Cutting down a Memphis Shades windshield?
I bought my windshield the day I bought my bike. Since I was not an experienced rider before, I asked for the dealer's suggestion on what size. They did their best and I do not hold them at fault. We ordered a 17" tall Memphis Slim. A few months in I realized I would have prefered a 15" tall Memphis Fat. The edge of the 17 is right in my line of sight.
I am looking at cutting the one I have back about 2"-3". A lady at the local bike shop said she had done this. She made a template of the original shape with a piece of thin cardboard. Slid it down 2" and made her mark on painters tape she had put on the shield to protect it. She cut it with a fine tooth jig-saw and then flame licked the edge with a propane torch to finish the rough edge. She swears it worked like a charm, but I haven't actually laid eyes on here handywork.
Has anyone else done this or seen it done? Afraid to ruin a $150 shield, but would love for mine to be shorter. I can't see buying a new 15" Fats when this one is still new. Anyone want to trade? Or maybe someone has a cheap 15" Fats. Please comment away!
'07 VN900 Classic
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