fredogauvino Posted April 6, 2015 Share Posted April 6, 2015 From day one I did not like the original windscreen of my FJ09. I found it very noisy. In the lowest position, it was a little bit better.But then I tried a FZ07, with no screen at all and I liked that much better... I had to do something... I did not found a commercially available windscreen from puig, zero gravity etc... Powerbronze short model is back order. In desperation, I went instead to Home-Depot and bought a 11x17 sheet of LEXAN clear plastic. Then, just to make sure that I would not waste my 14$ investment, I first made a prototype from an old crazy carpet. It follows the lines of original screen, but obviously shorter. Then I went to sleep. The next day, Using a pair of metal sheet scissors I cut the Lexan. Then I block-sanded the edges until no more scissors marks where visible. Then using a Heat gun, I heated the lexan and gived it a curved shaped. Lexan start to be malleable at 155 Celsius, so gloves are definitely required. Then I removed the original windscreen, placed the new one, and carefully marked the holes to drill. And voilà ! A brand new short windscreen... How does it behaves ? Man ! you would not believe how this screen now helps me doing wheelies in 4th gear in total silence. The original screen was so heavy, and the down force it produced did not help bringing the front up at all. Okay, okay, I'm joking. Its still below zero outside, never ending winter. I will report soon how it does improves the noise level. But so far, I am satisfied with the look. It does not look to much ghetto. Lexan plastic is shatterproof, but not scratch proof, So I now have to dodge every bug that try to suicide on me. The plastic is also thinner than the original screen, but since it's smaller, it should be OK. The curvature should also help rigidity. So that was my 1st mod ! Tell me what you think. Fred Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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