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AWESOME windshield information. MUST READ.

This site tells you how to find out what height windshield you need. Read it.


http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Fairing.html
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Excellent! Thanks for passing that along.
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Good and Thanks.

Will know what to look for when in need on a Replacement scree.

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Maybe NOT so "AWESOME" windshield information.
From first paragraph:
"Polycarbonate is sensitive to ammonia, so glass cleaners like Windex should not be used on polycarbonate".

From "Cleaning your windshield" near the end of the article:
Makes 1 quart = 1 liter windshield washing fluid

* 1/2 cup = 100ml ammonia (double this if you have a lot of bugs)
* 2 cups = 400ml isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
* 1.5 tsp = 8ml car wash detergent (don't substitute dish soap or laundry detergent)
* 2 cups = 500ml water

Ammonia Good?????
Ammonia Bad??????
Which is it.

...and...don't use plastic polish as it will ruin the protective coating????
Then they recommend plastic polish to remove scratches???????

CalSci, doesn't seem all that scientific.

I'm SOOOOOO confused.

BOTTOM LINE......
Polycarbonate is on our heads and in front of our faces...sameo sameo.
check what your helmet manufacturer says (warm water with maybe a mild soap added [read-dish washing soap])
"Bug-guts" are water soluble folks and plain hot water is all you need to clean it without shortening it's life.
I use a warm water ONLY. ( for tuff bug-guts use a wet, soft, clean, towel when washing the bike at home and let it sit on the shield for a few minutes or so. NO SOAP NEEDED!
...AND THE BUGS RINSE RIGHT OFF!

I keep a well worn cotton 'cowboy' hanky in my pocket for 'on-the-road' clean up. (since any tree will do (wink) that's what rest-stops are really for...cleaning the shields).

( road-tars? still researching but 'Lighter fluid or WD-40...sparingly! better yet; PEANUTBUTTER! )(help me Dr. Science, your our only hope)!

IMHO.....(GOTTA LOVE THE INTERNET).
Be well.
Ride safe.
Take care of those shields.
peace.


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Scroll on down to the heading "How to choose the best windshield height for you".

That is where the good stuff is. I suspect the yardstick method is considerably more accurate than the inseam vs. height method and the yardstick method is useful for any manufacturer's shield whereas a bit of interpolation is required to use the inseam vs. height chart (although substituting the height of the CalSci shield for the "size" they give really isn't that tough".

I pretty much won't use anything with ammonia in it on anything but glass. Anyone wearing polycarbonate eye glasses knows that ammonia and poly just aren't a good mix.
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COPY YA ON THE SIZING INFO, Kimel

I'm sure glad I'm done and done with that farkle....Love my 'V'-Stream.
Is it perfect....I don't know for sure but, unless your riding a full dresser there will always be some buffeting/wind noise..

Hmmmmm. what do you get when you cross a "V" with a electra-glide....."FRANKENCYCLE"
(now that's a scary thought...MY EYES, MY EYES...THEY BURN!!!!!!)


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CalSci

I might be wrong here but reading on their site I think they are trying to say they use the DOT approved acrylic (mentioned further down on the site) not polycarbonate or non DOT acrylic to make their shields. I think that is why they are saying you shouldn't use ammonia or polish on polycaronate. Maybe they are trying to explain why they think the acrylic they use is better than poly (ie doesn't cloud and can be polished and that they use DOT approved not regular acrylic). Then again maybe I'm not reading it right??? Read it for yourself....

http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo...tml#Windshield
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Julio, you are right. They Use the more expensive acrylic not the polycarbonate that ammonia damages. They recommend plastic polish because it WORKS on the acrylic they use, whereas it won't work on the polycarbonate they DON'T use. So to me, it still seems like pretty good info...
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CALSCI website has been hijacked.

The website has been hijacked. AM Monday, June 7.

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