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Old 11-25-2009, 12:20 PM   #1
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Home made windscreen for my '87 Honda Elite 150

I got to thinking recently that what this forum needs is more redneck engineering project threads, so to that end I present my homemade windscreen project.

Step 1: Go through pile of crap in the back of garage, and scrounge up an old windshield from my old Kawasaki ZR-7S. This was a left over from years ago when I replaced the stock screen with a nice tinted touring model.


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Old 11-25-2009, 12:23 PM   #2
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Home made windscreen - Step 2

Step 2: Get out the Dremel and cut/shape old windshield to fit new application. Sand edges with progessively finer grit sandpaper. Clean burnt plastic bits out of nostrils for approximately one hour.

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Old 11-25-2009, 12:26 PM   #3
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Home made windscreen - Step 3

Step 3: Test fit.

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Old 11-25-2009, 12:29 PM   #4
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Home made windscreen - Step 4

Step 4: Cut up an old aluminum ruler to make mounting brackets. Test fit. Pound, twist, test again. Paint to match inside of screen, whick was painted black right after brackets were fashioned.

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Old 11-25-2009, 12:34 PM   #5
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home made windscreen - Step 5

Step 5: After the inside of the windscreen was painted black and allowed to dry overnight, I mounted the windscreen to the brackets using stainless hardware and rubber washers, then mounted the brackets to the mirror mounting bolts.

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Old 11-25-2009, 12:36 PM   #6
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Home made windscreen - Step 5 continued

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Old 11-25-2009, 12:40 PM   #7
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Home made windscreen - Step

Step 6: Stand back, and revel in the majesty of my own redneck engineering skills. Well step back and take some pictures, anyways. Step 7 will be to find some polishing compound specifically made for plastic, and polish the outside of the screen, which is currently a bit rough-looking up close.

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Home made windscreen - '87 Honda Elite 150

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Old 11-25-2009, 08:18 PM   #9
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:09 AM   #10
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