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After spending 9 months riding with the stock windshield on my 05 FLHT, today I took the power jig saw and cut three inches off the top. It is now so sweet! I was always looking through the windshield, now I'm lookikng over it. And the wind just misses the top of my helmet.

I guess I'm too cheap to buy even an inexpensive replacement. Granted I still have a bit of finishing work to do with a belt-sander (wasn't too straight with the saw at some places), but all in all I'm quite satisfied.

I masked the plastic before cutting and had no problems with chipping or cracking.

-bluelab
 

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Did the same with the standard shield I bought for my FLHRS. Used the 4" shorter smoked one that I have for a template. Chopped 2" off and finished the edge with a D/A sander. Looks factory and works great, saved some bucks too! Whole job took less than 2hrs including changing the framework out.
 

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if any of you guys have any pics that would be great....It sounds like a good alternative to buying3-4 to get the one you want...i currently use a 4 inch in the summer and a 9 inch in the winter and for long 300mile plus rides..
 

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txchop,

Exactly my thinking. I have a 4" for the look and breezy ride. The 9" (formerly 12") is for winter / rainy riding.

I ended up using the 4" as a pattern. Then I added a bit more curve to the corners. Lucky I stopped at 9"; any shorter and the wind would hit me in the forehead.

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