This is a discussion on Yamaha Viking Windsheild within the Viking Gear & Accessories forums, part of the Yamaha Viking Garage category; Made my own windshield for the Viking for $180 out of 1/4" lexan... A lot better than the 475 Yamaha wants!...
Made my own windshield for the Viking for $180 out of 1/4" lexan... A lot better than the 475 Yamaha wants!
lexan is very easy to work with wont break or crack like plexiglass.... the clamps are 2" clamps from an ebay store called zoro tools. they also have a website Zoro Tools Industrial Supplies.. the weatherstripping comes in a 6' length from rockymountainatv.com.... bolts from the hardware store.... my dad and I started with a piece of cardboard larger than the roll bar opening and began cutting to get between the bars... (stay within a 1/4" of the bars so your clamps reach, or as tight as you can! lexan is easy to cut some off or belt sand down some)after the cardboard was snug.. we used a compass (what you draw circles with) to draw a pattern on the cardboard as it rode across the hood.. but hell,, its cardboard just cut and fit, and cut and fit... local glass shop cut the 1/4" lexan to shape for 160 bucks...I love it and most of all the money I saved...
Great job there, looks like one you'd pay Yamaha's price for.
Does the full windshield cause problems with sucking in dust and fumes? Everything I read about windshields indicates a they create some kind of vortex effect that
pulls in everything from the road and back of the machine. I am thinking about testing a half windshield using a piece of thin plywood to see what the effect is before
I buy the lexan.
Your windshield looks great! Nice work and thanks for posting it up.
Nice job putting that windshield together. I know several utv owners that consider the windshield a must!
Ordered one of the Nylon/Velcro vinyl windshields today just to keep most of the cold air off the upper body. It was only $40. I will update when it comes in and
let the group know how well it works. They didn't have one specifically for the Viking yet so I got the biggest one they had at 55x26 inches. With the Velcro straps
it should fit ok. For the price and the ease of off and on I figured it might be worth a shot. If not I am planning on making a 2 section one out of lexan.