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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-22-2011, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Flipped and chopped windscreen.

I flipped and chopped my stock windscreen. I wanted something lower/smaller so I made a template of the bottom screen curve and chopped it off the top to clear the headlight. The wind now hits me on the upper chest (I'm 6 ft) and I have better front visibility. The mirrors are Aprilia Tuono mirrors.
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I flipped and chopped my stock windscreen. When you flip the screen you are limited to the top mounting holes. I wanted something even lower/smaller so I made a template of the bottom screen curve and chopped it off the top to clear the headlight. The wind now hits me on the upper chest (I'm 6 ft) and I have better front visibility. The mirrors are Aprilia Tuono mirrors. /Users/tinamoy/Desktop/IMG_4034.jpg
If I didnt have my GPS mount in the way I could mount my upside screen lower than the top holes no problem.

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That looks really good!
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If I didnt have my GPS mount in the way I could mount my upside screen lower than the top holes no problem.
On my bike it would only fit on the top holes and still clear the headlight. A chop was mandatory to use the lowest holes and the screen follows the lines of the bike now. An uncut flipped screen doesn't look good enough for me and I can make a smooth factory looking cut so why not?
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It looks GREAT!!! I like it a LOT! Might have to do that myself...

What did you use to cut it? How did you get it to look so good?



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Nice job...looks good.

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It looks GREAT!!! I like it a LOT! Might have to do that myself...

What did you use to cut it? How did you get it to look so good?
I traced the bottom curve of the shield on paper and cut out a template which I then placed on the top of the shield after measuring how much needed to come off. The top of the shield now has the same cutout as the bottom.I knew if the shield went past the headlight I would get glare. I covered the whole shield in painters tape to protect it. I used a jigsaw with a very fine blade and sanded with 220 grit paper when done. I wanted the factory edge on the top. Thanks for the kind words. I might not have tried if factory shields weren't so cheap.
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Nice work! The mirrors look good too. The fabrication work to match the curve of the headlight looks factory!

I just put the stocker on mine to see how it feels (purchased the bike used with a Givi installed). Who knows you may have just inspired me to do the same for a summer time wind screen.
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