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Old 09-02-2014, 02:58 AM   #1
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Wind Screen Modification:

I own a Ducati Monster 900. I have installed the standard small fairing with wind screen. I'm thinking of buying a taller screen and cut it to fit my fairing. Has anyone done this. And if so, how did you do it? Bandsaw?
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:03 AM   #2
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I made a windscreen from sheet lexan for my strom.

Scroll-saw cuts it fine (use masking tape both sides to prevent it melting back together) and a sheet metal bender/brake bends it quite happily.

I wouldn't recommend using acrylic - it shatters.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:18 AM   #3
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As I found out recently,angle grinder with a zipcut blade works very well.Had to cut a large free sheet to fabricate a rear window for the bushcar, was faster than resetting the bandsaw with the right blade.

Wear protection if you do that...hot plastic does stick to skin.

Whatever tool you use....tape first, mark the cut on the tape and cut through the tape.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:52 AM   #4
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I used a jig saw.
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:44 PM   #5
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I used a jigsaw and a fine blade. Blue masking tape on each side, trace the line and cut the screen while still mounted on the bike.

Wet sandpaper the cut edge to make it "clear" again. It is quick to do when still mounted on the bike, so consider making a few cuts, working your way down. First cut, then ride. If too tall, cut another inch and test ride again.

I was nervous to try this, but it really is pretty easy.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:57 PM   #6
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Blue painters tape to mask. Dremel with a cutoff wheel to make the cut. Flame polish with a propane torch. Heat gun or hairdryer to make compound bends.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:20 PM   #7
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You can soften the plexi in the oven at about 250 degrees after you have it cut so you can put a curve in it that will remain permanent. Use good gloves to handle it because it'll be hot. I built a laminar lip like that once. It worked very well.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:00 PM   #8
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masking tape, jig saw, belt sander.
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