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Memphis Shade Windshield and Cleaning

I'm 6 ft tall and the 15 inch Memphis Fats windshield that came with my bike is too short; it allows lots of buffeting and so I will be installing a new 19 inch windshield. And I know all about differences in torso/inseam height for people. What is the recommended cleaner for these windshields? Would it be Memphis Shades own cleaner, AllKleer or what?


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The ones I've seen say clean with water and a soft towel to prevent scratching of the plastic. No detergent type cleaners. Not sure about MS brand

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The ones I've seen say clean with water and a soft towel to prevent scratching of the plastic. No detergent type cleaners. Not sure about MS brand
Presently using dish soap, lots of hot water and sponge. Drying with a microfiber cloth.

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Presently using dish soap, lots of hot water and sponge. Drying with a microfiber cloth.


Thatís what I do. Then a coat of Pledge to help the bugs slide off on the next wash.


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Plexus works great. It's a little pricey, but it does well and is made for this application


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Yep, I had to do the same, got my scoot and it already had a 17" MS Fats, was much too short as I''m 6' also - I went to a 21" replacement vinyl with gradient black bottom tint to go along with the black bike - I like it, and it works well on the hiway too ( up to 75 or so) - I wouldn't want any less... cause much over 75+ I start gettin helmet buffeting and sunglass shakin and have to start duckin down to get behind windshield... I have it set for a nice 70-75 smooth cruze and notice I still have it 2 to 3 inches above the headlight to be effective on the hiway!!! I think a solid 6 footer is gonna want a 21" Fats shield... I can always move my 21"er down, but a 19"er will be WAY above the headlight (if it can even be adjusted that hi) to be effective at 70-75 mph... Check that out yourself, enlarge the included image - that's a 21" fats your lookin at on my scoot... with a solid 6 footer behind it (but i'm not 6'1")

Per cleaners, mild soap and water works fine, ZEP Vinyl Window or any multisurface Glass (no ammonia) works too... but always a clean, soft microfiber cloth! I got my replacement vinyl Apr 2015 and its still lookin new so far... An MS Fats aint bad, and the replacement vinyl is pretty reasonable(~$70) and went right in...
Your gonna like havin a windshield that really fits ya - smooths that hiway right out...

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Old soft worn-out cotton towel wetted with rain water, dry it with another worn out cotton towel, then Dollar store Pledge and a good buffing with yet another old worn out cotton towel. Same as the rest of the bike.

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Old soft worn-out cotton towel wetted with rain water, dry it with another worn out cotton towel, then Dollar store Pledge and a good buffing with yet another old worn out cotton towel. Same as the rest of the bike.
...either rain water or distilled water...

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No ammonia or alcohol based cleaners. Wet hot towel at home and letting it soak on the shield makes bug gut easier to remove. On the road I use the packet variety as shown. The purple color of the packet is the one thing all manufactures seem to have in common but... Usually I get them at Walmart. For protectant/polish, Lucas Slick Mist.






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I've always cleaned my shield with dollar store version of pledge and a micro-fiber cloth, along with the rest of the bike


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