Author Topic: Looking for a cheap windscreen  (Read 116 times)

musicweb

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Looking for a cheap windscreen
« on: June 12, 2019, 08:44:08 PM »
Have a 1982 xz550 with the sport cowl, but the windscreen has many cracks around the bolt holes.
Anyone have one in better shape? I don't mind a couple of cracks. Tx
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Re: Looking for a cheap windscreen
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2019, 09:59:14 PM »
Bump because I destroyed my shark fairing windscreen today. Curious to see if there's any on the market.

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Re: Looking for a cheap windscreen
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2019, 11:23:04 PM »
There are plastic shops that can replicate your original if you have the original.  It is easier to work with a more or less whole screen but if you have all the pieces they can still get it pretty close.  Either that or learn how to make a mold and carefully heat the plastic so it forms to the mold.  Precise heat control is a big deal for this process.
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Re: Looking for a cheap windscreen
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2019, 04:16:09 PM »
I did manage to get an old snowmobile screen an heated it slowly to fit and cut to fit, but it was a pita.... works though.
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Re: Looking for a cheap windscreen
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2019, 03:51:24 AM »
To quote a wise person,"Declare victory and move on".  Glad you got it handled.
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