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    Curmudgeon At Large Bobmws's Avatar
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    Paint prep, new windscreen(s)

    It's time to get the hack painted to match the bike! I've ordered new shocks as the solo stockers are woefully under sprung for hack use. Also got a shock for the hack. Installation requires removal of the hack body, could be done on, but per SWMBO it does need to be painted!
    It will also be easier to install the bike shocks.
    I've wanted a shorter wind screen for the hack, so while I have the body stripped down I made some templates and cut up some 1/8" Lexan.
    First screen is about 1/2 the height of the stocker.
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    Side view, this screen is just below eye level of my passenger.
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    Short-short screen will be used when running solo on a trip, it will keep weather form entering the front of the tonneau cover. I'm leaving the protective coating on until the hack comes back from paint.
    I had SWMBO sit in the hack and she asked about wind protection. She didn't find it humorous when I offered to pull her down the road on the trailer.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobmws View Post
    I had SWMBO sit in the hack and she asked about wind protection. She didn't find it humorous when I offered to pull her down the road on the trailer.......
    If you lock your wife and your dog in the trailer and take a 20 mile ride down a GS trail, when you open the door, only your dog will be happy to see you.
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    Perfect Timing!

    Just yesterday, I was out in the garage looking at my Watsonian Monaco, which has the big "wrap-around" plexi shield mounted, and which large screen serves as the mounting for a very trick convertible top. . .

    BUT -- we now live in the desert, versus Colorado high country which is where the Watsonian first found us, and thus did my fevered brain put a "shrink the windscreen" project on the lengthy list of to-do's. Moreover, I've been riding solo a lot of late with just ballast in the chair. . .and the ballast is not likely to complain about any lack of amenities.

    Not to minimize the your obvious skills in design and execution. . .but this looks like a pretty straightforward project using 1/8" Lexan.

    Any need to use a heat gun to form? Probably good to go on gentle curves with just the screw-fasteners and washers holding the material, eh?

    NICE JOB, and thanks for sharing.

    Walking Eagle

    p.s. I had a checkerboard '98 K12RS. . .you've got a SCREAMING rig there, my friend.
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    Thanks, it was pretty simple, just took some time to make the template. I used a couple of manilla folders taped together to make a template.
    1/8 Lexan is extremely flexible without breaking, which is why I used it. I don't feel any need to have the curve permanently formed. Do use a pointed plastic designed drill bit for the holes, looks like it was sharpened in a pencil sharpener.
    I have a hotrod project that needed windows, I got some 3/8 lexan for that. If you heat lexan it will cloud *unless* you have the capacity to heat it in an oven to (I think) 275 degrees before you heat it to set a curve. I had the plastiic shop heat it and than form it to the curvature I needed .That was a few years ago, Google Lexan forming for the details.
    Bob Weis
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