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View Poll Results: Windshield?
full glass 8 19.51%
full poly 5 12.20%
flip-up 22 53.66%
flip-down 2 4.88%
half 4 9.76%
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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-21-2020, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Windshield Poll

New to UTVs and looking for a windshield for my new '20 Teryx 800. Location is PA and usage will be yard work and trail riding in eastern PA. What do you guys suggest?

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-22-2020, 04:34 AM
 
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If you can find one made out of automotive glass, youíll appreciate it after washing it. Any other material will scratch up and youíll end up having severe glare.

I use a half windshield during late spring, summer and fall, but once the -15c or colder temps kick in, I put a custom windshield with glass.




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Thanks to Gotbrute and all who voted so far. I'm leaning toward a half shield to start since most of our use will be in >60F weather. How much does a half shield really help? Do they really deflect the air above the rider's eyes? Also wondering if the hard coating is worth it?
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-22-2020, 06:45 PM
 
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I have a 1/2 windshield made by Koplin. The Kawasaki OEM was back ordered when i bought my T4. Dealer said Koplin was identical to the OEM. I'm 5'11" and it completely keeps the wind off my face even at highway speeds. Couldn't be happier with it. I have a friend that got a full poly and after mud got on it once it scratched it up. He ended up trashing it. Like Gotbrute says if you're gonna go full spend the extra cash on glass.
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I like a full windshield for winter I even left the full hardened poly on the T4 all summer last year
This year we have the full glass on the KRX with a wiper , washer it's been nice even washing off the mud The poly kinda stayed scratch free for 6 years we only used mild soap mostly just water & a soft cloth to wipe every time we splashed mud
In hot weather any full windshield would need to come off if not we'll vented on a T4
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I have the SuperATV flip up windshield and have been happy with it. There is a little bit of a gap at the top but have never noticed any wind or rain issues from that location. It is nice to be able to quickly reach over and either flip it open partially to vent, or full raise it. That's nice when running down the road at higher speeds in the cool morning, and then be able to flip it open when going slow on the trails....or if it gets real muddy. It is hard coated poly and seems to clean up just fine as long as you use some sense when cleaning it, and hasn't had much issues with brush or limbs. My dad has a full glass windshield on his Ranger and his only complaint is that it gets hot when going slow in the warmer months.
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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-23-2020, 10:44 AM
 
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T4 with full shield gets very hot in summer. I had full poly on the 2015. Now have flipper on 2018 and it is a BIG upgrade in warn summer! I would NEVER run full not vented front again... I have not had issues with easily scratching on Superatv flip up but fit is little lacking. Also filppping or venting helps keep dust out as well.
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I have found that I prefer a full windshield. I made my own out of hard coated plexiglass and then ceramic coated it. I've put mine through hell for the past two years, complete with a wiper scrubbing off dust and mud, and when I clean it, its just as good now as the day I installed it.
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I have found that I prefer a full windshield. I made my own out of hard coated plexiglass and then ceramic coated it. I've put mine through hell for the past two years, complete with a wiper scrubbing off dust and mud, and when I clean it, its just as good now as the day I installed it.
Nice ceramic coated I bet that helps keeps the mud off
Did you put vents in it

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Nice ceramic coated I bet that helps keeps the mud off
Did you put vents in it
The coating does seem to help. This is my first experience with hard coated Plexiglas so I can't say if the ceramic makes it better or not. I just know it has held up really, really well. I can't even see the wiper marks after I clean it.

I hadn't thought about adding vents yet. No reason why I couldn't, just hasn't seemed necessary to me yet. But then, I don't think we get the same heat in the mountains here as they do out west so its less critical.

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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-24-2020, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks to all who voted and replied! Great info and advice! I haven't decided yet but feel much more informed about my choices. I'm leaning toward either a half shield or a flip-up/down because most of our planned riding will be in warmer weather. I am curious about why flip-down shields are so unpopular in the poll. I get that the SuperATV flip-up is very cool but flip-down shields are a lot cheaper and offer similar functionality. Am I missing some drawback to the flip-down style? Thanks again.

Poll results so far:

full glass.........20.00%
full poly..........15.00%
flip-up............50.00%
flip-down.........5.00%
half...............10.00%
Voters: 20.
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I am curious about why flip-down shields are so unpopular in the poll. I get that the SuperATV flip-up is very cool but flip-down shields are a lot cheaper and offer similar functionality. Am I missing some drawback to the flip-down style? Thanks again.

