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PostSubject: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:23 pm

Fitted these to the bike last year. Not been able to try them out yet as still not able to drive due to my head injury. Made some before when I had my Kawasaki Drifter and they worked well.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:15 pm

Looks good and clearly saves a lot of cash as these things are expensive
Out of curiosity I have seen a few members using thick clear plastic, where do you guys get it from. Everywhere I have seen it, the expense of it blows me away
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:23 pm

Thanks for the pics Dave very useful mod indeed. Crash I get mine from work for free, we use it for covering leaded windows on listed buildings to stop vandals throwing bricks through them, it's about £130 for an 8x4 sheet of 6mm lexan, dunno what work pay for it though? probably half that.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:33 pm

Thanks for posting the photo's Dave, the lowers look great.


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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:36 pm

captain crash wrote:
Looks good and clearly saves a lot of cash as these things are expensive
Out of curiosity I have seen a few members using thick clear plastic, where do you guys get it from. Everywhere I have seen it, the expense of it blows me away
Your right it costs an arm and leg in the diy shops, I will have to hope I just come across some somewhere.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:33 pm

Good pics Dave,made some but must admit did not work to well for me,must be the fact I have the small screen fitted.The conclusion I came up with was the fact that with the small screen it was not practible to fit the lowers under the screen.Made the hand guards a bit ago and are still fitted.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:32 am

pledge wrote:
Your right it costs an arm and leg in the diy shops, I will have to hope I just come across some somewhere.

You could always throw a brick at what looks like a leaded window on a listed building, and see what lands at your feet
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:15 am

Great mod Dave, well executed.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:29 am

bigmal wrote:
pledge wrote:
Your right it costs an arm and leg in the diy shops, I will have to hope I just come across some somewhere.

You could always throw a brick at what looks like a leaded window on a listed building, and see what lands at your feet
i had'nt thought of that good idea I'll give it a try.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:44 pm

I made and fitted these lowers today. Can anyone spot the undeliberate mistake?

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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:03 pm

Nice job Ray I can't spot any mistakes? they look good to me
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:34 pm

Looks very good to me Ray.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:20 pm

The aluminum bars slotted the same making the clamp on left side lower than the right side.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:27 pm

Bloody hell Tex! you must have eyes like a shithouse rat! I'd have never noticed that, I was thinking along the lines of expired tax disc
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:42 pm

Like a friend of mine used to say. Grampaw Goofy couldn't see it going by in a lope.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:45 pm

i was going to gess stop handle bars from turning fully coss off crash bars
got to give it to ya tex egle eye's man
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:23 pm

Yeah you got it Tex, I will have to make another bracket to even it up.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:51 pm

Looks good Ray. I like the shorter brackets. I think it makes it look neater. Also like the way you angled the end of the brackets.. Believe it or not I noticed it before i saw the comment that you made a mistake.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:54 pm

You have a good eye for detail Tex, I have put the new tax disc on now Sim thanks for the reminder, thanks for the comments guys.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:30 am

Ray I noticed you have carpet in your garage. Neat.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:59 am

Yes, it's an old rug, I like to give the bike some home comforts.
Did you also notice the bike is kept in the garage and the car is outside?
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:12 pm

When you know yourself that you have made an error it bugs the hell out of you I know but to be honest ray if you was out and about nobody would notice. You did a good job mate
Make sure you let us know how you get on with them or if you have had to make any adjustments even if that is just raising them or changing the angle
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:34 pm

captain crash wrote:
When you know yourself that you have made an error it bugs the hell out of you I know but to be honest ray if you was out and about nobody would notice.
I did think that myself it sticks out like a sore thumb to me but like you say most would not notice, I will make a new bracket some time.
Went for a short run today they seem fine and they have cut the head buffeting down quite alot.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:03 pm

Gave the bike a service today, also made left hand bracket mark 2. Evens it up don't you think?

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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:39 pm

Very clean job done Ray, well done it looks very good.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:04 pm

Thanks for for that, I had to change it, it jumped out at me every time I went in the garage.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:06 pm

Nice job Ray I never noticed in the first place, but I'd line all the screw heads up so they're all vertical lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:37 pm

lol! No enough is enough.
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PostSubject: Re: Home Made Windshield Lowers ........ Suzuki Intruder   Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:35 pm

Sound job there Ray,well done.
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