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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-13-2018, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Vulcan 800A Windshield

A couple years ago I purchased my Vulcan 800A and a windshield was thrown in with the deal. I just put it on and the windshield is old and hard to see through clearly so I'd like to replace it. The windshield attaches to the fork rather than handlebars. I can't find a brand. Any idea what brand this might be and if a replacement w/s is available?

There are cheap windshields online, about $50, that mount on the handlebars, are these any good?

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I'd try some Meguiars Plastx polish on that windshield first.
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Let's back up just a bit. Why are you looking through the windscreen? The "received wisdom" is to adjust it so you're just peeking over the top -- and you do have quite a gap around your headlight, which often creates buffeting -- so it looks like you have it adjusted fairly high.
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Handlebar-attached windshields are fine and work just as well. Actually, I'm about to go the opposite route. I've had a PlexiFairing 3 windshield on mine for years but will be changing it out (this winter after this riding season) for a fork mounted National Cycles-made one that looks similar to the one you have now.

Before spending the outlay of several hundred bucks for a different screen, if this one (aside from being hard to look through) is serviceable to you, then RandallRick's suggestion to see if (for a LOT less money) you can eliminate the issue, would be a wise course.

If you do want to get a different screen then try National Cycles or Memphis Shades as they seem to be two of the leading, if not THE leading, producers of quality windscreens.

If you know the brand of the one you currently have, see if they sell replacement screens. No need to buy new mounting kits if you can simply replace with a clone screen.

The least expensive route is RandallRick's suggestion.
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Thank you RandallRick, a good suggestion and definitely worth a try. In looking closely there's a tinting that appears to have dried out on the windshield. It's adhered very well, mot peeling at all. We'll see how it turns out.

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Thank you Trainermb, I'll lower the windshield. In the sun all the haziness shows so lowering (or removing haha) will lessen the problem.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-14-2018, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the information Chris, I appreciate the insight. I wish I could find a manufacturer on the w/s, that would make it easy to find a replacement.

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