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Well I finally got around to cutting 2" off my PF3 and oh my what a difference. The Dremel cut through the plexi like a hot knife through butter. Finished it off with a belt sander which also made short work of the plexi.

Yippeee...
 

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Was it as easy as you make it sound? (I had a "chop shop" do it for me.) In any case, yeah, it was great to "take a little off the top." I only wish I had shaved 2" instead of 1.5! Will do that if I ever replace the shield.
 

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Was it as easy as you make it sound? (I had a "chop shop" do it for me.) In any case, yeah, it was great to "take a little off the top." I only wish I had shaved 2" instead of 1.5! Will do that if I ever replace the shield.
Ya, its that easy. I used the dremel and sanded after also.
Dremel cutting wheels go right through it.
I had to cut the lowers on my PF3 for my crash bar.
 

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I cut two inches off mine as well, and am very satisfied with the results. Put 350 miles on it Sunday, most of it interstate, and buffeting was minimal, only took one bug in the face. I used a coping saw to cut it, a wood rasp to smooth and flatten the cut, and then a fine grit finishing sander to round and blend the edge. Looks like factory. :smiley_th
 

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Coping saw...

I used a coping saw to cut it, a wood rasp to smooth and flatten the cut, and then a fine grit finishing sander to round and blend the edge.
Ya know, I never read about or even thought about a coping saw. I have one hanging in the garage and all this time I waited for a co-worker and his dremel. Great idea msswmprt...

You must be a carpenter?
 

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Not a carpenter. I like a coping saw though, because you can go very slow and exercise a lot of control over your cut. I've used a jig saw on plexiglas before, and it works, but things can go bad FAST! I don't own a dremel.
 

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BTW, I also saved the piece I cut off to test cleaners, etc before using them on the windshield.
 

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Not being mechanically-inclined... if I ever buy a new, unscuffed PF3 shield, I'll practice cutting the old one before cutting the new one! ;)
 

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Glad you got it done Hiker.
See I told you it was easy:)
Much better isn't it.
 

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wow cool you did it . i used a hack saw and tape . i wish the part that should keep the wind from the hands was just a bit taller by maybe 1.5 " - 2 "
the window maybe ugly as all hell but it is nice to have when you are going 100 and hit a big bug :rockon:
 

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I find that the wind is still moving up and over my hands. No problems now except for the lower legs. Can you say leather chaps...
 
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