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Old 02-28-2006, 09:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know I have seen this before on this forum, but can't remember. Is there a way you can cut out a hole for a windshield vent?There is quite a money difference between vent and no vent
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Old 02-28-2006, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I cut two small holes last spring. I ran a search on windshield vents. I think it was silicon sam who had the links to the places to buy the cuter and vents. Worked pretty good - good luck-
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You can buy vents at craigvetter.com
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Hi mikea, it would help if you'd post your bike's make and year in your profile on the signature line, without knowing that I don't know if you're talking about the round vent as on the early 'Wings or the rectangular vent of the later ones. Cutting a vent hole is pretty easy, cover the area with masking tape, draw your cut, drill a hole in the waste area big enough to get a sabersaw blade stated and cut it out just inside the line. Finish up by sanding the edges of the hole to remove all saw marks and scratches, radius the edges of the hole a bit with some sandpaper. It's best to take the windshield off, less chance of error that way but you can do it on the bike.

If you're cutting a rectangular hole drill a small hole at each corner of the hole before cutting. Leaveradiused corners, don't leave the corners square, that can initiate cracking. If you need a round hole, use a hole saw of the correct size or just cut it out after marking with a compass on the taped plastic. Don't do any drilling or cutting in the cold, warm plastic cuts with less chance of cracking.
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You can get the proper size wood cutting hole saw to do the round hole vents, thats the easiest way to add vents. The trick to drilling them this way is to only cut thru part way on the first side, then finish from the other side, that makes for a nice neat cut without marring the exit side or chipping a chunk out. Then just finish the cut off with fine grained sandpaper
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The CC3251 vents I got from these people. If you open the PDF file under the CC3251 they have a couple of other models that fit the same opening, but no picture. The vents are the same one Vetter sells, just much cheaper. They sell more volume, I would imagine.

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo.../snapvents.php

And I used this type of circle cutter.

http://www.generaltools.com/product....mp;sectionid=2

I could install just about any type of vent but these were cheap and quick to install.

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Thanks alot. I own a GL 1500 SE 1996.I know I seen a post on this forum sometime ago. Thanks again for all the responses. This site has helped me out on all kinds of issues. Ride safe........
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I put in the circular snap vents from Aircraft Spruce. Since they accidentally sent me an extra set(called them, they said keep them anyway) I have 4 vents in the windshield and they do help a lot in hot weather. Easy to install.

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Having bought aircraft parts from Aircraft Spruce for many years I almost fell off my chair hearing that they sell something cheaper than someone else. Boy these motorcycle vendors must have a spectacular markup.
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Yes, the vents from AS as sold as a pair, not each. I bought 2 pairs anyways, just to have a spare set.

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