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Old 04-28-2013, 12:45 AM
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Spitfire windshield for my '79 special

My '79 Special is the only bike I own that didn't have a windshield. I guess I really am getting old, as I feel the need for a little protection from the elements. In my younger days, I laughed at bikes with windshields.

In any case I chose the Spitfire S-06 because it seemed about the right size for the special, and didn't overwhelm the look of the front of the bike like bigger windshields do.

Additionally before I installed the shield I looked on YouTube for installation videos. The ones I found were okay, but I thought I could do better. Here it is.

http://youtu.be/N-uPtg-KNLc
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:50 PM
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Pretty cool man, you have less miles than me, I am at 13 thousand.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:49 PM
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Nice Video. I run one of those too on my '79 Special (75K mi.), it has clamps for 7/8" bars without those collar sleeves. If you ride in a T-shirt, it will fly up on you with the wind in a certain direction. Easy enough with some practice to tuck it under your belt with your thumb while riding.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:32 AM
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how are you liking the windshield? I'm considering getting one myself, I'm about 6'1, would this windshield be tall enough to block the wind when i'm on the highway?
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:47 AM
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I had one of those and it cracked around the holes where the struts bolt onto the windshield.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:13 PM
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I had one of those and it cracked around the holes where the struts bolt onto the windshield.
+1 on that. Get some Methylene chloride and put a drop on the cracks. Capillary action sucks it up, and it melts the plastic together. That's what they assemble plexiplastic with at my local Plastic Shop.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:17 PM
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I sent it back to JCWhitney and they replaced it with a National Cycles Streetshield. It's still going on Rockin'd's SG.
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