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Offline wayne gulliver

windscreen
« on: October 17, 2016, 05:59:38 PM »
I bought a full windshield with my ZForce 500. If I use it in the summer the rain/drops will block my view and dust seems to roll in behind me. So I removed it hopefully it will be of use in the winter>

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Offline Derfer22

Re: windscreen
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2016, 09:28:22 AM »
Had a couple of my razor buddies remove them for the same reason; I've heard you need a back window to keep the dust from rolling back on you 
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Offline REDRIDER

Re: windscreen
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2016, 10:47:35 AM »
No windshield on my motorcycle why would I want one on my offroad machine. goggles and tasting dirt are part of the experience =). Who wants to spend $600 so you can feel like your riding in a little car. I prefer the wind, just my opinion.

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Offline WalkinTarget

Re: windscreen
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2016, 10:52:24 AM »
Correct. The front 'shield creates a negative air flow, which in turn pulls in dust that is kicked up behind the vehicle. This is why I highly advocate a flip up full windshield, so you can alter it to suite whatever conditions you ride in. Leave it fully closed in the winter for maximum air deflection with out any dust kickup. Leave it fully open in the summer for full airflow, and leave it cracked for Spring and Fall riding to get some airflow and cut down on dust and protect from rain as well.

They are very pricey, but they are the ONLY way to make every ride a comfortable ride regardless of the temperature or conditions. Red is a bit off on his price for the proper 'shield, but for around $350 you can fix the problem.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2016, 10:53:57 AM by WalkinTarget »
2014 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail - 27" GBC Dirt Commanders, soft top, quarter windshield, AC front and rear steel bumpers, Bandit springs, EZ Ryde Midnight Edition exhaust, Plano 1719 storage box, Speedwerx throttle and secondary clutch spring, heated seats, Polaris seat slider.

Sold: 2006 King Quad 700 - 27" ITP 589 M/S tires, ITP rims

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: windscreen
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2016, 11:31:56 AM »
Yeah..love having the flip windshield. And also makes the wife happy. We also get a 10% discount at SuperATV making it very attractive for me.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

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Offline REDRIDER

Re: windscreen
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2016, 11:58:49 AM »
Correct. The front 'shield creates a negative air flow, which in turn pulls in dust that is kicked up behind the vehicle. This is why I highly advocate a flip up full windshield, so you can alter it to suite whatever conditions you ride in. Leave it fully closed in the winter for maximum air deflection with out any dust kickup. Leave it fully open in the summer for full airflow, and leave it cracked for Spring and Fall riding to get some airflow and cut down on dust and protect from rain as well.

They are very pricey, but they are the ONLY way to make every ride a comfortable ride regardless of the temperature or conditions. Red is a bit off on his price for the proper 'shield, but for around $350 you can fix the problem.
The pricing I mention was for front and rear shield, and an estimate =)

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Offline bezerk1

Re: windscreen
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2016, 12:25:59 PM »
I always get a kick out of these windshield and dust issues.  No true off road vehicle ever had a windshield.  From the buggy's in Baja 50 years ago to a SXS crawling through the woods and mud of PA a windshield simply does not work well.  It's a fact that anytime you direct airflow around a vehicle there is going to be a low pressure area behind it.  That low pressure will pull dust in from everywhere.  If its not swirling dust, its covered in water, mud, and dirt.  Doors and a rear window are unlikely to stop the dust.  Like a previous poster said if you don't like dust, get a Jeep, or stay at home and bake a bunt cake.  A helmet and googles are a tried and true solution.  You haven't seen dust until you have ridden in the coal region of PA during a dry summer.  If conditions were extremely dusty every time out, I would invest in a Parker Pumper.  Just my .02 centavos. 
« Last Edit: October 18, 2016, 12:27:58 PM by bezerk1 »

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: windscreen
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2016, 12:35:32 PM »
I didn't get mine to attempt to deflect dust & wind, I got mine for the torrential rains and hail we get in the mountains...and to keep the Mrs. happier. Afterall.."Happy wife, Happy life" :)

« Last Edit: October 18, 2016, 12:37:50 PM by NMKawierider »
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

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Offline WalkinTarget

Re: windscreen
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2016, 03:04:50 PM »
Oh man, I remember my White Haven days riding on the coal access roads .. it was absolutely choking !! We'd come out looking like 1930's WV coal miners on those rides. I don't miss that, but at the time it was what we did.

