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 Post subject: $6 DIY Windscreen
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:23 pm 
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There always seems to be a handful of folks looking for a good windscreen for the more "DIRTBIKE" style DS bikes. So, I thought I'd share my DIY design. Easy to make. The only tools necessary are a ruler (straight edge) a pencil, and a good blade. Ultra light weight. No alterations to the number plate. Solid as a rock at over 100 mph. All you need is a plastic trash can 2" industrial strength velcro. ($12 Wal Mart) Supplies make two windscreens.

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I didn't make this one, but obviously, they can be made of plexiglass as well.

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Here's the template and measurements. You should be able to figure out the folds from the pics.

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Template and Sterilite trash can I use.
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I recommend the velcro mount so in the case of a high speed get off, it will just pull off without damaging the number plate or your neck! But as I said, it is plenty solid. Give it a try. Let me know if it works for ya!


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 Post subject: Re: $6 DIY Windscreen
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:10 pm 
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Very excellent. Would a heat gun help?

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 Post subject: Re: $6 DIY Windscreen
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:51 pm 
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Really good looking windscreen. :s_thumbsup Like d s asks- How'd you get the precise folds? Heat gun? :s_dunno


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 Post subject: Re: $6 DIY Windscreen
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:22 pm 
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Excellent!
Another "must do" mod that is easy and inexpensive.
The velcro attachment will make it easy to install and remove.
Now I just need to stop and pick up a plastic donor

Big thank you! :good:

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 Post subject: Re: $6 DIY Windscreen
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:57 pm 
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Seems too cool so far... how about a youtube video of you making one?

I like the looks a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: $6 DIY Windscreen
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:31 pm 
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I don't guess a heat gun woukd hurt, but I've never used one. The plastic is not really that hard to crease. I just use the heels of my hands to "pinch" it uo. You don't have to fold it completely over. Just enough to make a good clean line.

I never thought of doing a vid for it, but I may give it a shot.


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 Post subject: Re: $6 DIY Windscreen
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:02 pm 
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I will see if I can find the other threads covering this mod and post it on here to keep the info together. I know several folks have done the garbage can windshield mod in the past.


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 Post subject: Re: $6 DIY Windscreen
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:40 pm 
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I originally posted the windscreen on advrider but it was a long time ago. I'll try to find the link. I just shot an impromptu "how to" vid on it. My first ever btw.

I'll try to post it up, maybe tomorrow, if not tomorrow, definitely Wednesday.


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 Post subject: Re: $6 DIY Windscreen
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:14 am 
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Great Mod indeed! Already saw it on advrider about 4 month ago I think. Wanted to make it back than but did not find any garbage can like this in my country :(


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 Post subject: Re: $6 DIY Windscreen
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:16 am 
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So here's my first ever "how to" vid. Hope this helps. If anybody has any suggestions or new designs let me know.
[video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbtnlF4 ... ata_player [/video]

Not sure how to embed a vid, so if that doesn't work, heres the URL.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbtnlF4 ... ata_player


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