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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2008, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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VN750 1984 windshield

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First drove my VN750 1984 yesterday. When sitting up I can look over the windscreen, but when sitting a bit lower (but more comfortable) I see the edge of the windscreen instead of the road.

Can someone point me to the smallest possible windscreen for a VN750 (1984) that offer some protection against and, more important, that I can look over?

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Most of us cut the shield to where it fits us. I have a tall shield for winter and one that I have cut down to where I can see over for summer riding.

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Ok, couple of things first.. if you are outside of the USA then I can understand how you have a 1984 VN750
(1984 actually an early production 1985, VN750 because only VN700s were available in the States in 1985 and we didn't get the VN750s until 1986..)
All that aside any shield for a VN700/VN750 will fit any model year) There are a few "sports" shields out there that are lower and pretty mush cut out the wind pounding your chest as you ride.
The kawaski shield is
http://www.kawasaki.com/KawasakiNew/...&CategoryID=31

Memphis Shades has a sports shield and a handlebar mount shield here
http://www.memphisshades.com/metric_home.shtml
and National Cycle has some here
http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/c...h_model=ka-046

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He might be refering to the date on the forks, like mine say Aug 84' vn700 but it still is an 85 or in some countries they call it an 84 1/2.
I had an 64 1/2 mustang and had fun arguing with people who called it a 65 hehe. But Ford said it was a 64 1/2 so I had them on that LOL.
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Have you tried adjusting the shield up or down?
Many shields can be put very high or very low, depending on how you mount them.

The Plexifairing III shield on my bike gets into my field of vision, but I've gotten used to it and it's distortion.


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The windscreen rests on top of the head light, so I can't move it downwards. I think I will remove it and experience a ride without a windscreen. I may like that.

My bike is from 1984. I've read some information about different types in different countries and I think I have a Dutch model.
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I put off my windshield! It's a good alternative for seeing trough three shields of plastic (glasses, helmet and windshield). And the bike really looks a lot more attractive!
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There's definitely something to be said about riding without a shield...

But for those 100 mile plus rides (or 32 degree rides like I have this AM) there's nothing like having a shield. Ya might consider cutting the shield down (at this point what do ya have to loose) so that ya have it for when cold weather or a longer ride looms....

Or ya might just be a badass...

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