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Shorting the Windsheild - its a monster

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  1. TomKajVS580
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    Its too tall, on a used motorcycle. I am almost thinking of trying to cut 3 inches or so off the top myself. I have a router for finishing after cutting it with a hand held jig saw.
    I don’t have a band saw which is how I think it would be cut if taken to an auto glass shop or so.

    What do you think the about the wisdom of doing that myself? I just wonder if I could keep more scratches off than they would. I cant make up my mind. I guess I could always try just cutting an inch off, and if it goes south take it somewhere to get it done right.
    Has anyone ever cut their own? Lol
    Is there a shop I should look for a flow jet or so to cut it? I obviously don’t know how it should be cut.
    It’s a Memphis Shades Roadmaster Windshield that is about 3 inches higher that the height I look through it.
    Anyone want to trade for a smaller Memphis Shades Roadmaster?
    Happy holidays.. go Steelers!! haha

  2. retzdaret
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    Check out this thread. You should be able to do it yourself with a Dremel.

    http://www.ymhmotoboard.com/

  3. tnv922d
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    I had the monster windshield cut down to a height of 181/2 inches..........it works great as I am 5'9" and now see over the top. I took it into a plastic shop and he cut it down and polished the edges for $35.....looks like factory now.

  4. TomKajVS580
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    great vid and that was a good price for having it done.
    go steelers!!

  5. tunc
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    heres a link to try
    HOW TO CUT A WINDSHIELD
    video how to cut a windshield
    community.cruisercustomizing....088

    its in here
    http://www.ymhmotoboard.com/

  6. Cabri103
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    Yah know, unless you have a really steady hand, this a job you might want to leave to an auto glass shop. I took my windshield into a local auto glass shop. I did not even have to remove the hardware. the took 2 1/2 inches off the top and it looks nice and clean all the way across. cost $30.

  7. TomKajVS580
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    how did they cut it at the shop?
    sounds like a good price.
    ty

  8. zdoneman
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    Check out this thread. You should be able to do it yourself with a Dremel. http://www.yamahamotorcycleforum.com...ad.php?t=16699
    I thought mine was too short so I used plexi glass to fill in around the headlight and cut it with a Dremmel tool and it tured out great. Then I decided to add lowers. I made them out of thicker plexiglass. I used some L brackets to attach them. My friend thought they were stock lowers. Anyways, You need a moderatly steady hand and fair eye sight, good lighting will help that. You can smooth imperfections and the rough edges out with the little sanding drum.

  9. Shebhertezz
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    My husband had his cut down at a glass shop for $60 (this is Canada) and you'd think the windshield was OEM still. They did a great job. He did have to take it off and take it to the shop tho, but I don't know if that was just his choice.

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