Replacement windshield

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by pawpaw01, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. pawpaw01

    pawpaw01 Member

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    I have a 2008 FXSTC with a HD quick-release windshield. The windshield I currently have is badly etched from me using Rain-X on it. I have been looking at a replacement from Rifle. Has anyone else used any windshields from Rifle? I am wondering if it will be as good as they claim their products are (like every other online parts dealer does). Any help or info is greatly appreciated. ride safe...
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Get the replacement glass from the HD dealer. Better quality.
     
  3. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    The Rain-X attacked the HD windscreen hard coating, but did you try using windscreen/plexiglass polish like Yamaha Windscreen Cleaner...please do not beat me up guys, but used this stuff since the 80's, comes in a black bottle and does not require tons of elbow grease. You put it on a cotton tee, on your clean dry windscreen in a circular motion, doing the problem areas first. Let it dry to a haze and then use another white tee and rub it down wiping off all the haze and the swirls disappear also. Works equally on face shields too, not abrasive so it will not foul hard coatings and the smell is nice, not strong, finish lasts a long time too.
     
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  4. B-1B_Guy

    B-1B_Guy Junior Member

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    74 is correct. Yamaha Windscreen Cleaner is good stuff, have used it for years. Honda Chrome polish is great as well.

    In case you're wondering.....I'm NOT having rice for supper.:D
     
  5. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Thanks B-1B for not beating me up and yeah, not having sushi tonight either, but I do miss not taking out the Katana...eh...GINSU to periodically strafe a few canyons (it is with my son-in-law) having a blast with it...:D
     
  6. pawpaw01

    pawpaw01 Member

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    I have tried an automotive plastic cleaner/polish but it did not remove the swirls I created using the Rain-X. I will try the Yamaha windshield cleaner, perhaps it will do the trick. Thank you guys for the info. Ride safe...
     
  7. dhorne

    dhorne Active Member

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    PLedge PLedge PLedge................. Works well for the bugs not sticking as well as cleans and protects
     
  8. KingHeritage

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    My new Heritage came with a tall windshield that was as such that I had to look over it or under it.The top was right in my line of vision.Silly me.I thought that in the sake of safety,the dealer would replace it.Well,they didn't.My point is that on the Heritage model HD doesn't sell just the glass.I would have had to spring for a complete windshield with all of the chrome brackets attached for the sum of 300.00.I ended up buying a replacement glass from Memphis Shades for 77.00 and that price included shipping from Dennis Kirk.Quality wise I couldn't see much if any difference.
     
  9. Kettoo

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    Pledge works great, is cheap and comes in different scents. Active ingredient so I've read is silicon.
     
  10. lionsm53

    lionsm53 Banned

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    Best replacement ( I went through several)for my 99 Fxstc was a Memphis Shades "Rio Grande". Just love it.