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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-04-2018, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
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900 Classic Windshield too big

Has anyone out there cut down their OEM Vulcan 900 Classic windshield? It is unstable on the freeway. Tends to throw my front end around.
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I just added some lowers to fix that prob

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Thanks for the advice.
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I have cut down several windshields. I use 2" wide masking tape to protect it from the resting-plate of my saber saw. I use a fine tooth blade and moderate speed. I mark the shield with a crayon, on the bike, so I can visualize both the shape and height of my cut. I then remove the shield and perfect the line and curve I drew. I then apply the Painter's masking tape (liberally), to the boundaries of the line. I broke one one time, by grasping the shield so tightly, that I inadvertently twisted it while cutting and snapped the shield. Go slow-don't rush and remember you can dress up most bobbles with a file, afterward. Which leads me to my own personal advise: Do it only if you have decided that if you screw it up, you will happily buy a new shield glass, and not beat yourself up about breaking your shield! Once you make your peace about that, you can cut it (best not to stop in the middle of the cut), clean up the cut and bevel the edge with a file (careful not to scratch next to the cut!), and remount the shield and final check for any crooked parts. If you don't like the final outcome, buy a new one feeling confident you tried your best to save money. Either way, when you are finished, you can enjoy your shield at the proper height!
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By the way, my current Voyager's windshield was too tall, and I LOVE the fact that it unbolts from the fairing and you cut the bottom! Had to redrill bolt holes, but chrome strip covered widened holes (for alignment). It sure is nice to look OVER the shield, rather than through it!
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I moved my windshield to the lowest position, added OEM lowers and get no buffeting or feel any drag or adverse effects (unless it is a windy as hell day). I feel very stable on the freeway 75+. Might be a tire or balancing issue.

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I will try the lowers first. Thanks for the advice.
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I put lowers on mine and it did help but my shield is too high, can't see over it(must be the seat's too low). I'm not brave enough to attempt cutting it myself. I found a place here that cuts plexi. Just gotta find the time to get'r done.

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That is exactly my plan. Cut the shield down and add lowers. I may take the shield off during summer. Thanks for your post. I’m also eying the Cobra light bar too.
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A good option! If they'll do it, then you have peace-of-mind they will replace it if it breaks. You'll have no risk and still save money on the shorter windshield.
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