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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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windshields?

I just purchased a 11 xtz and want a windshield. I do alot of trail and woods riding but also alot of road riding. I am just curious what you guys use and what you recommend. I thought a half windshield would be good enough but the wife wants a full windshield. Does a full windshield slow you down alot or not really and where can I purchase them. thanks
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 06:39 PM
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Welcome aboard the best forum for the Arctic Cat Prowlers.

I had the factory half screen and it was ok but it only redirects the airflow to a different spot on your body depending on where you mount it. In my case it was vectoring the airflow right into my face and it was frustrating. When I moved the screen up then airflow came through the bottom into my chest. The full windshield will block the airflow from hitting you and keep you warmer for sure. The side effect of this wind screen is the dust vortices just wrap around and come in the sides of the vehicles and the dirt builds up fast. Your clothing will be covered with dust. As for the full screen slowing you down I didn't really notice it much at slower speed but when you get up into the higher speeds the parasite drag increases and accelaration slows a bit and you may lose some top end speed due to the barn door effect! Do what makes the wife comfortable and your life will be much better. As for where to buy the full screen I will leave that to some of the members that have the full cbas or widscreens. Give it a day or two and all of your questions will be answered.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 06:56 PM
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for my full windshield i bought 4 brackets at the dealer and bought a a panel of plexiglass at the hardware store cost me 150 total instead of almost 500 at the dealed
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Quadboss folding windshield, best of both worlds. Here is a pic during installation
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Flying121 gave you a good low down on the effects of full and half.

As far as where to purchase the 11's are still fairly new and have not seen much out for them yet.
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I got mine on E-gay for a good price. just watch shipping. plexi can and will shatter. use atleast lexan. I think its makrolon. Branches, rocks, ice, mud Im still good. Go full and maybe rear in winter. It helps with heat. She will be happy and that means you can go ridding more often.

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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 05:24 AM
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You guys running full windsheilds, do you find you need to stop and clean it often.....my trails are quite muddy in spring, the summer would be wet tree branches (morning dew) with dusty trails.
Just curious because my prowler came with a full homemade lexan sheild (not mounted). I am wondering if I should use it or not???
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Ir you use rain-ex it helps but we carry papper towels.

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All really good info guys!! I'm looking for a windshield for my '10 XTX.. might fab one up and see how it works out..
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You guys running full windsheilds, do you find you need to stop and clean it often.....my trails are quite muddy in spring, the summer would be wet tree branches (morning dew) with dusty trails.
Just curious because my prowler came with a full homemade lexan sheild (not mounted). I am wondering if I should use it or not???
i carry a squeegy in the cat so if it gets dirty or wet, i skwygy
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