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Old 11-27-2012, 01:34 PM   #16
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Lexan tends to distort/warp with heat. I wonder how it will hold up down there. 3M makes a product called Acrylite (a scratch resistant acrylic) that is popular for fish tanks.
I owned a glass co. and the best to use is polycarbonate sheet with a scratch resistant coating,acrylic or acrylite sheeting will crack if not carefully drilled and any significant amount of torque on a hard surface will also lead to product failure.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:01 PM   #17
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I owned a glass co. and the best to use is polycarbonate sheet with a scratch resistant coating,acrylic or acrylite sheeting will crack if not carefully drilled and any significant amount of torque on a hard surface will also lead to product failure.
Drilling 3 small holes through 1/4" acrylic is pretty simple. I would be more worried about heat than cracking it from over torque.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:06 PM   #18
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Nice accent piece Mr Large.

I don't think there's enough heat to worry about in this application but crack resistance makes sense, I've taken polycarbonate and bent it 90° in a pressbrake before though the argument for the scratch resistance of acrylic is good as well.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:43 PM   #19
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I was actually thinking more about heat for the F brothers, I agree not really an issue for DX guys.

I have done a very similar mod. I used a 1/4"x5" piece of lexan with a 1/8" step to sit flush. I also plan on installing the Rizoma pully cover.



I bought some cheap screen protectant film off ebay, hoping it will help prevent scratches

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-Inch-Scra...item3ccc1dc4b2
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:13 PM   #20
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this video is a real eye opener in acrylic vs polycarbonate windshields, the shot gun is cool, if you have a shield on your bike now you may want to walk out and see what the product stamp on it says

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Old 11-28-2012, 06:22 AM   #21
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this video is a real eye opener in acrylic vs polycarbonate windshields, the shot gun is cool, if you have a shield on your bike now you may want to walk out and see what the product stamp on it says

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlEfJFDWXpM
Great Video, I did a store front window 6'x'6' in Yonkers N.Y. with 1/2" Polycarb for a friends Bar ,three guys beat that window for 35 minutes before the police got there with crowbars, garbage cans, tire irons and didn`t break it, the Polycarb had the scratch resisant coating on it which held up great,all I had to do was buff a few small areas and it look good again,great product,I have the Rifle Polycarb shield on my bike also.
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