Red, that quote is still high. RockyMountain just clearanced some nice Tusk rear screens - not lexan, mind you, but like mosquito netting for $50 for my ride, and I wish I would have got one, but this time of year it is not a need here in PA. We ride under the tree canopy (yes, leaves are still hanging on tightly) and have have enough showers to cut down drastically on the dust from those July/August rides. 
2014 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail - 27" GBC Dirt Commanders, soft top, quarter windshield, AC front and rear steel bumpers, Bandit springs, EZ Ryde Midnight Edition exhaust, Plano 1719 storage box, Speedwerx throttle and secondary clutch spring, heated seats, Polaris seat slider.

Sold: 2006 King Quad 700 - 27" ITP 589 M/S tires, ITP rims

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: windscreen
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2016, 03:43:21 PM »
Oh man, I remember my White Haven days riding on the coal access roads .. it was absolutely choking !! We'd come out looking like 1930's WV coal miners on those rides. I don't miss that, but at the time it was what we did.

Red, that quote is still high. RockyMountain just clearanced some nice Tusk rear screens - not lexan, mind you, but like mosquito netting for $50 for my ride, and I wish I would have got one, but this time of year it is not a need here in PA. We ride under the tree canopy (yes, leaves are still hanging on tightly) and have have enough showers to cut down drastically on the dust from those July/August rides. 
I want to get one of those nettings for the rear. I hear it helps a lot. That's why I use my cargo net like I do..it helps a little.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

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Offline WalkinTarget

Re: windscreen
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2016, 05:32:20 PM »
Just spent an hour looking for the Tusk rear mesh windshield on Ebay/Amazon/RockyMtn, etc and haven't found a vendor offering one yet. At only $50, it was quite a bargain for what you get, but it did NOT block fine dust, which was most reviewers complaint. I'm gonna get my ride paid off first, then I shouldn't need to worry about winter temp riding until late next Fall. Then I'll invest in the front pop-up and revisit the rear mesh idea.
2014 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail - 27" GBC Dirt Commanders, soft top, quarter windshield, AC front and rear steel bumpers, Bandit springs, EZ Ryde Midnight Edition exhaust, Plano 1719 storage box, Speedwerx throttle and secondary clutch spring, heated seats, Polaris seat slider.

Sold: 2006 King Quad 700 - 27" ITP 589 M/S tires, ITP rims

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Offline Derfer22

Re: windscreen
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2016, 05:53:53 AM »
No windshield on my motorcycle why would I want one on my offroad machine. goggles and tasting dirt are part of the experience =). Who wants to spend $600 so you can feel like your riding in a little car. I prefer the wind, just my opinion.
I only want one for the winter but not willing to shell out the bucks to use it only a couple months
2013 Z-Force 600
3" Lift
When in Doubt
Throttle it Out

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Offline WalkinTarget

Re: windscreen
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2016, 11:07:58 AM »
I only want one for the winter but not willing to shell out the bucks to use it only a couple months
You're not looking at this the right way. It will get used every month, but it will only be really necessary for those winter months. It will keep dust and/or rain off of you for all of those other months, so to say that it will only be used for a couple months is not entirely accurate. It will more greatly benefit you in winter, but it will many other times be a welcome addition to your ride as well. 
2014 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail - 27" GBC Dirt Commanders, soft top, quarter windshield, AC front and rear steel bumpers, Bandit springs, EZ Ryde Midnight Edition exhaust, Plano 1719 storage box, Speedwerx throttle and secondary clutch spring, heated seats, Polaris seat slider.

Sold: 2006 King Quad 700 - 27" ITP 589 M/S tires, ITP rims

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Offline REDRIDER

Re: windscreen
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2016, 11:36:22 AM »
I only want one for the winter but not willing to shell out the bucks to use it only a couple months
You're not looking at this the right way. It will get used every month, but it will only be really necessary for those winter months. It will keep dust and/or rain off of you for all of those other months, so to say that it will only be used for a couple months is not entirely accurate. It will more greatly benefit you in winter, but it will many other times be a welcome addition to your ride as well.
I disagree, if I was to get one and went cheaper with a full windshield I would ONLY use it for winter, it would come off in spring summer fall.

Re: windscreen
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2016, 04:22:21 PM »
A lot of the dust swirls up from behind the seats so on our Lexan Back Panels we have added a skirt below. Some dust still gets in though, but by adding front and rear Dual Vents in our Lexan Windshields and Back Panels you are directing adjustable air flow straight through. It works well.
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