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Tall Boi Mods: DIY windshield extension

One of the few complaints I’ve had about my Suzuki Marauder is that it’s windshields is absolutely useless. Maybe for some one 5’8” or less it would be great, but I’m 6’2” and for me it Just sent all the air right at my helmet.

The first thing I did was move it up as high as I could, it’s meant to sit right on the headlight, which looks great, but puts the windshield way too low. It actually wraps around the headlight a bit so to move it up I had to trim the bottom. I need to clean up the cuts.

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Photo: Rusty Shackleford

That helped a bit, but still caused a lot of buffering on the top of my helmet. It was so bad I actually took the windshield off for awhile. So I set out to make a windshield extension. Yes you can buy universal ones but where’s the fun in that. Plus I figured I had the materials to do it for free.i started with the visor from this broken modular helmet

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Illustration for article titled Tall Boi Mods: DIY windshield extension
Photo: Rusty Shackleford

I trimmed it down on the sides, drilled some holes, and used some old weather stripping to bump up the angle on the extension.

Illustration for article titled Tall Boi Mods: DIY windshield extension
Photo: Rusty Shackleford
Illustration for article titled Tall Boi Mods: DIY windshield extension
Photo: Rusty Shackleford
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I took it for a test ride and it works well. If I sit up a straight as possible, and stick my head out, then I hear the buffering on my helmet.

I’m so glad it finally works. All I needed was an upside-down visor.

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