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Has anyone ever put a vent in the windshield of a voyager? I ordered a windshield vent that fits the Honda Goldwing. It looks pretty straight forward. Cutting a hole in my windshield is the only tough part that I see. Just wondering if anyone else has done this.

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Were you thinking of putting some sort of shutter-thing (to open/close) in the hole or just cutting a hole and leaving it?

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I've put a Goldwing vent in my 12" Windvest shield, and it's a worthwhile addition. It certainly seems to help relieve the back-pressure and reduce the turbulence - as well as providing some welcome air on a hot day.

You can find templates online for cutting the hole. Hold the inside part of the vent up against the screen to determine height, mask everything up well both sides, and with a combination of drill & jigsaw it's a simple operation.

The Goldwing screen must be a lot thicker than the Windvest, and it was a little loose to begin with. I fixed that using some thin adhesive backed foam window seal around the inside piece of the vent, and it now clamps up nice & tight.
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Very interesting modification. This is one Ma Kaw should have made available.

How difficult is it to get ahold of the Goldwing screen?

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Poppop: Upon re-reading your initial comment, I see that you already mentioned the Goldwing vent setup. I missed that the first time I read it. Anyway, that was what I was thinking about when I asked about the "shutter-thing".

As you can see, it will look nice when you do yours.

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Very interesting modification. This is one Ma Kaw should have made available.

How difficult is it to get ahold of the Goldwing screen?
It's not a Goldwing screen... it's a Goldwing vent in my Voyager screen.

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Has anyone ever put a vent in the windshield of a voyager? I ordered a windshield vent that fits the Honda Goldwing. It looks pretty straight forward. Cutting a hole in my windshield is the only tough part that I see. Just wondering if anyone else has done this.
I cheated.. ordered mine from Clearveiw w the vent....

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I've put a Goldwing vent in my 12" Windvest shield, and it's a worthwhile addition. It certainly seems to help relieve the back-pressure and reduce the turbulence - as well as providing some welcome air on a hot day.

You can find templates online for cutting the hole. Hold the inside part of the vent up against the screen to determine height, mask everything up well both sides, and with a combination of drill & jigsaw it's a simple operation.

The Goldwing screen must be a lot thicker than the Windvest, and it was a little loose to begin with. I fixed that using some thin adhesive backed foam window seal around the inside piece of the vent, and it now clamps up nice & tight.
Can you direct the airflow up the backside of the shield with that vent?
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Can you direct the airflow up the backside of the shield with that vent?
Yes
It's got a cover plate that you can open or close in 4 positions just like GW

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It's got a cover plate that you can open or close in 4 positions just like GW

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And even when closed, it has four small openings that direct air straight up along the back of the screen. I found that mine rattles just a little when fully closed, so I usually keep it open one notch.
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