Voters: 20.
Not sure, but my guess is:

A flip UP windshield can still protect you from the rain when its open.
A flip DOWN windshield is less likely to get caught on brush when open.
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Not sure, but my guess is:

A flip UP windshield can still protect you from the rain when its open.
A flip DOWN windshield is less likely to get caught on brush when open.
With a flip DOWN you can't really make it so you can open it slightly for venting, plus it would be difficult to fully open and then reclose while sitting in the driver's seat. You would have to reach out and try to grab a handle that was towards the top of the windshield, which fully flipped down is now sitting out towards the grill of the machine.

The other advantage to the SuperATV full flip is that you can remove the upper half pretty easily and leave the bottom part on. For easy trailriding I leave the top on and just flip it open, but for more serious trail riding in warmer weather, or simply running tight wooded trails, I will pull off the top part. As mentioned above the biggest negative to the flip up style is that it seems a little vulnerable when fully flipped open. For example if you get in a off camber spot or down in a rut you can catch it on a tree or rock. There has been a couple times I've come close to hitting it hard on something but caught it and was able to stop first.
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I have a brand new in the box Kawasaki OEM I would be willing to sell, I am in Michigan. I already have the same one on my machine. I think it does a great job with deflecting wind over passengers and keeps dust down compared to fill windshield. I have been out in the winter and it's not bad.
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It's a half windshield. Forgot to put that.
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Windshield preferences

First post! We have a 2019 T4 that we bought in December, it came with a full windshield. We live in Central Florida and except a few cool days, driving it gets very very hot, esp with the built-in 24/7 heater that Kawi threw in for free. I am considering trading it for a half windshield before the summer gets here. Or even just taking it off altogether. I know Pa gets hot in the summer, I would def consider a drop-down windshield.

Regardless of the multiple heat sources, we are loving it, we also have three dirt bikes that we trailer along with the T-rex, loads of fun!!
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First post! We have a 2019 T4 that we bought in December, it came with a full windshield. We live in Central Florida and except a few cool days, driving it gets very very hot, esp with the built-in 24/7 heater that Kawi threw in for free. I am considering trading it for a half windshield before the summer gets here. Or even just taking it off altogether. I know Pa gets hot in the summer, I would def consider a drop-down windshield.

Regardless of the multiple heat sources, we are loving it, we also have three dirt bikes that we trailer along with the T-rex, loads of fun!!
You live in Central Florida and your dealer threw in a heater for free?

Isn't that like including free air conditioning in Alaska?
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Thanks again to everyone. After considering everything I'm leaning toward the SuperATV flip-up or a half shield but plan to wait until we get out to do some trail riding first. For now we'll just use our helmets and goggles. Oddly, here in PA you must wear a helmet when riding any ATV or motorcycle off road but not when riding a motorcycle on the road. It does get quite hot and humid here in SE PA so a full shield is out of the question for summer use. If I find a really good deal on a flip-down shield I may get it, otherwise I'm inclined toward the SATV flip-up or a half with the possibility of adding a full shield in the winter.

Michiganfun, thanks for the offer. I tried to PM but wasn't able to. Maybe you can PM me or post here how much you want for the half shield. If not me, flatrex may want it. Having been to Florida many times over the years I can't imagine running a full shield in that tropical heat.

Latest poll results:

full glass....4.....15.38%
full poly.....3.....11.54%
flip-up.....14.....53.85%
flip-down...2......7.69%
half..........3.....11.54%
Voters: 26.
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Michiganfun,

Interested in the half windshield shipped to 78132. You don't have enough posts to send a PM yet.
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Without a doubt I would get the flip-up. I have the SATV flip-up and it's been great. Winter riding in Missouri I keep it latched down and then in the summer it stays open unless it's too dusty following behind somebody. I've been in one with a full windshield in the summer and it was horrible. The motor puts out enough heat as it is. It has the option to vent too but I rarely use that unless it's maybe raining.
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I think I'll get the SATV flip-up shield at some point but for now I don't need one since the local ATV parks are closed. Thanks to everyone for your input.
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post #22 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-20-2020, 04:03 PM
 
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I bought a Super ATV flip up and love it ! It takes some adjusting but wow is it nice to have the option of full or nothing !
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