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This is a discussion on glass windshield within the Wolverine General Discussion forums, part of the Yamaha Wolverine Gen 1 708 cc SxS category; hi guys has anyone ran a glass windshield for trail riding,rock crawling ect like the idea just won't think with all the body flex it ...

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    glass windshield

    hi guys has anyone ran a glass windshield for trail riding,rock crawling ect like the idea just won't think with all the body flex it would work well thanks tex.

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    I broke my OEM folddown in a rollover. so made me one with laminated auto glass in a small alum frame. Cut the top off of the OEM and affixed it- looked great worked great. First ride with it, in a tight rutted trail, the left rut was a little deeper right at a tree so Wolv leaned sideways when passing the tree and kissed the windshield. Destroyed the windshield except for two sides of the frame. I guess I have given up the effort for now lol.
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    I don't see that as a problem unless you have a substantial direct strike. Roll over means you are out of control and anything can happen. The earlier 660 plastic windshield were very tough and scratch resistant. The glass ones are quality.
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    The biggest problem I see with glass is the potential of rock chips and cracking. Especially when your behind people. That proplem is virtually eliminated with a poly window.
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    The older acrylic and non-coated polycarbonate windshields were highly susceptible to scratching from even the slightest dirt, but the hard-coated "AR" polycarbonate that most current windshields are made from is almost as scratch resistant as glass, is more transparent to light, weighs less, and has much higher impact resistance. Other than for a sealed, fully enclosed cab, I'd pick AR poly hands down.

    ...just my 2¢
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    Just for the record...my 1 mph rollover broke the poly windshield and a 8 mph trail kiss with a tree broke my glass one. I do not like windshields anyways except for protection from the cold in winter riding.
    I doubt this is necessary but just want to make the point that if you use glass, to be sure it is a for real laminated glass, or a tempered unit. But if you use a tempered, a little rock chip can fragment the whole thing if chipped just right.
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    hi guys all good points just like the windshield wiper rain doesn't stop a ride for us thanks tex.

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    Some good points, glass is the way to go if you plan to go with wipers later. The early 2004's had an incredible polycarbonate windshield.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blast View Post
    ... glass is the way to go if you plan to go with wipers later.
    Why, I have been using a manual wiper with a hard-coated poly windshield for a full season now, no scratching at all. Been through plenty of mud too, not just rain.
    Besides, how do you drill the mounting hole for the wiper in glass? Some kind of carbide tool? Just used ordinary twist drills in the polycarbonate.
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    A stock Yamaha glass windshield is predrilled for installing a wiper. On glass I use rainX outside and inside. On plastic the rainX for plastic works good also.
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