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01-25-2019 01:14 PM
TonyO it's a 1976 Vetter Windjammer fairing I picked up off Craigslist
01-25-2019 12:24 PM
kryptonianjorel
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Or you could do this. Got the idea from the Vetter website.

I wanted the screen high to keep the wind off me completely but a couple places on my commute there are severe temperature inversions in the morning, screen goes white with condensation instantly.

Slot also gives nice breeze for those warm sunny Florida afternoons going home.
What kind of windshield is that? Looks great; I could use something like that
01-25-2019 09:44 AM
TonyO Or you could do this. Got the idea from the Vetter website.

I wanted the screen high to keep the wind off me completely but a couple places on my commute there are severe temperature inversions in the morning, screen goes white with condensation instantly.

Slot also gives nice breeze for those warm sunny Florida afternoons going home.
01-24-2019 03:01 PM
Knifemaker You can cut it yourself if you have a saber saw with a hacksaw blade or one with 20-26 teeth per inch. Use painters tape on both sides to cover the screen wide enough the saw base won't scratch it. Draw your line on the tape and cut SLOW... if you try and go fast it can crack.
After you cut it, leave the tape on and sand the edge with 220 grit then 360 to polish the edge and remove any saw blade marks.
You can then remove the tape, any tape adhesive will come off with Goo-Gone.
(Don't use Goo Gone Xtreme, it will react with the plastic, use the regular yellow GooGone.)

Ideally there's no real problem looking through the screen. But you want to measure your cut so if you have to look over it (like rain or thick fog) you can.... by just sitting up and stretching a bit. I road looking through my PF3 and other than misty rain, never had a problem.
Never wipe your screen side to side, always top to bottom. Plexus is great cleaner for plastic windshields.
01-24-2019 01:08 PM
T-Bone I just installed the Plexi 3. I'm 5'8" so I have to look through the windscreen instead of over it. You mentioned that some people cut them. Is that a do-it-yourself project or should it go to an expert - like a body shop?
07-31-2009 12:17 AM
cliffInMD UPDATE::

Got the replacement pivot mounts for my PF3 tonight. Install took about 1 - 1.5h. Went for a short test ride and so far I'm loving it, the height is just about perfect for me - not too low and seeing over the shield is no problem. Taking some tools with me tomorrow since the fasteners may need some tweaking after settling into their final positions but overall I'm very pleased with the shield.
07-30-2009 11:42 AM
cliffInMD Like I mentioned in an earlier post, I went ahead and got the PF3. Still waiting on National Cycle to send me the replacement hardware for the pivot mount that was the wrong size (always check to make sure your hardware is correct BEFORE starting to install!). Still commuting with the wind in my face which is okay until about 65mph where it starts to get tiresome...I have a feeling that the installation of this windshield is going to totally change my experience on the bike at highway speeds. Hopefully I can adjust it to see over the top easily but if not, it seems that people have had great success "trimming" their windshield down to fit.
07-30-2009 03:38 AM
lance328
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Originally Posted by Knifemaker View Post
Not much of a "windshield" really. I think the instrument cluster affords the same amount of protection to the rider. Might work better on some other bikes, but the kinda useless on the Vulcan.

KM
The flyshield will help direct the bugs directly in your face VS. the cluster. LOL
07-29-2009 10:28 PM
BIRDDOG 54 I love my pf3. Bought it early this spring and rode on some 35 degree mornings 20 miles to work with jeans and a light leather jacket with no problem. I'm 6 ft. 6 in. Tall and can look over or through very easily. Lots of bug and road trash around here, its alredy saved me several potential nasty impacts (like a swarm of bees? @70 mph). At 90 degrees i still had enough air to stay cool. I also notice that i feel a little more relaxed while riding. Good luck, dave
07-29-2009 09:52 PM
Knifemaker
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Originally Posted by Doug View Post
Not much of a "windshield" really. I think the instrument cluster affords the same amount of protection to the rider. Might work better on some other bikes, but the kinda useless on the Vulcan.

KM
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