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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Triming the 1800 windshield

I have seen it mentioned here a couple of times through the years. In an effort to reduce passenger buffeting, owners have trimmed the windshield down several inches.

From looking at my shield I believe I could shorten it to be in line with my chin without negatively effecting the vent. If I want more protection in the rain I could still raise it to be able to ride behind the shield.

I have two questions for your discussion:
1. Does anyone have experience in this working or not for reducing buffeting?
2. If you were going to try this, what tools would you use and how would you ensure an attractive cut?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 03:12 PM
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I've heard of folks doing that but have never tried it myself. I would think you would need a tool like a Dremel in order to make the necessary curved cut. Some fine sanding would probably be then needed to smooth the cuts and edges.

Hopefully someone on here will have done it already and can give you better advice..
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 03:26 PM
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Don't see the connection between a shorter windshield and reducing passenger buffeting ? Enlighten me.

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Supposedly gets rid of the airpocket that comes around and smacks her in the back of the head

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Actually they sell a product that prevents wind getting to the passenger. It mounts between the backrest and trunk. https://www.windwings.net/apps/webst...s/show/5432140



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Supposedly gets rid of the airpocket that comes around and smacks her in the back of the head
OK. More face wind equals less backlash wind.

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