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Anyone tow their Viking on an open trailer at freeway speeds? Do you leave windshield up or down? I have towed plenty at 55mph with windshield up without any trouble. Have a trip planned and I'm concerned about going 70+ mph. I have Yamaha windshield. Any thoughts?

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Thank you mr obvious. I am obviously trying to avoid that if I can.

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I believe the specs on the OEM front window say you can however, at 70mph, my window has a real big bow in it....and you cans see it flexing a BUNCH! On top of that, I have the OEM rear window that says it is NOT good to tow it at hwy speeds. So I am going to either fold my front one down and put a strap over it, or take it off. Definitely going to tuck my rear window in between the bed and seats when I go.
 

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I towed mine 75 to mud nationals oem front and rear and no probs.
 

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I only have a wind deflector on my viking, but I did have a folding windshield on my rhino and never had any problems towing at highway speeds. It did flex quite a bit but no issues

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I tow mine on a open trailer, but I fold the windshield down. I just throw a strap over it to keep it in place. I spoke with the dealer on this, and they recommended that if I am traveling over 60mph (Sustained) that I should remove it. I've pulled at 80mph here in Texas Interstate with it folded down and strapped for a 5 hour trip and it did fine. Make sure that your clamps click good.....I had one come open on the open trails and it backed out. Lost forever in the wilderness. Yamaha dealer was great though, and ordered me a replacement at no cost. I believe that they will work on a different design for the clamps, as they are prone to back out of the thread.
 

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Thanks for the replies. I ended up removing it to be safe. As a side note if anyone wants to put their viking to the test go to Drummond island MI. We did about 100 miles of the hardest trail riding I have ever done. Lots of technical rock climbs and deep mudholes. Thank goodness for low range, and full length skid plates. Viking performed without an issue.

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