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Re: detachable windshield
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2006, 08:04:24 PM »

Buffy,

Sorry, I know you've been through this, but I plan on doing the windshield project this weekend.  Can you be more specific about how you knew where the windshield would hit the visor?  You say you made a cardboard template, and your picture helps, but I am thinking of using the quick release windshield from Harley and it appears to fit a bit differently from the detachable with mounting kit you appear to have used.  Can you give a bit more detail on the making of the template?  In my mind that is the critical piece of this project.

Thanks!

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Re: detachable windshield
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2006, 10:52:30 PM »

Johnnys_Glide,

It was actually easier than you think.  

First, I removed the headlight fairing (easier job than you think!)
Then I took a piece of cardboard and laid it done on a table.
I then placed the trailing edge (closest to the handle bars) of the faring on the cardboard.
Now you can use a pencil to trace the contour of the fairing.
Then I cut out the cardboard.
I took the windshield (with all mounting hardware removed) and taped a VERY wide spot so the saber saw wouldn't scratch it.
I then took the cardboard and laid it on top of the windshield and traced the cutout onto the VERY wide tape.
Working slowly, I cut it with a fine toothed saber saw and finished it off with a belt sander.
Then I added the chrome door edge molding from Pep Boys.
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Re: detachable windshield
« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2006, 10:59:24 PM »

Thanks John,

I appreciate the step by step instructions.  I ordered the windshield and mounting hardware from Liberty North (your hometown and mine) and will actually PAY for it on fathers day weekend so as to get double Harley points.  FYI, the quick release version of the windshield doesn't work as the clips make contact with the headlight cowl.  Be sure and drop me a PM next time you are in town, I would love to show you my ride...it looks a whole lot like yours as you've inspired me on two things now...the seat (but I added the Ostrich on your advice) and now the windshield.  I know, I know...I should post pics, but I don't have a working digital cam right now.

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Re: detachable windshield
« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2006, 09:13:18 PM »

If anyone wants a template for this job in the future, let me know and I'll send you one.  I have about 1/4" clearance all the way around the fairing.  I saved the windshield cutout, --- and if you're interested, can save you some work.  PM me if interested.

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Re: detachable windshield
« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2006, 09:14:47 PM »

OK, and yes, I've since removed the fairing and put an aftermarket headlight on the bike.....
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Re: detachable windshield
« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2006, 12:39:27 PM »

CVO,

Per my PM, I ordered the Compact (Full Height) windshield, HD P#58627-99.  I presume that will be important to knowing the exact cut out.

Thanks again...

John
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Re: detachable windshield
« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2006, 07:33:20 PM »

Just to clarify, my template is for the Super Sport windshield (see post #15 for the part number; see my pics above.)  Thanks!  -subpar
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Re: detachable windshield
« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2006, 11:06:15 PM »

Thanks for the clarification.  I just got confused on all the different names Harley has for all the different windshields.  I will get the supersport one as I would prefer to use your tried and true template.  Thanks again!
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Re: detachable windshield
« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2008, 04:58:56 PM »

Hi,

Any chance I could get a copy of the templete?

Thanks
Bill

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Re: detachable windshield
« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2011, 10:38:26 AM »

I'm so glad I found this forum.  I have a FXDWG2 and need a windshield and would liekto keep the fairing as well.
I'm going to order the Sport Windshield Kit for Softail® Custom and Dyna® Wide Glide® Models Part # 91820-85A and cut it out  :orange:
 
http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/gma_product.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441849393&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374309405611&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374309405611&bmUID=1306938955516&bmLocale=en_US
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Re: detachable windshield
« Reply #40 on: June 01, 2011, 01:12:19 PM »

You're absolutely right, lots of info here to both save you money and help you spend even more. I modded a couple of full size WG windshields:

http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?topic=27725.285

Have thought of getting one of the Super Sport ones as well as I like that look too.

Time and Money - if you have more of one, you can get by with less of the other.

Mod on!
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Re: detachable windshield
« Reply #41 on: June 08, 2011, 01:59:47 PM »

I'm going to install the windhsield tonight..  What would the best cutting tool be for this job?
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Re: detachable windshield
« Reply #42 on: June 08, 2011, 03:15:03 PM »

I'm going to install the windhsield tonight..  What would the best cutting tool be for this job?

As I recall, I used a coping saw. Be sure to tape off the area and draw the line on the tape so if you slip, you don't scratch the windshield. You can always sand or dremel down any rough spots or cover it with the edge molding in chrome of gold to hide any rough edges.
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Re: detachable windshield
« Reply #43 on: June 16, 2011, 12:45:07 PM »

Hey Guys...  
I installed the windshield over the weekend...  
The windshield helped out a lot but I think I need something a little bigger for the amount of highway driving I do..
My thought is to get a bigger windshield with detachable mounts...

**Which detachable windshields will fit out FXDGW2 bikes?**
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Re: detachable windshield
« Reply #44 on: June 16, 2011, 04:01:13 PM »

@ Buy Early
Is this the windshield you have??

Part # 59802-05

IN-STORE PURCHASE ONLY Contact dealer for pricing and availability.


Fits '93-'05 FXDWG and '86-later FXST, FXSTC and FXSTB models. Windshield dimensions: Overall height 23.8"; width 21.4".

19" Clear

MSRP US $419.95

http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/gma_product.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524448765129&default=none
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