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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-03-2010, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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I have a problem with water coming over the top of my windshield. I was told by someone the other day that they make a rubber trim with a cupped edge that fits around the edge of your windshield. But cant seem to find it. Anyone have any idea ??? I have some of the Chrome trim but it didnt help.

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I found several windshield trims, but none of them did what you describe. I really don't see how it would work with the angle of the windshield and wind force. Seems to me it would just gather in the "gutter" and after it fills up, just flood on over the top.
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Rudy has something like that. jimsjinx

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You have my curiosity up. I did find an article describing what you started here, heheee. But so far not an add on.

"BMW had obviously tested this windshield for rain during the design phase, and they included the only rain gutters I had ever seen on a motorcycle. When the water ran up the fairing, at the top lip there was a gutter to collect the water, that led to twin tubes that carried the water down to the street and drained it out down there. This feature was not advertised or mentioned at any time in BMW magazine tests, but it was there if you looked for it and could figure out what it was for. If the water is not drained away, it is all driven the the top or sides of the windshield, then around the edge, where it forms large drops which fly off randomly and may hit you anyway."
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I will bet this is what you are talking about


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Bet thats it. He said it was real expensive.. And he was right ..

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I use a piece of chrome trim that covers the top of the tall Tulsa windshield. It does good to a point. In a downpour it's useless. But in light rain, it seems to push quite a bit to the curb. Before, the rain seemed to go over the top and pour onto the radio area. Now, it runs back down the inside of the ws.

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I took the cheap way out and used a piece of clear tubing (about 3/8" OD) across the top. Cut it length wise with a razor blade and carry it in the saddle bags. When it rains, I slip it on. Serves the purpose and costs about $ 1.00 US plus only visible when I put it on.
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I took the cheap way out and used a piece of clear tubing (about 3/8" OD) across the top. Cut it length wise with a razor blade and carry it in the saddle bags. When it rains, I slip it on. Serves the purpose and costs about $ 1.00 US plus only visible when I put it on.
Thats a great idea... Thanks for sharing...

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