Temporary sidecar windshield

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Temporary sidecar windshield

Post by SidecarDan » Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:17 pm

I don't have a regular monkey so I don't want a permanent sidecar windshield but I rigged something up today that can be added to my nose luggage rack with zip ties that seems to do the trick. It cost me $24.00 for an 18X36 piece of plexiglas that I can make a second one from if this one gets too banged up.
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Re: Temporary sidecar windshield

Post by harryball » Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:34 pm

Is it DOT approved? :wink: Just make sure those zip ties are redundant and UV resistant if you leave them on all the time.
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Re: Temporary sidecar windshield

Post by Cole76 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:11 pm

Genius!
riding in the snow today, I wanted a windshield for my monkeys'
but
I also don't want it permanent,
stealing this idea!
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Re: Temporary sidecar windshield

Post by SidecarDan » Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:20 pm

Just make sure those zip ties are redundant and UV resistant if you leave them on all the time.
It probably won't be mounted for more than a day or two every now and then so I'm not concerned about that but thanks for the heads up.
I also don't want it permanent,
stealing this idea!
That's why I shared the idea, help yourself.
I just borrowed a monkey from the neighbourhood to try it out and she approved, I don't care for it much as I get more wind on my right side but for occasional use I think it will be fine.
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Post by Mothra35 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:33 pm

When I finally get a nose rack I was planning on welding some tubes to the side and cutting my sc-windsheild's frame a bit to slide in the tubes and fixed with pin. Didn't like having the windshield on permanently either. :thumbsup:
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Re: Temporary sidecar windshield

Post by Dat Yooper » Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:42 am

Just another Idea to add to this;
Your local parts house will have car door edge molding,
it's cheap, just slide it over the ruff cut edge of the plexiglass,
gives a nice clean appearance
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Re: Temporary sidecar windshield

Post by logsjune » Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:23 pm

Good idea , Dan. Your rig looks too clean though.
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Re: Temporary sidecar windshield

Post by barnone » Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:11 pm

Dan,
Great idea. Don't worry about the naysayers.
How about a photo of one of the women is your avatar riding in your sidecar behind the new windshield?
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Post by Mothra35 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:17 pm

I wasn't nay-saying,, just sharing my $.02 (just need to clear incase this was referring to me,,,,I'm a little paranoid sometimes)
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Re: Temporary sidecar windshield

Post by Snakeoil » Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:03 pm

I thought the edges of your windshield looked pretty smooth. But if you can see saw marks, a single cut file will clean them up quickly and they will look great. You can finish off with a little scratch remover for crystal clear edges.

I cannot see in the photo, but where you have the right angle cut out to fit the rack, if you did not put a radius in the corner, that area will be a stress riser that can crack. When the wind bends it back, that's when it will crack. If this is Lexan and not plexiglass, than forget what I said about cracking.

Do they not still offer the folding windshield that disappears under the tonneau cover when folded down?
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Re: Temporary sidecar windshield

Post by SidecarDan » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:04 am

Your rig looks too clean though.
I know, right, I'm working on it now that the roads have been salted.
Do they not still offer the folding windshield that disappears under the tonneau cover when folded down?
I'm pretty sure they do but I bet it cost more that $24.00.
How about a photo of one of the women is your avatar riding in your sidecar behind the new windshield?
And dressed like that too, sorry, won't happen, I have no idea who they are, I just met them on the beach.
But if you can see saw marks, a single cut file will clean them up quickly and they will look great.
Sounds like a good idea, I just ran a palm sander over the edge quickly.
our local parts house will have car door edge molding,
it's cheap, just slide it over the ruff cut edge of the plexiglass,
gives a nice clean appearance
I just sliced a piece of vacuum line to put on the bottom edge to cushion the power coat, never thought of covering the rest.
Thanks for the feedback.
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