to see over mine and I have noticed the wind doesn't buffet me as much barely looking over it as it does when looking through it.




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Fog is never fun.

I get a lot of rain and fog in my commute too. Rain x works really well.

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Fog is never fun.

I get a lot of rain and fog in my commute too. Rain x works really well.

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I love rainx but didnt know about the plastic, I remember a discussion about using it on your face shield.

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When I was commuting in the 80s I used it (Rain-X) regularly on my face shield and liked it very much...
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Pledge and a microfiber rag. The pledge makes it slick but with no wax build up so the rain rolls off and the fog doesn't bother as bad. Fog is bad on any windshield. Course if you could rig up a wiper blade on it would be a GREAT mod! lol It also works great to clean and remove bugs.

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From what I understand RainX is NOT reccomended for plastic. I do believe there is an alternative product but I can not find the link.


Fog , bascily a "mist", does stick to and make looking through a windscreen kinda impossible. This is the point of making sure the screen you have allows you to see over the top...if need be. ( I do not mind looking through a windscreen, so I position mine so I can see over the top if I sit bolt upright and stretch my back a tad)

I have tried waxes and polishes and many work well in rain, but a fine mist still tends to obscure forward view.

I remember long ago reading about a touring rider that installed not wipers, but a spray nozzle system to dump MORE water onto the windscreen when he got into heavy fog. The "extra" water would run down the screen, effectively washing the fine mist beads off.

Not really had a problem with fog sticking here, but guess it could be a problem in different regions.


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I read an article last week suggesting wearing sunglasses when driving in rain, as it is easier to see.
I can`t recall the explanation or find the article again.
They obviously will not help with fog or mist on the windshield.

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