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Are there (or were)short onesmade? The windshield is a tad hi for my liking (and I'm 6'1), and I have been wondering if shorter ones exsist.
 

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You could try having it cut down,I had mine shortened by a glass repair shop and it worked fineI too am 6,1 but like seeing over the top of the shield,
 

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Cutting them down is not difficult, if you have a Dremel tool. I did my last one on my 1500, but do be careful not to cut it down too low, which may cause turbulance. Mine was so badly scratched by the previous owner that I had to cut it for safe riding.

If you put masking tape over the screen at the level you think might be right, make sure you can see over it with view down the road at about 40'. Adjust the tape as necessary, then using the Dremel cutting disk, work slowly easing the blade through the plastic. Having done the deed, any rough edges can be smoothed with wet and dry.

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Pete's right cutting them down is easy, cutting them taller is a bit more difficult. There are several sources that make them shorter. I just installed a Cee Bailey windshield on my bike, it's very high quality and a bit thicker than OEM. It has no distortion and with polarized sunglasses I get no stress rainbows in it.

http://www.ceebaileys.com/honda/gl1200ws.html
 

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Custom made wingshield links...........I like this forum :D
 

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Like Exavid, I have just gone for the Cee Bailey option and am very happy at the moment with the 4" over size and looking through a clear screen.

However, as he said, it isn't easy to make them taller again. Out of necessity I cut my last one down, but to be frank, I over did it, and the buffeting was bad. Take a little off, if in doubt, and take more if necessary. I would assume that the manufacturers make the screens to deflect wind and rain to the best advantage, so cutting down must change them, so be prepared for a little more wind, ( if you get my drift!!)

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TUNDRA_schumacher wrote:
Custom made wingshield links...........I like this forum :D
If you think that is impressive, there are guys on here custom making things for other members! And smaller items have been known to change hands at no charge, plus just about any problem will get "custom" sorted by a Guru!!:clapper::clapper::clapper::goofygrin:

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Silverfox wrote:
TUNDRA_schumacher wrote:
Custom made wingshield links...........I like this forum :D
If you think that is impressive, there are guys on here custom making things for other members! And smaller items have been known to change hands at no charge, plus just about any problem will get "custom" sorted by a Guru!!:clapper::clapper::clapper::goofygrin:

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Yes, they've been known to electronically hold your hands through repairs as well as help to maintain normal sanity levels. (Depending on what your normal levels were to begin with...)

Re: the windshield, on my '83 'Wing I replaced the original windshield with one from J. C. Whitney and loved it! It was a little shorter although still adjustable. Lucky for me the shorter screen on the lowest setting was right where I wanted it.

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