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    Default RT Vented Windshield Issues ??

    I recently bought a used RT Windshield from a private seller on this site. After receiving this windshield I found that it was of the open vented type without any louvers. Can-Am does not make a louver retrofit for this model.

    I am changing out my shorty windshield due to excessive wind on my face (I wear a half helmet ), What can I expect from this vented type with wind and rain getting through ? Will it be an issue ??

    Any advice from owners who have one would be appreciated.
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    A vent from a Honda may work that can be opened and closed. One of the site vendors sells them

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    I have the vented windshield on my 2013 RTL, and have not had any issues with it. It really doesn't seem to let that much air through. I do ride on cold days, and have had no problem
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    What the vent seems to primarily do: let the airflow get smoothed out, and reduce buffeting!

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    If the windshield you bought is off a 13 or newer it has two cut outs near the bottom. The old factory windshields and the shorty from your SS did not have these vents. There is an optional shield with a center vent that can be opened or closed. I have had both and I think that the 13+ stock windshield is better than the optional vented one. You wil not get wet through the cutouts.
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    The two smaller cut-outs do just about as good a job of reducing the buffeting... without allowing ANY weather to get in your face!
    (The 2013s also had the cut-outs also...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    What the vent seems to primarily do: let the airflow get smoothed out, and reduce buffeting!
    Agree. ^^^^^
    I've had numerous vented shields over the years and had no issue with wind or rain. The airflow gets dragged up the inside of the screen and smooths out turbulence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    The two smaller cut-outs do just about as good a job of reducing the buffeting... without allowing ANY weather to get in your face!
    (The 2013s also had the cut-outs also...)
    I was just coming back to edit my post. We are doing an oil change on a 13 and I looked at the windshield and realized my error. When I bought my 13 I had the vented optional shield transferred to it from my 10 so I never saw the stock one.

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    I'd say that "Great minds think alike", but I'd never want to insult you like that!

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    Thumbs up Venting

    I've added vents ( Honda G/W style) to a couple of wind shields and it alwas improved the smoothness of the air flow around the passingers by enlarging the still air bubble behind the windscreen. I now have the BRP vented shield and my wife is much happier. With it all the way up and the vent all the way open, she get NO buffetting at all.

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    Those cutouts also help to prevent your windshield from fogging up, there are no negative points on this windshield just positive ones, you will probably be very happy with it.



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    Thanks guys/gals for all your helpful comments. It seems that I will not have any issue with cold weather riding after all.

    OK, now to just pray for some dry weather up here !!
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    If your fitting a new Windscreen just check your center arm at the same time to make sure it is not cracked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FieldTester View Post
    Thanks guys/gals for all your helpful comments. It seems that I will not have any issue with cold weather riding after all.

    OK, now to just pray for some dry weather up here !!
    Thursday and Friday look good here. The temperatures should reach up to at least 45 or so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FieldTester View Post
    I recently bought a used RT Windshield from a private seller on this site. After receiving this windshield I found that it was of the open vented type without any louvers. Can-Am does not make a louver retrofit for this model.

    I am changing out my shorty windshield due to excessive wind on my face (I wear a half helmet ), What can I expect from this vented type with wind and rain getting through ? Will it be an issue ??

    Any advice from owners who have one would be appreciated.
    I have a 2015 RTS and added a BRP 25" vented windshield. It has louvres that can be opened and closed. It's a great shield.
    I've since replaced it with a tall and wide F4 to provide more protection for my wife.

    I know that this doesn't help settle your immediate problem but I'm selling my BRP shield. I hope that the info helps, Ron


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    Default RT Vented Windshield Issues ??

    The vents reduce the back pressure substantially. Had them on all my GW's and Beemers


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    A little info that might help.



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