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post #1 of 12 Old Jul 2nd, 2008, 9:41 am Thread Starter
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Has anyone seen a windshield wiper for a bike - like the LT?? I may be getting old, but I just don't like it when I'm going down the highway and can't see. I don't mind the rain, just doing 60 MPH and the car/truck dissappears in front of me, is just not as much fun as it could be.
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post #2 of 12 Old Jul 2nd, 2008, 9:54 am
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Re: windshield wiper

I have never heard of one on a motorcycle, but thinking it through there would probably be a problem with the plastic sheild scatching when wiping all the road grime off. Have you tried waxing your shield? This helps by shedding the water in beads instead of smearing. Good luck

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Has anyone seen a windshield wiper for a bike - like the LT?? I may be getting old, but I just don't like it when I'm going down the highway and can't see. I don't mind the rain, just doing 60 MPH and the car/truck dissappears in front of me, is just not as much fun as it could be.
Yup, it's been done. Gent in Florida (IIRC) had one (1) installed on the LT's shield. I can't remember any details as to how it operated (wind up or battery or hardwire), butt a pic or two is in the old archived files going way back. Time permits, I'll see what I can find.
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Re: windshield wiper

have you tried adusting the windshield to a different angle to get better movement of water off of it?

Haven't had any rain in my first 5000 miles since buying my bike, so I cant speak from experience.

Brian in Austin ......( had our first rainfall in 6 weeks last Sunday night)


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post #5 of 12 Old Jul 2nd, 2008, 11:39 am
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Mike Gregg, (baronvongregg?) who had the neat rear box/back rest setup last year had one on his shield: http://tinyurl.com/5lzl4t hope the link works. Cool idea too.

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[QUOTE=wildwestrider]have you tried adusting the windshield to a different angle to get better movement of water off of it?
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I do that and it work some. My problem is the mist for trucks and very heavy rain
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There are several options for boat windshields that might work. You might take a look at some of the marine sites.
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post #8 of 12 Old Jul 3rd, 2008, 4:38 pm
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Re: windshield wiper

Lower the windshield and look over it, the wind will then blow the rain off your face shield. In severe conditions you can then easily wipe the face shield clean if needed.

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Re: windshield wiper

Ditto,

Also get a good glove with a squeegee on it, or one of them squeegee's that fit over your thumb.


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Lower the windshield and look over it, the wind will then blow the rain off your face shield. In severe conditions you can then easily wipe the face shield clean if needed.

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Re: windshield wiper

Rainex works real good.

Guy from Florida turned me on to that, he rode in the rain all the time/

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Re: windshield wiper

Just saw this... I have one and people laugh but I am from Oregon and ride in everything but ice... I love it.

http://www.healthandperformance.org/ltmod/

Alot of log trucks out here with no fenders, they throw up alot of dirty water... dirty water is the real need.

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I don't mind the rain, just doing 60 MPH and the car/truck dissappears in front of me, is just not as much fun as it could be.
EXACTLY! I have a bad habit of pushing it harder in the rain to stay dry.

Mine is a Jeep motor and controls you can get at the NAPA store. It has adjustable delay and everything.

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