Home made windscreen for my '87 Honda Elie 150

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by HandKPhil, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. HandKPhil

    HandKPhil Been here awhile

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    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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  2. HandKPhil

    HandKPhil Been here awhile

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    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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  3. HandKPhil

    HandKPhil Been here awhile

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    Step 3: Test fit.

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  4. HandKPhil

    HandKPhil Been here awhile

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    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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    HandKPhil Been here awhile

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    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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  6. HandKPhil

    HandKPhil Been here awhile

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  7. HandKPhil

    HandKPhil Been here awhile

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    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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    HandKPhil Been here awhile

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  9. brockster

    brockster Despair & Repair Garage

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    Nice job!

    I love successful hacks.:clap
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  10. Quickv4

    Quickv4 Pro Turd Polisher

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    Lookin good mah man!:thumb
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