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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-19-2018, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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Finding a short windshield for a 1200.

Iím trying to find a shorty windshield for my 85. Everything I find is stock height. To be honest I want it like 6Ē.

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I believe that Madstad is still building them for the 1200.


yup, they are.... https://madstad.com/collections/hond...ng-gl1200-1984


I have one on my 1800 and it will adjust from a few inches above the dash to over my helmet.
and you can change the angle of attack, so the Laminar Air Stream misses you, or is full in your face.

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I believe that Madstad is still building them for the 1200.


yup, they are.... https://madstad.com/collections/hond...ng-gl1200-1984


I have one on my 1800 and it will adjust from a few inches above the dash to over my helmet.
and you can change the angle of attack, so the Laminar Air Stream misses you, or is full in your face.


Thanks for the link. But itís still taller than I want and holy cow the price. Mine isnít in the best shape so maybe Iíll give cutting and polishing a try


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Thanks for the link. But itís still taller than I want and holy cow the price. Mine isnít in the best shape so maybe Iíll give cutting and polishing a try


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I've cut down a couple. If you have access to a small band saw its easier. Lay out the line you want to cut with masking tape. That way you can get a rough idea of where you want it. Remove the windshield and use a blade with around 8 teeth per inch. Any thing smaller will just load up the blade. I do not recommend a sabre saw. Polish the edge with sandpaper.

Take your time and you'll get good results.


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I've cut down a couple. If you have access to a small band saw its easier. Lay out the line you want to cut with masking tape. That way you can get a rough idea of where you want it. Remove the windshield and use a blade with around 8 teeth per inch. Any thing smaller will just load up the blade. I do not recommend a sabre saw. Polish the edge with sandpaper.



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if ya want it 6 inches, just cut it and paint it black. the turbulance will make it look beautiful.
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if ya want it 6 inches, just cut it and paint it black. the turbulance will make it look beautiful.


I ride a kz440 with a low windshield. Turbulence is nothing new. Haha. Plus, 90% of my riding is 60 and under. Lol


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Thanks for the link. But itís still taller than I want and holy cow the price. Mine isnít in the best shape so maybe Iíll give cutting and polishing a try
that picture they showed, had it at the highest setting, it will drop 4 inches below that.

you have to look at the inner brackets to see they had it mounted up high.
just loosed two thumb wheels and it slides way down out of the way.

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I ride a kz440 with a low windshield. Turbulence is nothing new. Haha. Plus, 90% of my riding is 60 and under. Lol


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kz440 can run fast enough to get turbulance???? lol those were some good bikes. why dont they make em like that anymore? i wiould saw off a nut for a 73 yamaha xs650. or oa sr 500 or a honda xl650 or a ............
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I owned a Yamaha XS650 for several decades.


that was one terrific bike, and it surprised my wife's brother who thought his mighty Kawa Triple 500 was the meanest thing on the streets.


We ran for the 1/4 mile several times, and I beat his arse every time.
he was so busy burning out the rear tire, while I was making a flock of knots, he could not catch up.

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