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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-30-2002, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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? About Roadless Gear PolyCarbonate Windsheild

Anyone have a Polycarbonate windshield from Roadless Gear?
What do you think of them? I've been three windshields in the last
year and a half. I need something that won't break.

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Wayne

Here is the link to it:
http://www.roadlessgear.com/Merchant...ategory_Code=A

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Re: ? About Roadless Gear PolyCarbonate Windsheild

I need a windshield and I've been eyeing that item myself. I have two concerns: 1)The description doesn't say whether it's D.O.T. approved, and 2)You'd have to warn the guy who scrapes the old inspection stickers off! [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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Re: ? About Roadless Gear PolyCarbonate Windsheild

I'm pretty sure theyre not DOT, Do a search on the FARC about them, they were discussed a few times on the topica mail list.
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Wayne, this is Bill from Maine, I have one of those in my Zook because I don't like getting ou t to move fallen debris across a trail. That & I forgot to latch my hood one day, at about 50MPH..."WHACK!!" So anyways I like the polyshield windshield except I've heard that I won't be able to get an inspection sticker on the Zook now. I haven't actually TRIED to go get a sticker on it yet though. Yeah & if you DO get a sticker try to remove it your self before you go back cuz when they go to scrape they'll goudge right into the poly. YIKES!
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Re: ? About Roadless Gear PolyCarbonate Windsheild

I have the poly windshield and unless somone actually pushed on it or something, I don't think anyone could tell...unless you're driving in a rain storm. They have a unique sound when the rain hits it. I'm happy with it so far. I've only had it in for about a month though so I don't really know how well it will stand up to scratching.
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Re: ? About Roadless Gear PolyCarbonate Windsheild

if the windsheild is so much stronger than a regular one, you would think they would be legal. right?
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Re: ? About Roadless Gear PolyCarbonate Windsheild

Not sure about now, but about 1-1 1/5 years ago they had a write up on the Poly Windshields.
No they were not DOT (not sure if that has changed).
I, along with others called the company that made them to get prices.
I almost bought one, but I live in the NW and rain is a big part of life.
I figgured the Poly would get lots of scraches.
So I decided to wait and see how they last for others.
So I put a glass one in for now. If the Poly holds up and ressits scraches I will get one.
Part of the reason for no DOT, it has to be able to break into small pieces, if it breaks.
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Re: ? About Roadless Gear PolyCarbonate Windsheild

I am not fully sure on this, but I think that DOT approved has to do with allowing your head to be able to go through it from the inside so you don't break your neck and it has to not have shards or sharp edges when it does break....

but if and when I have to replace my windshield I am going with the one from roadless...
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Hey guys, why not just call Figmo and ask your questions? He's always been straight with me and others who've dealt with him. If it's not suitable for your application, he'll tell you. As much as opinions are helpful, they are just that, opinions and have to be taken as such. Just remember, your sitruation is gonna be totally different from everyone elses, the tree limbs in your area, due to a genetic change, may always break in a diamond sharp point that would puncture tank sheet metal, where as mine always break into a cottony soft rounded edge. Your best bet is always go to the source after the opinion poll and see what they say. I admit some of the folks who sell things will tell you anything to make a sell, but Figmo won't...
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Jeff Pollock as well as Bob Norman have the poly windshield. there hopefully will be a review article on IZOOK on this for november.
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