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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-25-2006, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Have a '81 GL1100 and installed a new, standard height windsheild to replace the old tall one. Now that I can see over it, I can ride in the rain and fog, but the water beads up and rolls off the top and into my face.

I have seen pictures here and elsewhere of bikes whose windsheilds have a chrome trim around the outer edge. Does this reduce the spitting? If so, anyone know where it can be purchased? Local shop?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-25-2006, 11:31 AM
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Hossners in England you can buy this trim from the usual chrome dealers ,not cheap or you can buy it from good car accsesorie shops at a more realistic price,over here its called chrome mini trim.You warm it up and clip it on .

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I just went to a local hardware store and purchased a length of clear plastic tubing, I think 3/16" DIA, split it down the middle and squeeze it over the top of the windshield.
Works awesome and can take it off on longer dry spells. And best of all ,it's dirt cheap!
Not near as noticeable as a chrome strip but if you like that kind of thing and it works for you, go for it. I personally like it descreet....have fun!
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I went to my local autoparts store and bought chrome trim stripping. I have installed it around my windshield, trunk ,saddle bags and around my fairing. It really adds a nice touch to the bike.
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If the trim is adhesive, watch out for the adhesive melting in summer and running down the windshield, happened to me, and it made a mess! Looks nice, though.
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No just snaps on tight, actually what I used was car door trim. It come in various lengths, you have to cut it for the size you need. I have removed it and re installed it with no problem. I got the idea at a custom car show. a few of my friends have also tried it. You just have to make exact measurements, as my father always said

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┬*I like the (almost $000┬* ) clear 3/16 tubing┬* idea .. the other commercial stuff is $6 per foot[img]/forums/images/emoticons/shock.gif[/img]┬* !!┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*.....┬* My first piece┬* of tubing┬* was just short enough to drop the water┬* off the edge of the shield onto my knees..[img]/forums/images/emoticons/dude.gif[/img]. ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬*┬* ┬*I┬* made another that goes from Mirror to Mirror...┬* The only flaw ... the tubing┬* ┬*peels off when I remove my black t-shirt ,or my cover... so....┬* 6 to 8 carefully spaced drops of clear Silicone┬* sealant now keeps it in place .... and when summer comes┬* ┬*, and┬* when its not raining┬* ┬*the tubing can be peeled off, and rolled up , and the Silicone can be scraped off with a fingernail . ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*SilverDave┬*[img]/forums/images/emoticons/emoticonsxtra/cooldj.gif[/img]

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Maybe $6.00 a foot in Canada, but I only paid about $2.50 a foot. Comes in a size of 5/16 chrome cove shape.
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Ok, Ok
So what you guys are saying is the addition of this trim or tubing will redirect the water drops from flinging themselves into my face?

I am talking about at regular road speeds.

Silverdave, If the drops are falling off at your knees, would not that mean that you are going slow enough that air flow didnt push the drops to the top of the screen?

I'm thinking that the trim would restrict the flow over the top of screen until the airflow pushed enough waterthere that it overflows the obstruction then you would have more water hitting you in the face.

Well maybe a bit higher than it used to due to the additional height and the shape of the tubing.

I guess, I got to buy me some and try it.

Now ya got me wondering. And enquiring Minds need to know.

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