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post #1 of 21 Old 05-23-2014, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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tinted windshield

So I've always wanted to get a windshield for the 9er for those cold mornings and long road trips.The blade runner was always the one of choice. However, they are not being made anymore.
So I've found an eBay seller that has a blue, an orange and a yellow at a good price. My question is can I tint this to black somehow? Will painting the inside work? How about window tint? Are there any experts out there in wristtwisters that can help?
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This is the inspiration. I believe this is Arctic 954' s

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Anyone? I'm ready to pull the trigger and I want to know what color I should get.

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So no one has any advice for me?
C'mon guys :-(
I wanna buy this shield but I need to know if there is any way of blacking this out before I hit the buy now button.

C'mon wristtwisters! Pull through for me!

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post #5 of 21 Old 05-24-2014, 09:55 PM
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1. Vinyl tint
2. Spray lens tint
3. Plastidip inside, but have no visibility
4. Try to dye with Rit

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In that order?

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The Blade Runner was a perfect shield for me..............it's shame they discontinued it. You are lucky to have found some on EBay although the those gradient colors are less desirable than the black. Painting the front would leave it vulnerable to chipping which is why most just paint the inside, but that won't hide the gradient tint.

I would talk to these guys first to see what can be done:

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If you try to cahneg the tint/color .... I don't think you will be happy with the results.

Have you looked into the MRA Vario screens. A co-worker has one on his bike and loves it. They are pricey, but the quality is outstanding.

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In that order?
No, it was just a list of options. I'd agree with Heli that you most likely won't be happy if you change the tint yourself. It will most likely end up bubbling or looking rough instead of a smooth factory finish.

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The Blade Runner was a perfect shield for me..............it's shame they discontinued it. You are lucky to have found some on EBay although the those gradient colors are less desirable than the black. Painting the front would leave it vulnerable to chipping which is why most just paint the inside, but that won't hide the gradient tint.

I would talk to these guys first to see what can be done:

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Hey Doc how did those footpegs work out for you? I'm assuming those are the sw-motec units? I've given it a little thought from time to time, just because on longer rides I gotta stretch my legs and knees a lot, but I just haven't seen too many reviews on how the positioning works out.

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What about a mirror tint in an opposite color to essentially create a dark grey black.

Otherwise, if you dont need to see throught it, id do plastidip on the inside.

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Hey Doc how did those footpegs work out for you? I'm assuming those are the sw-motec units? I've given it a little thought from time to time, just because on longer rides I gotta stretch my legs and knees a lot, but I just haven't seen too many reviews on how the positioning works out.
They give you the option to stretch things out a bit especially when you are going long distance. Those a no-name pegs attached via clamps to a Renntec Crash Bar.



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Hey doc!
In your experience, do you actually look through the tinted portion of the shield?

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They give you the option to stretch things out a bit especially when you are going long distance. Those a no-name pegs attached via clamps to a Renntec Crash Bar.

Bummer, looks like Renntec doesn't make them anymore...

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I call this "project Blade Runner"
So I went with the blue blade runner for $60!
I've taped it off and I'm going with black plastidip.

Not crazy about the blue anyway...lol

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Hey doc!
In your experience, do you actually look through the tinted portion of the shield?
Negative. You could not see anything due to the Gradient Black. You may have to get a little creative with the mounting hardware as to placement and angulation due to its four point mounting.

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Unfortunately I got the wrong mounting kit and I have to wait for that. Guess I'll let the plastidip cure. Can't wait to try it out.

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Mounted up. Just need to go for a RIP!


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That is weird looking, so weird... Interesting, but weird.... LOL

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That's what makes the 9er so versatile. It's good at everything yet perfect at nothing. I love it and I can't wait to surprise people as it's looks are very deceiving. When my buddies from work ride it they just smile from ear to ear.
Keep in mind, this shield is just for road trips. Most days I just commute on it, in it's raw naked form.

You like this angle better?

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I think its a nifty solution for the road trip issue for sure!!!!

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